Did you know, November Is National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month? Senior dogs are often overlooked at the shelter and rescues, well, simply because they are “old”. But I’m here to tell you adopting a senior dog has some awesome advantages. By far, many more advantages than disadvantages!
Our first foster dog was a 10-year-old black lab named Silla (pictured above). She was a senior dog that was an owner surrender. She did nothing wrong, other than get old and not get along with the new dogs in the house… I won’t get into all things that are wrong with that statement… but I will tell you, Silla was a sweet, loving, laid back lab.
It took almost 5 months for Silla to be adopted. So many times, we wanted to adopt her ourselves… you can read her full story here.
You are truly saving a life when you adopt a senior dog since they don’t get adopted as quickly as a puppy… the senior dog really needs you!
When you are ready to adopt a senior dog or any dog, Rescue Dogs 101 has many resources to help you in your journey. Take a look at our adopt page and browse all the articles that are available.
Asking all the right questions can be the difference between adopting a dog with unknown health or behavior issues and adopting your perfect and healthy dog. This adoption interview PDF makes it easy to remember to ask those questions!
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Debi McKee is a mom of three kids, two dogs and the creator of Rescue Dogs 101... were she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She also volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society.