Sunday, July 22 , 2018, 8:40 am | A Few Clouds 68º

 
 
 
 
Pets

Santa Barbara Humane Society Encourages Senior Humans to Adopt Senior Pets

Lucy, 7, enjoys the view from her forever home on Painted Cave. She was adopted from the Santa Barbara Humane Society in May 2015.
Lucy, 7, enjoys the view from her forever home on Painted Cave. She was adopted from the Santa Barbara Humane Society in May 2015. (SBHS photo)

The Santa Barbara Humane Society is encouraging pet seekers to adopt a mature pet during November’s Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month.

Senior adults (60 years or older) can adopt a cat or dog older than 7 years through the seniors for seniors program for a discounted adoption fee of $25, which also includes one year of Santa Barbara Humane Society membership benefits.

“We look forward to helping our senior dogs and cats find their forever homes,” said Peggy Langle, Santa Barbara Humane Society executive director. “Grown-up pets are just as eager to join loving families where they can snuggle up to share their gratitude and enjoy their golden years.”  

Senior pets have a harder time finding forever homes compared to their younger counterparts, even though adopting a mature pet can be an excellent decision for some lifestyles.

5 Reasons Gray Muzzles are the Best to Nuzzle

» Senior cats and dogs are fully grown with their developed personalities.

» Older animals are great matches for seniors or those who enjoy lower impact activities.

» Research shows caring for pets provides fulfillment and can prevent feelings of loneliness or isolation.

» Unlike younger pets, older pets don’t require constant monitoring. Don’t worry about hiding shoes!

» Who said you can’t teach old dogs new tricks? Older dogs are often easier to train than puppies, and some older pets are already trained.

Adoption fees are normally $60 for cats and $80 for dogs.

A membership to the Santa Barbara Humane Society, normally $25, includes dog and cat boarding, low-fee vaccinations, reduced enrollment fees for special classes, and twice-yearly The Barker newsletter. 

Flannery Hill is a publicist representing the Santa Barbara Humane Society.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through Stripe below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Photo of Cimme Eordanidis
Cimme Eordanidis
"Since I truly enjoy doing what I do, interacting with people and representing them during one of life's most exciting events is very rewarding."

Full Profile >