Thursday, September 27, 2012

One Vet Taking Senior for Seniors to the Next Level

Watch this video and let me know what you think. 

The original story is at: Local Pet Clinic Offers Senior Pet Adoption Program

I find it a remarkable story that in an age when so many folks are struggling to make ends meet, that the Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic is stepping up to bring together pets and owners who need each other. It takes a special person to take in abandoned animals, but the folks at CKVC are going above and beyond by not only finding new homes for these homeless pets, but providing a 40% discount on those that qualify for their Seniors for Seniors program. 

What strikes me most is the joy that the new owner of the senior dachshund has for her new room mate. Her message speaks of true love for her dog and how the added responsibility helps to keep her active and engaged in the world around her. 

Many articles focus on the physical aspects of owning a dog making you healthier, and while I'll concede that it is important, the mental part of it is just as important to long term health.

Check out my original thoughts on the topic on: Seniors for Seniors: The Mature Dog-Person Connection