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

Image (c) Age UK

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 🙂