“Adopting one dog may not change the world, but for that dog, their world is changed forever.” ~ unknown
The Humane Society of Ventura County is having a Senior Adoption Event Monday, March, 4th at 1:00pm, at The Gables of Ojai. Maybe you or someone you know is looking for a dog that has their manners and still has some energy, but not so much that you/they are running all over the place? We might have that perfect dog!
Senior dogs are often over looked in the shelter, people typically gravitate towards the younger dogs and puppies. Most people think a senior dog is in the shelter due to aggression or bad behavior, when in reality they end up here for a variety of other reasons. These can include: death of a guardian, a new baby in the house, the owner has lost their job, the owner moves and doesn’t want to take their dog with them, and many others. These lovely dogs deserve a wonderful, caring family and make wonderful pets. Here are a few reasons how a senior dog might be great in your household:
1. What you see is what you get. From the start you will know important things like their full size, personality and grooming requirements
2. Their easy to train. Older dogs are great a focusing on you- and on the task at hand (because they are calmer than the younger pups)
3. They are not a 24/7 job. Puppies and younger dogs take a lot of work and patience, older dogs don’t need as much monitoring as their younger friends.
4. Less active. Usually older dogs will require less exercise to remain happy. This doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy a walk, but if you aren’t ready to train for a marathon, an older dog will be perfectly content on being a couch potato.
5. You won’t bite off more than you can chew. A puppy can be an 8-20 year commitment. Older dogs, while not a less serious commitment, might be a shorter one.
6. Reduced adoption rates at the HSVC! The dogs 5 years and older qualify for a reduced adoption rate of $75!!