On February 23, 2020, we adopted a senior dog from the Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego County. Her name is Penny, and she’s PERFECT. Since bringing home a new pup, and a senior at that, we’ve had lots of questions about Pen and how she’s doing. So let’s jump right in for a Q&A session!
Senior dogs are often overlooked in shelter and rescue situations for one reason – they are old. With age can come issues with mobility, hearing, sight and other common concerns. But dogs in or approaching their golden years must not be dismissed. Turns out, there are several amazing reasons to adopt a senior dog. The benefits far outweigh any minor health issues they may have, and when you earn the love of a senior dog, you’ll understand how truly special they are.
You got a new dog from a breeder. You are posting photos all over Facebook. That’s nice – I’m not happy for you.
If you’re happy, cool. You are having a kid? I don’t like kids but I’ll be happy for you! Moving to New Jersey? That sounds terrible but I’ll be happy for you! But you bought a new dog from a breeder, and I just refuse to get behind it. I cannot possibly bring myself to be happy that you bought a dog from a breeder. I just can’t.
When you’re ready to add a new dog to your family, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is where your new family addition is going to come from. But before you start looking at local breeders, spare a thought for the thousands of puppies and adult dogs waiting in shelters to be adopted. Once you start looking into what really goes on in dog breeding operations, it becomes hard to overlook the benefits of giving a shelter dog a second chance at a happy life. Read on for five reasons why rescuing a dog is way better than buying one.
As I am turning the BIG 30 on July 22nd and Wynston is turning 7 on September 11th, I’ve decided to be selfless in celebration. Instead of throwing a party for either of us or asking for gifts, I’m raising money for Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA – Arizona’s oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter. Not only will the funds go to saving animals, but if you donate $20 or more, you will receive custom paw print art from Wynston!