Most Are Trained
As many older pets are already acclimated to living in a home, they’re likely to know certain skills. Dogs my already be housebroken and know how to perform a “sit,” “down,” and “come,” while cats will already be comfortable using a litter box.
The best thing you can do for your new pet, of any age, is to establish a routine to help it to feel more comfortable in your home, Buchwald said. Providing pets with a consistent feeding, walking, and exercise schedule will help settle them in and bring order to your family dynamic.