We do what we can to raise money by hosting events like the Howl-O-Ween benefit I helped host back in October, and other events, but sometimes it's just not enough. Sometimes the $145 adoption fee doesn't even begin to cover the vet bills for spay/neuters, shots, and other things that may come up-but we do our best to help these animals in need anyway-because everyone dog deserves a second chance.
Stancy is a 9 year old male German Shepherd who is coming to us from Baldwin Park, CA. Like any Senior dog, he will need a full veterinary evaluation which includes a blood panel to make sure he spends the rest of his years healthy.
For some reason some of the most often found dogs in shelters are elderly dogs. Their owners (yuck, don't get me started on these people!) decide they can't take care of the dog anymore because it's old and slow, or because it's sick, or because they're starting to need extra care due to the aging process. These dogs are often the hardest to adopt out as well, due to the fact that people tend to not want to invest in these dogs for much of the same reasons.
This plush female German Shepherd is also being brought to us from Baldwin Park, CA and will need the works done to make sure she is safe and healthy. She is only 28lbs and very loving and sweet! She was discarded simply for having Arthritis, and her owners didn't want to help her.
That being said, we have an extra soft spot for these loving seniors who have been left to die. We believe that each and every one of these elderly dogs deserves a warm, safe, and loving home to spend the rest of their days in. So we pull them and try to help them find just that-whether it's the foster home they're placed in or the permanent home we can get them adopted into. Before adopting them out we do everything in our power to make sure they're healthy-and even working with great vets this can rack up quite a bill.
This 3lb senior chihuahua was brought to us due to having a really rough past. His previous owner was homeless and could not afford to give him the care or medical he needs as an aging dog. He makes friends easily and loves very much to be held.
This past week or so we pulled three senior dogs from the kill list at shelters (all three photos in this post are those dogs) both here in Utah and in California. We have set up a Chip-In requesting help with the vet bills and their care. If you are able to help at all, even just a few dollars, please please do! You would be doing so much more than I can even express to help these babies be happy and healthy for the rest of their days! Please go HERE to chip-in for their care!