5 Reasons You Should Consider Adopting A Senior Dog

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Adopting A Senior Dog

When people talk about adopting a dog, most assume that they intend to get a puppy. And while the idea of raising a cute, tiny, silly puppy is pleasant, there are a lot of aspects of raising a puppy that can be downright draining.

Senior dogs, on the other hand, are not most people’s first choice when it comes to adoption. However, what most people are forgetting is that senior dogs have a ton of benefits! Here are some of the big ones.1. You Know What You Are Getting
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Photos courtesy of Daily MailAdopting a puppy is a serious roll of the dice. Unless you are certain about the breed, there is no surefire way to know exactly how big they will get, or what kind of temperament they will have. With a senior dog, on the other hand, you know exactly what you are getting. They are done growing and have developed their personality, so you don't have to worry about them turning into some hulking beast that takes up half of your sofa. 2. Puppies Turn Into Adult Dogs - Fast!Newborns are cute. That is a fact. Babies, Puppies, Kittens, Calves, Fawns - all newborns are adorable. However, nothing stays a baby forever. And, before you know it, your precious little puppy has grown into an adult dog. Just take a look at this video and see how long it takes for these puppies to grow up.  A senior dog, on the other hand, has been around the block. They know what they are allowed to chew and what they aren’t, and they know that they have to wait to go outside before they relieve themselves. With a senior dog, you’re getting a pooch that is ready for home life right out of the box. Pretty sweet, right?4. 50 is the new 35dog-1Many people are hesitant about adopting a senior dog because they feel that the better part of their life is behind them. And while you are likely to get more time with a younger dog, thanks to advancements in modern medicine it is possible for many dogs to comfortably live into their teens. And thanks to programs like PetPlus, getting your dog the medicine they need has never been more affordable. 5. Adopting a Senior Dog Makes You a Herodog-3A senior dog can find his or herself in a shelter for any of a number of reasons. However, there is only one way for them to get out. Sadly, for many senior dogs, they spend their twilight years praying for a new home in a tiny concrete cell. Meanwhile, the younger pups tend to get scooped up faster. Now, anyone who saves a dog from a life in a shelter is a hero, but people who rescue a senior dog are likely adopting a pooch that nobody else would. That makes you a super hero -  especially in your senior dog’s eyes. So if you are looking to bring a dog into your home, please consider rescuing a senior dog. If you want more articles like this, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Source:https://www.petfinder.com/pet-adoption/dog-adoption/puppies-vs-senior-dog-adoption/http://www.austinhumanesociety.org/article/should-i-adopt-puppy-adult-or-senior-dog

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