We can all do this...I have a senior now...alpha, but I have already done this once. I adopted a 12 year old Golden. She was with us til 16 and I know it was the best 4 years of her life...I will do it again! You?
My Yellow Lab was 8 y/o when I adopted him. He's 15 now and he will be with me until his last breath. I know he's already lived past his life expectancy but the vet said he's in as good of shape as can be expected for his age.
I adopted 2 senior yellow Labs and hope they will live to a very old age with quality of life. They are both spoiled rotten. I love them and would not have it any other way. My best friends.
I wouldn't get an animal any other way-- you already know their loving disposition!
We adopted a senior pitbull in October (the dog in my profile pic) and it was the best thing I have ever done. He is so sweet and loving, the best part is the shelter said he was 14 so we figured we might get a year maybe 2 with him but my vet said they were way off and he is between 8-10 so hopefully we will have many more years with him =).
I have seen this trend more than usual thw past few years.Just awful.I am in rescue,and take the ones nobody wants.The sick &an elderlt.I jave a crew if wonderful dogs! They seem tp kmow who really loves them.I have a 15yr old,&one going on 16They are simply great! :)
I'm sick of people only thinking about themselves....it's no longer convenient for THEM when an old dog needs to be let outside to potty more often, etc. so they dump the dog at a shelter.
senior dogs and cats are great for older people too!
I have adopted several 'oldies' over the years and currently have 3 11 yr olds and a 13 yr old (plus a lively 11 month old Bosnian boy who was abandoned on the streets of Sarajevo). I love the senior canine citizens and highly recommend giving a happy retirement to a 'golden oldie'!
I just took in a 13-year-old dog...though not from a shelter. He had nowhere to turn that would have valued preserving his life. What a blessing he is!
It doesn't matter if you got him from a shelter, a rescue, a neighbor, an elderly person, or off the street. What matters is that you did it - and for that I commend you.
I would never abandone my old dogs, they deserve to be loved to the end. It's so important that we have them in our wills as well, GOD DOG parents!
I did a little video several years ago." Adopt an Amazing Senior Dog" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omaybtYS5ks.
just posted your beautiful and heartwarming video. Need to click on link by original photo
I am in action to adopt an older dog from Spain, he is 12 years old and he is blind. I await his arrival.
I had a blind dog, we put pillow bumpers on everything. We trained her to key words, like easy, left and right. Also train them to night and day rituals as they can't see the light. I have a big old dog above me, poor thing he paces at night, as they walk him, I gave mine nightly rubs, and would say night night.. I miss me baby girl, it will be 1 year since she passed :-(