Did you know there are so many older dogs that want a family and a home of their own? I know because I was one and I’m so lucky my mom and dad found me. Won’t you invite one of my old friends to go home with you? Why you ask? Here’s why!
First, senior dogs have already learned important stuff—we can sit, and come and we’re housebroken. And did you know it’s easy to teach an old dog new tricks?
Second, did you know that shelters often schedule an older dog for immediate euthanizing simply on the basis of age? It almost happened to me. Isn’t there a word for that called discrimination? A little gray hair here and there doesn’t mean we can’t play ball and love you more than you can imagine! So please help save some of my buddies’ lives--
And lastly, it’s not just me that thinks there are good reasons to adopt older guys. If you go here, you’ll find 10 top reasons to adopt us. And it was a human who wrote that so you don’t have to just take it from me! Humans also wrote success stories about adoption and some of them are working to help out my friends.
My old buddies are patiently waiting-- They hope you’re persuaded-- I hope you don’t wait too long-- They don’t have much time and they are desperate for a home of their own. Won’t you invite them to yours?
I wasn't sure of the best way to write a persuasive essay so I found some at Blogical Minds to use as a model. M. V. and Mia's were models for creating a good title. I like how Eddie linked to other websites so I did too. Mary and Tina's helped me with the structure. Anni modeled how to use transition words. And I really liked Lindsey's question at the end. So thanks to each of you. Without you I would have been up a creek without a paddle! Do you think I did ok?