Why an elderly dog shelter?
- Unfortunately, most senior dogs who end up in shelters are the beloved companions of elderly people who have either died or were forced to move to an assisted living facility that would not allow dogs. Either the family will not take the dog and there is no one to take on this duty, or sometimes economic difficulties cause a family to lose their home, therefore the dog also becomes homeless.
- Couples divorce and the dog is not wanted by either party.
- Ex-show dogs are no longer useful and are sent to public kennels for euthanization.
- People move, and for various reasons, they don’t want to take their elderly dog with them.
- The elderly dog has health problems that the family doesn’t want to deal with, either for financial reasons or simply because they don’t want to be bothered by a sick dog.
What can I do?
It is our goal here to educate owners and help eradicate the issues plaguing this region in the realm of animal welfare. There are many things to do that can help out.
- Why not visit our senior dog shelter, and adopt one?
- Or become a volunteer with us, if you are unable to adopt?
- Or attend one of our courses
- Tell a friend
- Get in touch- give us a call and chat about options
- Donate! We need all the help we can get