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5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

November is Adopt A Senior Dog Month! If you are ready to bring a new furry friend into your home, please consider taking in an older dog. These sweet pooches make wonderful pets, but often have a really hard time getting adopted. In this article, a Brampton, ON vet lists some of the great benefits of adopting an older dog.

They’re Calm

Senior dogs aren’t as energetic as younger ones. They won’t need as much entertainment, activity, or stimulation, and are also less destructive. This makes them a great choice for anyone who can’t really keep up with a playful, active pet. Although Fido will still need regular activity to stay healthy, he may be fine with just a few short walks every day. He’ll also be more interested in napping than in tearing up your yard.

They’re Adorable

While we can’t deny that puppies are super cute, older pooches are just as lovable in their own way. You may be surprised at how quickly your new canine buddy can melt your heart!

Prior Training

Most senior dogs that are available for adoption have been pets before, and often have already been trained. Your furry pal might already know basic doggy obedience commands, like Sit and Stay. And, more likely than not, he’ll be housebroken already. This makes things much easier for you!

No Surprises

When you adopt an older dog, you won’t have to wonder about how large your pet will get. You also won’t have to wait to find out what your four-legged buddy’s personality will be like. What you see is what you get! If your pooch is calm and friendly at the shelter, he’ll be calm and friendly at home.

They’re Full Of Tail Wags

Senior dogs are really very sweet pets, and have lots of love to offer. Our canine companions tend to get a very calm, amiable disposition in their golden years. This lovable, friendly demeanor really makes them a joy to be around. Dogs also are smart enough to know when someone has helped them. Your furry friend will thank you with unconditional love and loyalty, endless tail wags, and unwavering friendship. What more could you ask for?

Do you have any questions about caring for a senior dog? We are always happy to help! Please reach out to us, your local Brampton, ON vet clinic, anytime.

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