Hello all! We are seriously considering adopting a senior standard poodle that I happened upon online. I sent the rescue an email for more information on him, and am waiting to hear back. He is listed as a breeder surrender, retired Grand Champion. He was born in 1999, so that makes him about 11 years old. He has a clean bill of health and is still very active, and is supposed to be good with other dogs and kids. He appears to be a black, but he's graying a bit. I don't know much else about him yet. We had planned to adopt another spoo in the future. I had mentioned we were interested in a silver male. We are leaning a bit towards adopting an older dog, simply because we just don't want to go the puppy route again. It's very time-consuming and alot of work. All dogs are work of course, but puppies just need so much more attention and training. I have never adopted a senior dog, and would like some opinions or advice on what I would be in for and what to expect. has anyone else adopted a dog of that age? Thanks so much everyone!