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There are several things in life that absolutely get better with age - wine, leather boots, cheese (some of it, at least), trees, and dogs! Yep, although puppies will always win a race of the most ‘awws’ coaxed out of a beholder of their adorableness, elderly dogs are by far smarter, kookier, and, all in all, just cuter. And if you’d like to counter-argue our thesis, just wait until you see the photos of cute old dogs that we’ve rounded up in this list!

Yeah, so maybe their temples are frosted with silver, and maybe they are a bit slower than they used to be, but all that is compensated by the wisdom they’ve gathered over their years with you and the soft love they show you. Those crazy zoomies that made you laugh when they were young and full of energy aren’t as frequent as they used to be, but let’s admit it - by now, you probably also like cuddling up on a couch with your adorable dog better than running around like crazy. Also, old dogs are through with chewing your favorite slippers, so now you can finally buy a pair that you like without fearing finding your pupperino wearing them on their teeth. All in all, elderly dogs are just as, if not more, adorable than the very same younger versions of them.

We scoured the internet and left no stone unturned in the search for the most adorable dog photos. Hopefully, you find these cute dogs just as precious as we did! However, some of these elderly dogs might still be more charming than the others (or they might remind you of your own old pal!), so when you encounter such a specimen, show it your love by giving the picture your vote. Oh, and if you also just happen to be an owner of a cute old dog, share their picture with us in the comments section!

#1

When I Adopted Bruno Mars They Said He Was A Senior Chihuahua, But He’s Really A Fruit Bat

dog in a green sweater with his tongue hanging out

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#2

My Senior(Ish) Dog Can't Swim By Himself Anymore So I Carry Him While He Takes A Dip

man holding his dog in arms in the swimming pool

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#3

All Of The Current Pups At The Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, A Pretty Special Group

seven dogs looking at one side

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#4

My Son Has Noticed How Old Our Dog Is Getting, So He Tries To Comfort Her With His Stuffed Toy Sloth, She Loves It

dog lying with his toy

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#5

My Best Friend’s First And Most Likely Last Camping Trip. He’s Still Alive! Just Too Old To Go Adventuring

red dog in the water

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#6

My Dad, Who's Not A Dog Person, Recently Adopted A Senior Dog While His Wife Was Looking At Puppies

close-up of a dog's face with a medallion on the collar

"I just couldn't stand to imagine him alone at that age," he said. Meet his new goodest boi "Rock!".

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#7

17 Year Old (Then) Canadian Black Wolf. Absolutely Adorable Sweetheart. Her Name Is Madadh

close-up dog's face on the background of his owners

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#8

My Dad Has Alzheimer's, His Dog Is Old. He Wanted Me To Take A Picture Of Her "So He Could Remember Her"

old man with a cup of coffee looking at his dog

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#10

Arizona Humane Society Uses Boots (A Senior Dog) To Acclimate Kittens To Dogs

red dog together with a small black kitten

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#12

Meet My Senior Rescue Dog, Professor Schnitzel!

close-up dog's face with his tongue hanging out

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#13

This Old Man Turned 15 Today. Can We Wish My Four Legged Baby A Happy Birthday?

close-up view of a brown dog in a sweater

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#16

For 13 Years, He Has Tried To Catch A Squirrel To No Avail

dog rested his head on his toy

I just bought him a plush one and the poor deprived dog has been carrying it around with him everywhere all day and snuggling with it. sorry it took me so long buddy.

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#17

Rescued Two Senior Dogs A Couple Days Ago And They Are Very Wary Of Me. Woke Up This Morning To This Sweet Guy Curled Up Next To Me

an old black dog lying on the blanket

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#18

My Tiny Old Dog, In A Tiny Hat And Tiny Boots

a small dog in a sweater, hat and boots

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Jessica SpeLangm
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not normally one for dogs in booties and sweaters and hats, but he is SO adorable.

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#19

This Is Fred (10). He Still Looks And Acts Like A Puppy To This Day

a brown dog sitting with a bowl in his teeth

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CORGI QUEEN
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i was gonna say, this is a thread for senior dogs not puppies, then i saw the white whiskers

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#20

We Adopted A Senior Dog And Love Him More Every Day. This Is Teddy After His First Bath

a brown dog on a grooming table

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#21

My Fiances Dog Defying All Odds, Just Turned 18 Years Old Today. Still As Beautiful As Ever

a brown dog lying on the pillow

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#22

Senior Dogs Are Often Over Looked At Shelters Because They Aren't Considered As Cute Or Desirable As Puppies

close-up dog's face in a bee-looking hat

 Lenny is proof that you can still be adorable as a senior!

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#23

Saw This Guy Pushing His Dogs In A Wheelchair, One Is Old, The Other Had Paw Surgery. Now That Is Love

a brown dog and a white one sitting in a wheelchair

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#25

Count Me In For The Old Dogs Trend. My Old Girl Turns 15 This Week

a red dog licking the biscuits in the form of a crown

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#30

My 15 Year Old Senior Lab Has Taken Upon Teaching Our New 8 Week Old Pup The Art Of Life And Their Relationship Is The Cutest

an old black dog lying together with a small black puppy on the dog bed

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glowworm2
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The puppy's little face is adorable. Love the older one's paws.

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#31

Old Dogs Can Be Cute Too! A Shelter In My Hometown Specialize In Senior Dogs

an old black dog with closed eyes staying near a man

I hope these old puppers find their forever homes soon.

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#33

I Don’t Post Enough Pictures Of My Dog. This Mutt Is My Longest Lasting Relationship. 12 Years Of Love And Really Big Ears

a dog with a big ears lying on the blanket

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#34

This Is Grisbi. She’s 14 And Gets Cold Easily, So She Wears A Coat And Her Jammies Outside

a dog in a pink costume staying in the street

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#35

I Feel Like My Old Boy Rusty (14) Belongs In A Calender Shoot For Senior Pups. What Do You Think?

a close-up of a dog's face

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#38

Blind Senior Doggo Gets Surprise Party At Shelter

an old dog with closed eyes wearing a costume with a birthday hat

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Janine B.
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my goodness, this is the sweetest dog face ever. ❤️❤️❤️

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#39

Success! Bought My Senior Dog An Orthopedic Dog Bed... He Uses It And Loves It

a red dog lying on the dog bed

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#40

Since I Was 5 Every Xmas And Birthday I Asked For A Dog. At 31 My Wife Made My Dream Come True When We Adopted This 9 Year Old Good Boy, Meet Chopper

an old dog sitting on a bench

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Susan Atkinson
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hiya Chopper! You're living up to a Strong name. You handsome boy!

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#44

I Adopted An Older Gent A Little While Back, Busters 13 Yo, And Gives The Best Cuddles

a dog rested his head on a human

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#45

10 Years Old. Still Insanely Happy After A Week Of Hunting

close-up dog's face with closed eyes because of sunshine

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#47

Just Adopted This Sweet Senior Girl And I Couldn’t Be Happier!

close-up view of a dog and its owner

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#50

Somebody Is Enjoying The Sunset. With His Blindness, We Have Had To Tether Him To Not Get Lost

a dog lying on the ground and looking on the sunset

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Deborah Rubin
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had a collie when I was young. She was blind the last two years of her life (only 12). We kept her on leash when outside the house, but she was fine in the backyard and in the house.

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