Classic Essay: What It’s Really Like to Adopt an Older Dog

Rufio is an eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel with a few problems.
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Here’s a great essay from the Indefinitely Wild site about the realities of adopting an older dog. Wes Siler and his his partner, Lara, recently adopted an eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel named. . .

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Hero Shelter Volunteer Adopts Old Dog Scheduled for Euthanasia

Bill Baker, a volunteer at the Kenton County Animal Shelter in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, shares a moment with Marcie.
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Here’s a beautiful from Kentucky, where a terminally ill stray was brought into the Kenton County Animal Shelter at the end of January. The dog was in terrible shape, flea-bitten, blind, and. . .

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Blind, Sick, Elderly Dog Spends His First Christmas In A Loving Home

Blackie will now spend her final days surrounded by love and warmth.

Blackie is a 14-year-old, blind, sick dog whose owners brought him into a Texas shelter just before Christmas. They thought that the shelter would simply put the dog down, but then something. . .

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Dogs of Reddit X: The Beauty of Older Faces

Photo by redditor u/mdcohen refers to itself as “the front page of the Internet,” but it’s really a social news website where folks post links to pretty much anything they find interesting or funny. The content can. . .

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Scientists Hope to Help Dogs Live Longer

Older dogs, such as James, could see their lives extended if new research pans out.
Photo by Evan, Golden

Perhaps the most bittersweet part of loving a dog is knowing that its life span will be so much shorter than yours. But, according to an article in the MIT Technology Review, there are. . .

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