Joan Merriam: Adopting an older dog

So often, when we think of adding a new dog to our household, we think of puppies, or perhaps a dog around 2 or 3 years old. But a senior dog can bring just as much joy into your life, and sometimes more!

But why should you adopt a senior dog? First of all, you’re saving a life, and bringing comfort and love to a dog who really deserves it. In return, you get an amazing companion who’s content to be at your side as he drifts into his last years.

Joan Merriam: Adopting an older dog

Above all, when you adopt a gray-muzzled dog, you’re enhancing whatever time he or she has, along with your own life.

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