Would you ever adopt a senior dog? Posted on August 25, 2022 by Anonymous Would you ever adopt a senior dog?
absolutely. i already have the stamina and energy of an old man so an old dog is perfect to match
If your dog is going to bring in the brains and the experience then you're good to go
>adopt a dog
No, I'm not a cuck.
>schizophrenic man looks for things to reinforce his obsessions, resorts to staged stock photos on google
Reminds me of people who make shitty websites with generic alien photos about new age bullshit and incels who seek out photos of attractive men getting female attention
I adopt senior cats. If I was a dog person (small apartment, not good for dogs) I'd certainly adopt a distinguished greymuzzle.
I've accepted that life is suffering, and a dog that's in the same spot would probably be a good fit for me.
Nah, and once my dogs get old I give them away.
if I had lots of free time and knew I could do a good job taking care of it
Mature well trained dogs are the best. Look at some old semi retired farm dogs. Maybe their teeth a bit fucked, maybe some arthritis. Maybe they still want to spend every second of the day with someone if that's what they are used to doing with a shepherd but also you can probably say stay there and go off somewhere and come back to them right there waiting for you. But if it's a real one man dog it might even take a year for it to really bond with you, and maybe you need to take it working a little before it thinks you know what you are up to. They're not going to have the kinds of problems a younger dog might have or need training. Not getting mine though! Staying right here
Yes age isn’t important if I can give a shelter dog (not a pitbull) a good five years of companionship and fun then it was worth it
If he impressed me with brains and obedience but probably not because i have kids and i won't risk it
Not as my first dog. But later on sure, why not?
Because he might become horribly sick and/or die before you even get to bond with it
You're just buying a pack of veterinary bills with none of the pros of having a dog
I have no qualms about mercifully ending an elderly creature's life. Better to spend a few months or possibly years in good company and die swiftly than spend the last bit of life they have left in a pound.
Fucking this. Give the old boy a good home to spend what little time he has left in. The thought of a pet dying of old age in a shelter after having spent most of its life with a family fills me with so much dread.
that’s an awfully selfish way of looking at a relationship, anon
older dogs can be great companions
even if they fall sick and die quickly at least you know that you made a dog have a comfortable last few years/months/weeks instead of dying alone in an unfriendly place
If they're trained and their owners died then sure.
But it wouldn't be my main dog
>dog is horribly ill
so then I get my shotgun and give him peace, what of it?
Why am I going to give a horribly sick dog treatment to prolong their suffering?
>If they're trained and their owners died then sure. But it wouldn't be my main dog.
Some do give away really good older working dogs too, not just because they died. Dudes who run big packs of 10 dogs and don't want another bunch of retired ones around on top of that. Good dogs for small farms and lifestyle blocks or for people learning to work them. But they're not just going to give them to just anyone after 9-10 years service especially if they sound a bit trigger happy