Adopting a dog can be one of the most rewarding decisions you ever make. However, you want to head into this decision with a lot of wisdom and research. Adopting puppies are great, but BestBullySticks.com wants to let you in on another choice that might be even better for your family: adopting an adult or senior dog. November is Adopt-A-Senior Dog Month, so here are some reasons why adopting an oldie, but a goodie might be a wonderful option.
Less Work: Puppies are a lot of work; they need lots of just about everything including exercise, training, socialization and more. For most old dogs, this is old hat.
Mature in Every Way: An older dog already has a well-defined personality, emotional and physical characteristics. Whereas a puppy goes though many changes, a mature dog doesn’t hide much.
Good for First-Time Adopters: If you’re a first time adopter, or even dog owner, an older dog is probably the best match for you! This way a future puppy parent can ease in to dog ownership and responsibility, whereas adopting a puppy requires much more time for training, exercise and socialization. Instead of potential chaos, you’re sure to get plenty calm and ease from a senior dog.
Will Love You Just As Much: No matter a senior dog’s former life, dogs have very large hearts and when they’re truly cared for, will love their companions wholly.
Be A Rebel: At a shelter, many people overlook older dogs, but you can be a rebel! Do something others don’t; love on an older dog. BestBullySticks.com knows it will be a rewarding experience.
To find out more about adopting a senior dog, read the ASPCA’s Top Ten Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog.
Have you adopted an adult or senior dog? Tell us your success stories!