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5 great reasons to adopt an adult Maltese

So many people around the world share their lives and homes with dogs. Dogs, man’s best friend. Whatever you choose to call your canine companion, there is no mistaking the joy that dogs bring to our lives. But, an unfortunate reality is that many will never find their forever home. With many soon-to-be pet parents looking after young pups in shelters, we felt it was time to advocate for senior canines. Read on to discover the top 5 reasons why you should adopt a senior dog!

Maltese dog Pre-training

Maltese dogs

Wouldn’t it be great if your Maltese came home fully toilet trained? I’m talking about no puppy pads to clean up and few surprises left on your mat. When you bring home a young Maltese puppy, you don’t yet have full control over his bladder. In addition, they have not yet learned where they should and where they should not go. But this is not the case with most older Maltese puppies. When you bring home a mature Maltese dog, they are often times house trained and obedience trained.

Maltese dog Less work

Most adult Maltese will have already gone through their exuberant period of puppydom. They were established to be quiet members of canine society. Who wouldn’t rather welcome a new family member who doesn’t chew on furniture and pee everywhere? With such busy lives and full-time jobs to contend with, the ease of a senior pooch may be just what your family needs.

Maltese dog Save a life

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It is extremely rare that a Maltese dog shelter has the resources to be 100 percent safe. Unfortunately, the Maltese dogs that top the euthanasia list are the ones that have been in the shelter the longest. So if you’re in a position to adopt one of these adorable older pups, just know that you’ll be saving an innocent life.

With plenty of soon-to-be pet parents looking for young puppies in shelters, we think it was time to advocate for the older dog!

Maltese dog Grateful Maltese

Maltese Dogs

It is almost impossible to describe the affection you receive from a senior rescue dog. By the time an older dog spends a lot of time in a rescue kennel, it can lead to depression and anxiety. Many rescue centers do an amazing job, but of course they cannot recreate the true feeling of being at home. When you adopt, you are taking them out of this environment and offering a comfortable home. You will see so much joy in their eyes. And indeed, many of these Maltese dogs immediately look years younger thanks to the happiness of being in a family again!

Maltese dog They have a lot of life

When you hear the word “older”, people tend to think old. But in fact, in dog terms it usually means mature. Many Maltese dogs are considered “senior” at the young age of 5 years (depending on the size/line of Maltese). In my experience, however, they are far from old!

There are many ways you can help keep your senior Maltese dog healthy, from regular exercise to a good senior diet. Also, be aware of changes in the body and deal with them before they become a problem.

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