People often look for adoptable puppies or kittens, which need considerable time and attention to learn and grow. Adult and senior animals are often overlooked, but they can be a great fit for many homes. They’re already accustomed to life with a family and they’re litterbox or house-trained.
Older pets are more predictable than younger pets. It’s easy to determine whether your housing situation and lifestyle is a good match for a fully-grown animal, and to see if your personalities are compatible.
Also, senior animals are a good fit for older individuals or people with less active lifestyles.
– Meagan Montmeny, SPCA Tampa Bay