Here’s a wonderful story from Massachusetts that speaks to the value of older dogs. Many folks shy from adopting dogs of a certain age, but Corry Barboza fell in love with Chip at first sight. She saw the 13-year-old chocolate Labrador featured on ABC 6’s “Pick of the Litter” segment and adopted him soon thereafter.
Good thing, too, for the dog recently alerted Barboza and her family to a potentially deadly gas leak in their home:
The thought of what could have happened, had Chip not been so persistent, gives Barboza the chills. But his heroic actions are affirmation for Barboza, that age is just a number, and Chip is wise in his old age.