Seniors place a special burden on Rescue and indeed on Rescuers. Often they are wise and dignified Dobermans, with
excellent house manners. They have their routines – mainly curled up on a bed looking at their person waiting to receive, and to give, some loving
attention. But suddenly for them their life changes – their person has gone, they are
in a foster home and they simply are not the dog that most adopters are
“How old is Senior”? We think it is over 7 years of age. Yet most people are hesitant to take a dog over 2 and apart from their age these dogs are in good health with good temperament. We think people are missing out on a lot of love and life experience from a lot of great dogs.
With rescue groups all over the US full and with few foster homes it is often the senior dogs that lose out on a spot in rescue. Some groups have one or 2 foster homes for the seniors and will provide any medication. Some groups have success with placing senior dogs with senior people and providing them with food, meds, oversight or what ever the two Seniors need to make their relationship successful.
If you are someone who thinks that “I can do that! Take a older dog in and give them a new lease on life.” then please contact your local rescue group and let them know you’d like one of these special dogs. The adopters of seniors, willing to give these dogs a good home for their waning years, are very special people.