Back in April, Dogster’s for the love of the dog Blog put together a slide show of submitted photos from their readers. The photos had only one criteria, “Dogster is seeking photos of readers’ old dogs, with little descriptions to go along with them. Your dog can be in Dog Heaven, as long as you submit a photo of him/her in older years.”
The slide show turned out great–it gives you that warm fuzzy feeling for your old friends. Recently, many younger adoptive owners are considering senior dogs over puppies.
“From now on, I’m going to only adopt old dogs,” said Katelyn Rockwell, a student and animal shelter volunteer. “I’m going to hold off on adopting a puppy until I have a family.”
Older dogs, like the three now available for adoption at the Baltimore Humane Society, usually have discounted adoption fees. In addition to generally lower costs (including fees, short-lived toys, replacing destroyed items in your home, etc.) older dogs are usually pre-trained. That gives owner and dog more time to lay around and get to know each other.