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When an elderly four-legged companion passes away, people often turn to Petfinder to find solace by adopting a new furry friend. After her 14-year-old Labrador Retriever mix died, Beth Reiter of Chicago was no exception. She wanted a companion to comfort her remaining dog, a nine-year-old “Lab/whatever mix,” Abbey. When Beth saw Penny, listed on Petfinder by Orphans of the …

Mercy is at NorCal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue in Menlo Park, CA Dr. V is a veterinarian and the author of Pawcurious, a blog that tackles humorous, educational, and touching pet topics. Each day Dr. V wrestles with dogs, cats, and emotions in the drama of life in a small-animal vet clinic. Today she shares her experiences with pet osteoarthritis. …

Senior Jack Russell mix Lila is adoptable at Bideawee in NYC. November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month! As mom to three “older” cats and one 20-year-old turtle, I consider senior-pet adoption a cause near and dear to my heart. So this month, I’m challenging everyone to pledge to spread the word by “liking” this post. If you want to do more, we’ve …

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, and we’ll let people who’ve done just that explain why seasoned companions are so special. Read on for five senior-pet Happy Tails — and if you can’t adopt your own senior pet, you can help them find homes by adding our adoptable senior pet search widget (shown here) to your Web site. Bunny“We drove 800 miles …

7-year-old Izzy was adopted from Friends of Homeless Animals thanks to ALAP Day! On Aug. 12, Petfinder and shelters and rescue groups across the country celebrated Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day, a day we designated to give all those pets who are often overlooked a chance to shine. Here are just a few ways adoption groups put their extra-special pets in the spotlight …

Callie, a “special” cat in many ways During my life I’ve had many cats. All but one were normal and well-adjusted. But the first was not. It was this one weird cat that prompted my lifelong interest in senior pets. Here is our story. When I was in college I saw an ad in the paper for a free cat. …

Sara’s dog Dexter, adopted in 2003 There are more than a dozen Petfinder member organizations who specialize in rescuing and re-homing senior dogs. Personally, I am grateful to any organization that handles senior pets of all kinds. Exactly four years ago, when I was looking for pictures to use in an Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month promotion, I came across a little senior …

Read about 12-year-old Whitley here In anticipation of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, the ASPCA asked members to send in their senior pet adoption stories, and here they are, in their gray-and-white glory, blurry-eyed and creaky, bowed but proud. The joys of owning a senior pet are often overlooked as tiny kittens or jumping puppies usually grab everyone’s attention at the shelter. As …

Slide, adopted from Tabby’s Place I have been lucky enough to have the pleasure of visiting Tabby’s Place in Ringoes, NJ, in person a few times. Therefore, I can attest to the sheer beauty of it — both in aesthetics as well as its mission. Tabby’s Place opened its doors in October 2003 and is able to care for almost …