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Last Updated:
10/19/2020 9:16 PM
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10 reasons to adopt a sweet senior!Senior Sammy pic
Here are 10 reasons to adopt a senior dog: 
  • HOUSETRAINED: Older dogs are housetrained. You won't have to go through the difficult stage(s) of teaching a puppy house manners and mopping/cleaning up after accidents.
  • NO CHEWING:Older dogs are not teething puppies and won't chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.
  • PAY ATTENTION: Older dogs can focus well because they've mellowed. Contrary to the old saying, old dogs can and do learn new tricks because they focus to learn!
  • UNDERSTAND "NO": Older dogs have learned what "No" means. That's how they got to be "older" dogs :o)
  • SETTLE IN: Older dogs settle in with the "pack" easily, because they've learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack.
  • GIVE LOVE: Older dogs are good at giving love. Once they get into their new, loving home, they are grateful for the second chance they've been given.
  • WYSIWYG: What You See is What You Get: Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality.
  • INSTANT COMPANIONS: Older dogs are instant companions -- ready for walks, car trips, and other things you like to do.
  • GIVE YOU TIME: Older dogs leave you time for yourself. They don't make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that puppies and youngsters do.
  • SLEEP!: Older dogs let you get a good night's sleep because they're accustomed to human schedules and don't generally need night-time feedings, comforting or potty breaks.
  • From the Senior Dogs Project: http://www.srdogs.com/Pages/adopt.ten.html 
  • Browse our Adoptable Sweet Seniors
  • Read more about our Senior Program