Meet Snappy! She’s our Senior Sunday featured rescue!
Black Labrador Retriever & Pit Bull Terrier Mix • Adult • Female • Medium
Snappy is a sweet, loving dog. If you have a heart for pit mixes and would like a nice one, make it Snappy! 🙂 She has a calm temperament, likes people and wants to please. She enjoys brushing, tummy rubs, treats — any positive attention. We hope there is that special someone who will open heart and home to Snappy, She so deserves to be a valued family member.
Snappy has been around a variety of people, including a grade school child. Besides standard shots, she is heartworm negative, vaccinated for bordatella and microchipped. Her estimated birthdate was in the last half of ’08.
The Positives of Adopting an Older Dog:
- Adult and older dogs almost always have excellent bladder and bowel control (senior dogs can be an exception) so they need less potty breaks, can stay in their crates longer, and are less likely to have ‘accidents’ indoors.
- Even adolescent and young adult dogs are close to the height/weight they’re going to be when mature, so there’s very little guess-work involved as to their eventual size. It’s pretty much ‘what you see is what you get’. With puppies, especially mixed-breeds, this is NOT the case!
- Most mature dogs have lower energy levels than they do as puppies, so exercise requirements are lower and they’re not as likely to be bouncing off the walls. But terrier and herding breeds are high-energy even when mature, and some breeds (such as the Boxer) can be eternal puppies.
- Many dogs waiting for adoption are housebroken and have some basic training. Of course this depends on their previous home (and some are lifelong strays or haven’t even been taught the basics). In a new home these lessons will need to be reinforced within a predictable daily routine to prevent a relapse in training.
- Older dogs seem to have a sixth-sense and theyknow when they’ve been given a second chance at happiness – and appreciate every minute. They also often bond very closely with their new owner and the relationship is priceless.
- Puppies are adorable, but they’re also destructive and exhausting! An older dog is unlikely to chew up your shoes or drapes, hang on your pant legs or run rings around the sofa in the evening (but I won’t say it’s never happens).