Older dogs need love. Many of you know, that I have adopted an older dog. Leelee was about nine years old when she joined my family. Leelee has brought so much love and joy into our lives. I can't imagine life without her. But, Leelee is one of the lucky older dogs who has found a forever home.
It is heartbreaking to think about all of the older shelter dogs out there who will never find a forever home. I wish I could adopt all of them. I read an article that stated only 10% of dogs over the age three ever find a forever home. The rest of them die in an animal shelter. This breaks my heart.
I wish I had the money to open up an older dogs home where I would take in older dogs from shelters. I would give them a loving home. I am sure; I am not the only person who feels this way. I just wish I could do more for these poor dogs.
If you are thinking about getting a dog, please get a dog from a shelter. Think of all the love and joy that Leelee has giving my family. Adopt an older dog because older dogs need love, and they give so much back.