We all know puppies are cute...but they can also require tons energy, training and supervision. Plus, with puppies and younger dogs in higher demand, senior dogs are often left waiting and waiting at shelters, hoping for their perfect person to come along.
Here are 7 of the (many) reasons to consider bringing an older dog into your life!
Older dogs make excellent, loving companions from day one.
Older dogs are likely to be housetrained and in general less needy than younger dogs.
3) What you see is what you get.
With an older dog, there are no surprises in terms of temperament, appearance, size, and health.
4) Good manners.
Older dogs are mellow, well-behaved, and less destructive than younger dogs.
5) You can teach an old dog new tricks.
Older dogs are more focused and self-disciplined, making them great at picking up new information.
6) Lower activity requirements.
Older dogs are great for senior citizens or for those who don't have the time or ability to provide tons of exercise to their pup.
7) You're saving a life.
Older dogs spend an average of 4 times longer in shelters and are more likely to be euthanized. Adopting a senior gives them a second chance at a loving, forever home.
Check out senior dog rescues near you (like Muttville!), or visit your local animal shelter to meet tons of older dogs in need of homes. Your new best friend awaits!
Hooray for senior dogs! Here at v-dog, we're all about the health and longevity of our pups. Since 2005, we've seen thousands of dogs live long, happy lives on our vegan kibble - some even into their 20s! Dogs of all ages can reap the benefits of a clean, plant-based diet, and many experience higher energy levels, reduced joint pain, and even arthritis relief after switching over. Read stories from some of our pawsome canine customers here!
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