Did you know that November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month? The number of senior dogs and cats in shelters, rescues, and foster homes is heartbreaking. Some people shy away from adopting a senior pet. They fear the pain of the inevitable when saying good-bye after possibly a short time together but don’t let that stop you from giving senior dogs a reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
5 Reasons To Adopt Senior Dogs
- Senior dogs make great snugglers. They have more interest in being close to you for love and affection than playing.
- You don’t have to go through any of the puppy stages with potty training and teething.
- If you don’t like taking long walks or fast walks, you senior dog will be happy with shorter slower walks.
- Senior dogs have an easier time adapting to a new home than the younger dogs.
- You will be a hero to your dog.
A great place to find senior dogs is Petfinder. On their website, you can make the search specific by location, pet type, breed, age, and gender. If you live in the Los Angeles area, check out some of these beautiful senior dogs available for adoption at Brittney Foundation and Pet Orphans of Southern California. These are two of our favorite rescues at Rufus and Delilah.
- Sunny is a female Corgi who is about 11 years old. She was a victim of elder abuse. Fortunately, she is adjusting nicely out of that environment and is looking for a loving, easy-going home who will just love Sunny for who she is. She is available for adoption at Brittany Foundation. To read more about Sunny, check out this link.
- Fabio is a male Maltese who lost his home due to change in marriage partners. He did nothing wrong. He is a happy and playful little guy who is on medication which Brittany Foundation will cover for his life. Resembling his namesake, Fabio is one dreamy dude. He is about 11 years old. Fabio is available for adoption at Brittany Foundation. To read more about Fabio, check out this link.
- Toby is a male American Pit Bull Terrier who was kicked out of his home because the new landlords didn’t want “his kind” there. Toby cried and lost weight after losing his home after 10 years. He is a happy boy now but really wants a home he can call his own. He is about 11 years old. Toby is available for adoption at Brittany Foundation. To read more about Toby, check out this link.
- Rosie is the sweetest girl!!! She is a Shepherd mix. She is very shy but is getting better every day. She loves most other dogs and is good with kids. She is available for adoption at Pet Orphans of Southern California. She isn’t as old as some of the other dogs, but she is harder to place into a forever home since she is around 6 years old. To read more about Rosie and to see a video of her playing with Speedy, check out this link.
- Franklin is a Terrier mix. He is a funny dog with a great little personality. He needs to be the only dog though. He is a fluffy little guy, who loves company. He is available for adoption at Pet Orphans of Southern California. To read more about Franklin check out this link. Please note their website has his DOB entered incorrectly. He is likely around 8 years old.
Have you ever adopted a senior dog? If not, would you?