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"Ask not what you can do for a senior dog, but what a senior dog can do for you," JFK (not really, but the sentiment is true).
Senior dogs are adopted at a rate lower rate than dogs of all other ages combined, according to a study from the ASPCA. But older dogs make for loyal and calm companions for anyone who wants to skip the energetic, messy puppy stage.
Shirley Braha, the human who adopted Instagram-famous Marnie the Dog as a senior pup explains why you should consider older dogs when looking to adopt: "Senior dogs are usually pretty chill and just grateful to have a safe place to call home and a human to give them lots of love," Braha says in an email. Read more...More about List, Dogs, Cute Animals, Bark Week, and Culture