Nobody needs too much convincing to take home a fuzzy puppy, with those big wide eyes, and a body the size of your foot - but after the initial cuteness coma, new owners discover there is a lot of work and time that goes into training these baby animals. Adult dogs (7+ years), unlike pups, have a harder time finding a home with only a 25% adoption rate - so one organization came up with a genius marketing strategy to show people what these more mature pets have to offer.

The Animal Protective Association of St. Louis launched the “Grown-Ass Adult” PR campaign to promote the benefits of adult dog ownership. In a series of print ads and the hashtags #grownassadult and #adoptadult, the organization pointed out that while puppies are cute - "grown-ass" adult dogs know not to pee on your carpet. Scroll down below to check out their hilarious posters.

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Char Char 1 month ago

I can't stop my giggles!

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"The Animal Protective Association of Missouri is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond." Each pet adopted at the APA is spayed/neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. They also come with 14-day wellness coverage, a leash/collar and a starter bag of Purina premium dog food. 

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YiFan Zhao 1 month ago

Soooo adorable!!!

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glowworm2 1 month ago

I love this one.

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Night Owl 1 month ago (edited)

That's a good point. A good, trained and housebroken dog is invaluable. I wish all grown-ass adult dogs (and cats) were like that

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Bilal Ali 1 month ago

love the different eyes

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Bill 1 month ago

Unless you miss breakfast, then I will wapk over your face

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Pamela24 1 month ago

Brilliant. :D And honestly one of the main reasons why I'd always adopt an adult dog over a puppy. (Another is the fact that I know that puppies always find a home sooner.)

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Bill 1 month ago

Never seen my cat when it's time for work.

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Catarina Pupillo 1 month ago

Not true, my senior dog never gets tired of kissing poop

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La Petite Morte 1 month ago

Such a gorgeous bluenose! He/she reminds me of Bruno, my (former bait dog) gargoyle I adopted when he was 11. He was repeatedly returned because, get this, he snored. SNORED!!! He developed seizures at 14 and by 16 they were uncontrollable with meds. He was the sweetest good boy in the world, loved everyone (unless you were two dogs playing with a tug toy, he couldn't abide that), was the master at the footpin-leglean, thought he was 10lbs, thought all skunks were his friend, and started a ghost dog legend at a cemetery. I miss him so much. I only got 5 years with him, but they were the best 5 years.

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Vic 1 month ago

..Said no doggie ever..

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Hallie 1 month ago

I really, really wish people would leave their goddam ears alone!!

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Kathy Baylis 1 month ago

Though puppies and kittens are so cute, there’s nothing like that magical age, usually around three years old, when they start to mellow. Ahhhhh, peace.

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Give me a beagle any day... 1 month ago

Why were none of thees dogs featured beagles? Because beagles behave, LOL! J/K! I know mine is 100% pure clown, but he's a good boy. Has never lifted his leg in my house, or my mom's, he's never torn up the sofa pillows, he has never had an accident in the house, and he's friendly with all of my cats and anyone he meets. #BeaglesAreTheBestBreed

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