If you've been thinking about getting a new pet have you considered adopting an older animal?

There are plenty of positives when it comes to giving an older pet a home and a great companion is just one of them!

Here are three good reasons why an older pet can be a good choice:

1. You know what you are getting when it comes to size and temperament plus they are also generally more mellow, relaxed and independent.

2. Senior pets are mostly toilet-trained which means you can relax a bit when it comes to potty-training and the state of your carpet!

3. You are giving a pet a second chance at finding a forever home. You might be surprised at how these pets seem to know how lucky they are, and turn out to be fantastic pets and life-long companions.

4. You are making a difference. With so many pets in shelters and pounds across the country, by adopting and not shopping you are giving a home to a soul who deserves a second chance at a happy fur-ever home.

When it comes to adopting pets its best to have a look at your local shelter or animal rescue. There are plenty of pets listed online that are desperately looking for a home to call their own.