I need a little advice/opinion on adopting an older rescue dog and I thought this would be the best place to ask someone. I am considering adopting a 10 yr. male lab from a rescue organization. My hesitation is due to the age and possible health problems that could arise in the near future. The dog is healthy and has been, and is still active for is age.
I am more concerned becuase I had to put my dog of 14 years to sleep in April and that was one of the hardest things emotionally and financially I have had to do. I do not want to go thru that again for a long time.
Can some of you give me your honest opinions or advice on this?
There are no guarantees in life. Adopt the dog and treasure every moment you have with him.
♣ Laura ♣
Go for it!!! Samsmom1 just adopted Hooch who is 10 years. She is sooo glad that she did that! If I should have a second dog I would adopt a senior!
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
I agree with Laura. I've been looking at older labs. I can no longer keep up with the young ones but don't want to adopt a smaller dog.
we adopted our Jed at [approx] age 8, had 5 WONDERFUL years. frankly, with that guy, 100 years would have seemed too short........
i do however know where you're coming from, right after Jed went to the Rainbow Bridge, we were offered a retired show dog [WP Corgi], age 6. even though Corgis are relatively long-lived [as compared to larger breeds] i declined, as he was 6 ''already''. like i said, 5 years just wasn't enough......
Older dogs have the most love to give. Give that senior the love he deserves in the prime of his life.
Dani, Rider & Rookie
SHR Watson's Safari Rider, JH, WC, CL1-R, RA, CGC, TDI
SHR Endeavor Put Me In Coach, RN, WC, CGC
Member Since 6/2003
Ditto to what others have said. Thank you for rescuing!!
the older guys have a lot of love to give...go for it.
Freedom was 7 when I adopted him. he's now 10, and going on 10 mos. Worth every minute and every dime
I agree with the others
thanks for considering a rescue dog ;D
seniors & black labs are often left behind for the younger pups
yet seniors have so much to offer in their golden years