Consider Adopting a Senior
Save a Place for an Older Face
An old adage for the merits of adopting a senior citizen.
These dogs have been loyal, faithful companions their whole lives through puppy antics, rowdy teenager, steady adults and now in their senior years they find themselves discarded, confused, alone, their whole world has changed. What happened? Where is my family? We have never turned away senior Airedales in need though many "rescues" do.
These senior citizens are a little slower, their eyes may be cloudy, they have a little arthritis, but they are so appreciative for the little kindness. It's a joy like no other when a discarded senior citizen rests their head in your lap, tail wagging and licks your hand. These dogs are not necessarily fraught with expensive medical conditions. They need a warm, safe place, a little extra padding for a bed and senior dog food. They don't expect to go for marathon runs, a sedate walk around the block will do just fine, thank you. They may sleep more and although they enjoy being couch potatoes, they still take pleasure in a new toy chew. They give lots of love and affection. You can give an older Airedale the opportunity to be loved . . . again or maybe for the first time in their lives.
Sharing Senior StoriesOne By One: a poem from a seniorHome for the Holidays: Althea's SeniorsAdopt a Senior: Bear and Jake WoelfertRead this, then consider Adopting a Senior: Brandy DuncanA Valentine Story: Brandy Ragan
Celebrate "Adopt a Senior" Month: Breezie and Wiggles RaganWe're Getting Old Together: Ernie SprankleWhy Adopt an Older Airedale? Max CarrInterview with a Senior Airedale: Sebastian 07-243-COFor the Love of a Senior: Sophie FoxAdopting a Senior Dog: Zoe Versagi