Some times we are looking for great owners who would and could adopt our olders. Older girls and boys that have been shown and are no longer in the show ring, they make marvellous pets, they do settle into a new family life and love to become an only dog rather than one of a few.
Some times they are available, so if interested in such arrangment, send us a presentation email with your phone contact, so can we call you back.
Benefits of Adopting an Older Dog
Everyone loves puppies. I get it. I love puppies, you love puppies, your best friend just got a new puppy, and you’re beside yourself with jealousy. It makes sense that the default choice when adopting a new dog is to go with a younger pup. However, you may be surprised by how rewarding it can be to adopt an older dog.
An older dog can be the perfect choice for newbies who may not have the time or desire for training from scratch. At the same time, older dogs can bring a new kind of joy to longtime dog owners who want to experience the instant and unique bond that can only be formed with an older dog.
As you read, you may be surprised at how perfect an older adopted dog can fit into your life.
Some of the advantages of adopting an older dog…
1. Most older dogs have already been housebroken
It would be rare to find an adult dog that still needed to be housebroken, so right off the bat your new adult dog can enter your life without any of the mess or stress that comes with a puppy that isn’t housebroken.
2. Older dogs can form deep connections with you
An older dog can bond with you just as deeply as a puppy. Older dogs are ready to love and are incredibly appreciative of the love you’re bringing into their life. You may notice your new adult dog only wants to be in the room that you’re in, and he’s always open to an impromptu cuddle session.
3. Adult dogs have been trained
The amount of training your new adult dog has under his belt will vary, but no matter the amount, it’s all icing on the cake. Simple commands such as sit, and stay are most likely already in your dog’s arsenal, and if you’re lucky, your new dog will come leash-trained as well. An older dog is also more receptive to learning new commands.
4. Older Dogs Have a Calmer Temperament
With age comes not only wisdom but also a more relaxed state of being for dogs. This may not true be for every dog. There will always be the ageless wonder who never wants to stop playing. For most dogs though, the older they get, the less exercise they need and the less energetic they are throughout the day. For seniors living a more relaxed lifestyle, adult dogs can make the perfect companions.
5. Older dogs have better manners than younger pups
Dogs with calmer temperaments will often have better manners than youthful, more excitable dogs. Older dogs often have the benefit of being socialized previously with both other dogs and with other humans, making them more likely to have positive interactions in the future.
6. You can bond with the dog you’ve always wanted
So, you’ve always wanted a purebred puppy but just cannot afford one. Well, guess what, you can adopt him or her. When adopting an older dog, you know in advance what to expect from their behavior, rather than rolling the dice with a younger dog without a fully developed personality. When you’re adopting an older dog, you also have the advantage of knowing their entire medical history in advance. Vaccinations have been taken care of, and vet trips should be less frequent than if you adopted a puppy.