Seniors wait four times longer for a home than younger canines. In addition, just 25% of elderly dogs are rehomed, compared to 60% of younger dogs.
Most shelters demand adoption fees to support veterinary costs. According to an American Kennel Club survey, the typical adoption price is "between $100 and $300," depending on age and breed.
There are thousands of animal shelters in the United States, but almost each one is full to overflowing.
Many people are big fans of older dogs, which is a good thing, because they own a lot of them.
During teething, puppies like to get their teeth into everything and anything as they try to relieve the pain and irritation.
Older dogs are also more familiar with household items than a puppy, which may still want to explore (with its mouth).