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paw print Senior Dog Rescue Can Be a Joy

There’s something really special about an older dog. In many cases, senior dogs have been left behind when their human companion dies or moves into assisted living. Adopting an older dog can be a real joy because most of them are well housebroken and don’t require the patience a puppy needs.

Many organizations have arisen around the country which can put you in touch with that senior dog that would fit your life perfectly, one such organization is Old Dog Haven.

Old Dog Haven points out these facts about senior dog rescue. Often they have medical problems that require veterinary care, and can be challenging to deal with. Thyroid medicine is often needed, and many older dogs have arthritis bad enough that they can’t handle stairs. When they are no longer allowed to live with their human companion, whatever the reason, they are often either left at the shelter or kept in a back yard where the people pay little attention to them.

Even though their chances of adoption are slim, these dogs still make devoted, loving pets. If you have room in your home and your life, consider taking on one of these old friends.

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