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.
The “pound” is a depressing place. I cry every time I go. And that’s no joke. Seeing terrified, sick animals behind chain link doors never gets easier to deal with. Especially seeing senior dogs look up at you as you walk by…ugh. You can’t help but wonder if they are going to spend their last days on earth alone in a kennel. But these are all of the reasons I go to Maricopa County Animal Care & Control. If someone doesn’t help and speak for these animals, who will?
October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month! All of my babies are rescues and it’s about time people start realizing how amazing rescue animals can be! Wynston went from dying and scared of everything to a PetSmart model and agility competitor! Rescues aren’t “damaged goods.” In fact, they are quite the opposite. I firmly believe that rescue animals are the best because they don’t take anything for granted! Here are the stories of some amazing rescue dogs and cats – I started with my cats since my dogs always get the highlights 😉
Most people know that my dog mom wardrobe is extensive. In fact, I have many more animal and rescue related shirts than “regular” shirts. For this I am proud because I’m always embracing my inner crazy dog mom!