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Join us for My Buddy, a Spectacular Senior Pet Adoption Event at LA Animal Services Centers!


Los Angeles, August 8, 2019 - On August 17th and 18th the Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation will host another spectacular pet adoption event at all six LA City Animal Services Centers. This event promises to have plenty of loving dogs and cats, and is geared to help find homes for dogs and cats who are 5 years and older by offering a 50% discount on all adoption fees. My Buddy aims to draw attention towards the amazing cats and dogs in the City centers who are mellow, calm, sweet and ready to be great companions!
 
Many people automatically think of a puppy or kitten when they contemplate adopting a pet. Kittens and puppies are cute and cuddly, but they demand a lot of time, patience and energy. If you are considering adopting a furry friend and you are away from home most of the day, you want a calm pet or you have young children, there are great advantages to adopting a grown-up four legged family member.
 
Here are a few advantages of adopting a mature pet:
  • What you see is what you get. You already know what their grooming requirements will be and what their personality is. This information will help you pick the right pet for you and your family.
  • Older pets have manners. Unlike kittens and puppies, many grown-up animals have spent years living with a family and being socialized to living with humans. Many dogs are house trained and it takes a matter of hours or a day or two to help them learn the potty rules in their new home.
  • Your shoes will be safe. Older adoptive pets are usually less destructive and well past the search-and-destroy phase.
  • You can teach an old dog (and cat) new tricks. Adult dogs and cats can focus on the task at hand, are more attentive and are more eager to please their humans. This makes them the perfect candidates for learning basic commands.
  • Older pets are relaxing and easier to handle. Mature dogs and cats are playful and they can relax too. If you have small children in the home, a mature pet makes a lot of sense. Select an adult dog who likes kids and the transition will be much easier than adding another "baby" to the family. Adult cats can jump up on a bookcase or table when kids are being kids and observe the action from above.
  • Adopted senior pets are grateful for your kindness. Somehow, older dogs and cats seem to know you gave them a home and a second chance. They will repay your kindness with gentle puuurrrrs and kisses.
 
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Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six services centers serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.
 
The Pet Care Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of homeless pets in the Los Angeles area. For more information contact:

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