Unfortunately, older dogs in shelters are often passed over for their younger counterparts and first for euthanasia lists. Many older dogs are abandoned because people simply don’t want to deal with the responsibilities of an aging dog, trading them in for younger models. What some people don’t realize is that more mature dogs can be much easier companions — no longer full of puppy energy, they can be calmer, content to just hang out with you all day.
We’re big fans of adoption here, but for November, we’d like to highlight a segment of the shelter population that really needs some extra attention. We have lots of articles and resources about senior dogs right here on Dogster!
In addition to celebrating our elder dogs, we’re going to feature a senior Dogster member each week of November and we’re asking you to help with the nomination process.
All dogs are awesome, but for the month of November, we’re going to take a little time to put the spotlight on some of our community’s favorite elders.
We look forward to sharing your senior canines!
Top photo via Dogster member Buddy
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