Why rescue an older dog?
Many people automatically think of a puppy when they think of adopting a new pet. But puppies demand patience and energy, and older dogs can be just as cute, lovable, and loyal.
Senior pups are not necessarily “problem dogs” — remember that it’s often humans who let them down, not the other way around. Typically, older dogs are:
- Calmer (less stress when getting a new pet!)
- Comfortable with basic commands and walking on a leash
- Accustomed to routines
- Unlikely to develop new, bad habits