Elderly Dogs Need Your Love, Too
Chip, a 14 year-old-dog, was dumped at a dog shelter when he was only 7 weeks old, and has lived in the shelter ever since. Last month, Chip was finally adopted by a kind man, and will have a home for the first time in his life.
Unfortunately, Chip’s story is more of an exception than a rule, given that many people avoid adopting elderly dogs. Puppies are generally regarded as cuter, more playful and most folks prefer young pups to elderly dogs because they will be around for a longer period of time. Still, adopting an elderly dogs has its benefits.
If you decide to get an elderly dog, you do not have to worry about finding all kinds of surprises around your house – these dogs are housebroken and will let you know when they need to go out and do their business. Also, their teething phase is a thing of the past, which means all your furniture and shoes will remain in one piece! They are especially good for older people, as they are not as energetic as pups and do not require constant care. If this sounds like something you need, go to a local shelter and give an old pooch a chance!