Bark Busters Promotes Older Pet Adoption

November is Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month and the Houston Humane Society and Bark Busters Home Dog Training are teaming up to promote the adoption of the HHS’ larger more “mature” four-legged friends.  The Houston Humane Society will be highlighting these older pets on its website during the month of November. In conjunction with this effort, Bark Busters Home Dog Training is offering a free in-home training session with any of the selected dogs adopted from the Houston Humane Society during the month of November.

“Many people won’t consider adopting a larger more mature dog, because they assume that a larger dog can overwhelm a household. However, with a little training a hefty hound can easily become a polite family member that gives love and loyalty for many years,” says Sherry Ferguson, Executive Director of the Houston Humane Society.

Connie Archer, of Bark Busters Home Dog Training, says, “In addition to the fact that these more “mature” dogs deserve a loving home, there are several important benefits to adopting these older furry friends.”

1.)  Most older pets are already housetrained, so the hassles and
headaches of toilet training are already taken care of.

2.)  Older dogs have usually grown out of the “puppy stage” and
therefore are much less likely to chew, nip, dig, etc.

3.)  Older animals have already grown into their size, shape, and
personality.  There are fewer unknowns such as the disposition,
health, and size; with these dogs what you see is what you get.

4.)  Older pets are generally calmer and quieter, and most likely will not
require as much time and attention as younger, more energetic
animals.

5.)  Older animals are grateful for the second chance they have been
given and will give you a lifetime of love.

Bark Busters is offering a free in-home training session to  help the owners and these featured new dogs get off to a smooth and happy start. “We want to make sure these ‘mature’ adoptee’s fit well with their new homes and families,” adds Connie Archer.

“Please come out to the Houston Humane Society, or take a look at our website at www.houstonhumane.org to find your next family member,” says Sherry Ferguson of the Humane Society.

About the Humane Society:
The Houston Humane Society is located at 14700 Almeda Rd, Houston TX 77053. The adoption fee for most animals is $85, which includes spaying or neutering, vaccinating and microchipping. The Houston Humane Society also has a low-cost full service veterinary clinic that is open to the public. For more information, call 713-433-6421 or visit www.houstonhumane.org.

About Bark Busters:
Bark Busters, the world’s largest, most trusted dog training company, started in Australia in 1989 and came to the United States in 2000. Since inception, over 350,000 dogs have been trained worldwide using its dog-friendly, natural method. With 220+ franchised offices in 40 states and more than 325 offices in 8 countries, Bark Busters is continuing its mission to build a global network of dog behavioral therapists to enhance responsible dog ownership and reduce the possibility of maltreatment, abandonment, and euthanasia of companion dogs. Bark Busters is the only international dog training company that offers a written lifetime guarantee. Therapists will provide future sessions free of charge if problem behaviors recur, or if any new problems develop. For more information, call 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or visit www.BarkBusters.com, where dog owners can complete a Dog Behavioral Quiz to rate their dogs’ behavior.

One Response to Bark Busters Promotes Older Pet Adoption

  1. VERONICA

    November 12, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    We adopted a 5yo Mini Schnauzer from Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston 3 yrs ago. Zoomer is a great addition to our household & can’t imagine our lives without him. Even though he’s only been with us for a short amount of time and we didn’t adopt him as a pup, our bond with Zoomer is very strong. We wouldn’t hesitate adopting a non-puppy-aged dog again!

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