Top 10 Reasons for Adopting an Older Dog
It’s a sad fact that when it comes to adoption, older dogs in shelters and rescues have a harder time finding a new forever home. But we can think of a ton of reasons for adopting an older dog. We’re restricted to just the Top 10, but we think you’ll be convinced that adopting an older dog can bring new joy and love into your home. Photo credit: Kathy Doucette
- Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Not us! Dogs learn new stuff throughout their lifetime… and this includes good and bad habits! So be sure to keep your older dog on his paws by teaching him new tricks and commands that will ensure his mind and body stay sharp and in shape. Photo credit: Kathy Doucette
If you have more reasons to add on why adopting an older dog is so awesome, please add them in the comment section below.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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