October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.
There are many dogs living in the shelter. Older/Senior dogs don’t get adopted/fostered as easily as younger dogs. It’s heartbreaking to think of a Senior dog spending his/her last days/months/years without a loving forever home.
Last August, we shared a post Why ADOPT Senior Golden Retrievers?
(reasons provided by our friend Kim from Golden Pines)
There are several myths when adopting a Senior Dog. Disregard it!
Being older does not make a Golden less joyful and less loving.
For those who have loved a Senior Golden, you know that “There’s Nothing Like Old Gold.”
Many Golden Thanks to our friend Kim from Golden Pines. Kim is an inspiration to us. She has saved and done so much for many Senior Goldens. Photos above were some of the Senior Goldens that experienced a very special life at Golden Pines. Kim has a Heart of Gold.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
Two French Bulldogs says
It is a very important month Sugar
Benny & Lily
2 brown dawgs says
Great message Sugar!
Madi and Mom says
Madi’s ears and eyes are covered right now. Her dad and I have often said the one who follows Madi will be a
senior kitty…in need of a furever home.
Hugs Madi’s Mom
Caren Gittleman says
those are great photos to have people adopt Senior Goldens!
love that old gold collage. here inour county we have 6 rescues with older dogs, each is a differernt breed.. we have Humane Society and SPCA and County animal control pluse the 6 and they are all full. our two came from rescue places and so did Cooper who is deceased, we got him at age 7
Frankie and Ernie says
SENIORS are SUPER.
Casey the Boxer says
Senior dogs are the BEST! My sissy is a senior, and Momma is so happy she joined our family. Seniors already have manners, they’re not as kerazy as puppies, and they KNOW how good they have it so they’re very grateful!
easy rider says
I agree with you – old gold is wonderful!
I agree, I think Senior Dogs are a wonderful gift!
Wags to all,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
Woooowooooooos for Goldens!
You could adopt a senior golden sister for yourself 🙂
Well, you know our stance… .Adopt, Don’t Shop! 🙂
Jackie Bouchard says
Gorgeous faces! Great message!
Callie & Shadow & Ducky too! says
If I had the room, and the money, I would adopt a minimum of six senior Goldens! I can’t bear the thought of any dog not having a loving family and home of her/his own, but especially senior Goldens! Having had Callie and Shadow in my life all these years, I can’t even begin to imagine my life without them or another Golden! Ducky’s two favorite playmates — other than her sisters of course — are a little white pup (not sure of the breed offhand) and a Golden Retriever puppy belonging to two of the girls who work at her daycare.
Oz the Terrier says
GOLDEN reminders about adopting senior doggies, Sugar. Every doggie deserves a wonderful forever home!
Fenris, Tuiren, Socks & Scylla says
What a wonderful post, we hopes it helps lots of wonderful doggies get adopted.
We hope lots of senior pets get adopted this month and every month! Our mommy thinks our next woofie will be a senior dog but she’s still not ready for one yet.
Murphy & Stanley says
We have friends that adopt Goldens with troubles. We are glad for people who do this for all doggies! But of course we wish people would not treat dogs as temporary!!!!!!!!!!!!
Murphy & Stanley
Molly The Wally says
Sugar we say seniors rock. Rock on pal. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
Pam and The Wieners says
Yay, we love posts that promote the adoption of seniors! And I’m sure that senior Goldens are especially sweet! Also, I second what Emma said. 😉
You’re the perfect example of how great a Senior can be Sugar
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Beautiful senior goldens. Even the seniors need a home and to be loved.
Ann Paws says
Great post today Sugar! I love your picture with the list of reasons why to adopt older dogs!
Hailey and Zaphod says
If I have another dog, I will look at getting a senior. Lee and Phod
Great message! One of my neighbors/good friends is a board member of a local Golden Retriever rescue group. She is always encouraging people to adopt shelter dogs, of any or mixed breeds. So am I!
You know what my mom JUST told my dad yesterday? She said she was driving by the park and there was a lady walking her senior Golden and mom thought, “I don’t think there’s anything sweeter in the world that the white face of a senior Golden.” And you know what? I think she’s right!
Wiggles & Wags,
Bev Green says
We agree Sugar..senior pets always have a lot to give..they are a joy and also a great companion to have .
We seem to treat all senior beings as if they have nothing to offer but this could not be further from the truth,there is a lot to be said for the calm,dignified and comforting presence of a senior pet.Great post 🙂 Have a great wekend Sugar Fozziemum
Rosy Rue says
A Golden of any age is a blessing.(My brothers were Goldens.)A senior rescue dog of any breed is extra special. i was found 3 years ago-they think I was between 10-12 yrs old. I have become the precious little girl of my household. We adopted a 10 yr old cocker last year. She has also a total joy in our family. We, senior rescues, truly understand and appreciate being able to be in a loving home and I am told give back so much more than we are given. Thanks for this wonderful post. RosyPoodleKisses.
Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom says
Senior dogs are the best!