By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Nov 07, 2019 at 11:02 AM

When adopting a dogs, most people want a puppy. Because of this, there are millions of senior shelter animals without a forever home.

But pet food brand Stella & Chewy’s is doing something about it. Today it  announced the company’s pledge to cover the cost of adoption fees for senior pets rescued from any shelter in the U.S. during the month of November in honor of National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Senior pets are identified as dogs and cats age 4 and older.

Once adopted, new pet caregivers van visit to submit their forms for reimbursement. Applicable senior pet parents will also receive a month’s worth of free Stella & Chewy’s food.

Through this initiative, Stella & Chewy’s hopes to spotlight the many benefits of rescuing a senior pet that include unconditional love, already house trained, chill in personality and more attentive in general.

"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?" says Marie Moody, founder of Stella & Chewy’s.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.