Although she has cared for several dogs over the years, Lacey chose beautiful Boston Terrier, Rosie, from us to be the second dog she herself has ever owned. 

Why a senior? Lacey’s response is simple: “I wanted a senior dog because she would have already been trained, she would be calmer, and somewhat easier to handle."

Although not “technically” a senior at an estimated 5 years of age, in many breeds, 5 does mark the golden age of “seniority.” In robust and racy Rosie’s case, only her coat – not her personality -- makes her look older than she is.

Initially anxious in her new surroundings, Rosie, with loving patience, soon learned to relax, eventually revealing the funny and fun loving dog she is today.

"Rosie is truly the sweetest, most playful dog,” Lacey says, “who loves my son and me as much as we love her. She absolutely LOVES to play, whether it’s with her chew toys or at the park. She adores playing tug-o-war and catch, snarling in a laughably ‘ferocious’ way as she runs full tilt, always bringing the toy I’ve thrown right back to me.”

Whatever brings out this Boston’s perky, quirky personality!

“We love going for walks together,” continues Lacey, “and when I come home from work at lunchtime each day, we head out on one of our walks. She also loves going for rides in the car, and I bring her with me wherever and whenever I can. Although being outside can sometimes make her nervous, and although she still pulls slightly on leash, we’re working together to resolve both issues.”

And the best part of having Rosie in her life? “When we cuddle up, comfy close, at night.”

Would Lacey adopt a senior again? Her answer is a swift: “Of course!”