If you are a senior who is contemplating adopting a companion pet, take into consideration how it will affect your life. Will you be able to properly care for the animal financially and physically? Be honest and evaluate the pros and cons carefully. Never adopt a companion pet because a family member or friend encourages you to do so. You know your capabilities and desires and it’s strictly your decision, no one else’s. You are the only one who knows if a companion pet will be an asset or a liability. Make your decision, whatever it may be, and stand firm.