Friday, April 26, 2013

Adopt a Senior Pet

Right now in Central Florida news is the plight of Rufus, a young Beagle that bit the four year old son  of its owner.  Rufus' fate is in the hands of a bureaucracy that may not consider what is the best overall solution for both the family and the dog.  The family has forgiven the dog, but not the State of Florida - the system wants him euthanized.

Young dogs and young children sometimes don't mix.  Neither understand the rules of the game - and, inevitably someone can get hurt. 

I recently adopted a senior dog.  Her human mother had died and she found herself at age 11 at Sunshine Corgi Rescue.  Fortunately for me (and for her) we were destined to meet.  She has been a dream - already housebroken and obedience trained.  She knows her name, comes when she's called and asks to go outside when it's necessary.  She's sweet and loving.

Next time you are in the position to add a new fur face to our family, consider an older dog or an older cat.  They have so much to give and deserve the opportunity to have a loving family.

Enjoy this article about the benefits of adopting senior pets:   
Enjoy Kid-Friendly Pets

Sassy, the Senior Corgi

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