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Reasons to rescue an older dog

Many people automatically think of a puppy when they think of adopting a new pet. But puppies demand patience and energy, and older dogs can be just as cute and lovable. Senior dogs also come with many wonderful qualities that puppies take years to grow into.

Older dogs are not necessarily “problem dogs” — remember that it’s often humans who let them down, not the other way around.

  • Older dogs are calmer, which minimizes stress when getting a new pet.
  • Senior dogs often know basic commands and how to walk on a leash.
  • They’re housetrained!
  • They’re typically accustomed to routines, so they can fit in quickly with you.
  • At this age, your pet will be fully grown and is unlikely to develop new, bad habits.

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Animal


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You can give a senior pet a second chance at life

Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary (FLPS) has a fluctuating list of sweet senior dogs available for adoption. We are dedicated to matching our rescued senior animals with loving families to provide a meaningful and caring second chance at life that they deserve.

When you adopt one or more of our senior animals, we can continue to provide a safe haven for other “discarded” senior animals in need. In doing so, FLPS is able to ease the burden of temporary care and housing that is shouldered by other local shelters and animal control centers.

Every senior animal in our adoption program has received:

  • a medical examination
  • spay or neuter surgery (if not previously completed)
  • vaccinations
  • a microchip
  • lots of daily love and care

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We ask for an adoption donation of $100-200 to help cover some of the rescue and medical expenses.

NOTE: Should your home not be compatible for the senior dog that you chose, we mandate the animal is returned to us immediately.

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Your thoughtful, tax-deductible donation will help us continue to provide a safe haven for overlooked senior dogs in our community. Thank you!

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