November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month

This was a previous post, revamped and updated…

Tails From The Fur

This is a subject extremely close to my heart and one that I believe is full of misconceptions.  Statistically, most people when they come to a shelter to adopt are looking for puppies or “younger” dogs.  I truly understand this and I would never begrudge anyone for adopting.  However, what some may forget is that the older dogs can be the best dogs. 

Unfortunately,senior dogs get passed over time and time again for many reasons, of course the biggest being their “age”, for fear they won’t be around for very long, or medical issues that they already may have.   This hurts my heart because I know first hand what people are missing.  After adopting our senior, Daddy, the various reasons not to adopt older will never again enter our thoughts, because there will never be a substitution for the joy, laughter and loyalty he brought us in such a short time.

Daddy became the star in a spotlight among the younger and more energetic “teenage dogs” in our house and we couldn’t have…

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