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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:37 PM

Here's Why You Should Adopt a Senior Dog - The Dodo



Shelters are full of senior dogs who need homes. Lexy the Elderbull, Lee Asher and more show us why adopting an older dog will be the best decision you'll ever make.


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Reply Here's Why You Should Adopt a Senior Dog - The Dodo (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Mar 14 OP
fleur-de-lisa Friday #1
Rhiannon12866 Friday #2
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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:30 AM

1. K&R

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:27 AM

2. Thanks! Every dog that I've had in my life has been older when they found me

And there have been several - Except for the pup I grew up with and my puppy currently snoring beside me on the couch who is now 12. And I have never, not once, been disappointed! And I agree with the video, puppies are a lot of work!

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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:17 AM

3. That was so nice

Beautiful video and so absolutely true. Dogs just get better with age and the only thing - ONLY thing - bad about adopting an older dog is losing them. But that holds true for all dogs. My current dog sat for over a year in a kennel waiting to be adopted, don't know why because he is amazing. I feel so lucky every day that I got him.

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Response to Blazesweetie (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:54 AM

4. I know - and that is just heartbreaking!

The adjustment period is easier for both of you with an older dog. My Barney was 10 or 11 when he found me and he adjusted faster than I did, LOL. He was so much smarter and more resilient than I initially gave him credit for - he fit in immediately, despite never having lived in a home. He had spent his life in a "commercial kennel," but he really belonged where he ended up - in a home where he was loved. He was the sweetest dog from day one...

And I also adopted two dogs whose respective owners had died. Sheena was 8 and my little Meneken was 9. Not only did they bond with me, but with each other, and that was the nicest thing of all.

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