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The SPCA of Texas Offers "Seniors for Seniors" Adoption Special


(DALLAS, TX/McKINNEY, TX);Friday, November 18, 2016 – In an effort to increase senior pet adoptions, the SPCA of Texas is waiving adoption fees on senior pets (7 years and older) adopted by senior people (65 years and older). This offer is available going forward for all pets adopted at the group’s two shelters, the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney, as well as at the Mobile Adoptions Vehicle.

Historically, the SPCA of Texas has found that senior pets stay in shelter care longer and are often overlooked by potential adopters in comparison to younger pets. Additionally, many senior pets prefer a calm, quiet home and less frenetic lifestyle. The SPCA of Texas hopes to match senior pets with senior people who are looking for a loving, perhaps less energetic, companion animal to share their golden years with. 

“Pets offer unconditional love and are happiest when their personality fits with their family’s lifestyle. Senior pets are often calmer and more laid back, which often fits with the lifestyle of senior people.” said Bias. “Our hope is that this “Seniors for Seniors” special will help more people bring home the joy and companionship a senior pet provides, in turn providing loving homes for more pets.”

Adoption fees are regularly $250 for puppies (under 6 months of age), $125 for adult dogs (6 months to 6 years), $125 for kittens (under 6 months of age), $75 for adult cats (6 months to 6 years) and $50 for senior dogs and cats (7 years or older) or VIP dogs and cats (dogs and cats waiting for homes for more than 30 days).

All adoptions at the SPCA of Texas include a spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older, initial heartworm preventative for dogs, a feline leukemia test for cats four months and older, a microchip, a rabies tag, a free bag of food, one post-adoption health check-up within 14 days of adoption, 30 days of pet health insurance and a leash or cat carrier.

To view all pets available for adoption at the SPCA of Texas, please visit

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"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

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