10 Loving Dogs that Make Good Pets for Seniors

Senior couple with dog
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We love our furry four-legged friends like family (sometimes even more!). We don't call dogs man's best friend for no reason. Our canine companions are special parts of our lives—from childhood through adulthood. As we get older, smaller dogs may be a better fit for our lifestyles. Lovable, low-maintenance breeds like pugs or pekingeses want to stick right by our sides all day long. Instead of a puppy, consider adopting a senior dog who's gotten her adolescent energy out and wants a low-key lifestyle. Here, 10 loving dogs that make great pets for seniors.

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Pug

Pug
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Shih Tzu

Shih tzu
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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer
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Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles spaniel
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French bulldog

French bulldog
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Pekingese

Pekingese
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Chihuahua

Chihuahua
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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Corgi
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Maltese

Maltese
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Glamorous malteses show off long white coats (crowned usually with a pretty bow on top). This breed is known for its gentle disposition.

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