5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog Around Philadelphia

Image: Chad Mayer

Image: Chad Mayer

Have you considered adopting a dog? Why not try an older dog? There are plenty of reasons to adopt an older dog not the least of which is that they are already house trained (or can figure it out quickly). Most senior dogs do not destroy property like shoes or furniture either. They are excited to be loved and fit nicely into a busy household. Unfortunately older dogs are the last to be adopted from shelters. Here are a few more reasons to adopt a senior dog:

1. Companions: Senior dogs make wonderful companions because they possess mild temperaments and lower energy levels.

2. Housebroken: Senior dogs are already house trained and don’t need as much attention in this area as a puppy might.

3. Loving: Older dogs enjoy creating loving bonds and make fiercely loyal pets.

4. Mess: Older dogs are past teething, so they are less likely to chew on furniture or destroy household items.

5. Life: Since older dogs are less likely to be adopted, they may be euthanized. By adopting a senior dog, you could be saving a life.

So if you and your family have been thinking of adoption, stop by your local shelter or rescue to check out a senior dog. For more great reasons to adopt an older dog, click here.

Join Braxton’s at one of the following events which will provide opportunities to meet great animals available for adoption.

Upcoming Events:

A.R.F.
When: Sat, November 16, 9am – 3pm
Where: Braxton’s Animal Works
Description: Meet animals for adoption from the Animal Rescue Foundation. For more information, click here.
Animal Coalition of DelCo
When: Sat, November 23, 10am – 2pm
Where: Braxton’s
Description: Meet some of the great animals for adoption from ACDC. For more information, click here.
Francisvale Home for Small Animals
When: Sun, November 24, 1pm – 3pm
Where: Braxton’s Animal Works
Description: Meet some of the great animals for adoption from Francisvale. For more information, click here.

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