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What Kinds Of Expenses Come With Taking Care Of A Dog by Stephanie Lynch

While you may want to introduce a new puppy to your home, it’s important you know the costs associated with taking care of your new canine friends. After all, you can’t take care of them on hugs, kisses and other kinds of attention. They have to be fed, taken to the vet, given shots, given...

‘My Old Dog’: How to Lend a Senior Pooch a Helping Paw by Laura T. Coffey

Senior dogs are AWESOME. They’re calm, mellow, sweet, loveable, and they’re usually already house-trained. All of these traits make them so much easier than puppies — and yet, as wonderful as animals over the age of 7 are, they often represent the highest-risk population at shelters across the United States, where nearly 3 million dogs...

Considering Adopting An Older Dog: Best … Decision … Ever! by Emily Ridgewell

If you’re thinking about adding a new canine to your household, imagine adopting an older dog instead of a puppy. Although it seems like an unlikely choice, think again. There are so many reasons to consider adopting or even fostering an older dog compared to a younger pup. For example, the vast majority of the...

Why Adopt a Senior Dog? by Sherri Franklin and Liz Brooking

Photo credit: jdehaan via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND The need for senior dog adoption is great. What makes each of the circumstances creating this need even more saddening is the fact that, despite the wonderful attributes of older dogs and all the best efforts of most shelters, these dogs are frequently overlooked in favor of...