10 Major Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog In 2024

Most older dogs are house-trained, leash-trained, and sometimes crate-trained. No late-night pee excursions, chewed furniture, or crate crying? It sounds good!

Working with older dogs isn't 24/7. Most of them don't need continual monitoring and training like puppies, giving you more time to do your thing.

Senior dogs have acquired numerous life lessons. They know that dog toys, not shoes, are for chewing and that trashing will have consequences.

Older dogs adjust well to new homes. Shelters and rescues may also know more about an older dog's background to help you find the right dog.

Most senior dogs like walks and cuddling. They will quietly greet you at the door after napping all day while you work.

Veteran dogs can learn new tricks. Most are calmer, more mature, and focused than younger dogs and can learn new skills easier.

Older canines have matured in size, temperament, and personality. Don't expect surprises like with a puppy—you know what you're getting!

Many older dogs are ready to be your best friend right away since they need less time to acclimate. They're up for any adventure, whether it's to the park, pals, or the couch!

Nighttime feedings, consoling, and potty breaks are unnecessary for older dogs habituated to human schedules.

By adopting a senior dog, you allow the shelter or rescue to help another local pet.