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If you are considering adopting a dog, your first thought will probably go to a cute puppy. Very few people think about adopting an older dog, even though an adult pet can bring you equal lots of happiness and a lot less work. If you never thought about the possibility of bringing an older dog home, here are some of the pros and cons of the decision.
We went to our local animal shelter to pick out a dog. The one that we chose seemed to be the perfect fit for us. He is a 7 year old yellow lab. He is the friendliest dog that I have ever seen. Since he is more mature, he didn’t tear things up or go around chewing on the furniture like a puppy would.
Even though we know that we won’t have him around as long as if we had gotten a puppy, we know that we made the right choice. He is very healthy and well-mannered.
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