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If you are looking for your next pet, consider one of these senior pawfessionals; the Animal Anti Cruelty League Durban launched a clever new campaign to highlight its senior residents.


Durban, South Africa (14 September 2022) – They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and while that isn’t at all true, it is true you don’t need to teach them manners, to go to the toilet outside or not to jump on people. Old dogs generally come with some helpful, easy-to-adjust behaviours that make them slip seamlessly into one’s life.

The AACL was founded in 1959 in Durban North and has dedicated its years to finding homes for animals and protecting those in need.

To highlight just how great senior pet adoptions can be, the Hardy Boys teamed up with the Animal Anti Cruelty League (AACL) Durban to highlight some of their senior residents that are still up for the job! The advertising firm came up with a clever campaign to highlight the perks of “hiring” a senior pawfessional. The pro-bono campaign is set to change a few senior pets’ lives!

“Older animals are not adopted as often as younger animals. People seem to think senior animals will be difficult to handle, stuck in their ways, and not as fun or cute. But none of that is true, in fact senior animals make some of the greatest pets; they are well trained, laid-back, appreciative, and require less supervision. It’s almost like they’re experienced in this whole being a pet thing!

We are trying to raise awareness around the value of adopting a senior pet, I mean when it comes to getting the job or going further in your career, experience and seniority is a good thing. So why isn’t it seen like that in the animal world? Which is why we launched our ‘Senior Pawfessionals’ campaign on LinkedIn.

Through our LinkedIn campaign we wanted to show off older cats and dogs as ‘overqualified pets’, and play off their ‘senior credentials’; showing off their years of experience in being the perfect pet!” – AACL Durban

We love this campaign and hope it leads to many senior adoptions. The AACL Durban and Pietermaritzburg teams welcome the public to go and meet the seniors on their books. There are many who would be perfect for your home.

You can see an example of the profiles below. This is Oliver and Storm, both ready to take up the pet job in your home. You can find the other profiles via LinkedIn here and via the AACL Durban Facebook page here.

Sources: The Hardy Boys – Supplied
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