Old Dogs deserve a Good Life!

This wonderful video was posted on Facebook by House with a Heart and I wanted to share it with readers of Divinity’s blog.

House with a Heart has previously been featured on Divinity’s blog with the following posts:

An amusing hazard of working with geriatric dogs

Senior sanctuary dog finds a girlfriend

A Retirement Home For Unwanted Senior Pets

House with a Heart – contact links
  • House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary – Website
  • House With A Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary – Facebook
  • House With A Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary – Twitter

 

Senior sanctuary dog finds a girlfriend

An elderly hound, living as a permanent resident in a senior pet sanctuary has found a Best Friend Forever in an elderly water dog; each providing emotional support to the other.

Logan, who is age 15, is a sweet hound that came to HWAH when he was nine-years-plus, after spending most of his life in horrific conditions in the hills of Appalachia. But despite years of the abuse and neglect. Logan is a gentle old guy who gets on well with people, cats, and other dogs, especially his BFF, Jenny. He loves to snooze in the big dog room when he’s not outside playing with his friends or walking around the neighborhood with one of his special volunteers.

Logan

Logan

 

Jenny, who is age 12, is a beautiful Portuguese Water Dog rescued from a hoarding situation. She had been placed in two foster homes that were unable to rehabilitate a dog that had emotionally shut down. Since coming to the Sanctuary, Jenny has slowly made progress and now can walk on a leash, especially when joined by her BFF Logan.

Jenny

Jenny

 

House with a Heart

 

Jenny walking with Logan, her BFF

Jenny walking with Logan, her BFF

Logan’s video

 

Jenny’s video

 

A Retirement Home For Unwanted Senior Pets

If you think that it’s only humans who have retirement homes, think again. Dogs have retirement homes too. And if you’re wondering what life is like in a dog’s retirement home, then read on and watch the video below.

The number of dogs living at this “Senior Center” varies, but an average of two dozen at a time are spending their golden years under the care of Sher Polvinale and her team of volunteers. House with a Heart spares no expense to care for the special needs of each dog, from feeding and grooming to medications and vet visits. Donations make it possible for them to provide for the canine residents.

Each animal at this center has unique challenges. Several can’t walk unassisted and have wheeled devices that allow them to move around or even get outside to enjoy the yard. Some suffer from conditions like diabetes or heart disease. Without exception, each dog gets the proper medication to control pain or help their specific condition, and a big part of the care includes individual attention and plenty of snuggles.

H/T: iHeartDogs and Nicolette Mansueto