4 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Dog

The month of November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month. Check out these 4 reasons to consider adopting a senior dog:

 

1.) Older Dogs Are Usually Already Trained

 

Most older dogs are already potty-trained and come with the knowledge of commands like "come," "sit," and "stay." Older dogs, especially those who previously experienced human care and affection, are eager to please, gentle and have good manners.

Senior Dog

2.) Senior Dogs Are Less Demanding

 

Senior dogs are usually less demanding than younger pups. Older dogs require less exercise and oftentimes don't require as much attention as their younger counterparts.

Golden Retriever

3.) Older Dogs Are The Best Companions

 

When you adopt an older dog, you adopt a loving companion. Most senior dogs have already been socialized and have learned how to get along with humans and even other pets. Lots of times, senior dogs are also have sweet demeanors. 

Man And Dog

4.) You Can Save Their Life

 

Animal shelters are frequently overcrowded and senior dogs are often among the first to be euthanized. When adopting an older dog, you are saving a life and giving the dog a second chance at a happily ever after. 

Happy Senior Dog