Long on Love Senior Program

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The Long on Love Senior Program is a way for those more experienced pet owners (age 60 and older) to find a loving senior dachshund/dachshund mix to join their home.

Most senior dachshunds are housebroken and wanting to give their love to someone. Dachshunds can live to be 18 years old, so senior dachshunds still have lots of love to give.

Little Paws Dachshund Rescue (LPDR) receive senior dachshunds from shelters or owner surrenders. Many times they are surrendered to us or to the shelter because the death of owner and other family members don’t want the dog; working too many hours; doesn’t get along with a new puppy; there is a new baby in the house; need to move to a place where dogs are not allowed; kids going off to college; allergies; and the new spouse doesn’t like them. How sad for these seniors that have given their love to someone their entire lives.

Little Paws Dachshund Rescue (LPDR) would like to encourage experienced pet owners to adopt by offering an adoption discount fee to Seniors, 60 years and older, who adopt a senior dachshund/dachshund mix from our rescue. This fee includes spay/neutering, all shots (Rabies and Distemper) and a microchip implant. We will also ensure they receive a dental if needed. View our current fees.

To qualify for the program, you must show proof of age and have a care plan in place. Senior animals will be identified on our website with the notation “I am part of the Long on Love Senior Program” in the profile.

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt An Older Dog

Housetrained
Older dogs are housetrained. You won’t have to go through the difficult state(s) of teaching a puppy house manners and mopping/cleaning up after accidents.

Won’t chew inappropriate items
Older dogs are not teething puppies and won’t chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.

Focus to learn
Older dogs can focus well because they’ve mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly.

Know what “No” means
Older dogs have learned what “no” means. If they hadn’t learned it, they wouldn’t have gotten to be “older” dogs.

Settle in with the “pack”
Older dogs settle in easily because they’ve learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack.

Good at giving love
Older dogs are good at giving love once they get into their new, loving home. They are grateful for the second chance they’ve been given.

What you see is what you get
Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality. Puppies can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first.

Instant Companions
Older dogs are instant companions – ready for hiking, car trips and other things you like to do.

Time for yourself
Older dogs leave you time for yourself because they don’t make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that puppies and young dogs do.

A good night’s sleep
Older dogs let you get a good night’s sleep because they’re accustomed to human schedules and don’t generally need nighttime feedings, comforting or bathroom breaks.

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