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  • Writer's pictureChew Sean Thong

Why Senior Dogs Make Great Companions

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As animal lovers, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of bringing home a new puppy or young dog. However, it's important to remember that senior dogs can make wonderful companions as well. ❤️

In fact, there are several reasons why adopting a senior dog may be the best decision you ever make. Here are the top reasons why senior dogs make great companions:

1. They Have Lower Energy Levels

One of the biggest advantages of adopting a senior dog is that they often have lower energy levels than their younger counterparts. While puppies and young dogs can be rambunctious and require a lot of exercise and attention, senior dogs are often content to lounge around and snuggle.

Although regular exercise is still needed for old doggos — like short walks and swimming 🏊 — to stay healthy, low impact activities are best suited for them so that they do not strain their muscles or joints! This makes them a great choice for people who want a more relaxed companion~

2. They Are More Mellow

In addition to having lower energy levels, senior dogs are often more mellow and relaxed than younger dogs. They have already gone through their puppy phase and have settled into their personalities. This means they are less likely to be anxious or overly excitable, making them a great choice for people who want a low-stress companion.

3. They're Great for First-Time Dog Owners

If you have never owned a dog before, adopting a senior dog can be a great way to ease into dog ownership. Senior dogs are usually calmer and less demanding than younger dogs. They also tend to have more predictable personalities, making it easier to determine if a particular dog will be a good fit for your lifestyle. What you see is what you will get!

4. They Have Lots of Love to Give!

Perhaps the best reason to adopt a senior dog is that they have lots of love to give. Many senior dogs end up in shelters because their owners have passed away or simply cannot care for them anymore, while some spend most of their lives in adoption centers since being rescued as a pup. 😞

Many of these dogs have experienced loss in different forms and are often looking for a new human companion who can give them the love they need. By adopting a senior dog, you are giving them a second chance at a happy life and gaining a loyal companion in the process~


We hope you have found this article to be helpful! If you are looking to adopt senior dogs, head on to our list of puppers who are looking for furever homes!▼・ᴥ・▼

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