Adopt a Senior Month!

What age is senior to you?  Being a senior has some perks for humans, such as a discount at the movies or restaurants.  But, being a senior dog is a little different.  Some people shy away from senior dogs.  The excuses are: I can’t take it when I lose them, it’s too heartbreaking for me.  I want a puppy so I can train them from an early age.  I’m afraid that there will be too many vet visits with a senior dog.

Giving a home and love to a senior dog for the last few years of their lives–is very rewarding.

Max is one of the senior dogs that lives at the rescue.  Max is a prime example of a senior dog. I promised his family that I would keep him here at the rescue, until he passed on.  We laugh at him daily. He is at least 11 years, and he still runs, bays and plays with a ball.  Sometimes he talks a little too much, but that is Max.

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This is Max on his adventure. He needed help to get on the seat, but he has fun outside with the dogs and following everyone around.

Some of the senior dogs here that are still waiting for their families are. Lady, Dusty, Dot..Dot, Elvis and Samantha.

Here are photos of each of them, and if you are interested in adopting a senior dog, then give us a call.

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This is Lady–she is 7 or 8 years, and was used for breeding. She would make a great companion dog for someone.

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This is Dusty. He is so sweet. A big boy who loves hanging out with you. 7 or 8 years!

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This is Dot…Dot. He has gotten so chunky. Just doesn’t get enough exercise.  A great dog, that needs a home. 7 years!

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This is Elvis and Samantha. They love to be called Elvi and Sammy.  Both were in rough shape when they came here. They are both over 7 years old.  Great little lap dogs–and they have a story to tell.

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And last is my personal sweetheart “Lover Boy !” He has been waiting so long for the right family to come along. He is over 7 years now and when he wags his tail, he moves his entire body. He loves walks and likes to be talked to.  A great doggie!

My next post may be sharing about the puppies we have at the rescue, -but don’t forget the senior dogs out there.  They have so much love and devotion to give. It would be a blessing for them to spend the rest of their days with a loving family.

 

 

 

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Benji

Approximate Age: 1 1/2 years

Breed (our best guess): Terrier Mix

Basic Stats:

Benji

Fun Fact: Benji looks like the dog on TV, and he is just as cute. He loves to ride in the car, or on the 4 wheel drive Mule. He likes Mike sometimes, and sometimes they just don’t get along.

‘s Story: Benji came to us from a local animal control. No one has claimed this sweet boy. He has had all his vaccinations and has been neutered. He loves everybody and would make a great addition to a family.

Benji

Adoption Status: Available

Nyla

Approximate Age: 1 year

Breed (our best guess): Lab/shepherd Mix

Basic Stats:

Nyla

Fun Fact: She needs a home with a family that likes to play— a big yard is preferred. Nyla is not shy anymore, she loves people and other dogs. Sometimes she gets a little aggressive with other doggies, so it would be better if she was in a home without other dogs, or maybe with just one.

Nyla’s Story: Nyla came to us from our local pound, on her last day. She was adopted immediately, and was adorable with her giant ears. Nyla was loved and cared for by a wonderful lady, but became to big and too much for her to handle. Nyla is very strong and loves to go for walks and enjoys running. She has free access to the farm, so gets plenty of exercise here. She has one eye outlined normal, and one outlined in pink. A beautiful gal—with creamy white coat and a unigue look. You have to ssee her and get to know her.
Nyla

Adoption Status: Available

Mike

Approximate Age: 3 years

Breed (our best guess): Spitz Mix
Basic Stats:

Mike

Fun Fact: Mike was a little grouchy when he came and was scared of people. What a turn around! He plays with the puppies and others and loves people. Mike was neutered a few weeks ago. He enjoys people and loves attention. He would be a great dog for a family or a couple.
Mike’s Story: Mike came from a local pound. He was not licensed and had no proof of vaccinations when he came to 12 Hills. That has all changed–Mike is healthy and happy and waiting for his forever family.

Mike

Adoption Status: Available

Murphy

Approximate Age: 4 months (Born April 24, 2011)

Breed (our best guess): Mutt

Basic Stats:

Murphy

Fun Fact: Murphy likes playing with Cooper and Benji who are now keeping him company in the huge kennel.

Murphy’s Story:

Adoption Status: Available

Harley

Approximate Age:

Breed (our best guess):

Basic Stats:

Harley

Fun Fact: Harley is a rough and tumble kind of dog that is ready for running and maybe learning to play Frisbee or ball.

Harley’s Story: He came from a local animal control and his family didn’t come to pick him up. He was in good condition when he came in and is doing very well with us.

Adoption Status: Available