It’s National Senior Pet Month and if you’re thinking about adopting a pet, some pet experts suggest adopting an older pet that still has a lot of love to give.

Sit Mean Sit Dog Training works with pets of all kinds and Senior Executive Trainer Jessica Palmer says that adopting an older dog has its benefits. “Older dogs who go through a foster organization are adaptable and many times the foster family knows what they’re like,” she said. “What you see is what you get.”

Local shelters take in dogs of all ages all the time but some organizations like “There’s Hope Dog Rescue” afford shelter animals a foster family and a sense of home before they’re adopted to their forever home. Carol Sutliff is a foster mom to two dogs and has been part of the program for a while, she said.

Currently, Carol is foster dog mom to Billy Jean, 6, and Scrappy 15. They’re just two of the many dogs in search of a home, she added. Foster programs such as this along with the help of ‘Sit Means Sit Dog Training’ can make all the difference when it comes to bringing home a new pet, even if the pet is older.

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