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22 Stories From Reddit Users That Prove Older Animals Deserve Love Too

Every pet in this world deserves to have a home and a loving family. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and some animals wait for years in shelters. Any shelter employee will confirm that the older the pet, the more difficult it is for them to find a home. However, sometimes miracles do happen. There are people whose hearts are so big that they are ready to give an adult pet a better life until the end of their days.

1. “I just took my 15-year-old blind dog, Pearl (adopted in October), to the beach for the first time and she loved it!”

2. “My fiancé and I adopted this sweet 15-year-old lady yesterday. We went to the store to get dog food but came home with her. I couldn’t leave the store knowing that she’d be in a cage only to hopefully get adopted by someone else eventually.”

3. “Robin (13 y.o.) when people ask if she’s a puppy — I adopted her 3 months ago and wouldn’t change a thing.”

4. “Help me name this old man. He was a street cat and is now very friendly.”

5. “I adopted a 15-year-old dog last summer from my neighbor. Lucky turns 16 and is still loving life.”

6. “Finally achieved my dream of adopting an old shelter cat.”

7. “Got her for free when she was 8 oz — nobody wanted an old dog with a limp. I’m so glad she’s mine.”

8. “After the overwhelming support I got, I realized older cats get adopted less than I thought. Here is 12-year-old Hermes who has lived in the shelter for 6 years. The lady started crying with joy when I said I wanted him.”

9. “My wife and I just adopted this sweet old dude.”

10. “A good friend recently got a new dog who had been terrorizing their 12±year-old senior cat. Asked if I would take him in so he could be happy again. I’ve never had a cat but said yes to help. Turns out he’s a cool dude and seems to be very happy and comfortable here.”

11. “Just adopted this old man to give him some comfort in his golden years.”

12. “We adopted an 11-year-old cat from a Chicago shelter. He and my 13-year-old daughter fell in love. This is them after she got back from a week at camp.”

13. “Nobody could take this 14-year-old girl so my parents gave her a loving home a few months ago. Meet Hoagie.”

14. “Our 14-year-old cat we found crying under a neighbor’s truck when he was 10 years old — Theo is the sweetest boy.”

15. “Adopt seniors! We got this 9-year-old gent on Saturday and he’s wonderful.”

16. “I went to the shelter and asked for the cat that had been there the longest and they had a 10-year-old tail-less cat that had been in shelters for 5 months. I’ve had her for 2 months and she never leaves my side and sleeps with me every night.”

17. “Just rescued this sweet little old lady, Chloe. She’s 12 and she’s going to have her finest years yet!”

18. “Adopted him as a senior cat in 2009. Humane Society only charged us $40 ’because he’s old.’ 12 years later and he still does 4 a.m. zoomies. Never change, Toby.”

19. “Our newest rare pupper — we adopted 10-year-old Pamella today.”

20. “Went to adopt a kitten. The woman running the rescue said she just got a black cat and was sad because she said nobody would adopt him because he’s 13 years old and ’plain,’ so I said, ’I’ll take him too!’”

21. “Adopted this beautiful 4-year-old girl yesterday.”

22. “2 weeks ago, I finally got an appointment at my local shelter. I went with the full intention of adopting a kitten, but the first cat I saw was THIS BEAUTIFUL GIRL. Her name is Peach, she’s 3 and a half years old and she’s perfect.”

Would you like to adopt an old pet from a shelter? Share your opinion in the comments!

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