Joan Merriam: Adopting an older dog

The Holiday Season is officially here, even though every year it seems to appear sooner and sooner. My parents always said that the older you get, the faster time flies — and I sure do believe them now!

This year, as you set out the festive decorations, plan your special holiday menu, find the perfect gifts for your loved ones, and plan for special get-togethers with friends and family, take time to think about helping others during this season of giving. Those “others” also include the dogs in your life, as well as dogs in need.

Joan Merriam: Make this a giving holiday

Here are some ideas that could help make the holidays happier for your own dog and those in your community.