Adopting an older dog

Adopting an older dog

Your family loves animals, and you all agree that bringing a dog into your household could enhance your home life significantly. However, you find the idea of bringing home a puppy to be a bit intimidating. Should you adopt an older dog?

Many people love the rambunctiousness of a puppy, but others prefer the more subdued nature of a dog who has had more life experience. The latter tends to be a better fit for an older dog, as they often don’t require such close care. They may have even had some training in their past, and will be more aware of the hazards the world presents them with. The goal in looking for a pet is to find an animal that you can happily care for, and older dogs tend to fit into the lifestyles of some people a bit better. Your local Livonia, MI vet clinic can offer additional advice.

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