Seattle, WA – In honor of Adopt a Senior Dog month, special senior dogs will be highlighted in articles designed to assist in finding them a new family.
Just a blink ago, a senior dog was in his prime. Healthy, energetic, beautiful – sought after by adopters or cherished by owners. But when a dog enters the senior years, his adoptability tanks.
Many people see a dog’s age, and they shake their head sadly, saying “I would love to adopt him, but I just can’t do that to myself – I want my dog to be around for a long time.” These people are missing out on an opportunity to own a wonderful companion.
A dog such as Logan, a 14 yr-old Pit Bull recently rescued from an animal shelter where he was surrendered by his owner for reasons unknown. The shelter contacted a rescue organization to assist with his placement after observing the grieving dog crying in his kennel run hour after hour, day after day.
Logan’s chances of being adopted from the shelter were slim. Older dogs are frequently passed over for youthful dogs. Black dogs are passed over for any other color of dogs, and Pit bulls are passed over because too many people are prejudiced against them.
Poor Logan had 3 strikes against him – all reasons that are utterly beyond his control. But Logan is a fantastic dog. Logan is currently in a foster home with other dogs ranging in size from 6 lbs to 100 lbs. He gets along well with them all. An added bonus, according to his foster home, he appears to be in wonderful health.
Logan adores people. This wonderful senior boy doesn’t know a stranger – everyone that he approaches is a friend and he expects a kind pat on the head from anyone that he encounters.
Logan, like most other seniors, has few needs. A soft bed, a warm house, a loving owner – all things that are easy to provide. Logan’s foster home believes that he would be best suited to a home without cats, but the restrictions on his placement die there.
Due to his advanced age, an older couple might be the perfect fit for Logan. A mellow, calm dog in a home with a mellow, loving couple – perfection. Or any other family that is touched by the gentleness in Logan’s eyes.
If you or someone that you know is interested in giving Logan his very own family, please visit the Washington German Shepherd Rescue to complete an application for adoption. The rescue does require an application, including confirmation of veterinary care for current/prior pets, and a homecheck.
If you can’t adopt, please lend Logan a hand by circulating his information. A quick share on Facebook, or the click to Tweet is simple and effective. Thank you for helping Logan on his journey.
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Other articles of interest:
- A special note to mature adopters
- Have you made provisions for your dog if something happens to you?
- A gentle fostering reminder
- Consider adopting a senior dog