Consider Adopting a Senior Dog

Peaceable Kingdom - Lehigh Valley, PAWhile researching tips on adopting a senior dog, I came across an article in The Huffington Post called “This Old Dog Needs A New Home — And So Do 74 Of His Friends!” by Arin Greenwood.

According to the article, “Seniors are even more grateful for the love and comfort an adopter provides and are calm and take things in stride.” Additionally, Sara Cross, founder of Badass Brooklyn Animal rescue, goes on to say that “Adopting a senior dog and giving that dog a great few years of life is one of the most emotionally uplifting and satisfying things a person can do.”

This evening, the Newcomb household is proud to announce the addition of a new member. We are adopting a 10 year old Chihuahua named Terra from Peaceable Kingdom, an organization based in Lehigh Halley, Pennsylvania that provides care and shelter to animals that are lost, injured, or abandoned.  There are so many animals in shelters simply because they are old. They don’t bite, they don’t chew or make a mess in the house, they are just old and their owners do not want to care for them any longer.

We are ready to meet Terra!

We are ready to meet Terra!

My older dogs are so very precious to me, how anyone could abandon an old faithful pet is beyond my comprehension. Seriously, this is why I like dogs more than humans!

I have been doing what I can to help out at the local shelter, but I thought, I can do more.

Terra moves in this evening. We have a brand new bed, a soft pink blanket and plenty of treats and toys all ready for her. I hope all goes well. I’ll let you know.

So if you have made the decision to bring a new animal into your family, please consider adopting an older pet. You can contact your local animal shelter to find out how to get started.

A few resources include:


Here’s the new addition to the Newcomb family

newly adopted senior dog Terra with Kate

Our sweet senior, Terra, on the couch with Kate

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