Our dog Whirly, the lead dog clothing model for Whirly Dog Supplies, was 9 years old when he was adopted from the Oregon Humane Society. We could not be happier, he is the perfect addition to our family.
If you are considering bringing a pet into your life, think about an older dog as your new friend! A senior dog can actually be more beneficial then having a younger dog...
You know what you are getting:
An older dog helps you to understand what the requirements are such as, adult size, personality, and grooming requirements.
So many people are worried that they will get a dog that has bad habits from it's previous owner - well, yes and no. Older dogs are very easy to train, they are more focused making it easier to keep their attention.
Love and Attention:
Senior dogs have "been around the block" - they know how to settle into a family (or the pack). They tend to be be more loving and quickly become devoted to their humans. Finally, you don't need to keep a constant eye on them as you would a puppy. Typically they understand what they need to do to please you, so you can have your own time without the worry that you would with a child.
In summary, we are so happy we decided to adopt an older dog. Whirly is a perfect companion, he is so devoted and full of love. He's smart and learns quickly. He is a perfect addition to our family.