Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month
National Adopt A Senior Pet Month, a month dedicated to helping older
pets find loving forever homes. If you have
been considering adopting a four-legged friend, consider opening your heart and
your home to an older dog or cat in need.
While puppies and kittens are
adorable, older pets are just as loving and loyal as their younger
counterparts. Not to mention, adopting a senior animal companion comes with
some cool advantages:
- Older pets don’t require
the constant monitoring and training that puppies and kittens do.
- Many are already
- Senior pets are fully
grown, which means you know exactly what you are getting and have important
information like personality type and grooming requirements, making it easier
to choose the perfect pet for your family.
personality of an animal is a key part of making the right match for your
family as well as the pet you are adopting. Puppies and kittens are still
developing their personalities but with a senior dog you will know right away
what kind of personality they have. What you see is what you get! Senior pets
take the guess work out of questions like “How big will they get”, “What is
their energy level like”, “How much training will this pet require?”
When you adopt a senior pet, you’re not only welcoming a
lifetime of love into your home, you’re also saving a precious life. Senior pets have so much love and compassion
to share, and they really make wonderful companions.
Can’t adopt? Consider fostering. It can make all the difference
to senior pet in need to be in a home instead of a shelter kennel. Not only is
it less stressful on them but you are able to give them the chance to shine and
be seen in a way that they otherwise may have been overlooked in a shelter.
Salt Lake County Animal Services has a wonderful program called
Senior to Senior where we offer anyone 55 years of age or older adopting an
animal 5 year of age or older a FREE adoption! Learn more.
Interested in our foster program? Email email@example.com to learn how to become a foster parent.
To take a look at the wonderful seniors available for adoption
at Salt Lake County Animal Services visit our website or come in and meet them today at 511 W 3900 S.
When you decide to adopt a senior pet and give them the comfort
and companionship in their later years you truly become their hero!
Volunteer of the Month: Nymaya Osman
Meet Salt Lake County Animal Services' November Volunteer of the Month: Nymaya Osman! Interested in volunteering find out more.
What brought you to SLCoAS?
I had been volunteering with animals for about 3 years already, before I joined SLCoAS. I was very interested in how our shelter served the county with respect to animal care and control. I was pleased to find that besides animal control, the shelter also does adoptions.
What is your favorite thing about volunteering?
The animals of course! I especially like seeing the joy on the dog’s faces when we take them out of their kennels so that they can roam free for a while.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a total football junkie and love that it’s currently the NFL regular season. I’m from California so Go Niners and Raiders!
Tell us about your family and fur kiddos:
My closest family is still in California, and I visit them way too often. Unfortunately I have no fur kiddos yet but I continue to try to persuade my mom to get one.
What advice do you have for new SLCoAS volunteers?
The staff at the shelter are so nice. I would encourage anyone to ask for help if needed. Even with almost 5 years of volunteering, I still ask for help when needed.
Do you have a favorite adoption story?
Unfortunately, I don’t know any particular adoption stories. I think that’s credit to SLCoAS for helping these animals find their forever homes so quickly.
Tell us something unique about you:
I will be an international student in Toronto (Canada) really soon. As excited as I am about this, I will be so sad to be leaving SLCoAS. Thank you guys so much for having me.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
California. My home and happy place.
Giving Tuesday Challenge: Cats or Dogs?
Salt Lake County Animal Services will be participating in
Giving Tuesday on November 27 but we're going to get a head start on November 1 so we can meet our $10,000 goal! We will be holding a
friendly challenge all month to see who can raise more money for our Injured Animal Fund;
cat people or dog people.
How you can donate:
1. Visit our ONLINE PORTALand enter in your information.
2. Enter the amount of your donation in our "Injured
3. In the comments section enter either "cats" or
4. Then share your donation with your friends and family and
encourage them to donate.
5. Follow our page and event page to find out more about the
animals our Injured Animal Fund has helped fix this past year.
6. Then on November 27 stop by one of the party locations
and say hello to our staff and help us raise awareness about our PAWESOME
programming! See below for more info!
Stay up to date on who's raising more and help us get the
word out there to help us improve the lives of hundreds of injured animals
This fundraiser is to help raise much needed funding the
Salt Lake County Animal Services -Injured Animal Fund. Hundreds of stray and
abandoned animals come into our shelter injured every year and we need your
help to care for them.
We will be holding Giving Tuesday events at two locations on
November 27 at Bjorns Brew (dogs Rule) and Tinkers Cat Café (cats Rule). We
will be having a friendly competition of who can raise more money for the
injured animal fund the cat lovers or the dog lovers. Our goal for both the cats
and the dogs is $10,000.
Bjorn’s Brew on Nov 27 from 10 AM - 2 PM: Come say Hi to us at Bjorn’s Brew at the 2165 S State Street location. Weather permitting we will have a couple of adoptable dogs looking for
their forever homes. Salt Lake County Animal Services will be giving away a dog
prize/gift(blanket, collar, treats and a toy) to anyone who donates $50 or more
to the Injured Animal Fund. Bjorn’s Brew will give out a free drink to anyone
who donates $50 or more and any donations under $50 Bjorn’s Brew will take a $1
off any drink order.
Tinker’s Cat Café on Nov 27 from 10 AM - 2 PM: Come say hi to us at Tinkers Cat Café 302 E 900 S. Salt Lake County Animal Services will be giving away a cat
prize(blanket, cat treats and a toy) to anyone who donates $50 or more to the
Injured Animal Fund. Tinkers Cate Café will be doing 50% off all drinks for
anyone who donates to Salt Lake County Animal Services – Injured Animal Fund. People who donate can
get into the cat room for 50% off for an hour from 11AM - 2 PM.
RoHa Brewing Project on Nov 27 from 5 PM - 8 PM (This is a 21 & Older event): Come out to RoHa Brewing Project30 Kensington Ave, to
celebrate Giving Tuesday for drinks, food and opportunity
drawings. Anyone who donates $50 or more will receive a dog or cat gift. We
will have an opportunity drawing every hour for prizes. Gerlach’s Food Truck
will be serving up delicious food for purchase right in the front parking lot
of RoHa’s Brewing Project.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Are They Now: Regan
PUPDATE from Regan's new family, formerly called Apple Jack!
We adopted "Apple Jack", now Regan, Aug 22th
2015. He had been at a foster home. He was afraid of everything when we brought
him home. Carpet, tile, wood, cement, sprinklers. The first night, I slept on
the floor at the backdoor and he finally came in & fell asleep. He has come
so far. Now he is all over the place and nothing phases him. When my husband
is having a rough day, Regan knows and comforts him, so he can sleep. He is
our protector and we can't imagine our family without him. He loves watching
Jimmy Fallon at night. If he sees you have a phone, he drops to the ground and flips on his back. He loves posing. Our sweet boy.
I would adopt again if it was a perfect match.
MEOW-VEMBER: Cat Adoption Event
Find your PURR-FECT Friend at Salt Lake County Animal Services during MEOW-VEMBER! It’s a pick your price adoption event! This means you can adopt a cat or kitten for as little as a $1.
All day Friday and Saturday, we will have stationed in the cattery to help you find the purrfect cat for you. While supplies last, we will be giving away goody-bags with treats and toys. Check out our adoptable cats online.
Questions? Email email@example.com.