Top 10 reasons to adopt an older dog:
1. What you see is what you get
Older dogs are open book from the start,
you'll know important things like thier full grown size, personality and
grooming requirements. All this information makes it easier to pick the
right dog and forge an instant love connection that will last a
2. Easy to train
Think you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Hogwash!!!! Older dogs are great are focusing on you and the task at
hand, because they are calmer then youngsters. Plus all those years of
experience reading humans can help the quickly figure out how to please
their new owners.
3. Seniors are SUPER-LOVING
Older dogs are devoted and grateful to their
new owners. They are happy to go with you where ever you go or just sit
with you on a couch. They don't need much to be happy.
4. They are NOT a 24-7 job
Grown-up dogs don't require the constant
monitoring puppies require. This leaves you time to do you what ever you
need to get done. They can be left alone for longer period of time then
a puppy without getting bored and finding something to occupy their
5. They settle in quickly
Older dogs have been around the block and
already learned what it takes to get along with others and become pack
of the family. They will pick up on your routine in no time at all so
you can start doing fun thing with your new best friend. They will
become part for your family in no time.
6. Fewer messes
Your floors, shoes and furniture will thank
you for adopting a older pouch!! Older dogs are likely to already be
housetrained and even if they are not they have the physical and mental
abilities to pick it up faster and settle into your routine in no time.
With their teething years behind them older dogs are much less likely to
be destructive chews.
7. You won't bite off more than you can chew
You will be getting a dog that you can see
what you are getting into. You'll know what to expect and what you will
need for and older dog. You are more likely to find a family member of
friend to watch an older dog then a puppy leaving you time for vacations
or business that many that longer then expected.
8. They enjoy easy living
Consider a canine retiree rather then a
high-energy young dog who will tun you ragged. Not that older dogs don't
require any exercise, they do, but they are not going to need or want to
run a marathon every day.
9. Be a hero
Older dogs are often the last to be adopted.
An older dog in not a broken dog. Many older dogs have had a full life
as a show dog, agility dog or sporting dog and are now just looking to
retire to a loving families couch. You will feel the reward each and
10. They are so cute
Need we say more!!!!