Adopting Senior Dogs


| 7/25/2019 1:20:00 PM


 

White Muzzles:

When I walk through any animal shelter I will usually see several older senior dogs. Frequently senior dogs are passed over while puppies and younger dogs are chosen for adoption instead of the older dogs. The white muzzle seniors then wait and hope someone will one day claim them before their time runs out. Seniors dogs don’t last long in some shelters that are kill shelters. 

Disposable Society: 

Sadly we humans have evolved into a disposable society but that should not apply to senior dogs. Just because a dog is old does not mean it has outlived its usefulness. It has been our experience that adopting an older dog has rewards that those who have given them up will never realize. They can offer a new family devotion and love beyond measure. Sure, they are at the end of their days but they still have much to contribute to a family.  



Some Escape Bad Circumstances: 

SYDNEYL
9/29/2019 9:42:57 PM

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue in Pacific Grove, CA just celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Their origin story is lovely and their mission is to care senior dogs and dogs of senior people. We have fostered and adopted many dogs from this organization. Older dogs are wonderful.


Trisha
8/5/2019 7:14:07 PM

I have two senior dogs and they are a pleasure, since I am also senior. One was the family dog but my son took him when he got his first apartment. I missed that dog, so after several months I adopted a senior dog from the shelter in need to TLC. Months later, I took family dog back since he had gone blind from a genetic condition and my son had too much other responsibility. My biggest problem is "sibling rivalry" since from their perspective, both believe that they were my original dog. I get plenty of exercise and plenty of love.




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