Thayne Hamilton rescues dogs coming from places of neglect and nurtures them back to health. Most of his rescues are senior dogs, like this one. Unfortunately, older animals are less likely to be adopted, leading to troubling circumstances. If you are looking for a new dog, try looking for a senior. Shelters can quickly become overcrowded and, unfortunately, older dogs are among the first to be euthanized. Keep in mind that senior dogs at animal shelters need loving homes just as much as younger ones. The positive side to owning an older dog is that they usually come trained and understand basic commands such as "sit," "down," "heel," "come," etc.