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 just took in a 13-year-old dog...though not from a shelter. He had nowhere to turn that would have valued preserving his life. What a blessing he is!
It doesn't matter if you got him from a shelter, a rescue, a neighbor, an elderly person, or off the street. What matters is that you did it - and for that I commend you.
I would never abandone my old dogs, they deserve to be loved to the end. It's so important that we have them in our wills as well, GOD DOG parents!
I did a little video several years ago." Adopt an Amazing Senior Dog" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omaybtYS5ks.
just posted your beautiful and heartwarming video. Need to click on link by original photo
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 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 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.