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People Tweet About Changing Their Minds And Adopting A Senior Pet At The Last Second

Most people, when going to adopt a pet, tend to go for the little ones- the baby kittens and puppies who they'll get to raise into their families. And of course, while every adoption and every rescue is to be celebrated, it's important to remember to adopt senior and sick pets too. And sometimes, it happens that this understanding comes to you as you're already in the shelter, about to pick up your tiny new baby, and then an older one-eyes cat looks at you, and finds its way right into your soul.

A tweet sharing a story like that went viral, and other twitter users with similar stories chimed in, sharing their own stories of last minute changes to adoption plans- ones that ended with them picking up the less fortunate animals and giving them a warm home too. 

So, bring in the tissues and let your heart warm with joy. 

tweets about a minute changes and adoption senior and sick pets thumbnail includes a picture of a senior cat 'Vertebrate - Kristen @CripCamper2020 I went to adopt a kitten today. Instead I ended up adopting a 7 yr old chubby tub of love with sad eyes that were begging for a mommy. It was love at first sight. I can't wait to bring him home and spoil him silly. Meet Eli. 3:35 AM Jan 14, 2021 - Twitter for Android 2.4K Retweets 489 Quote Tweets 63.6K Likes'
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Feral Blind Senior Cat Gets Adopted, Becomes BFFs With Another Cat

From hardship on the street to a loving forever home, the story of a cat named Floyd Mayweather is one that you'll need tissues for. He's a fighter, a blind senior feral cat who was 10-12 years old when he was found on the street crying, but now, he doesn't need to fight anymore. Today, he's best friends with another cat in an amazing, loving forever home with an owner that he loves. And though his story brings tears to our eyes, we are so happy to hear that he's better now.

Read more about his story below, and don't forget the tissues. 

Story via: TODAY

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Awwdorable Senior Cat Cries If His Sweater Is Taken Off (Viral Thread)

Time to give love to an adorable senior cat, and the internet has taken this task very seriously. Meet Steve, an 18-year-old cat who cries if his owner takes his sweater off him. Aaaand cue the 'aww's. 

He's an adorable cat who's cuddly, clingy, chill, and derpy all in the best ways, and we're totally in love with him. Thank you, rosytroll, for introducing this gorgeous cat to the internet, and thank you to the internet for making Steve go viral. We are so happy to meet him. He seems like the bestest of all best senior cats, and we wish him many more years of joy and warm sweaters. 

viral thread about a senior cat who cries when his owner takes his sweater off thumbnail includes two pictures of a cat wearing a sweater 'This is Steve. He's 18 and cries if I take his sweater off rosytroll'
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For us, adoption day is always a happy day. We get to pick up our favorite little furball and take them to their new forever home where they'll be loved and cherished for the rest of their lives. But what does adoption look like through the eyes of the kitty itself, especially when it's an older kitty who has been in the shelter for a while, waiting for its new family? Allow Earnie - our resident senior cat - to show you. 

All of our dedicated readers have already heard of Meowmoirs, but for those of you who are new: Meowmoirs is a diary written by our resident senior cat who's name is Earnie. He goes through endless intense and world-changing adventures, writing about a new one every single week. Of course, his whole adventure starts with his adoption day. If you wanna read more of his thoughts about it, his reactions to the new home and his new family, read the full entry right here

Animation by @sleepyskele, check out his portfolio and his Fiverr.

For the next animation in the series, click right here!

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Watching movies has become a daily activity in the house of this adorable chatty adopted senior cat. The cat, Ella, specifically seems to have fallen in love with one movie - "The Grinch". 

There was one night, tell the adoptive cat mom in the video, that Ella was screaming without pause, and putting on the movie was "the only thing that made her calm down." She talks about how Ella comes to get her adoptive parents and leads them to the couch, waiting for the movie to be put on. 

She will walk with the animals on the screen, watch the movies that she loves the most, and enjoy the loading screen almost as much as she enjoys the actual movie. We are totally in love with this cat, and you will 100% be too. 

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Senior Cat Appreciation Gallery (18 Images)

Senior cats have a warm spot in our hearts. I, personally, have a senior cat of my own of 15 years and I cherish every moment with my handsome old man! 

Our senior pets are a large part of our hearts. Whether you just adopted a senior animal, or have had them since they were young, we have such a strong connection to our older and calmer furbabies. For some of us, our cats have been there with us from a young delicate age and have watched us grow, watched us cry, watched us fall in love, pretty much anything you can think of -- your pet was there for it. 

We love our senior babies and do all we can to let them do how much we love them because truth be told, we don't know how much longer we have with them so it's best to just hug/pet/kiss/cuddle them any chance we get. Here are some senior cats who are still going strong and looking great! 

If you have a senior pet of your own, share an image in the comments below! 

appreciation post for senior cats thumbnail of senior cat wearing blue bandana "My 15-year-old just finished his radiation therapy for nasal cancer! Can’t stop this senior!"
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Imgur User Adopts Senior Blind Kitty, Shares Heartwarming Story

Well, according to Imgur user, daianaaaa, this beautiful senior kitty adopted her, not the other way around. And sometimes, it is the pets who decide who their human will be, and when you've been chosen, it's the best feeling in the world. To be chosen is an honor. 

Daianaaaa was chosen by Molly. A 20-year-old stray who also happens to be blind. Our hearts feel so warm knowing there are people out there who see older animals in need of some love and providing it for them. 

If you're considering getting a pet, please consider adopting instead of shopping. The animals know you've rescued them, they just do and you can feel their gratefulness for it. 

Thank you, daianaaaa, for giving Molly a loving forever home! 

a stray blind senior kitty finds her forever home - thumbnail of molly the cat
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Older Chonky Cat That Loves Snuggles And Faceplants Gets Adopted (Viral Thread)

Meet Dexter - the mega chonky cat with the chonkiest personality who just got adopted

When there was nowhere for him to go, imgur user MizWeirdo who has known him for a few years has decided that he has a place in her home. He's super chill and super sweet, and it looks like MizWeirdo is more than happy with her decision to take him in (as are we). Dexter loves cuddles and kisses, he is the absolute best at doing faceplants, and he just went viral on imgur

What makes this story even sweeter is that Dexter is an older cat, so basically every adorable thing that he does is extra adorable. Thank you MizWeirdo, for picking up this insanely adorable cat and giving him his new loving forever home. And to you, Dexter, we wish an incredible, incredible long life. 

viral imgur story of an older cat getting adopted thumbnail includes two pictures including a cat with its paws crossed and a cat faceplanting 'Introducing Dexter, the Mega Cat with Mega Personality' 'He is the Grand Champion of the faceplant'
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Senior Dog Given Six Months To Live Gets Adopted And Is Living His Best Life Now

Rufus's story is one of incredibly kind people, a strong dog never willing to give up, and just a little hint of luck. 

What started with Lauren Conley losing her dear dog last Memorial Day ended with her saving the life of another dog - one who was very much in need of love. Rufus, a poorly senior dog was brought to a shelter by his previous owners to be euthanized, but thankfully, he was sent to a foster home instead. He was given six months to live. Luckily, he found his way into Lauren's arms, and opening her heart and home to this boy, she gave him all her love and helped him in every way that she could. And now, Rufus is finally getting better!

As she tells Cheezburger: "[W]e are dedicated to making every day he has left his birthday, Christmas, and Thanksgiving rolled into one!"

Read more about his story below!

story about a dog who was given 6 months to live getting adopted and getting healthier thumbnail includes two pictures including a sick dog and another of a happy dog
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Wholesome Pupperino Snaps Embracing The Cold

Brrr... it's getting colder and colder! Winter is well on its way and there's no stopping it. At least one thing we can look forward to is seeing all the different reactions animals have towards wintery things, such as snow and Christmas! 

Those moments of dogs seeing snow for the first time are magical. Or when cats see their first Christmas tree! Granted, they'll end up destroying it but we're talking about that magical moment where they take in all that beauty they see and all you can see is pure excitement. 

Dogs are already pure enough as they are so when you capture them in a moment such as a first-time experience, well, it's simply too much for the heart to take in! Not only do we have first-time experiencers here but we also have quite a few senior doggos that just make our hearts smile! 

We hope you have a wonderful day!

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Aw, our hearts are bursting! What some love and a good friend can do for your quality of life is incredible and so inspiring. This is the heartwarming transformation of a senior cat who makes a tiny friend and begins to act like a kitten himself.

Meet Phoenix, an older cat who was found abandoned in his owner's old apartment. He had spent a year there all alone before being rescued. His new foster mom could tell he was depressed. She cleaned Phoenix up as he slowly began to heal and transform yet he remained aloof and uninterested in other cats. Until, one day, a tiny weak kitten, by the name of Ruby, demanded that Phoenix play with her. 

The rest was history. Now the adorable pair will only be adopted out together. Follow the Cats of San Bernardino on Instagram. 

Story via The Dodo

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Cat Medley: Cuteness Galore, Funnies, And Wholesomeness

Cats, cats, and more cats! 

When it comes to cat content, we're number one! Or at least we like to think so... Anyways! Welcome to another purrfect gathering of cats being... well, cats. 

All the cats listed below are definitely nailing the cuteness category, but a few have also mastered the funnies and pure ridiculousness. Others mastered the cuteness and added a spin of wholesomeness, leaving you with biggest "d'aww!"


cats medley cute funny cat animals aww lol adorable hilarious animals cuteness wholesome uplifting pics vids | She fell asleep hugging the sweatshirt at the front door while waiting for me to come home. If that’s not the sweetest kitten, I don’t know what is
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Adopted Girl Helps Senior Dogs Find Forever Home, Just Like She Did

What a beautiful heart 14-year-old Meena Kumar has. 

At 9-months-old, Kumar was found abandoned in a basket, on a college campus, in Pune, India. Kumar spent a year in the orphanage before being adopted into her forever home by a couple in Mumbai. The family currently resides in San Jose, California. 

While she was living in Mumbai, Kumar would care for a litter of puppies. And now, living in California, Kumar spends almost every weekend at the Humane Society or Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

Muttville rescues 1000 dogs per year and is a cage-free rescue. A cage-free rescue whose mission is to give these senior dogs a second chance at life. 

Kumar tells CNN, "More people should adopt senior dogs. They give you the same unconditional love as any other dog." As someone who understands what it's like to be left behind, Kumar wants to help these dogs find their forever home, just like she did. 

However, to volunteer at the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, you have to be at least 17-years-old, Kumar was 12. So, Kumar decided to come up with an idea that can help the dogs without being a volunteer. She advertised on Nextdoor, a popular neighbor community site, offering pet sitting, and thus, Pet Fairy Services was born.

Story via CNN

hero senior dogs adopt seniors dog rescue animals life beautiful inspiring uplifting | Meena Kumar in a Muttsville shirt holding an old dog
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Senior Pets Appreciation Collection (30 Love Bugs)

We absolutely adore senior pets, for so many reasons. 

1. They're the ultimate love bugs. They can express their love and gratitude so deeply, it makes our eyes water just thinking about it. 

2. They are a part of us, our senior pets have been there for us time and time again. When all else around you might seem hectic and hopeless, you can always count on them to be there. 

3. Everything. There's something so special about our senior pets, all their quirks, and unique markings. We can spot our pets out of a lineup of all the pets in the world, that's how much we know them and their hearts. 

Share a picture with us of your senior love bug in the comments below. And if you're looking for more senior pets to gush over, look no further! 

cats dogs pets senior animals old beautiful love wholesome uplifting cute aww | My old girl is still up and running at 15 years old - I give her the biggest hugs and tell her she's loved every single day because I will never know when she decides it's time
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Older Cat Has Delayed Reaction To Fox Chilling In The Backyard

Move over, 'The Fox and the Hound'! We're ready for the new version of 'The Fox And The Cat'! And this time, hold the tears. 

Meet Archie, an adorable senior cat whose eyesight and hearing is diminishing. His owner, Twitter user @PigletParker shared a delightful and quite silly video of letting Archie out into the lush garden where a fox just happened to be chilling.

Archie, excited to go outside and begin an adventure, doesn't seem to notice the super chill fox that's been watching him the whole time!

Watch the cute exchange in the video below:

cat fox senior tweets cute funny lol aww adorable | Constance Rimmer @PigletParker Archie is a venerable elder gentleman, and with his diminished sight and hearing abilities doesn’t always notice things straight away. grey cat with white underbelly walking in a green yard
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The 'Cuddle Club' In SF Unites Senior Citizens With Senior Dogs In The Sweetest Way

The innovative program by the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is a win-win solution for people and animals who need companionship, exercise, and affection. 

Senior dogs are the perfect companions for senior humans, and the cuddle club is committed to making it as easy as possible for seniors to adopt. The San Francisco club that was founded in 2007 has already found homes for 6,600 senior dogs ages seven and up, many with senior people who want dogs that are a little slower themselves. 

"Some of the pets are blind, missing limbs or have arthritis, Beth Hofer, who volunteers as the Cuddle Club manager told Today, "and some are so full of pep and energy that it is hard to believe how old they are". All of the dogs are able to be adopted into new forever homes. 

People over 62 years old qualify for the "Seniors for Seniors" adoption program, which includes a waived adoption fee and a month's worth of supplies. If a senior citizen can't adopt a dog, he can always catch some snuggle time at the Cuddle Club. Seniors can spend an afternoon socializing with each other and cuddling with the mutts!


senior dogs uniting with senior citizens | six senior citizens and one younger person in an apron, posing outside on the pavement while holding leashes attached to small senior dogs
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