If you’ve been considering opening your heart and home to a new member of the family, why not consider one of the more mature pets in the shelter? In honor of National Adopt A Senior Pet Month, throughout the month of November, premium pet food brand, Stella & Chewy’s, will reimburse adoption fees for folks that open their homes to shelter dogs and cats over the age of 5.
The decision to adopt an older pet can take on lifesaving importance, as many are overlooked by potential adopters. In fact, senior dogs have a 25 percent adoption rate compared to the 60 percent adoption rate of younger dogs, according to ASPCA. That’s why premium pet food brand Stella & Chewy’s is raising awareness around and encouraging senior pet adoptions, especially during National Adopt a Senior Pet Month.
What’s more, Stella & Chewy’s is partnering with Pilots To The Rescue to sponsor flights to bring senior pets into more adoptable cities to help them find their forever homes.
Since the National Adopt a Senior Pet Month campaign’s inception in 2019, Stella & Chewy’s has helped more than 650 senior pets find their forever homes. The campaign is part of the brand’s Journey Home Fund program, which brings awareness to adult and senior pet adoption while ensuring shelter pets have best-in-class nutrition – especially during this holiday season.
In addition to the pets rescued through Stella & Chewy’s work with Pilots To The Rescue, there are thousands of senior dogs and cats in shelters across the country in need of homes. Senior pets can make a welcome addition to many families, as they are more attentive and learn quickly, have mastered house training basics, and have established personalities, behaviors, and sizes.
Pet parents who adopt a senior shelter pet during the month of November can visit www.StellaandChewys.com/Adopt to submit adoption forms for fee reimbursement*.
Additionally, Stella & Chewy’s is providing these new pet parents with a $40 value voucher to redeem on any Stella & Chewy’s product that will allow these senior pets to thrive once in their new homes.
“I was inspired to start our company by my own rescue dogs, Stella and Chewy – so I know firsthand all of the joys pet adoption can bring,” said Marie Moody, founder of Stella & Chewy’s. “Stella & Chewy’s has long placed a focus on senior pet adoption, but this year we’re overjoyed to be taking things even further by not only eliminating the barrier of the cost of adoption but also making senior pets more accessible by our work with Pilots To The Rescue.”
*Stella & Chewy’s will reimburse up to $80,000 in adoption fees during the month of November.