Ten Great Reasons to
Adopt a Senior GSD

Why not adopt a Senior GSD? Below are just a few reasons why they make great pets too - puppies don't have to be your only choice when looking for a new companion dog for you or your family.

10 Great Reasons to Adopt a Senior GSD

1. Housetrained - Older dogs are often house-trained.

You won't have to go through the difficult stage(s) of teaching a puppy house manners, and mopping or cleaning up after accidents.

2. Won't chew inappropriate items -

Older dogs are not teething puppies, and won't chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.

3. Focus to learn - Older dogs can focus well because they've mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly.

4. Know what "no" means - Older dogs have learned what "no" means. If they hadn't learned it by now, they wouldn't have gotten to be "older" dogs.

5. Settle in with the "pack" - Older dogs settle in easily, because they've learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack.

6. Good at giving love - Older dogs are good at giving love, once they get into their new, loving home. They are ever so grateful for the second chance they've been given.


- What You See Is What You Get: Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality. Puppies can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first.


8. Instant companions - Older dogs are instant companions, ready for hiking, car trips, and other things you like to do. A great reason to adopt an older GSD.

9. Time for yourself - Older dogs leave you time for yourself, because they don't make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that puppies and young dogs often do.

10. A good night's sleep - Older dogs let you get a good night's sleep because they're accustomed to human schedules and don't generally need nighttime feedings, comforting, or bathroom breaks.

Adopt a Senior GSD and you will have a companion
that will love you the rest of it's life!

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