7 Photos of Old, Beautiful Dogs in Honor of Senior Pet Month

Photo by: Gary Gross
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Older dogs have an already developed personality. You know how they will turn out because they are full-fledged adult dogs.
© 2013 Garry Gross
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Photo by: Gary Gross
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Older dogs have an already developed personality. You know how they will turn out because they are full-fledged adult dogs.
© 2013 Garry Gross
Related: 10 reasons why you should never trust a cat
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Wed, Nov 13, 2013 11:51 AM EST

While many people just naturally think of adopting a puppy, there are so many reasons to adopt an older dog. Now a new book pays tribute to this unique canine group and also shows us many reasons why senior dogs are special. Beautiful Old Dogs: A Loving Tribute to Our Senior Best Friends, edited by David Tabatsky, is filled with gorgeous photography by the late Gary Gross. While Gross may have been noted in fashion, he later went on to become a leading dog trainer. This book captures purely stunning photos of senior dogs in their glory in an effort to show how beautiful and loving senior dogs really are, along with uplifting essays and poetry by Anna Quindlen, Ally Sheedy, Christopher Durang, Doris Day, Dean Koontz, Marlo Thomas, and others. There is perhaps, no better time to showcase these senior beauties than by honoring them during Senior Pet Month with these true stunning and sweet photos of old dogs, outlining reasons why everyone should consider adopting a senior dog! -By Danielle Sullivan

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