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* Wolf falls into this by season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', eight years after his discovery and adoption. Formerly an active companion and member of the Team, he's now most content to lay in the background and snooze.


* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', Woody tries to call Buster over to hitch a ride on him. But because of the 15-year gap between this and the previous film, the formerly frisky puppy is now fat, sluggish, and very tired.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', Woody tries to call Buster over to hitch a ride on him. But because of the 15-year 10-year gap between this and the previous film, the formerly frisky puppy is now fat, gray, sluggish, and very tired.


* Old Hunter from the first ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' book. He's a StreetSavvy stray who taught Lucky much about living in the city.

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* Old Hunter from the first ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' book. He's a StreetSavvy StreetSmart stray who taught Lucky much about living in the city.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'': Pops is an elderly old Basset hound who is paralyzed in his back legs. Despite his paralysis, Pops does manage to lead the search team into the sewers, which involves crossing some dangerous (and high up) sections of New York.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'': Pops is an elderly old Basset hound who is paralyzed in his back legs. Despite his paralysis, Pops does manage to lead the search team into the sewers, which involves crossing some dangerous (and high up) sections of New York.

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* Old Hunter from the first ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' book. He's a StreetSavvy stray who taught Lucky much about living in the city.


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* Older dogs are harder to adopt than younger dogs, so shelters are known to milk the "benefits" of adopting a senior over a puppy (their personalities are set in stone, most are already house-trained and know a few tricks, they won't grow, they're usually lazy, etc) when trying to market their adoptable seniors.

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* Jeff the old dog from ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' is slow moving and sleepy, but helps out Jiji the cat (who has [[MakesSenseInContext disguised himself as a toy)]] by keeping him safe until Jiji's owner Kiki returns to get him.


* PlayedForLaughts in ''Series/{{Vicious}}'' with Freddie and Stuart's old dog Balthazar, who spends all of his time sleeping [[TheGhost out of sight]] under a blanket and occasionally gets shouted at to make sure he's still alive.

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* PlayedForLaughts PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/{{Vicious}}'' with Freddie and Stuart's old dog Balthazar, who spends all of his time sleeping [[TheGhost out of sight]] under a blanket and occasionally gets shouted at to make sure he's still alive.


* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', Vetinari has an old greyish terrier named Wuffles, who spends most of his time sleeping.

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* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', Vetinari has an old greyish terrier named Wuffles, who smells like death and spends most of his time sleeping.sleeping. When Wuffles eventually dies, Vetinari visits his grave regularly in an uncharacteristic show of sentiment.


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* PlayedForLaughts in ''Series/{{Vicious}}'' with Freddie and Stuart's old dog Balthazar, who spends all of his time sleeping [[TheGhost out of sight]] under a blanket and occasionally gets shouted at to make sure he's still alive.


* A staple on the comedy-variety show ''HeeHaw'' was an old hound dog that mostly slept on a front porch (played by four dogs through the course of the series).

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* A staple on the comedy-variety show ''HeeHaw'' ''Series/HeeHaw'' was an old hound dog that mostly slept on a front porch (played by four dogs through the course of the series).

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* The [[OneSceneWonder doggie]] from ''Film/TheRoom'' was very old at the time of filming. This may explain why he sat so quietly on the counter that Creator/TommyWiseau didn't initially notice his presence.

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*''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'': Pops is an elderly old Basset hound who is paralyzed in his back legs. Despite his paralysis, Pops does manage to lead the search team into the sewers, which involves crossing some dangerous (and high up) sections of New York.


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* Victor's dog Makkachin from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is quite old for a dog (judging from an InUniverse interview, he's at least 15 years old), but it's downplayed since despite liking to sleep a lot, he's very energetic and puppy-like when he's awake.


* OlderThanFeudalism: Odysseus' dog Argos (20+ years old) is the first one to recognize his master (even in disguise) when Odysseus returns home at the end of ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. The ancient animal then finally slips its leash on life in front of him.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: Odysseus' dog Argos (20+ years old) is the first one to recognize his master (even in disguise) when Odysseus returns home at the end of ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. The ancient animal then finally slips its leash lease on life in front of him.


** Parodied by {{Discworld}}, where Rincewind's ancestor Lavaeolus' dog does the same. It was the holding the slippers in its mouth for twenty years that did him in.

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** Parodied by {{Discworld}}, Literature/{{Discworld}}, where Rincewind's ancestor Lavaeolus' dog does the same. It was the holding the slippers in its mouth for twenty years that did him in.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', Woody tries to call Buster over to hitch a ride on him. But because of the 15-year gap between this and the previous film, the formerly frisky puppy is now fat, sluggish, and very tired.


* Bruno in ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville''. Madam Souza bought him for his grandson as a puppy, but now he's a fat, lazy dog who only comes alive to bark at the train that passes by next to the house.

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* Bruno in ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville''. Madam Souza bought him for his her grandson as a puppy, but now he's a fat, lazy dog who only comes alive to bark at the train that passes by next to the house.

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