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Humane Society announces Adopt a Senior Shelter Pet Month

People looking for a mature pet should check out the Town of Truckee Animal Kennel this month.

Each November, Humane Society organizations nationwide recognize Adopt a Senior Shelter Pet Month. Older pets are often overlooked by adopters. Many are healthy, well-behaved family pets that have been abandoned, surrendered due to unfortunate circumstances or have simply gotten lost.

“Many people believe that older dogs are harder to train,” said Nanette Cronk, Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe animal programs manager. “The truth is many older pets in shelters are already trained with excellent leash manners, obedience and can easily integrate with a family.”

If more training is needed, the organization offers recommendations for animal training programs.

“It’s a known fact people can teach an old dog new tricks,” Cronk said. “Training can be a trust building and bonding experience for both the human and the pet.”

As part of the adoption process, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe evaluates all pets for behavior and physical problems prior to clearing them for adoption.

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The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoptions, community spay/neuter services and humane education programs. To meet adoptable dogs, go to HSTT’s Adoption Day, every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Town of Truckee Animal Kennel, or call 581-3199 to schedule an appointment. To learn more about HSTT, call 587-5948 or visit http://www.hstt.org.