|A Bull Mastiff was given up because of his old age.|
It is not surprising that shelters consider these animals virtually unadoptable if they are over five years old. We find these attitudes senseless and unacceptable. There are many virtues in older dogs. Having been through a fair bit, they are typically calm, gentle and easy-going.
|Beethoven was given up when he was 5 years old |
because he started to misbehaved.
It is apparent most people want puppies, and therefore puppies are easy to adopt. In many cases, people do not realise what they are getting into when they get a puppy. When they realize how much work and attention a puppy requires, many wish they had adopted an older dog that isn't as energetic and is comparatively easier to care for.
|Abigail was from SPCA Selangor, |
she given up because of her skin problems
and it was difficult to rehome.
After tender loving care (TLC), Abigail
is a pretty lady.
If you could adopt one of them, you would be giving an older dog a second chance at the life he or she deserves. Please remember they are in need of homes through no fault of their own. It is certainly not their fault that they have gotten older. It happens to all of us. You may be surprised how little age matters when you see some of these great dogs.
In fact, if we didn't tell you how old some of them are, you would probably have a hard time guessing. These dogs are the ones who really need special people to come forward.