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Old 01-11-2015, 06:57 AM
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I adopted 2 dogs - both 8 yrs old at the time. Missy was with me for 7 yrs - no issues except the normal renal failure toward the end. Sunny is still with me - no issues, just normal vet visits. I will adopt another older dog in the future, also - it's sad that they are overlooked so much. That's why I have that comment at the bottom of all my posts.
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Our doggie rescue recently had a successful "senior" adoption here in The Villages. The "pup" suited their lifestyle in that she is calm, adjusted her outdoor walking gait to the owner at a slower pace providing exercise for both, is housebroken and happy to be loved! Senior dogs can be terrific in many ways.
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Glad to see so many people have had positive experiences adopting senior pets. I think some men (at least my friend's husband and even my husband) are leary about older pets. They see heartache looming right around the corner...not to mention a ton of medical bills right of the bat. But I look at it as the years of love you gain and helping a senior have a good home in their later years. Plus a person can adopt a puppy and the puppy comes down with a lot of expensive medical bills. Nobody has a crystal ball that I know of. If you do, can I borrow it?
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Glad to see so many people have had positive experiences adopting senior pets. I think some men (at least my friend's husband and even my husband) are leary about older pets. They see heartache looming right around the corner...not to mention a ton of medical bills right of the bat. But I look at it as the years of love you gain and helping a senior have a good home in their later years. Plus a person can adopt a puppy and the puppy comes down with a lot of expensive medical bills. Nobody has a crystal ball that I know of. If you do, can I borrow it?
Hopefully we are a compassionate society, most of us.
The older pets that are surrended to the humane society have little chance of being adopted.
If you adopt an older pet, you can really feel good about it.
Plus you are freeing up a place for another rescue, a double benefit.

Not to dwell on the negative, but a long life isn't promised to any of us.
Therefore buying a puppy at our age may mean that the dog ends up in a Shelter.
Plus many retirees want a dog that is toilet trained, walks on a leash, etc.

We go daily to the private dog park, DDRR. Almost every dog there seems to be adopted.
I often hear the comment, "Our dog came from a shelter, and it's the best dog we've ever had".
It's a wonderful thing.
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