Monday , 19 February 2018

In Praise of Older Rescues

There are very few dogs on earth who can make petite Lola Pug look like Godzilla, but wee 4-pound Bradie is one of them.

We’ve been lucky enough to be able to kidnap Bradie this week for a few little daytime visits while her people travel.

Adopted from Loyal Rescue by her doting mum as a senior, special needs rescue, Bradie is now approaching her 13th year. She is not only one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met, she’s also one of the most quietly tenacious souls out there.

Bradie has just recently gone blind, and it’s been amazing to see how quickly she adapts to a brand new environment, and how bravely she explores this huge (to her), new dark world. …she found Lola’s toy box within minutes, much to my glee.

Now don’t get me wrong… Lola sulked. A lot….


Okay, so she’s not thrilled with the whole arrangement … and it IS Bradie’s bed … But LOOK!

And who is going to be frapping with excitement when we see Bradie over here again?

Well, me. Yes. But Lola will be, too. I guarantee it.

Bradie has made me a convert. Adopt the older dogs, folks. They’re awesome companions. And special needs? Not really a huge deal, if you have the patience and love to give to them. Senior rescues will most certainly give as much – and more – to you in return.

Even Lola Pug would agree.

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  1. Thanks for the amazing (and very true) post about my fur-niece, Bradie! She really is an amazing, adorable dog, and we love her more and more every day. Seniors are fantastic dogs (our most recent foster adoptee was a 13-year-old Yorkie) and deserve to be adopted just as much, if not more so, than younger dogs. LOYAL has a number of seniors in foster care as we speak, so visit our website at to see their profiles. Happy adopting!

  2. What a amazing story of true love, Bradie sure is cute and very lucky to have you as her family. I too adopted a older Yorkie last year, Maggie is now 15 years old. She has some eye issues aswell but is doing great and getting around strong. She often follows one of my other adopted dogs and doesn’t miss out in anything. I wish other’s would also adopt older pets they are so deserving and give so much love in return.

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