"Little Old Ladies Need Love Too!"
Senior Yorkies Make Great Companions For Seniors
Why would anyone consider adopting an older Yorkie when there are so many young ones available? Many people shy away from adopting older dogs because they fear the dog will die soon or have expensive medical problems. Please don’t push a Yorkie aside just because of its age. “Older” doesn’t have to mean weak, sick or infirm.
Most of Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Network’s senior Yorkies have been loving, loyal companions for most of their lives and now, through no fault of their own, their life-long companion has died or can no longer care for them, leaving them alone with a lot of love to give and no one to share it with. Since the life span of a Yorkie is 12 to 15 years, they can make wonderful companions for a long time, especially for senior citizens because, in many ways, senior dogs are in the same place in their lives that senior citizens are in theirs. Both have a few aches and pains and maybe don’t hear or see as well as they did when they were “pups,” but both can still have a lot of living and loving to do.
Senior Yorkies need about the same level of exercise as their human counterparts and walk on the leash at a leisurely pace without trying to pull your arm out of the socket; they don’t run back and forth between your legs and knock you down; they don’t demand that you throw a ball for hours at a time; they don’t wreak havoc on a well-kept house; they like to take naps or snuggle on the sofa and enjoy a simple, slower pace. They just like being with you and they pretty much share your lifestyle and activity level. In short, if you’re older yourself, an older dog may just be your perfect companion and friend.
Ask us about our senior Yorkies and consider giving an older dog the best years of his life and, while you’re at it, getting a wonderful addition to your family.