The wonderful program in this video finds senior dogs a new home. It’s in the city of Irving, Texas. And the program is called Seniors for Seniors. Actually, they offered free senior dog for anyone over 65 in November of 2015. It is possible that they still do. You can visit their website for current information.
This wonderful program matches seniors with senior dogs
All the pets available are 5 years or older. There is no adoption fee, all the shots and vaccines are taken care of. Dogs end up in shelters for a variety of reasons. For example, one dog’s owner passed on, and that’s how he came to the shelter. It took him some time to adjust to living in a shelter after the passing of his owner, missing her and now living in a new environment filled with strangers and lots of dogs.
When you are adopting a dog, it is important to match your personality, your lifestyle with the personality of the dog. For example, if you have grandchildren who wants to play with a dog, you would look for a dog who likes being around children and play well with them. If you have a less active lifestyle, there are many older dogs who have already gone through their puppy or teenage energetic years.
There are many benefits to owning an older dog, according to Seniors for Seniors. Their personalities are already developed, they are calmer. Having a dog naturally add more exercise into the daily routine of the dog owner.
Also, talking about their pets is a great way to increase social interactions. Having a dog makes us feel better. And, there have been studies that show pet owners visit the doctors less frequently. It must be all that loving and laughter from playing with dogs. You can read more about this wonderful program here. If you are interested in adopting a senior dog, please check with your local shelters or rescue organizations. These senior dogs are most appreciative of being with a family who loves them.
Article source: Seniors for Seniors
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