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Senior Citizen Dog Needs Family

senior citizen dog

My daughter is preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. She is volunteering at Pets Alive (previously called Elmsford Animal Shelter).  She is trying to help the shelter find a home for an older dog. There is an older dog waiting for adoption. The dog, Smokey, never had a home. This is a description of Smokey... If you like dogs (and who doesn't) and want to give a 'senior citizen dog' some happiness - consider Smokey: Smokey is a satisfied couch potato, but also a good... long-distance stroller. He enjoys lap-sitting, scratches behind the ears, and any available treats to chomp on. Easy-going and easy to please, Smokey's heart sings when he goes for walks in the sunshine.

He is a legacy animal from the previous organization at Pets Alive Westchester, and has spent 13 of his 14 years awaiting his very own family. You can give Smokey a family for the first time through foster or adoption. Pets Alive Westchester provides lifelong medical care for foster pets if you provide the love.

If you know the right person for Smokey, tell them that he is waiting to be picked up at Pets Alive Westchester (PAW) in Elmsford. To meet Smokey, or any other pet, please call 914-592-7334 or drop by at 100 Warehouse Lane.


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joy April 12, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Smokey is a FANTASTIC dog. He would be a great pet. If you aren't available to adopt you can still become a shelter volunteer and visit with Smokey!
JoAnn April 13, 2012 at 02:16 AM
With more than 140 senior dogs and more than 100 senior cats up for adoption at PAW, creativity is the key to getting those furries into the loving homes they deserve at this time of their life. Unlike other foster programs in which the foster parent commits to taking in an animal temporarily till a suitable adopter is found, the Senior Foster program at PAW asks foster parents to commit to the animal for the rest of the animal's life. We understand that the potential cost of medical care is one of the main reasons many people reject the idea of adopting a senior pet. So Pets Alive Westchester provides the medical care for seniors in our program. Committing to a senior is one of the most rewarding ways you will ever find to help an animal in need. It has been heartbreaking to come here, go through the records and see animals that came in as puppies, still here 14 years later. Absolutely gut wrenching. Seniors, especially those who have spent most of their life in the shelter, are extremely grateful for any amount of love and attention that is paid to them. They have outgrown most bad habits, and appreciate simple things such as great smells coming from the kitchen, leisurely walks in the evening, and a soft, cozy place to rest their old bones at the end of a long day. In return they will be a faithful companion to you and give you uncompromising love and devotion. Something to think about, no?

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