The Best Dogs For Seniors

The Best Dogs For Seniors

The Best Dogs For Seniors

As humans, we are wired for connection. We are meant to be around others and have companionship. For some, that means adopting a pet to help fill the need. When deciding on a new fur-baby there are many things to consider, such as our activity level as we grow older. Which ones are better for seniors? If you subscribe to our weekly newsletter, you can see our initial list. It included dogs such as Poodle, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Boston Terrier, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. If you aren't subscribed make sure to do so today so you won't miss content like this! Take a look at the rest of our list below.


Photo of beagle sitting on ground
Photo Credit: Marcus Wallis

Beagles enjoy the outdoors, have a lot of energy, and love socializing. They're easy-going and smart dogs. However, as they were originally bred for hunting, it's important to supervise them whenever they're out.


Bolognese dog facePhoto Credit: Martin Hruška

These fluffy dogs are playful and easy to train. They basically follow their humans everywhere. They don't require much exercise and will happily sit on the couch with you. They do need to be bathed and groomed regularly.


Chihuahua sitting on grass
Photo Credit: Metro Paws

These small pups are great for apartments, but need training to deal with strangers and children. They're rather easy-going on walks and love sitting on laps. Their small size means they can get their daily exercise indoors.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever sitting by lakePhoto Credit: Garfield Besa

If you prefer a bigger dog, golden retrievers are kind, friendly, good with people, and easy to train. They require a more active lifestyle and more companionship.


Havanese dog sitting in grassPhoto Credit: JackieLou

These smart and small dogs are easy to train and love their human's company. They're generally happy pups who only require one walk a day. Their long coats require frequent brushing but can be cut short.

Labrador Retriever

 Labrador Retriever sitting with tongue out
Photo Credit: Noémi Macavei-Katócz

They are one of the most popular breeds for a reason. They're friendly, outgoing, and love humans. They are highly trainable and can read emotions well. They are very energetic and require a lot of exercise.

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer with grass backgroundPhoto Credit: Sebastian Coman Travel

They are a low maintenance dog who don't require much grooming. Their smaller size makes then easy to handle, but they are more active and love to play.


Pekingese dog with blurry blue backgroundPhoto Credit: Madhurima Handa

Pekingese love peace and calm, so they would fit into your quiet lifestyle. They'll form a strong bond with you, and love being lap dogs.

No matter which dog you choose, you'll have a loyal friend. You'll need patience as you first train them and as they find their bearings. You'll also need essentials to help make it easier on you, like our Poopcase, Poopy Packs, and Metro Wipes. If a senior has a dog in their life that you think would be perfect for others, let us know in the comments!


  • The article on the best dogs for seniors provides an insightful and thoughtful guide. It’s a fantastic resource, offering valuable information about various dog breeds suitable for seniors’ lifestyles. It’s well-written, concise, and covers essential aspects to consider when choosing a furry companion for older individuals. Great job in highlighting the benefits and characteristics of each breed, helping seniors make informed decisions in finding their perfect canine companion!

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