Since November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month. Here at Deaf Dogs Rock we would like to take this opportunity to point out the top 10 reasons you should all consider adopting and older dog. Please take a look at our Adoptable Deaf Dogs section on our homepage. We have a good selection of deaf senior dogs in our Deaf Dogs Rock listings. According to my deaf dog Nitro, if you consider adopting a deaf senior dog, you totally ROCK!

This year we adopted an 8 year old, senior, deaf red heeler named Cornell after his human daddy passed away in April. We were so lucky to find him and he fits in perfectly with our dog family. He was already house trained, leash trained, and slept really good through the night!

Photo above: Cornell loves to smile! He is such a sweet senior and I am so glad we took the chance and added a SIXTH dog to our family.



1. Older dogs are house trained (not always but sometimes). You won’t have to go through the difficult training stages of teaching a puppy to be crate/house trained and constantly cleaning up potty messes.

2. Older dogs are not teething puppies, and won’t chew your shoes, furniture and pillows because they are already grown up.

3. Older dogs can focus well because they’ve mellowed over the years but they are also able to learn new routines.

4. Older dogs know what “no” means.

5. Older dogs settle in easily, because they’ve learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack.

6. Older dogs have a way of showing you how grateful they are for giving them a second chance.

7. What You See Is What You Get: unlike puppies, older dogs have already grown into who they really are today. Their personalities shine through. Puppies can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first.

8. Older dogs are loyal companions — they love to go on car rides, hiking trips and just be with their humans.

9. Older dogs leave you time for other things in life, because they don’t consist of the demands on your time and attention that puppies and young dogs do.

10. Older dogs let you actually get a great night’s sleep because they like regular routines and  human schedules. They don’t generally cry all night and have to potty every could of hours


To own an older dog….is priceless!


To learn more about the pleasures of older dog adoption, please visit the Senior Dogs Project site at