August is Senior Pets Appreciation Month at BlogPaws, so we thought it was fitting to share just a few reasons why senior dogs are awesome. Also, today is our good friend Sugar the Golden Retriever's 13th Barkday celebration. Sugar is like the poster girl for senior dogs. We want to wish her a very Happy Birthday!
It is sad to think that many pets in animal shelters get overlooked by potential adopters because they are older. Older pets are just as smart, playful, and loving as younger pets. Age is just a number after all. Plus, older pets do have their perks. Here's a list of reasons why senior dogs rock. (ALL senior pets rock, actually.)
- Gray fur. It gives senior dogs a sophisticated and wise look. Plus they are just plain cute.
- Senior dogs don't chew up as much stuff. Well, sometimes... my senior dog still does this, but it's considerably less often than when she was a puppy!
- They are smart. Who says old dogs can't learn new tricks? That's a total myth!
- They just want somebody to love. Growing older with your dog is a wonderful experience. Each day, the bond that you share becomes stronger. Older dogs have plenty of love to share.
I know this list is pretty short. There are SO many more reasons why senior dogs and other senior pets are awesome. Remember, if you are considering adopting a pet don't overlook the older ones. They make great pets too.
What would you add to this list? Tell us why you think senior pets are awesome in the comments!
Click here to see more Happy Barkday Wishes for our senior dog friend Sugar the Golden Retriever.