The Houston Humane Society and Bark Busters Home Dog Training are teaming up to promote Adopt-A-Senior Pet; the adoption of the HHS’ larger more “mature” four-legged friends. In conjunction with this effort, Bark Busters Home Dog Training is offering a free in-home training session with any of the selected dogs adopted from the Houston Humane Society from now until December 31st.
“Many people won’t consider adopting a larger more mature dog, because they assume that a larger dog can overwhelm a household. However, with a little training a hefty hound can easily become a polite family member that gives love and loyalty for many years,” says Sherry Ferguson, Executive Director of the Houston Humane Society.
Connie Archer, of Bark Busters Home Dog Training, says, “In addition to the fact that these more “mature” dogs deserve a loving home, there are several important benefits to adopting these older furry friends.”
1.) Most older pets are already housetrained, so the hassles and headaches of toilet training are already taken care of.
2.) Older dogs have usually grown out of the “puppy stage” and therefore are much less likely to chew, nip, dig, etc.
3.) Older animals have already grown into their size, shape, and personality. There are fewer unknowns such as the disposition, health, and size; with these dogs what you see is what you get.
4.) Older pets are generally calmer and quieter, and most likely will not require as much time and attention as younger, more energetic animals.
5.) Older animals are grateful for the second chance they have been given and will give you a lifetime of love.
Bark Busters is offering a free in-home training session to help owners and these featured new dogs get off to a smooth and happy start. “We want to make sure these ‘mature’ adoptee’s fit well with their new homes and families,” adds Connie Archer.
“Please come out to the Houston Humane Society, or take a look at our website at www.houstonhumane.org to find your next family member,” says Sherry Ferguson of the Humane Society.