Senior Dogs

Consider adopting a sweet, sugar-faced senior Golden. In addition to being low maintenance, a senior Golden will remind you daily of life’s simple pleasures: a quick nap in the shade of your favorite tree, a dip in the lake on a hot summer day, and a hidden stash of tennis balls.

Senior Dogs
Senior Golden
Odin
Gabe, and Adopted RAGOM dog
Senior Dog Charlie

Benefits of Adopting a Senior Dog

  • Senior dogs won’t chew your shoes, clothes, furniture, carpet, or woodwork. They’re content to gnaw on a raw bone or rawhide and ignore everything else.
  • You can teach an old dog new tricks! Seniors exhibit great concentration and aren’t easily distracted. Therefore, they learn quickly. Unless you have bacon in your pockets, they focus on what you have to say and what you want. And Senior dogs know what “no” means.
  • Senior Goldens settle into new homes easily. They’ve learned what it takes to get along with people of all ages as well as other pets, and they know how to fit into the pack.
  • Senior dogs are champion lovers. They want nothing more than to be loved, and they return your affection many times over. Somehow they know they’ve been given a second chance and readily show their gratitude.
  • What You See Is What You Get. Unlike puppies, senior Goldens have already grown into their shape and personality. They’re as big as they will get. This is who they are. No surprises.
  • Senior Goldens are instant companions, ready for hiking, car trips, and many other things you like to do. They almost always know how to walk on a leash, ride in a car, and be great traveling buddies. They just want to be with you!
  • Adopting a senior Golden is good for you! Helping others is a proven stress reducer, as is an old Golden’s silly, sweet, joyful self. All they ask 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?”

More Senior Dog Resources

The Senior Dogs Project

Friends for Pets

Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

About Our Dogs