6 Benefits of Adopting an Older Dog

  • Thinking to adopt a dog? Why not consider an older or senior dog! Senior dogs, and even other senior animals, are less wanted than their younger counterparts. The main reason is that people think that these pets need extra care and will not live long enough.

     

    No matter what, a senior dog equally deserves a second chance of having a family. Besides being a pet, an older dog makes an excellent emotional support animal also. Just get an emotional support dog letter to live with it.

     

    Why should I get an older dog as an ESA? Below are some reasons to do it.

     

    1. They are Easy to Manage

    This is more suitable for senior citizens who cannot run after a puppy or a younger more energetic dog. Older dog shares their age and hence the energy levels and are content to have a nap rather than running and romping around.

     

    2. They are Already Trained

    Older dogs have already gone through the training stage, which means that you do not have to train them from scratch. Most of them are already housebroken and know that carpets and indoors are not for any funny business. They know that outdoors are where it belongs.

     

    3. You Get What You See

    Older dogs have developed personalities, which means that you can easily choose the one that best matches your personality. With puppies it's different. They are in the or growing stage and you don't know what type of personality they may develop. With senior dogs its different.

     

    4. They have Social Skills

    And this is why they offer instant companionship. They know how to live and get along with humans and other pets and know a lot of commands also. With puppies you have to spend ample time in training them and introducing them to your house and other pets, if you have any. Senior dogs already know all this.

     

    5. They can Still Trainable

    Though these dogs ready have basic training, they are still happy to learn some new tricks. Dogs could be trained at any age and since they are so eager to please its owner, they do their best to learn the tricks. Also because they are already housebroken, they will learn the tricks rather quickly, lucky you!

     

    6. They are Thankful

    Pet homes and shelters have majority of senior and older dogs. This is why they are usually the first to be euthanized. By.adopting a senior dog, you give it a second chance to life and family and for this, he will be ever grateful. They would show their gratitude by offering love and companionship and see you as their hero.

     

    Senior dogs are equally wonderful as any other animal. They are great as SEAs also and have a lot of love to offer but don't forgett to get your esa letter for housing.