Thinking about getting a dog? Why not adopt a senior dog — say, over the age of five years? Or even a senior dog of unlimited age? We’d like to guide you toward successfully providing a new home and a new life for a senior dog. Even though many people gravitate toward puppies, senior dogs offer a host of benefits that compare well to younger dogs. We refer you to our list of the Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog. If you’re concerned about health care for a senior dog, you’ll find help beginning with our list of the Ten Tips for Keeping Your Older Dog Healthy. You’ll discover a lot about yourself when you adopt a senior dog — especially about your capacity for compassion and for making the world a better place — and not only for the senior dog you adopt. As Ghandi once said, you can tell a lot about a society by the way its animals are treated. Treat them with compassion and kindness, and you’ll enlarge your own heart and, through your example, expand the hearts and minds of those around you.
Since you’re already online, a good place to begin looking for a dog to adopt is right here. You’re likely to find a senior dog to adopt by visiting the websites linked through these pages: