Listing senior pets
Rather than a negative, being a senior pet is a positive in many adopters' eyes, so much so that we have added the ability to search for senior pets on PetRescue.
There are no specific age restrictions for a senior pet. Senior pets are different for each species and even between breeds. Our definition of a senior pet is simply an older pet that has the qualities someone looking for a senior pet want eg: calmer, less exercise needed or perhaps suitable for an older person.
It’s important to note that selecting 'Senior pet' when listing a pet will not exclude them from the adult pet results. All senior pets will still display in the main adult search results. Selecting Senior pets gives them the additional advantage of being found in an advanced search by someone who is specifically looking to adopt an older pet.