November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Older pets at shelters often have a harder time finding a home. However, there are many great reasons to welcome a senior pet into your family. Since most senior shelter pets have previously lived in homes, they are already house-trained, which saves you time from teaching them the basics. Senior pets tend to be calmer and less rambunctious than puppies and kittens, which makes them easier to train. Also, with senior pets, you know what you’re getting in terms of their full-grown size, coat, disposition, and what level of care they will need. Plus, it is very rewarding to know you are giving a loving home to a senior pet to enjoy their golden years. If you are thinking about adopting a senior pet, visit your local animal shelter or check out a website like www.petfinder.com where you can find information about adoptable senior pets in your area.