We all adore puppies.
They are just so tiny that you either want to playfight with them or squish them most of the time. However, dogs can grow up pretty fast, and within a year, they can go from an adorable little floof to a fully grown floof. But this doesn’t mean they get any less charming. We are all well aware of the fact that shelters are full of elder dogs. And that is because most people decide to adopt a puppy rather than an old doggo who needs a home.
It is a sad fact that people usually prefer puppies, but elder dogs need love too. I understand wanting a puppy since you want them to grow up with you. But what is more beautiful than giving an ‘unwanted’ dog a loving home before it passes away? At least they will know they were loved when their end comes. This is precisely why today we have decided to dedicate this article to older doggos.
So scroll below to enjoy looking at dogs on the older side living their life to the fullest.
#1 This doggo used to be black but it seems the gray is coming in.
#2 This elder dog lives his life helping kittens get used to the shelter and it is adorable.
#3 He likes to be tucked in even though he is already 16.
#4 Some things never change no matter how old you get or how much time passes.
#5 Already 15-year-old and enjoying his luxurious life.
#6 When you want to be close to your hooman.
My 10+yo dog likes to sleep on my legs. I made her this out of some of my old jeans for her to sleep on while I’m at work.
#7 Even I have a favorite stuffed animal I like to sleep with.
#8 He might need a little help walking around but that doesn’t mean he isn’t having fun.
Life is hard for more mature dogs, as they are not as active or spry as they used to be. And most people who want dogs adopt one because they want an active lifestyle. But it is always good to think about these older fellows before deciding on what you want. Just as older humans need help and love, so do these dogs. And they only have humans to look after them. Hopefully, we can spread this message so people stop abandoning dogs when they get old. Yes, it does happen, and it is unfortunate.
#9 No matter how old they get, they will act like babies.
#10 This is Shadow. And this majestic dog has just turned 17.
#11 When you are too tired to move after a night out.
#12 Wynton may be old but he does not forget his regular walks.
#13 Partially blind and deaf but loving the beach.
#14 August is the oldest living golden retriever around and may he have many more birthdays.
Have you ever adopted an older dog? If so, what made you choose a more aged dog rather than a puppy? Comment down below and let us know. Don’t forget to share to spread the love of more senior dogs and their adorable antics.