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Features March 2014 Issue

An Older Dog Can Make a Better Pet

Anne Simpson and Ben Patnoi with their soulful pal, Sam

An Older Dog Can Make a Better Pet

Why a senior dog might be more suited to your household than a puppy.

People often find that an older dog, when adopted, seems to know somehow that his new owners gave him a home when no one else would. Many people form a close bond in short order with their older adopted dog precisely because the pet shows them a depth of affection that a younger animal might not yet have to give. There are also a number of other reasons adopting an older dog rather than a puppy might be the way to go.

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