Providing Lifetime Homes & Care to Senior Dogs
Senior dogs, especially those with medical problems or disabilities, face a much greater chance of euthanasia at shelters than younger dogs because it is difficult to find adopters for them due to their shorter additional life expectancy and unknown veterinary costs. Most of these wonderful senior dogs are able to live happily with a good quality of life if given a chance. They make wonderful companions because they are mature, calm, and loving. It can be more difficult for them to settle in and, once they do, it is difficult for them to move again. For this reason we strive to find them forever foster homes where they can live out their retirement years as a beloved family member. Even once they’ve found their forever homes, we commit to providing them high-quality vet care for life.
- To provide a loving home, good food, high quality vet care, compassion, and comfort to senior dogs for the remainder of their lives.
- To build a Forever Foster Home network to enable us to place more senior dogs in loving home settings for the duration of their lives.
- To provide education on the joys and challenges of caring for aging dogs.
- To work with other dog rescue groups to promote the adoption of senior dogs.
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is a Forever Foster Home based Sanctuary in beautiful Mount Juliet, Tennessee, generally housing approximately 120 senior dogs at the Sanctuary and others in temporary and Forever Foster Homes. While providing lifetime homes for senior dogs, OFSDS strives to raise awareness of the joys and challenges of living with older dogs. We are a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.
We do not concern ourselves with the quantity of time that they have left, rather the quality of the life that we can provide them for that time.