Photo: Shep's Place
Believe it or not but senior dogs need homes too.
There's a decline in older dogs being adopted and finding a home for them is much more difficult.
That's why Shep's Place Senior Dog Sanctuary in Kansas City decided to open up their business.
Their goal is to give those senior dogs who haven't been adopted a place to call home.
Founder Russell Clothier came up with the idea after volunteering at shelters and seeing first hand how difficult it was for elderly dogs to be adopted.
Senior dogs who haven’t been adopted now have a place to call home.
Clothier would speak the older dogs and express, “We need to get you out of here. You need to be spending your golden days in retirement.”
Eventually he purchased a house and completely renovated it with special dog showers and kennels for around 20 dogs. The house is also equipped with a large backyard for the dogs to have fun in.
“Their first eight to ten years they’ve been in a home, and suddenly their home is gone,” he said. “To be able to give them that feeling again and make their remaining years a golden time for them it makes all of us feel good.”
I am all for this senior dog homeless center.
We NEED more of these every where.
It's so nice to hear that these dogs will now have a place to call home.
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