Older dogs are often overlooked at animal shelters. People see the adorable puppies and want to get one! Which is great, and totally understandable. But, for some people, adopting an older dog can be a great option! Older dogs are a little more predictable because by the time you adopt them, they have outgrown their puppy stage and are who they will be for the duration of their life. They also come with a wisdom and experience that puppies don't. This can be great for some people looking to adopt. For one, older dogs are better at reading humans and they are less eager, this can make training them easier for you! The bond can be instantaneous too! Older dogs settle in quickly and are appreciative of their new forever home. This lifestyle may be a little easier for some owners too, it allows them to live a more normal existence than would be doable if they had a puppy.

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