Sometimes senior pets need an extra helping paw, especially if they've been homeless for some time. Silver's Seniors is a program funded by a kind benefactor to help them get the medical care they need and find homes.
If you see someone who seems right for you, call our adoption center at 863-577-4615 to find out more about the pet and to schedule your appointment. Dog visits are limited to three dogs per appointment.
Please note that pets on this page may have been adopted.
Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet
There are many reasons to consider a senior pet when looking a new furry friend. Including, but not limited to...
Aged to Perfection: Senior pets are usually calmer than their younger counterparts. Many would love to find a place where they can sit on their new human's lap or sleep on the bed. Many already have basic training, and they have grown past the kitten/puppy rambunctious stage of climbing on the curtains or chewing the TV remote.
Love has no Age Limit: Today, many cats live into their 20s or even 30s, and dogs far into their teens. Many still think a pet past the age of kitten or puppy is "too old," and mature pets risk being left behind in the shelters. You can have many wonderful years together, and your senior gets to spend their twilight years surrounded by your love, in a home with a family instead of a shelter.
Limited change in Lifestyle: Bringing a new family member into the house always requires adjustment to some extent, but there's a smaller change in lifestyle with a mature pet than with a kitten or a puppy. The young ones are wonderful in so many ways, but may also require "house proofing" to stay safe, and training. An older pet may be more interested in taking a nap together with you.
Stress Reducers: Many of us have hectic, stressful lives. Research shows that adopting a pet can reduce blood pressure and stress. Enjoying time with your pet will be good for both them and you, especially in a time when we're increasingly isolated from other humans.
Cool, Calm, and Collected: A senior pet is fully grown and you know how large it will be. Most have the basics down and know to use a scratching post instead of the sofa, or to chew a toy instead of someone's shoe. Many love to cuddle, and they keep a more moderate pace in life than kittens and puppies.
January 22, 2021
Greetings fellow cat fans,
Noley here, meowing this on my way out of the building. I'm nine years old and have lived here for three years, so I was beyond thrilled when I realized the people who came to visit were my furever family! It's bitter-sweet to leave all my friends here at SPCA Florida, but they'll have to get by without me.
I know Arnie would like to find a home too. He's seven and has been here for two years. He has practiced with a clicker, so he can sit, come, and even walk through a hoop. I bet he'd walk through hoops for you if you were to come visit and maybe 'dopt him.
Selkie is nine years old and came here when her owner passed away. She lived her whole life with that person and hopes to find someone who will love her like her previous owner did. She is sweet and likes being high up to observe the world.
Katniss is seven and was surrendered by her owner in September 2020. She is quiet and calm and I can't imagine why someone would give her up. She loves people and bird watching.
Kitty is eight years old and was originally adopted from here in 2016, but somehow found her way to Animal Control. Thank goodness, because that way she could come back to SPCA Florida. She is affectionate and loving, and anyone would be lucky to have such a wonderful kitty... get it, Kitty!
Anymeows, now you know about the other seniors ready for adoption. Seniors make great pets. We know how to use a litter box and to love our families. If you 'dopt one of them, you will get more than you give!
Now, my bags are packed and I'm outta here. Paws crossed for my friends!
December 20, 2020
Greetings fellow cat fans,
Daisy here, with pawsome mews! First, I had all my dental work and can meet the world with pearly whites. Aaaaaand, I was adopted! I'm meowing this to my typist on my way out the door! In other good news, my friend Gummie Bear - who is ten and has no teeth - has been 'dopted. Everyone's super happy for her.
I have some other kitty friends to tell you about. Arnie is 7 years young and one of the long-term residents. Can you imagine being in a shelter for two years? He thinks this is what life is, and it's time for him to find his Happily Furever After. He loves chicken and enjoys petting you.
Noley is probably the longest resident, having been here for three years. Can you imagine how long that is in cat years? She needs to be an only pet.
Garfield is 9 and was surrendered because his owner fell ill and couldn't take care of him. Imagine being plucked from your home after living there for nine years, and going to a shelter! He is a sweet boy who enjoys the company of people, cats, and dogs.
Katniss is 7. She's shy and enjoys the quiet and gentle company of people. She probably needs to be an only pet.
Finally, Zimba is 9 and was brought here because his owner was ill. He is sweet and lovable. When he wants to be petted, he meows and puts his paw on your arm, and stares at you, so you'll know he's ready for some loving.
It's the holiday season. Can you open your heart and home to one of these wonderful kitties? I promise you will get more than you give. I have to run now, my new family is waiting. Just think, you too can give a cat a new start in life!
Happy Holidays to all!
November 23, 2020
Greetings fellow cat fans,
It’s Daisy again, ready to meow all the news that is fit to print today! Did you know it’s adopt a senior pet month! I’m still here, hoping for a home, but I also want to meow to you about my pawsome cat-friends who are in the Silver’s Seniors program. This program provides help for seniors (age 7 and up) who need it, so we can get ‘dopted.
Let me introduce Mittens. She is 10 years old, very sweet, and enjoys high perches, sunny windows, and cozy couches. She is missing some teeth and has a bald patch of fur missing from overuse of over the counter flea medicine but very loveable. Noley is 9 years old. She is a bit of a diva and loves looking out windows. It may take a while to know her and she should be the only pet. Mr. Taz is also 9 and was surrendered due to his previous owner moving after living with him his whole life. He’s front declawed, is a lover, enjoys cuddling and gets along well with other cats and dogs. And then there's Shadow who came to SPCA Florida with his best friend Ginny, because their owner fell ill. Shadow is eight and extremely affectionate. He meowed to me that he hopes to find a home together with Ginny, because they really love each other.
Arnie has a special story. He's one of SPCA Florida's original community cats and recently spent time in a foster home to learn more social skills. He loves chicken treats. Miss Muffit is at the Orlando Cat Cafe so I don't really know her, but the humans say she's seven and very pretty.
All of us are great companions and all we need is a home to call our own. Give the humans a call and set up an appointment to come meet us!
Meowingly yours, Daisy
Greetings fellow cat fans,
My name is Daisy. I’m very excited to introduce a meowy new program at SPCA Florida. It’s called Silver’s Seniors and I am the very first kitty to be a part of this.
Let me meow about myself. I am seven years young, and have a sad story to tell. I was left behind when my owners moved, and I don’t understand why they wouldn’t take me. I was frightened and had nowhere to go. I ended up homeless and living in a colony with one other cat. It was tough. I don’t know how we survived.
Fortunately, a neighbor saw me and immediately took me to SPCA Florida, because I was in bad health. I am told I am a very sweet lady who is calm, loves people, and is comfortable around other kitties. I just want a home of my own with people who will love me, give me Temptations treats, and play with wand feather toys. I am happiest in a quiet home with a comfy couch to snuggle next to you and be petted. I know what it’s like to be part of a family so I’m easy to be with.
Silver’s Seniors (my patron) is helping me get the medical care I need. Maybe you will visit me and 'dopt me? If my dental work isn't done by the time I go home, you'd be able to bring me back to get it done. I’m hoping I can get a home of my own; that would be pawsome! I promise you will get more than you give.
Meowingly yours, Daisy, the sweet loveable kitty.