Tuesday, August 3

Senior dogs need adopting too

Puppies are cute, fun & adorable
but... Senior dogs are so wonderful
and so many need homes.

"Helen, She was the best!"

10 reasons to adopt an older dog

Reposting via Bits & Pieces

1. Older dogs are house trained. You won’t have to go through the difficult stage(s) of teaching a puppy house manners and mopping/cleaning up after accidents.

2. Older dogs are not teething puppies, and won’t chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.

3. Older dogs can focus well because they’ve mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly.

4. Older dogs have learned what “no” means. If they hadn’t learned it, they wouldn’t have gotten to be “older” dogs.

5. Older dogs settle in easily, because they’ve learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack.

6. Older dogs are good at giving love, once they get into their new, loving home. They are grateful for the second chance they’ve been given.

7. What You See Is What You Get: Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality. Puppies can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first.

8. Older dogs are instant companions, ready for hiking, car trips, and other things you like to do.

9. Older dogs leave you time for yourself, because they don’t make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that puppies and young dogs do.

10. Older dogs let you get a good night’s sleep because they’re accustomed to human schedules and don’t generally need night time feedings, comforting, or bathroom breaks.

Links:

Taking Care of an older dog

Old Dog Haven (WA dog rescue)

The Senior dogs project

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs (Ohio dog rescue)

Many, many, many more just Google Senior dog rescue

3 comments:

  1. I like that! They are 10 good reasons!!

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi. That's a cute senior dog. Both of our dogs are seniors, we've had them for 10 and 12 years. The one we've had for 10 years came to us when she was 2 though, so they're the same age. We love them.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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