Monday, August 20, 2012

All Shelter Dogs Deserve Forever Homes Regardless of their Age

Homeless puppies deserve love too.
A senior pooch in training has grown in ways that I could not have imagined in just over a year. I'm extraordinarily proud that my goal of bringing together senior dog lovers has been a booming success, evidenced by the variety of interviews that I've been able to pull together with organizations all over the globe.

Another goal is to get more older shelter or rescue pets adopted. I'm happy to say that there have been a number of folks that have reached out to me to let me know that the site has influenced their decision to adopt an older dog.

However there's been another side effect.

I've had a sizable number of folks that support the site reach out to me to say that they're going to get a shelter dog, but they hope I don't feel put off that they're going to get a younger dog. 

To this, my answer is simple: I don't feel bad about their decision at all.

At the end of the day, all homeless dogs deserve permanent homes whether they ran away from home or were otherwise unwanted by their former owners. Taking in a shelter or rescue pet means that there is one more opening for another, so you've saved two lives. 

I wish nothing, but fortune on those that adopt the homeless pooch and make sure that they continue to thrive in their senior years.