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paw print Young Dogs for Adoption are Hard to Find

Walk through any pound or shelter and you’ll find that it’s very hard to find young dogs for adoption. You’ll find many older dogs, many senior dogs, but if you’re looking for a younger dog, your search could take longer than you’d like.

It is the unfortunate fact that most people are looking for young dogs for adoption. They are easier to train, they’ll be with you longer and many people just consider them to be a cuter version of the older dogs. Young dogs for adoption just seem to have a charm that the older dogs can’t match.

Many pounds and shelters try to mitigate this problem by wrapping bandannas around older dog’s necks and leave toys in their cages. Maybe, they think, these will be reminders that while we have young dogs for adoption, older dogs can make acceptable playmates as well.

Though you might have your mind set on the availability of young dogs for adoption, there is much to consider and appreciate in older dogs. For instance, many are already trained with basic commands and most will already be house trained as well.

Young dogs for adoption, on the other hand, will often need some of this basic training and can be a bit more work right out of the gate. But, whether your choice is in the category of young dogs for adoption or older dogs, there are certainly advantages and disadvantages either way.

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