An advantage of adopting a senior dog is that they often need less training. However, Mikkel Becker, Vetstreet.com trainer and Grey Muzzle Advisory Board Member, suggests that we should see training as something more, a way to bond with our older dogs and bring them joy; in short, an "investment of love."
In an interview, veterinarian and Grey Muzzle Advisory Board member Dr. Marty Becker discusses the mobility challenges faced by his adopted dog Gracie, offers advice for older dogs with similar issues, and tells us how the love of older or special needs pets "can be stronger than you would ever imagine."
Award-winning blog Grouchy Puppy is host to San Francisco writer Sharon Castellanos's funny, poignant observations about the human-animal bond and our remarkable relationship with dogs. In recent years, it has also been an important source for insights into the joys and sorrows of loving a senior dog.
A wiry-haired, 14-year-old Chihuahua mix is taking the Internet by storm this year. Her name is Susie, and she’s on a mission to connect homeless older dogs with the family that will love them. Meet Susie - and Erin O'Sullivan, the woman behind Susie's Senior Dogs - and learn how they are helping senior dogs in need.
Many children dream of getting a puppy, but in the new children's book He Chose Me , a little boy named Oliver discovers that what he actually wants is to adopt a senior dog. In this guest post, the author of He Chose Me , Christine Starr, writes about Maddie, the senior dog who was the inspiration for her book.