This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary in Petaluma, CA.
From Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary website
Lily’s Legacy is a volunteer run nonprofit organization based in Petaluma, CA. Our mission is to provide a safe and loving home for senior large breed dogs who have been displaced from their homes and/or abandoned for any reason, until they are adopted or to remain at the sanctuary until they pass on.
Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, non-profit organization established in 2009 to provide a safe and loving home for senior large breed dogs who have been displaced from their homes and/or abandoned for any reason. Each dog coming into our sanctuary receives a thorough medical evaluation and treatment as necessary, as well as temperament assessment. If the dog is adoptable, a home that will meet his or her emotional, medical and daily needs is sought. Dogs that are not adoptable, for whatever reason, remain at the sanctuary or in permanent foster home for the remainder of their natural lives. We provide hospice care as needed. Our dogs come from both shelters and owner surrenders.
Our mission is to ensure that each of our dogs will live out the rest of his/her life as a well-loved family companion; in a forever adoptive home, in a foster home or here at the sanctuary. Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary is one of the few rescues in California focusing on senior, large breed dogs, those most at risk in the shelters.
Seniors have a lot to offer, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)
Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary.
Beautiful, brilliant, loyal Lady is a 7-years young German Shepherd.
Lady was a heartworm positive stray rescued from a local shelter who had had a bit of a rough time before coming to Lily’s Legacy. We successfully treated her for heartworm and the Lady we know now has plenty of energy for walking, hiking and playing. When you just want to relax, she instantly switches to “cuddle mode.” She especially loves belly rubs!
Lady needs to learn how to make friends one dog at a time so she’ll do best as an only dog to start with a strong leader who is German Shepherd dog savvy (preferably one who works from home or is home a lot).
Lady has been going on field trips with her trainer, and is learning about the world. She has excellent manners in public. At pet stores, she’ll sniff the biscuits and toys…but not help herself. She’s very smart and a quick learner.
Lady is a very loving dog is hoping for her very own person to love her back!
To learn more about Lady, click the link to her Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – Adoption page
Cute Chase is a 9/10-year-old Lab/Aussie/Cattle dog mix who came to us from Yuba City. Chase passed his vet intake exam with flying colors and is a healthy boy. He’s doing well with the other dogs, both on and off leash (except that he doesn’t like to share his toys with them). Chase mostly is into some one on one time with a Lily’s volunteer who will take him out to explore and smell and do all those things dogs love to do. If there’s another dog walking with him, that’s just fine but his focus is on what smells he can pick up and so many other interesting things.
Chase walks well on a leash, knows the sit command and, to a lesser degree the come command. We love Chase’s bat ears that flap when he walks and his cute little cropped tail. Not sure what happened to it but it’s adorable.
To learn more about Chase, click the link to his Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – Adoption page
Hannah is a 12-year old, 60-pound German Shepherd/ Husky mix, who lost her home when her human had to move. It was very sad for both of them. This was the second home Hannah lost. In her first home she was a companion dog for a wheelchair bound person. Hannah ended up in a shelter when her person had to go into an elder care facility. Then she was adopted by her second family and then they couldn’t keep her.
Hannah’s settled in and happy at Lily’s but she’s really hoping that her forever person is out there. She’s housebroken, spayed and good with kids and cats. Hannah doesn’t hear as well as she used to and her arthritis slows her down sometimes, but she has a HUGE heart and will love you more than you can imagine. Hannah is the perfect companion for someone whose looking for a low key, mellow dog.
To learn more about Hannah, click the link to her Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – Adoption page
Jesse is a super nice and gentle Labrador Retriever (approximately 10-years old). A good Samaritan found him as a stray and took him to Lily’s.
Jesse‘s loving all the attention he’s getting from Lily’s Angels volunteers and he loves chillin’ with his bunk mates in our barn but he’s ready for his new pack to come and take him home.
Jesse‘s good with other pups and he loves people. He’s healthy, housebroken and good on a leash. He does have a bit of arthritis on his hind legs and he’s hard of hearing. No big deal.
Bottom line, Jesse is just an easy going guy who will be your best friend and devoted companion. He basically needs a soft, warm bed and the love and attention of someone who is home a lot of the time.
To learn more about Jesse, click the link to his Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – Adoption page
Lucy, an 11-year-old Labrador Retriever mix (cattle dog? Aussie?) is a very special pup who was surrendered by her elderly owner when he could no longer care for her. Lucy is super sweet, gets along well with the other senior pups at Lily’s (although she doesn’t like to share her toys with them) and has a happy spirit. Lucy has some back end weakness and can be a little wobbly but has been getting stronger since she’s been at our sanctuary. She is getting daily exercise and is building up those muscles. It’s amazing the difference this makes. A best home will be one that has a yard so she can go in and out on her own.
Lucy will be your devoted companion and just wants a warm bed, loving care and someone she can love back. Loving is one of the things she does really well. What a great face to wake up to every morning to and have by your side during your day.
To learn more about Lucy, click the link to her Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – Adoption page
Rex is a handsome, healthy 9-years young German Shepherd. Rex is an owner surrender but for all the right reasons. After a divorce, he lived with his owner’s sister for the past year. Rex has always been well cared for and loved. When she could no longer give him the time he deserved, she did the right thing and surrendered him to Lily’s.
Rex loves to play! Whether it’s fetch, tug o’war, or chasing water from the hose, this playful pup is a true delight. He also loves long walks. Rex gets along well with other dogs, is a trained Canine Good Citizen!
Rex loves the long walks he takes with his foster mom and is very smart. He’s gentle, mellow and loves being with people. Rex is the perfect Shepherd companion pup, and he will make a wonderful companion. Will it be you?
To learn more about Rex, click the link to his Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – Adoption page
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Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary contact links
To learn about all the dogs, that Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary has available for adoption, click the following links:
* Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – Website
* Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – Facebook
* Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – Twitter
* Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – YouTube
* Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary – All Available Dogs for Adoption
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