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It breaks our hearts that senior dogs often do not get adopted and never experience the love they deserve. Luckily, this world is full of kind-hearted people, too, and elderly adoptees sometimes get a second chance at love.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of the oldest dogs that were adopted by people who didn't mind their old age. All they could see was their loving hearts. Have you ever adopted a senior dog, too? Upload your pic to the list!

#1 Ned's First Ride Home From The Shelter – Finally A Home At 11 Years Old

Ned's First Ride Home From The Shelter – Finally A Home At 11 Years Old

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Melody Lanzatella 2 years ago

I love the sheer joy on his face!

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#2 I Adopted A 10-Year-Old Dog With No Lower Canines, So Her Smile Is A Bit Gummy, And Adorable

I Adopted A 10-Year-Old Dog With No Lower Canines, So Her Smile Is A Bit Gummy, And Adorable

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Melody Lanzatella 2 years ago

That looks like my Punkin!

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#3 Recently Adopted An 11-Year-Old Dog And Just Discovered That He Can Dance

Recently Adopted An 11-Year-Old Dog And Just Discovered That He Can Dance

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Over Opinionated 2 years ago

You can't ask for a better dance partner

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#4 Benjamin Spent 1,5 Years In A Shelter But Finally Found Home At The Age Of 14

Benjamin Spent 1,5 Years In A Shelter But Finally Found Home At The Age Of 14

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

It's wonderful to know that Benjamin can spend his final years being content <3

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#5 Greig Is A Super Busy Human Dad To His 10 Elder Shelter Dogs

Greig Is A Super Busy Human Dad To His 10 Elder Shelter Dogs

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Jovana Dacic 2 years ago

He has a really awesome Instagram account too. He also rescues pigs :)

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#6 I Would Like To Introduce You To Lady, The 12-Year-Old, One-eyed Pomeranian I Just Adopted

I Would Like To Introduce You To Lady, The 12-Year-Old, One-eyed Pomeranian I Just Adopted

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Lucia Eldridge 2 years ago

So cute!!!

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#7 At 14 Years Old Bear Stayed At Her 76-Year-Old Owner’s Side For Days After The Man Passed Away. No One Could Take Her In So She Was Turned To The Shelter And Happily Adopted After Several Days By Her New Mommy

At 14 Years Old Bear Stayed At Her 76-Year-Old Owner’s Side For Days After The Man Passed Away. No One Could Take Her In So She Was Turned To The Shelter And Happily Adopted After Several Days By Her New Mommy

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Naima Ivansdóttir 2 years ago

she was lucky she had only to wait for days.

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#8 My 9-Year-Old Rescue Bulldog. We Just Rescued Her Last Year From A High Kill Shelter

My 9-Year-Old Rescue Bulldog. We Just Rescued Her Last Year From A High Kill Shelter

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Over Opinionated 2 years ago

That's the look of love.

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#9 Derpy-Looking Senior Dog With No Teeth Was Adopted By A Young New York Couple And Has More Than 30,000 Instagram Followers

Derpy-Looking Senior Dog With No Teeth Was Adopted By A Young New York Couple And Has More Than 30,000 Instagram Followers

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

"Stahp Dad! Ur embarrassing me in front of the ladies" - pup

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#10 Marnie The Dog Is A 14-Year-Old NYC Shih Tzu Adopted From A Shelter At Age 11

Marnie The Dog Is A 14-Year-Old NYC Shih Tzu Adopted From A Shelter At Age 11

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Terri Perry 2 years ago

How sweet...so glad she has 4ever home!!!

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#11 I Read Her Info Card And Saw She Was 11 Years Old And Blind. My First Thought Was, Who's Going To Walk Into An Animal Shelter And Adopt A Blind, Old Dog? My Second Thought Was, Me, That's Who

I Read Her Info Card And Saw She Was 11 Years Old And Blind. My First Thought Was, Who's Going To Walk Into An Animal Shelter And Adopt A Blind, Old Dog? My Second Thought Was, Me, That's Who

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#12 Happy 1 Year Adoption To 11-Year-Old Watermelon!

Happy 1 Year Adoption To 11-Year-Old Watermelon!

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#13 Meet Spanky. We Adopted Him When He Was 7 Years Old, And Wish We Had Been With Him The First 7 Years Too

Meet Spanky. We Adopted Him When He Was 7 Years Old, And Wish We Had Been With Him The First 7 Years Too

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Cheryl Reeves 2 years ago

he is so adorable

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#14 She's 12 Now And Has Never Been Happier Or More Famous. With More Than 46,000 Instagram Folllowers, She Uses Her Celebrity Powers For Good, Speaking Out Against Puppy Mills And Helping Raise Money For Animal Shelters

She's 12 Now And Has Never Been Happier Or More Famous. With More Than 46,000 Instagram Folllowers, She Uses Her Celebrity Powers For Good, Speaking Out Against Puppy Mills And Helping Raise Money For Animal Shelters

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Over Opinionated 2 years ago

Oh my that tongue should be on a frog XD

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#15 The Senior Dog (8yo) I Adopted Last Week Seems To Be Getting Along Well With My Other Rescue (7yo)!

The Senior Dog (8yo) I Adopted Last Week Seems To Be Getting Along Well With My Other Rescue (7yo)!

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