Thursday, November 6, 2014

3 Great Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

I am so glad that we have all month to celebrate senior dogs!  Being a senior dog myself, I think Senior Dogs are Super Dogs!

Oz the Terrier Senior Dogs are Super Dogs - adopt a senior dog month

According to Grey Muzzle Organization, there are thousands of senior dogs living in shelters.  The 3 most common reasons for senior dogs ending up in shelters are 1) owners moving to where pets aren't allowed, 2) medical issues that owners refuse to take care of, and 3) their owner passes away.  These reasons are really such a shame because Senior Dogs are SUPER Dogs.

There are some great reasons to Adopt a SUPER Senior Dog.  

Top 3 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog are:
1)  You Know What You are Getting - their full-grown size, their grooming requirements, their personality won't be surprises to you.  And even if their personality is such that they are bit nervous or skittish, just know that your love and caring may help make them into the confident dog they once were.

2)  You Can Count on Fewer Messes - senior dogs are way past puppyhood and probably won't chew your shoes or chew your furniture and they most likely will be housetrained.

3)  You Will Get Lots of LOVE - senior dogs will be focused on giving and receiving love (and lots of cuddles).  Take it from me, when I was a puppy and a younger dog, I didn't want to be cuddled or held or way!  I wanted to be down on the ground exploring everything!  But now, as a newly aged senior dog, I have found I do enjoy some quiet time cuddled up with Ma or Daddy-dog.

Oz the Terrier grow old with me, the best is yet to be - adopt a senior dog month

Do you know another great reason to Adopt a SUPER Senior Dog?


  1. There are soooooo many wonderful reasons to adopt Senior dogs!! Most of us n our pack are seniors...and yep, while Mr Arty puppypants wants to spend most of his time playing and running...we like to spend it cuddled with Mama and Daddy (although we do take turns keeping him in line ;-))!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  2. Great reasons Oz and I could not agree more. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. When I was a young pup, the first time They left me alone (for 30 minutes while They went next door), I pulled the door jamb out of the baseboard. That wouldn't happen now.

  4. It's so nice when we see seniors being adopted. It's sad when people even think of giving up a senior pet
    Lily & Edward

  5. Seniors are more mellow. We love our senior sis Katie, but it is sad to see her getting old some days when she has trouble.

  6. Seniors are the best, and those are definitely great reasons to adopt one! Seniors seem pretty happy to do whatever you want to do....whether it is just to be a couch potato, or to go for nice long walks. They always seem to want to be by your side.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  7. As a SENIOR myself... I (Frankie Furter) can attest to all those reasons as being Totally Correct.

  8. those are excellent reasons Oz

  9. Those are really great reason Oz!

  10. I think senior dogs are AWESOME!!!! We are listing one reason each day this month why it is a great idea. ☺

  11. Wonderful post for our beloved seniors. Too many of them get looked over, and it's just not fair :(
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  12. Love this post Oz! Shiner sends her love to a fellow senior doggy. I still can't believe that she is 11... she sure doesn't act like it sometimes!

  13. we are both senior dogs!
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  14. We did adopt a senior dog. I think we can call Vaks a senior. He is 8 year. There is only a thing i think you should know: It maybe will take a little longer before your adopted senior dog is totally comfortable with you. They have to learn to trust you. It did take our Vaks about 5 month, but now he is the cutest dog and we love him and he loves us.

  15. Oz that's a wonderful post and I hope it motivates a lot of people to share their home with a senior dog or cat. I'm sure seniors are wonderful friends and they deserve all our love, that's for sure :o)

  16. Love this article - it's so true that what you see is what you get - a loving instant companion. Whenever I go to events or volunteer I make a beeline for the seniors because I know they'll be so gentle and loving. It's so sad that they're so often overlooked when it comes to adoptions; hopefully all these positive messages will help spread the word about how awesome senior dogs are. To think you could go to the shelter and come home with an instant best friend - a dog that just wants to be loved and cared for - it doesn't get any better than that.

  17. Senior dogs are super dogs, I love my senior Nellie. Those senior dogs need some love to so adopt them and give them a great rest of their lives.

  18. Well dun Oz my pal...I do be parshull to an older fur myself...


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