Monday, September 19, 2011

A Dog For All Ages

Many older people think they can't have a dog because they can't take them for the five mile walks they've heard that they need. Or from younger days, they remember all the time and energy that their puppy and adult dog took. They'd like a canine companion, but they think they are eliminated because of their age. This just isn't true. There are many dogs sitting in shelters all across the country that need just the type of home an older adult can provide. Just like dogs, no two older individuals experience life exactly the same. The key is to find the dog that fits one's personal lifestyle.

2 comments:

Art and Sew Forth said...

I remember reading that story a couple of months ago about the elderly woman who had died and her dog who would run to her grave and just sit there because he was so devoted to her. They couldn't keep him wherever he was now living UNTIL another older woman adopted him and he took to her like an old friend. There is no better companion for the elderly.

Tucker said...

Great Blog Barb..and so true. So many older dogs that don't need so much exercise and so used to living in a home that had older humans..