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.
53 Questions You Must Ask When Adopting a Dog
It is super important to find out as much as possible about the dog you want to adopt BEFORE you adopt him. That is why I have put together a list of questions you should be asking the humane society or rescue group about any dog you are interested in.
Debi McKee is a dog mom, volunteer foster dog home, and lifetime dog lover. Debi’s mission is to guide you through every step of your dog journey, from adopting the perfect dog for you and your family, to training your dog and keeping your dog happy and healthy. Sign up for our free resource library of must-have resources, containing valuable downloads to help you in your dog journey.
A wagging tail always means a dog is happy and friendly.
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