Many pet shelters across the country are celebrating November’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month.  Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus Ohio, and part of The Pet Realty Network’s LUCKY DAY Campaign, bring to you the Top 10 Reasons of adopting a senior pet into your home.

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

1. Older pets are housetrained.

2. Older pets are not teething, and won’t chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.

3. Older pets can focus well because they’ve mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly.

4. Older pets have learned what “no” means.

5. Older pets settle in easily, because they’ve learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack.

6. Older pets are good at giving love, once they get into their new, loving home. They are grateful for the second chance they’ve been given.

7. What you see is what you get: Unlike puppies and kittens, older pets have grown into their shape and personality. Puppies and kittens can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first.

8. Older pets, especially dogs, are instant companions — ready for hiking, car trips, and other things you like to do.

9. Older pets leave you time for yourself, because they don’t make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that young pets do.

10. Older pets let you get a good night’s sleep because they’re accustomed to human schedules and don’t need nighttime feedings, comforting, or bathroom breaks