It's always a ton of fun to go to look at the adoptable pets at the animal shelter. And everyone always has their preferences--"I want a puppy!!".... "I want a small dog"... "I want a big dog!".... "I want this breed, I want that one"... And typically on any given day you'll find exactly what you're looking for. One thing I would personally encourage you to do though--and don't get me wrong--puppies and young dogs are adorable and cute---but they also come with a LOT of extra responsibility sometimes... Like potty training, obedience training, and LOTS of exercise.  The fur babies that everyone typically overlooks in favor of something else--are the Senior dogs. And let me tell ya--seniors are some of the sweetest babies you'll ever meet.

Sure they might require some extra attention due to a health condition or some medication they have to take-but they are already trained and already good to go with obedience and ready to be your best pal. So while puppies are all cute and fun-there's nothing like earning the love and affection of a senior dog. Take these two, for example. They have been the longest residents at the Lonestar Sanctuary For Animals at 4200 Fairgrounds Road in Midland-and they're both ready to meet you and be part of your family.

First up--it's Luna. Luna is a 9-year-old Black Lab Mix who came to Lonestar in January of 2014 from a hoarding situation. She can be with male dogs only and needs a dog buddy with her.

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Then--there's Banner. He is a 9-year-old Lab/Australian Shepherd mix who has been at the shelter since April 2015.

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So--consider being a hero to one of these sweet babies and adding them to YOUR family... And let them live out the rest of their years with a family who loves them and a warm home to be in with a nice comfy bed to sleep in... I promise you there's nothing like the love from a senior dog!

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