Our pets are a part of the family and we’d do anything to ensure they get the care they deserve.
So it’s no surprise to hear that retirement homes exist for dogs, just like they do for people!
Silver Muzzle Cottage in the U.S. acts as a rescue and hospice for homeless senior dogs, working with shelters and pet owners to help senior dogs with three or less years to live, so they don’t pass away alone.
The rescue endeavours to make sure the dogs leave this world with someone who loves them, so the dogs feel like they mattered to somebody.
The dogs meet up with seniors (humans) in nursing homes twice a week to share the love.
There are also equivalents of this in Australia, like House With A Heart, where elderly woman Sher Polvinale opened up her home to run the beautiful sanctuary.
She explained that the sanctuary, set up by herself and her late husband in 2006, was "to provide senior and special needs pets with a loving and caring home where they will be allowed to live out their lives in a secure, nurturing environment.
“We have dogs come to live with us until the end of their life and we make sure that the end of their life is full of love and caring, lots of attention, and make sure they get all the medical care they need.”
This is beyond beautiful…
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