If you’re ready for a dog but not quite ready for all of the trials and tribulations of puppyhood- adopting a senior dog might be the right fit for you.
All of the animals that end up in shelters are in need of loving homes, but some have more trouble than others being placed for adoption. Among the pups that have a tougher time finding families are senior dogs.
Adopting an older dog is a smart choice for a lot of reasons. They’re usually calmer, require less training, and don’t demand the constant attention that a puppy needs. You also know exactly what you’re getting when you adopt a senior dog from a shelter. The personality and full-grown size of an older dog are already established, so there won’t be any surprises.
So if you’re ready for all of the love and companionship that comes with being a dog owner without the chewed-up shoes and housetraining, maybe it’s time to give an older dog a second chance at a happy life!