We can all do this...I have a senior now...alpha, but I have already done this once. I adopted a 12 year old Golden. She was with us til 16 and I know it was the best 4 years of her life...I will do it again! You?
My Yellow Lab was 8 y/o when I adopted him. He's 15 now and he will be with me until his last breath. I know he's already lived past his life expectancy but the vet said he's in as good of shape as can be expected for his age.
I adopted 2 senior yellow Labs and hope they will live to a very old age with quality of life. They are both spoiled rotten. I love them and would not have it any other way. My best friends.
I adopted a senior without even knowing! The rescue said he was 3-4 yrs old but the vet said more like 7-9 yrs old! OMG, I am in love with him and am so blessed that God placed him in my life <3 Seniors ROCK!
Jacqui, I adopted a senior without knowing it too! The rescue said he was 3 or 4. I looked at his face starting to get grey and the rescue said he might be 5. I adopted him and two vets, independently of each other, said he was 7 or 8. That was 7 years ago so he's 15 now! I know I could have returned him to the rescue group but I was already in love. He's perfect and it was the best decision I've ever made. Senior dogs definitely rock!
I totally agree Darla! Thank you for rescuing <3
I am in action to adopt an older dog from Spain, he is 12 years old and he is blind. I await his arrival.
I had a blind dog, we put pillow bumpers on everything. We trained her to key words, like easy, left and right. Also train them to night and day rituals as they can't see the light. I have a big old dog above me, poor thing he paces at night, as they walk him, I gave mine nightly rubs, and would say night night.. I miss me baby girl, it will be 1 year since she passed :-(
This is an easy pledge to take since I strongly believe in adopting and rescuing the seniors. Trust me...there is nothing better!
I have on this moment, only 1 Cat who is only 8 years old, but the Cats I had before this one, did past away(died) on the age of 20 years and 21 years old. The Cats I had, did came to me, because other people didn't want them anymore, and I think that when an animal choose to live with you, you have to take care of them, till they die. They are my responsebility when they are ill, to go to the Vets, so when I choose to have another animal, I always go to a chelter, there are so many animals there that diserve a new home.
I never could abandon my beloved animal.My cats lived with me til theyre end!My dog is my best friend,my family,I would never give her away!And when the inexpressible day comes,I will be with her till it is over.After a long time of sorrow,when I can think about an other dog,I will adopt an older dog,who was abused for breeding!
Peaceful Passings Senior Animal Rescue supports the cause to adopt senior animals. They are often the first to die in kill shelters and need loving homes as much as any younger animal.
I have 10 dogs and half are seniors....some were rescued from bad situations ranging from dog fighting to abandonment. My husband died from cancer 2 years ago and I'm on my own. If I, on disability, can care for 10 dogs and have them all spayed and neutered why can't people well off do at least as much? I see people get dogs and don't get their basic shots and never had them spayed/neutered and before long there are so many dogs in the neighborhood that aren't taken care of. I live in...
I have 10 dogs and half are seniors....some were rescued from bad situations ranging from dog fighting to abandonment. My husband died from cancer 2 years ago and I'm on my own. If I, on disability, can care for 10 dogs and have them all spayed and neutered why can't people well off do at least as much? I see people get dogs and don't get their basic shots and never had them spayed/neutered and before long there are so many dogs in the neighborhood that aren't taken care of. I live in Talladega County Alabama and we need programs so people can get their pets fixed...I agree that people who can't afford animals shouldn't have them but they do and they will....everyone stop breeding and have the pets you do have spayed/neutered and vaccinated.
I've adopted a 10 year old Golden Retriever rescue. He was very thin when he came to me and I imagine that is because Goldies don't do well in kennels. He has filled out now, is full of energy and he has made a great companion for my 4 year old rescue. I love them both dearly.
MY DOG GEORGE WILL BE LOVED AND PROTECTED FOR ALL HIS LIFE.AFTER THE LOYALTY AND LOVE HE HAS GIVEN TO ME I WOULD NEVER LET HIM DOWN WHEN HE NEEDS ME MOST.XXXXXX.