senior-pet-adoption This post was brought to you by Twinkie, the Teacup Chihuahua. Twinkie writes: “Aren’t puppies and kittens adorable? Of course! And, no, it’s not so you don’t loose patience and pull your hair out when they misbehave. According to evolutionary psychology, baby-cuteness serves a specific purpose. Baby animals are vulnerable, therefore by being “created” cute and appealing, they are cared for and protected, thus ensuring the continuation of the species. That’s why today, I want to point everyone’s attention to older pets.

My name is Twinkie and I’m a tiny teacup Chihuahua rescue. I’m sickly and, as my family calls me, cugly, cute and… you get the rest. I was adopted against all odds since I needed around the clock expensive care for several months. I’m a survivor. I’m also the reason my family and I got to do some serious thinking and decided that from now on, we’re going to try to rescue those in need the most.

Puppies and kittens usually find homes quickly. It’s the sick and the elderly that need homes with extra big hearts to rescue them! I know, it’s not easy. Some folks can’t handle to watch us suffer, while others do not want their young children to get used to and love an animal that will not be around for long, but I’m hoping to appeal to the rescuers who can.

Rescuing a senior dog or cat is truly rewarding. Think of his/her chances. Not so good, huh? That’s why there are special rescue organizations that focus primarily on the senior pets.

I would like to point out to the kind rescuers that adopting an older pet for whatever time is left, providing a stable, secure and loving environment, is the ultimate act of love. These rescuers accept death as part of life and instead of thinking of how they will feel after we’re gone, they think us, the pets. Not only that but an older dog or cat will usually have a calmer temperament, no teething, no toilet training issues, and no destroyed furniture. Besides, you never know how a young dog or cat will develop, whereas with a senior pet you always know what you get. So, why not join the senior rewards program and start collecting your “points”!

Now that I got this off my tiny chest, let me end by saying the obvious: Any pet adoption is a good adoption.” – Twink!

This post was brought to you by Twinkie, the Teacup Chihuahua.