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10 Amazing Senior Pets Who Have Found Their Forever Homes

Senior Pet Adoption Stories

At Stella & Chewy's, we are committed to helping overlooked older pets find their forever homes through our Journey Home Fund. In honor of National Adopt a Senior Pet Month this November, we sponsored adoption fees for senior cats and dogs adopted from shelters across the US and Canada!

November 16, 2021

At Stella & Chewy’s, we are committed to helping overlooked older pets find their forever homes through our Journey Home Fund. In honor of National Adopt a Senior Pet Month this November, we are sponsoring the adoption fees of senior cats and dogs adopted from shelters across the US and Canada! We are only halfway through the month and have so many more adoptions we would love to sponsor. If you are thinking of adding a new pet to your family, adopt a senior and apply here! We are thrilled to have the chance to help senior pets find their forever homes this November. Here are some of the pets who have found their homes this month already:

“We found Happy’s Place a few months ago through We haven’t had a dog in 12 years due to the fact that we had twins right before our boxer passed. Following Happy’s Place, we fell in love with the idea of adopting a senior pet and had our hearts set on finding our match. After about 4 or 5 applications, we were paired with Marge. We met and fell in love with her instantly. She was instantly a part of our family (including our cats and chickens.) The transition could not have been any smoother. We are so grateful to everyone caring and advocating for senior pets” – Amy

“Bella and I were meant to be. I am a senior who lives alone. I had been thinking of perhaps finding a little dog as companionship and a walking Buddy! Bella’s face came up on Koda’s Amigos Facebook page. I just knew, filled out the forms, had a virtual home visit and I picked up my sweet girl on Nov 5th! She had a rough go for about a year and a half, being surrendered to a humane society the having 3 different foster homes so she was timid and scared. I am happy to say that after 5 days of us getting to know each other she has made amazing progress and we are definitely life long buds! Thank you for promoting senior dogs in November. I actually had no idea that November is in fact Senior Pet Month! What a blessing to also find that you are reimbursing adoption fees! Being a senior myself I am on a pretty fixed income. This refund is a blessing for both Bella and me! Thank you so so much. Sincerely Fran Smith” – Fran

“After months of searching for the perfect dog for me, I saw a photo of Lacey online and had a feeling! She has a complicated past but is the sweetest girl I’ve ever met – so grateful that I get to love her!” – Katie

“Dustina originally hails from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She used to live with a family there but when the family moved homes, they left Dustina on the streets. Neighbours attempted to take care of her but Dustina, who already had skin problems, developed a severe case of mange when the Puerto Vallarta SPCA rescued her. After Dustina’s skin improved tremendously and fur grew back after several months, she was deemed adoptable and sent to Canada to live in a foster home in October 2021. After going for a walk with Dustina and her foster mom, we put in our application to become her parents. We are extremely happy to have Dustina in our lives.” – Raymond

“We have been looking for an older dog to share our home with, we absolutely fell in love with Ragnar! His sweet face, look at the picture, how could we not 🙂 ” – Margaret

“Chris went to the vet to get food for our own pets. He overheard a woman speaking to a vet tech about having to surrender a cat or have her put down. Chris immediately called me and wanted to find a home for her. Soon after, we decided to take her in to foster her ourselves. Since then, she has become a member of our family. We needed her as much as she needed us.” – Celeste

“Kelsey was found on the streets as a stray who was pregnant. The lady who found her brought her to a shelter where she gave birth. She was then relocated to a partner rescue for a few months before we adopted her! She had to battle through heart worm, lyme and anaplasmosis to get to where she is today! Today (November 14, 2021) is when the adoption became official! We’re so glad to have found her and she’s an absolute dream!” – Maggie

“I have volunteered with Last Chance Cat Ranch for 2 years and always loved Cedric (and his sister Tag, who passed away a few months ago). I am finally in a position to give the toothless wonder a fur-ever home, but knew he would need a friend as he’s lived with many other cats for his entire life. Little Kirkley came to us very feral, but turned around, and she and Cedric get along quite well. It has been 5 years since my ‘heart cat’ had to be put down, and I am ready to have floofy love in my life again!” – Christine

“I am a first responder with anxiety and occupational stress. I’ve also recently ended a 5 year relationship. I’ve wanted a dog for a long time and I knew when I met Beau he was the one. He was at the shelter a long time & I was the first person to even look at him! He is shy and oh so sweet. He is so happy here and walk every day which is good for me too. So I wonder…. who is saving who?” – Donna

Are you thinking about adding a senior cat or dog to your own family? We are reimbursing adoption fees for senior pets throughout November!

Learn more here.

Find more information about how to adopt a pet and the awesomeness of senior pet adoption!