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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …