Find Love at Any Age:
Every Tuesday, OHS will offer an adoption special for people 60 and older.
OHS recognizes that a pet can not only make you feel young at heart, but pets may keep you healthier. Researchers have documented that living with pets is associated with lower blood pressure and less anxiety. Pets are also good for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dog owners were 34 percent more likely than non-owners, for example, to complete a recommended minimum 150 minutes of exercise per week, according to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
"Here at OHS we see the joy a pet can bring into a life, no matter what your age," said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director. "We are delighted to help promote adoptions to people over 60 because many of our pets would fit well in a household with older adults."
OHS will select the 15 pets each week by looking at personality traits that will be a good fit for a mature household. These pets should enjoy being petted and handled without getting aggressive; they also won’t be overly loud or too active. If a perfect match cannot be found among the 15 free pets, all other pets at the shelter will be $50 off the listed adoption fee (only for individuals 60 years of age or older).
When: Starting May 21st, continuing every Tuesday thereafter
Where: Oregon Humane Society, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97211
Call: (503) 285-7722 for directions and adoption information, or visit www.oregonhumane.org