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In a recent petfinder.com survey, our shelter and rescue group members reported that older pets have the hardest time finding homes.  It’s a sad reality that these great animals are often the last to be adopted from shelters.  However, November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month and we hope, with your help, to improve the adoption …

By: Kirstyn Northrop cobb   Almost a year ago, I wrote an article about a senior poodle that I brought in. I named him Spike. Spike was a fifteen year old boy. He was vision impaired and hearing impaired when I brought him in. In time, we would discover that …

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Pit Bull Parent: When is it Time?

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Feb 11 , 2014

With the holidays recently, we were spending more time with family. My dad lives about an hour away and we headed to his place the other day to visit with him. He has 2 dogs, an older dog and a younger dog. The older dog is a medium sized dog …

As I write this blog about senior pets who need homes for the holidays, Doodles, a tiny 10-year-old, formerly stray Chihuahua whose life before me remains a dark mystery, snores sweetly on my lap. I recently adopted her from In the Arms of Angels, a Tucson, Ariz., group that received …

Recently, I went to a class at an animal shelter and I wound up coming home with 2 foster cats. While the seniors have always struck me more than any other age, these two were a special case. Their names are Pye and Kimby, and they have lived together for …

Chewy’s past is a mystery. He was living on the streets for who knows how long. He had a bacterial infection, a severe skin fungus, an improperly healed jaw from having been broken at some time in the past, numerous missing or infected teeth and nerve damage that left him …

Like many others,  this is the time of year when I think about all that I am thankful for. A wonderful son, check. An excellent job, check. A new husband that I adore, double check! But, this year it’s not just the normal go around of being thankful for everything …

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Give a mutt a chance!

by Melissa, shelter outreach specialist • Nov 20 , 2012

Cinnamon showed me true unconditional love. He is a big part of why I am such a dog lover today. Cinnamon was a beautiful Husky mix. We added him to our family when I was five years old and he lived until after I graduated from college. His striking looks …

Senior Paddy is at Paws and Claws Humane Society in Rochester, MN. Aging pets, like people, can suffer mental decline that is not considered a normal part of aging. Last week we wrote about the signs and symptoms of cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or CDS. This week we’re looking at how …

SonnyBoy is a healthy senior dog who is adoptable from Redcliff, AB’s  Save Old Souls Senior K-9 Rescue. Aging pets, like people, can suffer mental decline that is not considered a normal part of aging. Recently we wrote about cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or CDS, in senior pets. This week we’re …

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