Cheezburger Users Share Heartwarming Senior Pet Adoption Stories

It's true that every single adoption needs to be celebrated - taking the time to take care of any animal, giving it the love and support it needs. It is also true that there is something extra special about adopting senior pets. Taking in a senior even though you know that they won't live as long is emotionally challenging. Yet, making that decision and deciding to give all your love to a less fortunate pet is something that we should not only be celebrating but also something that we should be grateful for, because not everyone can take a pet like that on. When our amazing ICanHasCheezburger users decided to share with us their stories of senior pet adoptions, we knew that saying thank you to them would only be right. And if you have some of your own stories, come share them in our new Facebook community - ICanHas Storytime. 

Cheezburger Users Share Heartwarming Senior Pet Adoption Stories

It's true that every single adoption needs to be celebrated - taking the time to take care of any animal, giving it the love and support it needs. It is also true that there is something extra special about adopting senior pets. 

Taking in a senior even though you know that they won't live as long is emotionally challenging. Yet, making that decision and deciding to give all your love to a less fortunate pet is something that we should not only be celebrating but also something that we should be grateful for, because not everyone can take a pet like that on. 

When our amazing ICanHasCheezburger users decided to share with us their stories of senior pet adoptions, we knew that saying thank you to them would only be right. And if you have some of your own stories, come share them in our new Facebook community - ICanHas Storytime. 

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Text - Alison Edwards Nearly 3 years ago we took in a 10 year old cat who's owners were going to have put to sleep as they were fed up with him. He was partially blind and deaf when we got him and has since developed cat dementia but he's happy and my nose boop buddy. I love him to pieces. I think he may have selective hearing and not deafness as he doesn't hear me ask him to move over on the sofa but can hear a packet of treats being opened from a mile away a9 58 Like · Reply · Message 14h

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Text - MaryAnn Fedor That happened to me too. Went for a kitten and came home with a senior.. then went back a few months later for a second senior to keep the first company while I worked.

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Text - Kathy Ware Inherited 10yr old cat after parents died 4yrs apart. She was so happy to have a stable home

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Text - Robin J. Zube In 2012 I rescued a 10yo shepherd mix. I had five wonderful years with him, and my only regret was that l'd missed the first ten; he was a special boy, and I still miss him. In May we put down our 11yo Shiloh; first time in 40 years I've only had two dogs, so am looking forward to adopting another older dog this spring.

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Text - Caroline Hurley I got my wee angel when she was 13, bad back leg and only half a tail but she is still feisty and wonderful!

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Text - Debbie Munson I adopted a street dog and she was the sweetest thing. After she passed I adopted a 9 year old dog who was at the shelter because her owner passed. She was such a sweetheart. Older dogs are such a joy.

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Text - Candace Homestead Several months after our 19 year old cat died we started looking for a new cat. What I had in mind was a female, a kitten or at least no older than 2 years old, cream or beige colored. Instead we were chosen by a black male polydactyl 4 year old. Thankfully he's been healthy through the 5 years we've had him so far. His

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Text - David Cram I have always adopted senior cats. The more unadoptable the better. They turn into love machines.

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Text - Val Stein 7 is a young senior! I have a 12 year old and a 14 year old, and the Grand Dame of the household just passed away in December at 25 years old.

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Font - Betsy Malavet Lisa Strickler I just adopted a 14 year old dog and she's a breeze! Like · Reply Message 15h Betsy Malavet Lisa Strickler E SCO

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Dog breed - Lisa Strickler Betsy Malavet Yep! I got my dog when he was 5 and it's been the best ever since! He's my shadow and very little acclimation time. I work from home now and he's just ecstatic! Like · Reply Message 15h

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Text - Lisa Marie Horn I did the same. I went to the shelter intending to adopt a kitten, but as we were checking out the adult cats I spotted my Houdini. He was rescued from a hoarding situation and the three other cats he came with died. I knew he was meant to come home with me so we adopted him on the spot. He would not socialize with us and he hid for 2 weeks only coming out at night to eat but after he was sure he was home he has become the most loving and playful 4 year old cat and gets al

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Text - Kevin Lickinfrogz Jones I haven't adopted a cat in 20+ years. One of em pawed my shirt as I walked by his shelter cage, he lives 18years. My next cat came from behind 3 other cats past people trying to get her attention and laid her paw on my hand. She sleeps in arms reach. They picked me. I'm 51 yrs old and have no memories in my head of a cat not owning me.

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Text - Teal Cyko My

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Text - Marsha Sbordone Guido I deliberately chose an older cat because my husband isn't really a cat person. I knew he wouldn't appreciate the nighttime kitten crazies & the curtain climbing. Penny was around 7 when we got her almost 8 years ago & she's doing just fine

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Text - Margaret Unger Got our sweet 1-year-old Hector when he crawled into my lap and settled himself in it at the shelter. Got our 9- year-old big boy Cody when his owners couldn't keep him due to an expensive operation he needed. Adult kitties all the way.

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Text - Jessica Sytske Jansen My first ever doggo was a 12 year old lady, she taught me all I needed to know (and lived another 5 years)

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Whiskers - Jenni Taylor Howard My 8yr old rescue Minou is almost 14 now. A real love bug! 1

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Text - Seana Whitlock I wasn't even sure I wanted a cat... but my husband had just left me 3 months after my mom died and I needed something to feel loved and needed. My friend took me to a Petsmart 'just to look,' and a little grey cat reached out and snagged my shirt when I tried to pass her cage. She had this look on her face, like

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Text - Tracy Shuttleworth every time I lose one of my seniors, I think I am going to get a puppy, and then end up with another senior dog. My latest is a 12year old pommie that is a rescue, like all the others.

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