"Older animals are more mature, adaptive to most situations, are more relaxed and well-mannered," said Meera Nandlal, public relations manager for the Houston SPCA.
"They do well with an older person because they are much easier to manage and communicate with as most have already been trained by a previous owner."
said often times a younger person may be better suited for adopting a younger animal.
"I see people come in every day to adopt," Nandlal
"Some come in determined to adopt a German shepherd and leave with a Chihuahua.
It's all about the chemistry and what a person's perfect match may be," she
But once an animal lover makes their way to the SPCA, it's hard not to find a furry friend to fall in love with, and the adoption packages offered give new approved adopters a jump start on the road to being the mom or dad to a homeless animal.
"Just remember to always adopt from your local animal shelter because you will save a life and gain a friend," Nandlal