There are lots of older animals in rescue centres throughout the UK looking for loving homes. They can often get over looked for much younger animals but in most cases older animals can make fantastic pets. Below are just a few advantages of adopting an older animal:
Often gentle, calm and affectionate
Tend to only need gentle exercise
Less demanding than a younger animal and in most cases dogs are already fully house trained
Generally good with other animals
Suitable for older people
The RSPCA Chesterfield & North Derbyshire branch offers a reduced adoption fee for older animals and 4 weeks free pet insurance with petplan
To report a mistreated, neglected, injured or distressed animal please call our 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999. Read our cruelty checklist to help you identify the information we may ask for when you contact us.