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 Stories

One By One: a poem from a senior
Home for the Holidays: Althea's Seniors
Adopt a Senior: Bear and Jake Woelfert
Read this, then consider Adopting a Senior: Brandy Duncan
A Valentine Story: Brandy Ragan
Celebrate "Adopt a Senior" Month: Breezie and Wiggles Ragan
We're Getting Old Together: Ernie Sprankle
Why Adopt an Older Airedale?  Max Carr
Interview with a Senior Airedale: Sebastian 07-243-CO
For the Love of a Senior:  Sophie Fox
Adopting a Senior Dog: Zoe Versagi