Stella & Chewy’s Advocates for Senior Pets Through Adoption Initiative
To help honor National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, Stella & Chewy’s has pledged to cover the cost of adoption fees up to $25,000 for senior pets in the month of November. Through this initiative, Stella & Chewy’s hopes to spotlight the many benefits of rescuing a senior pet and to drive as many senior pet adoptions as possible, according to company officials.
“Stella & Chewy’s has long placed a focus on senior pet adoption, but this year we wanted to do something extra special to support this important cause, and what better time to do so than National Adopt a Senior Pet Month?” said Marie Moody, founder of Stella & Chewy’s, which is headquartered in Oak Creek, Wis. “My dogs Stella and Chewy, who were the inspiration behind our company, were both senior rescues, so I know first-hand the impact a senior pet adoption can make on the lives of both pets and their owners. By covering adoption fees this month, we hope more people feel encouraged to welcome a senior pet’s love into their home.”
In addition to the unconditional love a senior pet is eager to give its next owner, there are many benefits to bringing home an older pet versus a puppy or kitty, officials said.
“Most senior rescues have already mastered the behavior and house-training basics, which can be a big challenge with younger pets,” officials added. “Senior pets are also much more attentive and learn quickly, even ‘new tricks,’ and are eager to please their owners. Additionally, older pets already have established personalities, behaviors and sizes, so their new owners can feel confident choosing the perfect companion for their households, families and lifestyles.”
Those wishing to open their homes to a senior rescue pet—dogs and cats four years and older—can submit their adoption forms for fee reimbursement. Applicable participants will also receive a month’s worth of free Stella & Chewy’s food. Terms and conditions can be found here.
The company’s commitment to supporting senior pet rescues spans beyond this initiative, officials said. Stella & Chewy’s established its Journey Home Fund program, aiming to bring awareness to the “awesomeness” of senior pet adoption, officials added. As part of the Journey Home Fund, every purchase helps feed adult and senior shelter pets. Since 2018, the company has donated more than half a million meals to shelters and rescues and continues to donate a minimum of 250,000 meals each year, according to officials.