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10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
Their personalities are already fully developed, giving you a much more accurate idea of how well they will fit into your family.
What you see is what you get - senior dogs are full grown, so you won't have to guess their size, weight, hair length etc.
You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Senior dogs often have much better attention spans and impulse control, making them easier to teach than their adolescent friends.
There is a good chance senior dogs will already be housebroken.
Senior dogs are more likely to be past their "destructive teenage years," making them much more pleasant companions.
While lots of senior dogs are more than happy to go for strolls and hikes, most are just as content to lay on the couch and hang out with you.
Senior dogs don't have that "cute puppy" look anymore, so they are often harder to adopt. When you adopt a senior dog, you are saving a special life!
Senior dogs will teach you the meaning of forgiveness. They hold no grudges about looking for a new home at their age and are happy to be loved.
Senior dogs don't require constant monitoring or entertainment.
They're ADORABLE! Seriously, look at those irresistible faces.
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