There are plenty of healthy, active older dogs hoping for a second chance at life. They end up homeless for many reasons, but many share one thing in common. They are overlooked for younger, cuter dogs, because face it…everybody loves puppies. They are adorable and they can’t wait to explore the world around them. It can be rewarding to raise a pup into a healthy, strong adult, but it requires a lot of work. There is nothing wrong with adopting a puppy, but there are a lot of great reasons for considering adopting an older dog. They need homes just as badly, and they can make loving, loyal companions. Click below for a list of solid reasons to adopt a senior dog.