November is not only the month of Thanksgiving, but it is also National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Every weekend during the month of November, Petcos and Petsmarts around Texas hold adoption events outside of their stores. Different rescue groups come to different store locations each weekend in hopes of getting their rescue dogs adopted, especially older dogs. The rescues want to show people the importance and need for older dogs to be adopted. The rescues want the older dogs to spend their last few years in a permanent home with a loving and caring family. Puppies and younger dogs are usually the first to get adopted. That is why Adopt a Senior Pet Month was created.