Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is proud to partner with PetSmart Charities® to offer free adoptions at the PetSmart store located at 8801 Southside Blvd on November 11 and 12, 2023 in support of PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week, taking place November 7 – 12, 2023. All adoptions at the JHS shelter, 8464 Beach Blvd, are free this weekend as well.
PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week in November coincides with National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Older pets are often overlooked because of concerns about potential future health risks or ingrained behaviors. But just like people, pets age differently. Aside from doing something wonderful for older pets in need, there are so many reasons why they make ideal companions. Here are just a few benefits to consider:
- Bonding with senior pets can be a bit easier because they’re more likely to be calmer, more experienced and house-trained.
- For those in search of a fellow “couch potatoes” to watch movies with or even to lay low while working, senior pets can be the perfect match.
- Whether it’s their preferences or their personalities, pets in the golden years may be more transparent.
- Living with senior pets can inspire their people to slow down and take time to stop and smell the roses.
- Adopting senior pets ensures peace and better health in their final years and helps shelters to ease the overcrowding.
View available pets here.