Having a senior dog now is wonderful. When we adopted her she was a playfully sweet and sassy adult. Now that she is quite elderly, our dog is still sassy but cuter than ever. Her mannerisms can mimic a puppy, from making a big mess around her food bowl to falling asleep in a millisecond. I don't know why some people are so quick to surrender their older dog, or if thinking about dog adoption, don't consider the senior sweethearts at their local rescue.
Fortunately I can say now that you don't need the best imagination, just a big heart, to enjoy life with an older dog. November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. I love my elderly dog and our life together. If you have never experience life with an older dog, now is the time to consider it. Here are five of my favorite ways senior dogs rule:
- Why adopt or foster an older dog instead of a puppy?
- Senior Dogs Benefit Baby Boomers
- These are five myths about senior dogs
- Older dogs can teach you lots you didn't know!
Learn even more about the joys of senior dogs:
After my first dog adoption, I dropped these three beliefs and changed forever.