For those of you that missed out last night (or don’t have cable), 10-year-old Sussex Spaniel Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee, aka “Stump,” won Best in Show at the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club. Though Tails doesn’t necessarily advocate dog shows and breeding, there’s one thing we can be happy about with Stump’s win—it proves senior pets can accomplish anything!
There are plenty of senior pets waiting in shelters and rescues, ready to share their golden years with you. Though they may not be as adorable as a puppy, they know better than to wet in the house or chew up your favorite shoe.
When thinking of adopting a pet, don’t rule out the older ones. They need love too, and are winners in their own right.
Be sure to check out Tails’ upcoming March rescue & adoption issue, with more information on senior pet adoption.