auctionHave you ever come across one of those Facebook pages that just constantly provides you with warm fuzzies? Maybe one that you know you can pull up on your phone before you go to bed at night and find a post that instantly makes you feel better about the world? For me, Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is one of them.
Located in Mt. Joliet, Tennessee, Old Friends is dedicated to assisting senior dogs through their golden years. While some stay at the sanctuary, dogs are also fostered out to homes in their local area. While many animal rescue organizations are out there doing wonderful things for dogs and cats, I think it’s wonderful that Old Friends concentrates on the dogs that are usually skipped over due to their health problems or the fact that they don’t have many years left.
If you are a pet owner or lover of any kind, you know how expensive it can be to provide everything an animal needs. These costs are only increased when the pets are disabled or sickly and require a more constant veterinary routine than others. Now, the expenses of Old Friends have been increased exponentially by a change in zoning laws in their community that is requiring them suddenly to move. This will mean a disruption in the lives of numerous dogs–many of whom are deaf or blind–as well as the cost of setting up new living quarters that are suitable for these aging canines.
I ask that you consider helping out this worthwhile enterprise. There is a shop on their website with several items available, as well as a link to donate directly through Paypal. They also have t-shirts available on a limited time basis. Their current one, celebrating Gracie’s birthday, can be found here. There’s even a dog art auction going on through September 14th. I’m sure that even a few dollars here and there will make a difference in these sweet pooches’ lives.