While there are many reasons to adopt senior dogs – which generally means dogs over the age of 7 – the most urgent reason is that you might save a dog’s life.
Highest risk for euthanization
Senior dogs are among the highest risk for euthanization of all animals at shelters, largely because of their age and pet lovers’ preferences for puppies and dogs under 3 years old, Justin Scally, national director of emergency services for the American Humane Association, told Today Pets. That’s a shame, he noted, since they tend to be easy-going and ready to do nothing more than hang out, and of course, they’re housebroken by this point.
“The most difficult part about older pets in shelters is that many have gone from READ MORE...