What characteristics should you look for in a dog as a companion for seniors? They should be easy to care for, loving and obedient, and definitely should love to cuddle. When you get to a certain age, you may not feel like going to the dog park every day or playing tug of war with a pup that may even pull you onto the ground, so choosing one that needs less exercise may be ideal. If you are an active senior, you don’t want a pooch that is going to lay around all day. Although needs may vary, here are the top 10 companion dog breeds for seniors.