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Dog Rescues: Why You Should Consider a Senior Pet

By    |   Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 09:47 PM

Animal shelters and dog rescues work diligently to find homes for senior pets. Unfortunately, many older dogs are difficult to place because many prospective dog owners look for younger dogs or puppies.

Younger dogs or cats look cute and adorable to someone who is adopting. However, older dogs have advantages. They are fully grown and their behaviors are already developed, according to the ASPCA. They have been trained by previous owners and usually know how to behave when they arrive at a new home.

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Senior pets can be a better choice for some people who don’t have the time to train and teach younger dogs how to behave. Senior citizens and people who don’t have active lifestyles might prefer the presence of an older dog that already has experience being with other humans.

Younger dogs are often still undergoing changes. They have periods of chewing, digging or annoying behaviors that some people don’t have the time or patience to deal with. Older pets are past these behaviors.

Adventure-seeking, younger dogs keep you on your toes. This can be fun if you know what you’re in for, but you have to stay on guard to protect your pet. An older dog isn’t as likely to sneak out of the house or the yard to travel around the neighborhood.

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Older dogs don’t have the same high energy but manage to be just as lovable and compassionate as younger dogs. This can be ideal for someone who wants a dog around, but doesn’t want to spend as much time keeping a constant eye on their pet. It also works out for children who aren’t used to dogs. Older dogs can teach kids a lot about caring and companionship without the difficulty of training.

Health concerns might become an issue for older dogs, but dogs can suffer from illnesses at any stage of their lives. A healthy, older companion can still provide years of enjoyment and friendship, according to NYLABone.com.

Talk to the people at the animal shelter or dog rescue group about what kind of dog is best for you. 

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