13 Reasons We Absolutely Love Senior Dogs
by Kristina Lotz
If you have owned a senior dog then you know there is just something special about those golden years. And remember, if you are looking for a dog, there are plenty of silver-nosed seniors waiting for love at your local shelter. Here are just a few reasons we love them.
#1 – Soulful Eyes
There is nothing more powerful than the soulful eyes of a senior dog. If only we could read their minds or understand what they are saying – the stories they could tell!
#2 – Well-mannered
Senior dogs are all trained, making them great roommates.
#3 – Great Babysitters
A senior dog can really help raise a puppy, teaching him “doggie manners” and how to share the bed.
#4 – Full of wisdom
They’ve been around the block and they know the rules. With ages comes wisdom after all.
#5 – Deep sleepers
Remember when every little sounds woke up your puppy, who then wanted to play, go outside or just bark for no reason? Seniors will sleep through most things, allowing you to get more rest.
#6 -Can appreciate quiet moments
While your pup wants to bark at the seagulls, chase the waves or look for food left on the beach, a senior dog has no problem with quietly taking in the surroundings; watching the action, smelling the smells and just enjoying being alive.
#7 – Patient
A senior dog will wait patiently while you finish your work and can cuddle.
#8 – Loyal
As a dog ages, their loyalty seems to increase. Senior dogs will stay with you not matter what comes your way.
#9 – Lots of personality
Seniors dogs may have less energy and a bit slow at moving, but they have LOTS of personality.
#10 – Distinguished looks
A dog with a touch of silver in their hair is as distinguished as any gentlemen.
#11 – Love snuggling
Senior dogs are supreme snugglers and won’t mind sleeping in with you.
Senior dogs are appreciate of any bit of love you will give them, especially if they been waiting in a shelter for a home.
#13 –Perfect companion for later in life
As we start slowing down, keeping up with a young dog can be hard. Senior dogs are perfect companions as we become seniors ourselves.