Sandy, age 14, and Missy, age 17, both chihuahuas, came to us when their elderly owners could no longer care for them. Missy immediately bonded with whoever would pet her, while Sandy took a few days to warm up to her new family. Both girls were bonded to each other, and we happily kept them together. They soon learned to enjoy their new lives and go on lots of adventures to area natural preserves and parks, where they usually can walk for about a mile before tiring out. They love to sleep under blankets, especially in winter. They tried swimming this past summer but decided it’s not for them. They are perfect proof that older dogs can not only acclimate, but also thrive, in a new environment.