Adopting an Older Dog

Last updated 25 FEBRUARY 2022

This article is written by Pet Circle veterinarian, Dr Kes Holliday DVM

So you've made the big decision to introduce a dog into your life! Congratulations, becoming a pet parent is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling journey. Dogs are wonderful, life long companions that bring a lot of joy into our lives. However, there are many things to consider before you bring your new friend home. While you may be considering bringing home a new puppy, here's 5 reasons why you should consider adopting an older dog instead.

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Older dogs have plenty of love to offer and by adopting an adult dog, you’ll be saving a life. Check out the RSPCA, Companion Animal Network, PetRescue and other local rescue organisations to find the pawfect friend for you!

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