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 stellaadchewys.com 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 grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.