Older adults living alone sometimes have limited interaction with other people. If you’re a senior who could benefit from some canine companionship, the key is to find a breed that matches your personality and lifestyle.
Start by reviewing the 30 best dog breeds for older adults. No matter what your daily life is like, you can find the pooch that is perfect for you!
The Family-Friendly Beagle
A solidly mid-sized breed, the beagle has a short coat and requires relatively little grooming, although it does shed. Even better? Beagles are great family dogs that will play nicely with both you and the grandkids.
They do require a fair amount of exercise, so they are a better choice for seniors who are still physically active. They love to talk long walks or just chase a ball (or a squirrel) in the backyard.
Beagles have been depicted in popular culture since Elizabethan times in literature and paintings, and more recently in film, television, and comic books. Snoopy of the comic strip Peanuts has been called “the world’s most famous beagle”.