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Offer some affection to a senior dog, and your heart will get HUGE

What is so special about dogs, especially old dogs, is their ability to pull you out of a funk. You know, when you feel blue or maybe just out of sorts.

Dogs seem to do just the right thing, at the right time. It doesn't have to be a dramatic move, but it could be they simply need you to take them out to go to the bathroom or give them a few scratches in a place they can't reach.

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Dogs have a way of getting you to focus less on whatever is bothering you and more on them. Their sweet but steady demeanor reflects a serenity that can quiet the noisiest mind. 

Introverts would do well to spend time with a senior dog. Someone prone to depression could benefit from time with a dog.

What is so wonderful about a dog is the simplicity of your time together, and interactions. They love you without reservation. Their needs are not complex.

A dog has no hidden agenda or ego. They offer a pure form of companionship that can change your life for the better.

The hardest thing is quieting your own internal dialogue so that you can hear and understand what a dog is saying to you. 

If you can be quiet then no doubt you'll learn about how dogs communicate, and as you spend time with them don't be surprised to feel their positive influence

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Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Nessa!!

Nessa is an adorable Papillon whose owner passed away. Now, this adorable girl is looking for a new best friend. Could it be you?

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Nessa is very social and sweet. She does great with other dogs, rarely barks, is house-trained, and loves meeting new people.

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Like most Papillons Nessa is very loyal and would love a companion to spend her golden years with.

Nessa is about 10 years young and weighs 10 pounds.

Fall in love with Nessa at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco!

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You can feel TREMENDOUS when you spend time with senior dogs!

A little known secret in the medical and canine community is that older dogs have super powers. Yep, senior dogs have the power to heal you, to make you feel tremendous!

If you've never experienced life around an older dog, you might be skeptical of these claims, but hear me out. I am speaking from recent experiences with senior dogs, not just remembering my life with my old dog. 

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Look at this image above, and tell me you can't imagine how it must feel to get that many close snuggles at one time. Not frantic puppy love, but slow and steady warmth.

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Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Smores!!

Meet the cutest dog in the world who is adoptable!

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Smores is just as sweet as her name! This happy and sweet girl would make a wonderful companion for someone who wants a quiet, mellow, and easy-going dog.

She spends most of her time curled up in a cozy bed. Smores enjoys exploring her surroundings but is also perfectly content relaxing in your lap.

Smores does well with dogs of all sizes and would make a wonderful companion.

Smores is about 13 and only weighs 6 pounds!

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Fall in love with her at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco!

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Give your time to older dogs and get swamped by love!

Investing a few hours every week caring for older dogs at my local shelter is returning HUGE dividends. Senior dogs like Miller here, get straight to the point. 

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He tracked my gaze, watched me walk over to one of the dog beds, and saw I wasn't faking my interest in offering a belly rub session.

It's reassuring to have such a clear call and response with the dogs. I always leave feeling good, and believing that I'm a good judge of character.

It also just feels nice to show these sugar faces some deserving love while they find a new family.

If you're wondering about how to add some positivity to your new year, I highly recommend investing your time volunteering at your local rescue or shelter.

And if you're looking to add some senior sweetheart loving into your home, you can find Miller at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco. 

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Discover why senior dogs rule: Fall in love with Ralph!!!

Is there such a thing as a puddle of a Poodle, or a Poodle puddle?

Ralph is a silly, fun and affectionate senior boy who can’t wait to meet you!

Give him a second and he'll be in your arms ready to snuggle up before dropping into the cutest little snoring bundle.

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He may not be able to see too well, but that doesn’t stop him from enjoying his daily walks and mingling with other mutts.

Not too big and not too small, he’s the perfect size to be your cuddle buddy and walking companion.

All Ralph wants is to spend his golden years as your BFF, partner in crime and constant companion!

We think Ralph is 11 years young, weighing about 15 lbs.

Fall in love with Ralph at Muttville on Rescue Row in San Francisco!

 

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