Dogs are loyal and dependable, making them excellent pets for senior citizens, especially those who live alone. These persons will enjoy the twofold benefits of companionship and a sense of purpose derived from caring for their pets. Although dogs are great for the elderly like they are for everyone else, not every dog breed is perfect for them.

However, factors related to your health and lifestyle can affect your ability to properly care for a dog. If you’re a dog-loving lawyer, you might think “I don’t have the time.” Surprisingly, there are dog breeds that would be a good match for your busy lifestyle! The following paragraphs will provide you with a list of the best easy to handle dog breeds for senior citizens.

Beagle

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Beagles are famous for their loving and friendly nature. They are also very industrious and helpful. Originally, beagles were bred for hunting with their strong sense of smell and alertness. However, they can be gentle and friendly when they are not hunting.

Beagles are affectionate and attentive and don’t need much physical exercise, so seniors don’t need to bother about trying to keep up with a physically active dog while they are not active. Having a beagle as a pet will help elderly persons enjoy the affectionate and loving nature of the dog without having to stress over taking care of the furry bestie.

Greyhound

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While a greyhound might not cross your mind as a pet for the elderly due to their high activity levels and their history as racing dogs, they are surprisingly good for seniors.

Greyhounds are perfect for the elderly because they are calm, loving, and gentle. The Greyhound is just as comfortable spending time on the couch with their owners as they are in a race. However, they will always want to run around, so they need owners who don’t mind them being all over the place sometimes.

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