Some say that senior dogs require more tender loving care and attention compared to younger puppies. But this is not the case for the Whitecotton family, who believe that taking care of older furbabies is a lot more fun and heartwarming. They actually have three dogs that they adopted from shelters and decided to dote on for the rest of the dogs’ lives. Their pets’ ages range from 7 to 13 years old. According to the Whitecottons, living with senior animals is more mellow and relaxing, as these animals are normally just lying around the house, relaxing. Everything is less stressful and much calmer.
The newest member of the Whitecotton senior squad is Morty, a 12-year-old Shih Tzu. They stumbled upon Morty on an online adoption website wearing a red bowtie, looking much younger than his actual age.It wasn't as though age would be an issue for the Whitecottons, though. The family then decided to adopt the Shih Tzu and welcomed him to the pack. Surprisingly, Morty was able to blend in and everyone – the humans and the animals - opened their hearts for the newest member of their family. In this video, he is seen walking around the house with the other two dogs, as if he has been doing this since he was a puppy.
As pet owners, we have our own preferences when it comes to the dogs that we welcome to our homes and our hearts. The most important thing is knowing how to provide a home for these animals, as well as giving them time and support in whatever way they may need it. Let’s face it, senior dogs don’t have a very long time in this world. Being able to shower them with affection and making sure they are given a home is more than enough to make them feel they are still deserving of all the love in the world.