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The Best Dogs for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Senior-woman-with-big-dog-LR.jpgSeniors often miss companionship. They don't get out as often as they used to. It's been shown that dog owners are able to maintain their home care living conditions for longer. This means you need to consider looking at a dog for your aging parent or other senior loved one.

Some dogs are better for seniors than others.

French Bulldog

French bulldogs are small and tend to be healthy dogs, especially when purchased from a reputable breeder. They are also not known for athleticism, which means that they like to stay indoors and not go for long walks.


There is both toy and miniature poodles out there that are reasonably small. They are easy to care for and more importantly, they are easy to train. Regular grooming appointments also make it easy to keep this dog well-maintained.


The Maltese is a small breed and are often seen as a lap dog. They make for good companions, and it's possible to keep their hair clipped short.

Pembroke Corgi

If you have a senior who is still able to be active, the Corgi is a great option. They have short legs, so they're not going to go too fast. They also don't require a lot of grooming.

Ultimately, you have to choose a dog that works best for the lifestyle of your senior. This means taking a look at how active the dog is and how much maintenance it's going to require.

At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!

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