Puppies are cute and funny and snuggly, but nothing compares to spending years with your dog, until you’re both older and wiser and, sure, a bit slower. And while it can make us a bit sad to watch our pups wobble and gray, the truth is that they’re not terribly bothered by it.

And these 17 pictures prove that old dogs are the best dogs, and maybe even the best choice the next time you’re looking for a new friend to bring home.

#17. She can still smile. My heart.

When an old girl gets a second chance. from aww

#16. BFFs.

The color has faded over the years but their love hasn’t. from aww

#15. I want him.

Old dogs are cute too – Meet Shadow. from aww

#14. Old gray beard.

Happy old dude from aww

#13. This is the sweetest thing ever.

Senior dog owner is a bus driver. Doggo goes with him to work every day. from aww

#12. Going gray together.

Getting grey, 15 years together. from pics

#11. That’s the life.

My dog is too old to go on walks anymore, so my brother put her in a wheelbarrow and went around the neighborhood. from aww

#10. We are all proud, Maggie.

This is Maggie, my grandads old girl. She doesn’t get as much attention anymore but she always brings you a leaf. You can’t have the leaf, she just wants you to be proud. from aww

#9. Happy is adorable.

This lil’ girl’s face has gotten more white every year but her smile hasn’t changed. from aww

#8. A very good boy.

This is Doc. He’s 19 years old and a good boy from aww

#7. New friends are the best.

Adopted this 13 year old girl 2 weeks ago. I think she likes me. from aww

#6. All pups love one-on-one time.

Most of the time my brother’s old girl gets overshadowed buy the younger dogs in he house. today she went for a ride with dad all by herself. Look at that face! from aww

#5. Majestic.

17 years old. Sadly his health is deteriorating fast recently from dogpictures

#4. Besties for the resties.

I recently adopted Artie at the ripe old age of 15. Everyone meet my new best fren! from OldManDog

#3. Just love her.

Found my 12yr old pup on my bed. It’s been a couple years since she was able to get up there, no idea how she did it. With her favorite toy too! Don’t have the heart to kick her off from aww

#2. Every dog deserves a great retirement.

Rescued a senior Floofer this year, we call this her “retirement.” from aww

#1. And still an adorable floof.

Just turned 18 years old today, Reddit meet Amber! from aww

 

What very good dogs.