Have you heard of the SHS Seniors for Seniors Program?

Meet Rose and Frisky. They both qualify for our special program, Seniors for Seniors. Thanks to a grant from the Daniel Foundation, Senior Citizens (60 years and older), approved for adoption at our shelter can now have their adoption fee waived when matched up with a senior pet (6 years and older).

Frisky (contributed)

Frisky (contributed)

Frisky is a 7-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix weighing about 14lbs. This little fellow is gentle and affectionate. He likes a daily stroll and a great long nap—in your lap or your favorite seat, he knows how to find the best spot. He is quite the sight toting around a favorite toy nearly as big as him while at adoption events. He plays well with dogs his size and smaller. And though 7 years old, Frisky still has the ability to leap small buildings in a single bounce, so he needs to be an inside dog so he doesn’t hop off to visit the neighbors regularly.

Rose (contributed)

Rose (contributed)

Rose is an 8-year-old short-haired, Calico cat. She arrived at the shelter as a stray—weak, thin and quite ill. Her front paws are declawed and she was unable to fend for herself outside. Our feline team nursed her back to health and helped her gain some much needed weight. Her eyes are now bright, her coat sleek. She is incredibly outgoing with everyone she meets and loves to curl up on our chairs while we work. She would prefer to be your only cat, but with time, patience and plenty of space she would adjust to a multi-cat home.

Keep in mind senior pets make a great match for a person of any age. The “what you see is what you get” aspect can make it easier to decide how they may fit into your family dynamic. For more information, email mwayman@shelbyhumane.org or call 205-669-3916. Be sure to follow SHS on Facebook and at www.shelbyhumane.org especially now during the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100k Challenge—let’s save more lives than ever before.