Puppies and kittens are adorable. This certainly isn’t breaking news. And it’s no surprise that many people, when considering bringing a pet into their homes, primarily look into adopting a puppy or a kitten. In the meantime, however, they may be overlooking older dogs and cats that might be a more suitable fit for their homes and lifestyles. To help get these older animals out of shelters and into homes, November has been designated as Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Dr. René Carlson, president of the AVMA, explains why older dogs and cats make such great pets.