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above was a GSRNE fellow. At age 12-13 he began to experience
some challenges that are common
to senior dogs. Let's exchange information and learn about experiences with our
Senior Shepherd Group
Meet Nanny Millie
"Most wonder why anyone would
want an old lady like me."
Nanny Millie, approximately 14 years old, found by Animal Control
on the streets of Rhode Island in the dead of winter 2007, escaped euthanasia
when the ACO called GSRNE as a final resort.
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to fall in love.
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Are you looking for that special companion who adores being with
One who has wonderful house manners, who can let you finish the Sunday paper
but be ready for ride at a moment's notice? An older dog or senior may be for
older dogs whose lives have been disrupted in their
later years have
so much love to give and like nothing better than giving it. They tend to
rely heavily on their owner for companionship and therefore bond very
quickly. The desire to return the companionship given to them is very
Older dogs, in most cases, do not have the same
as their younger counter-parts, though depending on their age, they can
still enjoy long walks or a good game of ball.
They have gone through the chewing
and destructive stage long ago, and want nothing more
than a warm pair of feet to lie next to or a soft lap or
bed to snuggle on. Their daily walks can be
therapeutic for *both* dog and owner!
Older dogs have the benefit of mellow age to help them
focus and can
often be more easily trained
than their younger counterparts- they know what
"no" means, how to get along with others, to be a part of the pack.
The joys of owning an older or senior dog will greatly outweigh
involved, as will the extra years
of companionship gained.
"Blessed is the person who has
earned the love of an old dog."
- Sydney Jeanne Seward
Older dogs ask so little of you:
bed, a short walk, some
good food & a piece of your heart.
Older dogs are
a joy to own!
A little bit older &
a little bit wiser
"Old dogs, like old shoes, are
They might be a bit
out of shape and a little worn
edges, but they fit well."
-- Bonnie Wilcox 'Old Dogs,