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Why Might I Want to Consider Adopting an Older Dog Instead of a Puppy?

Posted by David on September 17th, 2010

Purina-Dog-Content-BrandWould you like to get a new dog that’s already housebroken, already had his shots, already been spayed or neutered, and who’s more than willing to learn a few new tricks? It sounds too good to be true, but a family-friendly older dog can be all that, and more.

You may think you want a puppy, but consider whether or not your schedule will allow for the time and effort that young dogs require. Older dogs, many of whom were given up because their owners got sick or moved away, may be able to make the transition much more smoothly. So if you’re ready to adopt, give the older, calmer canines a look. Tap into an online rescue site or visit an animal shelter. Lots of adult dogs are waiting for homes, and many of them are move-in ready.

 
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