Once a dog reaches 7+ years of age, he/she is considered a senior dog. If a senior lands in a shelter through no fault of its own, the chances of that dog finding a new home drop dramatically. Older dogs are often left behind in shelters or euthanized because people don’t see “value” in them or are concerned about the care they may need.
We believe that there are many joys to adopting an older dog. Often trained and almost always housebroken, older dogs are less energetic (and rambunctious) than younger dogs. They have been around more and are often more sensitive and devoted to their owners. Older dogs are perfect for many types of homes and make loving companions for many kinds of humans.
A New Chance Animal Rescue rescues senior dogs with a wide range of needs. Some of our seniors are relatively healthy and active and can ultimately be adopted after taking care of their essential needs. Other seniors we take in have significant health issues or do not have a lot of time left. We are committed to giving them a comfortable and peaceful end to their lives in a loving, safe home.
The costs associated with rescuing and treating seniors can be higher than for younger dogs, as they usually require more diagnostic and costly treatments (e.g., dental). If you have a soft spot in your heart for a golden oldie and want to get involved in our Oldies, but Goodies Program, please consider sponsoring, fostering, or adopting one of our seniors by contacting Sophia Silverman at firstname.lastname@example.org.