Please Give Our Adult Dogs A Home.
Their Pictures Are Below This Article.
Every Saturday at Hartamas Shopping Centre, we receive numerous enquiries for puppies and kittens. And our little ones are the first to leave the play pen as usual. Do you ever wonder what happens to our pups that don’t get adopted? They have to grow, you know. And now they are 3 months and above. And guess what - we’re still looking for homes for them. Yes, they are not cute and cuddly like a puppy anymore, but they are matured and full of personality. In fact, their coming of age gives us a better insight on their personalities and habits. Therefore, we can guide you better on what to expect when you take in the older pups. And that goes for our cats too. Help us. Please help them. They deserve a home too. We have Biscuit, Bobby, Bruce, Nate, Twinkle, Dusty, Kalu, Vince, Saffron [cat] and Helena [cat] all waiting for homes.
Benefits of adopting an older animal.
Puppies are undeniably cute. However, as anyone who has ever raised a puppy knows, these little bundles of joy can be as labor intensive as a small child. If you've been searching for a canine companion, but are not sure you have the time, energy and patience it takes to properly train a puppy, consider the advantages of adopting an older dog.
Training a puppy means starting at ground zero; an older dog will most likely be housebroken and may have had previous training. At the very least, an older dog will not have to be fed or taken outside as often as a younger one, and can be left alone for longer periods of time. The older the dog, the more independent they can be.
Older dogs often make great companions for older people, who don't have the stamina to keep up with a young, energetic dog.
With an older dog you know what you're getting in terms of size, physical appearance, health and temperament. There is no way to know whether the tiny puppy you adopt today will be 90 pounds of hard-to-manage dog a year from now, or if she will shed constantly or fall victim to a genetic disease. An older dog has already gone through the destructive phases of adolescence and puppy hood, and will most likely be more focused and self-disciplined.
Can you teach old dog new tricks? Sure. In fact, older dogs have a longer attention span, and often give more recognition to their trainers than puppies and young dogs do.
With all the superb qualities possessed by older dogs, it is unfortunate that they are often overlooked. Before heading to the nearest puppy kennels in search of your next companion, take a moment to ponder the possibilities of an older dog. You may be surprised what (and who) you find.
Adopting an Older Cat
Kittens need much more attention and supervision than adults. If the potential adopter works outside the home or is otherwise frequently away, they'll find that an adult cat will adapt to their home much more comfortably than a kitten.
The same is true for a home that already has other animals. While a resident dog can be a hazard for a small kitten, an adult cat will soon set boundaries and decide with the dog that belongs where, and when. This seems to be also true of homes with a resident feline. A kitten can be too playful and annoying for an older cat, whereas another adult, introduced slowly and patiently, will work out with the first cat a pecking order that suits both parties.
Households with very young children are another poor choice for a kitten. Young children can sometimes be very rough with a kitten. Adult cats seem to be able to tolerate a certain amount of handling from kids yet are still able to leave when enough is enough.
Finally, a three-year-old cat still has, in all probability, a good dozen years to share with you. Older dogs are housetrained. You won't have to go through the difficult stage(s) of teaching a puppy house manners and mopping/cleaning up after accidents.
Top Ten Reasons To Adopt An Adult Dog!
Older dogs are not teething puppies, and won't chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.
Older dogs can focus well because they've mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly.
Older dogs have learned what "no" means. If they hadn't learned it, they wouldn't have gotten to be "older" dogs.
Older dogs settle in easily, because they've learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack.
Older dogs are good at giving love, once they get into their new, loving home. They are grateful for the second chance they've been given.
Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality. Puppies can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first.
Older dogs are instant companions -- ready for hiking, car trips, and other things you like to do.
Older dogs leave you time for yourself, because they don't make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that puppies and young dogs do.
Older dogs let you get a good night's sleep because they're accustomed to human schedules and don't generally need nighttime feedings, comforting, or bathroom breaks.