Silver dogs are over seven years of age. They come to us at Animal Services as both stray and surrendered animals. The surrendered animals sometimes even come with a written, detailed history.

Older dogs collage

Below are some reasons that our silver dogs may be your best adoption choice.

Time:

New owners can spend less time training and more time enjoying because older dogs are almost always housebroken.

They are grown ups:

Senior dogs are fully grown and mature; so you know exactly what type of dog you’re getting in terms of size and temperament.

Older and wiser:

Mature, obedient dogs are generally more patient, more knowledgeable, less rambunctious, and more disciplined. They tend to be classified as mellow.

On a schedule:

Older dogs are accustomed to normal everyday schedules. Instead of having to go outside at all hours or, even worse, making a mistake in the house, older dogs will generally accomplish all off their business before bed time.

Senior dogLess foolishness:

Older dogs have already gone through the teething phase, sparing your dining room furniture, your best pair of shoes and possibly your couch.

Trustworthy:

Older dogs can sometimes be trusted for longer periods alone.

A loyal family friend:

Pets are a very positive interaction for teens, providing love and emotional support as well as teaching responsibility. Helping teens express emotion.