The Kennel Club Charitable Trust

How Older People Can Prepare for Getting a Dog

Owning a dog is an immensely rewarding experience, and it is crucial that people do their research and ensure they are prepared for the commitment of owning a pet.

Age UK, the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life, has been working on an online guide for older people looking to get a pet, which the Kennel Club has contributed to.

From cost, care requirements, veterinary considerations and making sure your home is ready for a dog or other pet, there are lots of things to think about before you take the exciting leap into pet ownership and you can find out more at www.ageukmobility.co.uk/mobility-news/how-prepare-getting-pet.

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If you know of an older person who is considering dog ownership, whether they are buying a puppy or rescuing a dog, they may find this useful so do share with them and help them prepare for their new friend 🙂