People are often reluctant to adopt a mature pet. They feel it will never properly settle in and become a member of the family. This is far from reality.
When you adopt a mature cat or dog, you know exactly what you get. Their personalities have already developed, so you will know if the pet actually suits your life style. The mature cats and dogs will also be potty trained and well adapted to family life. Many times adult cats and dogs will be used to children for instance, and will often have a patience that puppies and kittens have yet to develop. It is also worth to remember that the mature pets have grown out of their mischievous and destructive atnics, so you will find that furniture, shoes and knick-knacks are mostly left alone. What is also important to remember, is that a fully grown pet, will not outgrow your family home or circumstances.