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Reasons for Adopting a Senior Dog

Many people are unsure if they want to adopt a senior dog for a variety of reasons. They may not know where the dog originally came from, what breed they are, what their temperament is or why they were given up in the first place. However, the reasons to adopt a senior dog far outweigh the reasons not to:

– Senior dogs love to sleep and cuddle the day away. They enjoy a brisk daily walk, but the best part of the day is the nap. They love for you to join them.

– Senior dogs have a tremendous amount of love to give. When you rescue a senior dog, you have a best friend for life.

– Senior dogs reward your care with an unwavering devotion. Nothing matches the gratitude of a senior dog for his rescuer.

– Senior dogs have learned many of life’s lessons. They know, for example, that shoes are for walking and bones are for chewing.

– Senior dogs know that the great outdoors is for eliminating and the house is for relaxing. Your carpet will last longer with a senior dog.

– Senior dogs can learn new tricks and be valuable family and community members. They make excellent therapy dogs.

– Senior dogs often fit into your household with ease. They find the softest, warmest spot in the house and claim it for their own, but they will share with you, too.

– Senior dogs make excellent companions for everyone, especially senior people.

– Senior dogs are often overlooked in shelters and pounds. Passed over for cute and cuddly puppies, they often do not have a chance and must go to make space for more puppies.

– Save a life. At shelters, older dogs are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized. Saving an animal’s life offers an unparalleled emotional return on your investment, and you’ll feel the rewards every day you spend together.

Does your local shelter euthanize senior dogs before offering them for adoption? Call your local shelter and tell them you would like a senior dog! Let them know that senior dogs make wonderful companions, and then adopt a senior dog from your local shelter or pound. Save a life!

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