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why adopting a senior pet is a great idea. 🐶

why adopting older dogs is a great idea. 🐶

June 1, 2023

getting home a young, active pup is always awesome! but ever considered opening your home and your heart to older dogs?

parenting a senior pet can be an equally, if not more, rewarding experience. ❤️  

consider this famous quote by bennie wilcox: “old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. they might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.” 

we couldn’t agree more. 💕

there is a special charm and tranquility that comes with an older canine companion. they have spent years observing the world around them, which makes them excellent companions and listeners. aging dogs seem to have an innate ability to understand our moods and provide emotional support when we need it most. 

whether we're feeling happy, sad, or stressed, their presence alone can be incredibly therapeutic. their unconditional love and loyalty are unwavering, and this unwavering support is a source of immense joy and comfort.


here are 5 reasons you should definitely adopt a senior dog: 

  1. they have soooo much love to give. you'll be rewarded with immeasurable loyalty, affection, and gratitude. aging dogs have had years to master the art of melting hearts and stealing treats with their irresistible charm. they've learned that love knows no bounds and that sharing it only makes it grow. their love tank is always full, ready to overflow with sloppy kisses and warm snuggles. they'll be your biggest cheerleader, always there to lick away your tears or wag their tail to celebrate your successes.
  2. you’ll be companions for life. senior pets already have developed personalities and you’ll immediately have a loyal companion by your side. they're like the wise, furry grandparents of the canine world. they're full of doggy wisdom and can teach you a thing or two about the true meaning of loyalty and unconditional love. older dogs have hearts of gold and they know how to tug at your heartstrings with those soulful eyes. they've mellowed with age, so you can count on them to be your calm in the storm.
  3. they adjust well to laidback lifestyles. unlike their younger counterparts, senior pets have calmer energy levels that are easier to manage. older dogs have a calm and gentle demeanor that is soothing to be around. they have already outgrown their puppy antics and have settled into their own personalities. this means fewer instances of chewing furniture or getting into mischief. instead, they prefer to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life and their relaxed nature creates a peaceful and comforting atmosphere in our homes.
  4. many senior pets come trained. they are socialized, well-mannered, and obedient to commands. but remember: even senior pets need regular exercise! older dogs often require less intensive training compared to their younger counterparts. they have already gone through the learning curve and are typically well-behaved and obedient. this means less time spent on housebreaking or teaching basic commands, allowing us to focus on building a deeper bond with them. we can invest our energy in engaging activities like gentle playtime, leisurely walks, and learning new tricks at a pace that suits our abilities. 
  5. you’ll be adding a new chapter to an old life. there’s no bigger act of love than providing them with a safe and loving home for their twilight years. there is a deep sense of fulfillment that comes from providing a loving home for an older dog. knowing that we are giving them a comfortable and happy retirement is immensely gratifying. we have the opportunity to make their remaining years truly special, showering them with affection, providing proper healthcare, and creating cherished memories together – the joy is immeasurable! 


trust us — forming an emotional bond with a senior pet will be the most special experience in your life. ❤️

and if your new old friend is under 10 years, we’d love to be a part of this priceless friendship! :)  

in every stage of their lives, especially their years of growing and aging, dogs benefit greatly from fresh food. 

digestive health is crucial for older dogs, and fresh food can work wonders in this area. many commercially processed dog foods contain additives, fillers, and preservatives that can be harsh on sensitive digestive systems. fresh food, on the other hand, is free from these additives and is easier to digest, promoting better nutrient absorption and reducing the likelihood of gastrointestinal issues.

aging dogs require a balanced diet that supports their aging bodies, including proper muscle maintenance, joint health, and a strong immune system. fresh food, such as high-quality meats, vegetables, and fruits, delivers essential nutrients in their most natural and bioavailable form, ensuring that your furry friend receives all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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