I've written previously that we have a LOT of very friendly dogs in need of a good home. The puppies and smaller dogs are generally pretty easy to place. But there are a fair amount of older dogs too, like Hawaii. There are a lot of benefits to older dogs. They're usually more settled and housebroken (that's a huge plus in my book!). Older dogs are pretty affectionate too, without all the jumping - another plus. If you're considering a pet, you might want to consider an older dog, and always check a shelter first.