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Senior cats are free this month at Seattle Humane

Senior cats are free this month at Seattle Humane

Molly, a 15-year-old black and white tuxedo kitty, is declawed so she will need to be an indoors-only cat.

by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish

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KING5.com

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 10 at 11:39 AM

It's adopt a senior pet month at Seattle Humane Society. All month long, adoption fees are waived on cats 7 years and older (normally $25), and dogs 7 years and older are $50 (normally $199-275, training not included).

Seattle Humane says at some shelters, dogs and cats over the age of three are not considered “adoptable,” but older pets make amazing companions.

Seattle Humane's Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Mature Pet

MELLOW PERSONALITY
You know exactly who you are adopting because his or her personality is formed Plus, these great dogs and cats tend to have just the right level of playfulness for busy families.

ALREADY HOUSE-TRAINED
Most mature pets have already learned many of life’s lessons – including potty lessons 

MAKE THEMSELVES AT HOME
Older companion animals seem to acclimate more quickly to new settings.

HAVE A LOT OF LOVE TO GIVE
Many adopters say that senior dogs and cats really seem to appreciate it when they are adopted and bond to their new family more readily than younger ones.

YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG (OR CAT) NEW TRICKS
With older pets, you don’t have to spend time teaching them all the basics – they already know them. Instead, have fun teaching them new tricks.

Visit the Seattle Humane Society at 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue to meet your perfect pet today or see our adoptable pets online at seattlehumane.org.

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