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Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Oftentimes when kittens and puppies are available at animal shelters, older pets are overlooked. They’re thought of as being less cute, not quite as much fun, a bit more work than younger animals. But what some people fail to realize is that senior pets are often exactly what they’re looking for!

Gib, a 9 year old lab mix, found a family that would give him the very best years of his life.

Older pets enjoy the finer things in life – savoring a tasty treat, spending the afternoon snoozing in a sunbeam, cuddling up with you to watch Netflix, or watching the birds out of the window. They’re often calm, having already lived out their energetic kitten or puppy years, and their personalities are fully developed, compared to baby animals who are still learning about the world and developing into their character. Older pets are often already house-trained. And the old saying definitely isn’t true – an old dog can certainly learn new tricks!

Kesha, a 19 year old cat, who is currently looking for a home with a sunbeam, just for her.

With the support of friends like you and the Grey Muzzle Organization, Lollypop Farm is proud to offer Seniors-for-Seniors, a special adoption program that allows adopters 60 years of age or older to bring home cats and dogs 6 years of age or older with no adoption fee. Older individuals enjoy all sorts of benefits when they share their lives with a pet. Research tells us that companion animals can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, ease loneliness and depression, increase physical activity, and in turn, improve overall health. The quiet and doting home of a senior citizen can be the perfect match for an older animal in need of a loving companion. Lollypop Farm’s expert adoption counselors help seniors in our community select a dog or cat who perfectly fits into the adopter’s lifestyle and housing situation.

Sparky, a spunky 11 year old Pomeranian mix who recently found a happy home, thanks to supporters like you.

Interested in adopting a senior pet? Stop by Lollypop Farm and meet our adoptable animals. If you’re a senior interested in our Seniors-for-Seniors program, ask an adoption counselor when you visit, or click here.

There is nothing more rewarding than bringing happiness to a senior pet. Meet the senior pets who are waiting for you.