Adopt A Senior Month
June is Adopt-a-Senior Month with DRNA. This is the month that we honor our neediest group of dachshunds by allowing you to adopt them with no adoption fee! Please consider providing one of these special dogs their forever home!
Seniors are our most under-appreciated group of dogs due to pre-conceived
ideas regarding their care and life span. Seniors can be the
best dogs to adopt since they are most likely house
trained and have knowledge of basic commands before coming
into rescue. They require little training when they arrive
in their forever home. Most of them are laid back but still
have the youthful exuberance of a puppy. With the proper care
and nutrition, seniors can live to the ripe old age of
18-20 years old. These dogs stay in our foster homes sometimes
for more than a year, so check out our available seniors and consider providing them with their final home. They just need a place to live out their twilight years.
Check out the top ten reasons to adopt a senior:
- Adopting a senior dog, saves a life. "Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog". -Sydney Jeanne Seward
- Senior dogs love to sleep the day away and enjoy a nice
walk, but the best part of their day is being with you.
- When you rescue a senior dog, you have a best friend forever.
- Senior dogs reward your care with everlasting devotion.
Nothing matches the love of a senior dog for his/her rescuer.
- Senior dogs have learned many of the life's lessons.
They know that shoes are for walking and toys are for chewing.
- Senior dogs know that the outdoors is for potty and the
house is for relaxing. Your carpet will last longer with
- Senior dogs can learn new tricks and make excellent therapy
- Senior dogs often fit into your home with ease. They
find the best spot in the house and claim it for their own,
but they will share it with you too.
- Senior dogs make great companions for anyone, especially
- Seniors don't have a chance in shelters and are the first
to be euthanized to make room for the younger dogs.