Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Joys of Adopting a Senior Pitizen!

When it comes to adopting a dog many people automatically think of adopting a puppy. Though puppies are cute and sweet and they get a lot of attention, they also require patience and energy to help them become wonderful family members and companions. The advantage of adopting an older dog is that they can be just as cute and lovable as a puppy, and they already have their personality and training. Most are already housebroken and over the chewing on inappropriate objects phase. There is no guessing what your dog will become, as what you see is what you get when you adopt an older dog!

You may not want to adopt a senior dog because you fear that your time with your new best friend will be too short and too painful when the dog passes. However; the privilege of bonding with and loving a senior dog makes every day special! The knowledge that you have given an older dog a second chance at life will help create a strong and deep bond, and the love that grows from this knowledge is stronger than the pain of eventual separation.

Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pitizen

  • Senior pitizens are generally low maintenance. They love to sleep and cuddle the day away. They enjoy a brisk daily walk, but the best part of the day is their nap, and they love for you to join them at nap time!
  • Senior pitizens have learned many of life's lessons. They know, for example, that shoes are for walking and bones are for chewing. They also know that outside is for doing business and indoors is for relaxing! Your carpet will last longer with a senior pitizen vs. a puppy!
  • Senior pitizens can learn new tricks and be valuable family and community members. Because they have mellowed, they can focus on you and learn more quickly than a puppy.
  • Senior pitizens leave you time for yourself because they don’t require the same kind of time and attention that puppies and young dogs do.

Don’t delay! If you are looking into adopting a dog consider a senior pitizen today! Not only will you be saving a dog, you will gain a dedicated companion for life!

1 comment:

Viveca Stone Berry said...

These are great reasons and I totally agree! Is there a way to cross post this on my Facebook page? I am not the most technical ...