This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat in Haymarket, Virginia.
From the Grey Face Acres website
We are Bob and Debbie. The two of us along with all of the precious rescued friends live on 10 beautiful, secluded acres in Haymarket, Virginia. We have been rescuing and fostering dogs for 13-years, and in April of 2016 started Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat. The mission of Gray face Acres is to provide the comfort and love of a home and family for senior dogs abandoned or left in shelters. We work with many of the local shelters taking senior dogs who have medical issues and other special needs, whose chances of adoption are slim to none. Many of them retire here with a life of love and comfort. Some cross over Rainbow bridge with us by their side, and not alone. Others are adopted into the loving homes of people we meet who also have big hearts for senior dogs.
After so many years of fostering, nearly 250 dogs, so many of the seniors ended up staying here. That is when we decided to make Gray Face Acres official, and continue focusing on the need to help our older four legged friends. We feel very strongly that it is not an option to leave the very senior and sick dogs in shelters to spend their final days, or weeks. We are growing our network of senior and hospice homes because our goal is to help as many senior dogs as we possibly can. We are a registered 501c3, all volunteer charity, entirely funded by ourselves and generous donors.
Seniors have a lot to offer, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)
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Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat.
My name is Bocelli! I’m a cute little Black and Tan guy. I am about 12 lbs and only about 4 years old! At the shelter they thought I was older because i am completely blind, but the vets says I’m just a kid! I have probably been blind for life because it does not really slow me down! In fact, nobody believes my foster mom when she tells them. I am a healthy, happy little love muffin! If you sit down I will pile right into your lap and soak up the attention. I would be a great little lap dog or companion dog for anyone, including a senior person!! They call me the Italian Lover!!.
To learn more about Bocelli, click the link to his Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat – Adoption page
Gladys just arrived a few days ago and is settling in to her foster home. Foster mom says she is doing so well. She is sweet and friendly. Gladys was even very friendly on her first vet visit, and greeted everyone very nicely.
To learn more about Gladys, click the link to her Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat – Adoption page
Skippy is a sweet, senior hound dog mix who is looking for his forever home. Not very much is known about his history. After apparently living for quite some time as a stray, he ended up at the Alexandria Welfare League of Alexandria. Skippy absolutely loves other dogs, he is a true pack animal. He would do best in a home with at least one other dog. If you think that Skippy would fit into your life and home, please consider giving this deserving guy a safe and loving home for the rest of his years!
To learn more about Skippy, click the link to his Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat – Adoption page
Bernie is a 9-year old Miniature Greater Swiss Mountain Dog we, have been told! He is simply lovable and Goofy. Benie gets along with all dogs and people he has met. He does enjoy attention and brushing.
Bernie’s ideal home would have a fenced yard with a comfy covered area where he can enjoy the outdoors most of the time. Also someone willing to work on him coming in the house. We have done that here often and he finds a bed and sleeps. He still cant wait to go back outside.. he would do best with no small children.
To learn more about Bernie, click the link to his Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat – Adoption page
Grey Face Acres contact links
To learn about all the dogs, Grey Face Acres has available for adoption, click the following links:
* Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat – Website
* Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat – Facebook
* Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat – Twitter
* Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat – Petfinder
Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs
Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups
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