I met Sadie, a 10-year-old Tibetan Mastiff, at the Berkeley Humane Society where I volunteer. Her former owners gave her up because they wanted a puppy, and Sadie was too old. (Insert my absolutely disgusted rant here.) She just narrowly escaped euthanasia and has now found a home.
I would've adopted her if we weren't a one-pet household. I adopted Oliver when he was 9 and I had no idea how much more life and love he had in him. He is now 20 and he continues to make Adam and I happy every day.
I teared up watching this video. Older animals have so much to give. I'm so glad somebody out there agrees with me.