Like many rescues, we simply love animals. And we have a special soft spot in our hearts for older dogs who have been overlooked, forgotten, or abandoned. For various reasons, including moving, senior pets become disposable and end up at local shelters.
Once there, finding them a new home has been very difficult historically, because most people want younger dogs, puppies, or purebred dogs from breeders. According to the American Pet Products Association, 34% of American families still obtain their dogs and cats through breeders; that’s a higher percentage than any other method, such as rescue (23%) or getting a pet from a friend or relative (20%).
Our goal at Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary is to educate the public on why this is an unfortunate trend, and show people why senior animals deserve a second chance.
Older dogs make loving, wonderful, loyal companions. We’ve been rescuing and adopting out these animals since 2012, and the success stories are so powerful. Dogs who were abandoned tossed out as strays are incredibly resilient and simply want a place to call home and people to love. Dogs often “complete” a family with their playfulness, quirks, or calming nature.
Rescuing a senior pup also comes with many perks:
Pet owners may surrender their loving companion for some of the following reasons:
With so many aging pets ending up homeless, we focus on providing help for dogs who are 7+ years old.