Should You Adopt a Senior Dog?

Senior dogs require much less exercise and have mellower energy levels than puppies.

Lower Activity  

Senior dogs may need more vet visits for arthritis, dental cleaning, lumps, and incontinence.

Medical Care

Be prepared for potential age-related conditions like declining mobility, vision or hearing loss.

Common Issues

The joy of providing a loving home for a senior dog's final years is priceless. 

Quality Time 

Sadly, there are fewer years left to spend with an elder dog versus a puppy. 


There may be more costs for medical care, incontinence supplies, special diet, and medications.


Seniors can be harder to housetrain and learn new tricks but still trainable.


Finding a Good Vet for Your Dog