The Sussex spaniel is a pretty exotic breed — there are only three adoptable Sussex spaniel mixes listed on Petfinder — but there are thousands of dogs age 10 and older waiting for their forever homes in shelters and foster care right now.
But I can’t think of anything more wonderful than knowing you gave a
pet the best years of his or her life — no matter how few — and that
you enabled that pet to say goodbye feeling safe and loved. Not to
mention that lots of senior pets have MANY happy, healthy, loving years
ahead of them.
I’ve adopted dogs who were just a few months old
and shared their entire lives with them, and I can say with confidence
that a dog’s latter years are my favorite. If you’re like me and your
top five activities include napping, watching TV, chilling, sleeping
and taking it easy — there’s a senior dog out there waiting for you!