Our special friends are all looking
for a family of their own. They need a home that not
only understands their needs but is able to meet those
needs and provide them with the love and security that
only a committed family can. Please take into careful
consideration the following information when inquiring
about any of the SAINTS friends. Please keep in mind
that SAINTS is first and foremost a palliative care
facility and rest home for very elderly animals. This
means that our friends will have a variety of illnesses
and disabilities like cancer, hip displaysia, congenital
heart disease, arthritis, blindness, deafness etc. Being
very elderly, some of the animals have become incontinent
or may well become incontinent. Even if the animal is
not a senior, he/she may still be palliative care for
any number of reasons. Their medical conditions may
not always be listed on the website so, when inquiring
about one the SAINTS, do ask about the medical condition.
As you can see from this note, it takes a very special
person/ family to take into their hearts and homes a
SAINTS animal. It is not always an easy thing to do
but things well worth doing are never easy.
Visit Petfinder for the most up to date list of adoptable animals: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=BC119
Procedures for adopting a SAINTS friend:
- Email email@example.com
introducing yourself and your family. Please mention
the animal you are interested in.
- An adoption application will be emailed out to
you – this will help us identify if you can
meet the needs of the animal you are interested in
- Once the application is sent back, a representative
will either email you or call you to gather more information
or inform you that your home may not suitable for the
animal in question.
- If the phone interview goes well, you will be invited
out to visit SAINTS and meet the animal in question
to see how everyone connects with one another.
At this point, a decision will be made to either go
forward with the adoption or not.
Maybe you are reluctant to adopt a
senior animal because you fear that your time with your
new best friend will be short, bringing that painful
time of loss closer. But the privilege of loving a senior
animal makes every single day special, as you and your
companion share love, friendship, and a special relationship
that grows stronger with the knowledge that you have
given this wonderful animal a second chance at life.
The love that grows from this knowledge is stronger
than the pain of eventual separation.
So spread the word! Adopting a senior animal is a wonderful
experience for you and the animal you adopt. You will
gain a faithful companion. You will save a life.
Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog
Senior dogs love to sleep and cuddle the day away. They
enjoy a brisk daily walk, but the best part of the day
is the nap. They love for you to join them.
Senior dogs have a tremendous amount of love to give.
When you rescue a senior dog, you have a best friend
Senior dogs reward your care with an unwavering devotion.
Nothing matches the love of a senior dog for his rescuer.
Senior dogs have learned many of life's lessons. They
know, for example, that shoes are for walking and bones
are for chewing.
Senior dogs can learn new tricks and be valuable family
and community members. They make excellent therapy dogs.
Senior dogs often fit into your household with ease.
They find the softest, warmest spot in the house and
claim it for their own, but they will share with you,
10 reasons to adopt a senior dog
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