Why should you consider adopting a Senior Golden Retriever?
Here's 13 Lucky Reasons why we think you should!
1. Seniors are almost always house-trained. Just show them the door and where to go potty, or take a few gentle walks; and they figure it out in no time. Accidents happen with all dogs, but much less often with a Senior.
2. Senior dogs are not teething puppies, and won't chew your shoes and furniture or clothes or carpet or woodwork. They are content to gnaw on a raw bone or rawhide and ignore everything else.
3. You can teach an old dog new tricks! Seniors have great concentration and are pretty smart because they've mellowed and matured. Therefore, they learn quickly. Unless you have bacon in your pants, they will focus on what you have to say and what you want!
4. Senior dogs have learned what "no" means. If they hadn't learned it, they wouldn't have gotten to be senior dogs.
5. Seniors dogs settle in to new homes easily. They've learned what it takes to get along with people of all ages, other pets and dogs and how become part of a pack. They move right in and you'll feel like they've always been there.
6. Senior Goldens are champion lovers. They want nothing more than to be loved and they return it many times over to their family. They are grateful for the second chance you've given them and they show that gratitude by being your big golden lovey.
7. What You See Is What You Get. Unlike puppies, Senior Goldens have grown into their shape and personality. This is as big as they will get. This is who they are. No surprises.
8. Senior Goldens are instant companions -- ready for hiking, car trips, and other things you like to do. They almost always know how to walk on a leash, ride in a car, and be great traveling companions. All they want is to be with you!
9. Senior dogs allow you time to yourself. They love your companionship, but they don't demand your undivided attention like an energetic young dog. You won't be chasing them down hollering "NO!" every 5 minutes. They are happy laying at your feet while you do something else.
10. Seniors let you get a good night's sleep. They're already accustomed to human schedules and don't generally need nighttime feedings, comforting, or bathroom breaks. They're also champion sleepers, but they might snore!
11. Seniors are economical! They arrive at your home already spayed or neutered, fully vetted which includes senior blood panels, medical evaluations, heartworm tests and other diagnostics, if needed, and they come with their own first month of parasite preventives! The adoption fees for a Senior are much lower than the cost of a puppy! Economical! And Seniors tend not to be the big chowhounds like young dogs! Also economical!
12. Senior Goldens are your own personal art masterpieces! Who doesn't need more artwork in their homes? Da Vinci and Michelangelo could only imagine the beauty of a white-faced Golden. And they are portable art! You take them with you where ever you go!
13. Adopting a Senior is good for you! Doing good deeds and helping others is a proven stress reducer. Wouldn't you like a little less stress right now? Opening your home and your heart to a Senior Golden is the best good deed you can do! They will entertain and reward you by being their silly, playful, joyful Golden selves. All they ask in return is that you love them and provide them safe shelter in their final years. But don't be surprised if they look at you as if to say..."What took you so long?"