Why Adopt Senior Dogs
Older dogs are lovable, gentle pets that are looking for owners that are low-key in nature - just like them! Senior dogs make great pets, as they are already potty-trained and mature. Pet owners will still be able to teach old dogs new tricks; and they will be able to play in the fenced-in backyard with pet owners.
Older dogs need more exercise than younger dogs. Puppies need at least 30 minutes of daily activity while older dogs need about an hour each day. This will help dogs maintain strong bones - especially important as they age. This will be helpful for Golden Retrievers, and like dogs, that risk arthritis and other hip problems. Exercises for older dogs can include: jumping, rolling over, squatting, and running.
Adopting senior dogs gives them a chance at finding a forever home. Don't let these dogs stay in a shelter for the remainder of their dog days! Choose to adopt older dogs this Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, courtesy of ASPCA.
- Jenn Smith