Still playing catch up with the blog. Life is so busy caring for these seniors, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
So we took in Sadie at the end of October. She is a 12 1/2 yr old red and white beagle who is just the sweetest little doll baby you ever met. Her previous owner has some medical conditions that were making it tough to care for Sadie and they found us to help. She is in the group with Buddy George, Bailey, and Bandit and gets along fine with them all. I can’t say enough about how nice she is. She loves to lounge on the couch or outside in the sun and snooze. She’s very inquisitive and sniffs everything she can when she’s out prancing around in the yard. You should see her run. Tail up, ears flopping, oh the joy in her face. Pure joy. She is really enjoying the freedom of the fenced in areas. She doesn’t particularly like going out in the rain, but hey, who does? She loves her biscuits and takes them ever so gently when offered. Just a sweet, sweet dog. She is available for adoption. If interested call or text Barbara at 570-579-8172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
And now for Max. Oh, poor Max. He just arrived here last week. His owner went into a nursing home and he was shuffled from one family member to another just to be brought to a shelter. Thank God the shelter was one that would do all it could to find a safe place for a sweet old senior like Max and not just put him down to save some space and money. I never even opened the attached picture in the email. I just replied back that we would help him.
Max is a 15 yr old male Poodle/Maltese mix and he’s blind. He has little to no hearing and a few other health issues. One of which is a type of hernia. Like most seniors, he is sweet as pie and likes to sleep. He is very thin and we are working on getting some meat back on those bones. He likes the food we have and I add a little shredded chicken on top to make sure he eats it all. His nose gets him to his bowl faster than you would think. He has had a few overnight accidents, but at his age, it is not surprising. He loves to wander around outside with Waldo, Wolfie and Chance. He is a peanut compared to all of them. They have been so good with him. He clunks into them from time to time, but they just move out of his way and let him by. When he first arrived last week, he was circling and circling trying to get his bearings I guess. Geez, he was making me dizzy just watching him and I would try to guide him but he wanted to figure out the boundaries on his own. LOL! He is not circling hardly at all now and can walk around outside without help from me.
He is adjusting quite well and I am glad. I would not say he is unadoptable, but it would take a really special person who has experience with a blind/deaf dog to adopt him. I predict he will be here at the Sanctuary for whatever time he has left, and that’s ok. If its weeks or months, we will give him everything he needs and he will be comfortable and happy for all his days.