This Retirement Home for Dogs Is a Wonderful Thing

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Source: Facebook/Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary

Source: Facebook/Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is rescuing aging dogs from being put down one doggie geezer at a time. Founded by Michael and Zina Goodin, the sanctuary only focuses on dogs around 10 years or older, and yes, it’s basically a retirement home for dogs.

The couple says in a post for charity organization Dog Art for Old Friends, that as the couple was aging, they were looking for something to do with their time. After taking in one old dog who needed somewhere to spend his final years, “we started to see a need for what was being called at that time a ‘long term’ foster for senior dogs.”

The sanctuary now has a host of senior dogs with a wide array of disabilities. Some are blind, deaf, or both. Because of their current or expected health problems, old dogs face a much higher chance of being euthanized.

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However, the Goodins know how awesome old dogs can be. Unlike their flamboyant younger counterparts, old dogs like to just sit and relax. Their calm nature makes them perfect companions for older people as well.

Take a look at the sanctuary and some these dogs’ golden years.

Goodnight from the girls…. Oreo (sound asleep) and Cinnamon (getting there) <3

Posted by Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Ok…. I think that this is a new record for number of dogs in one photo! Today was beautiful and everyone wanted to…

Posted by Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary on Thursday, January 14, 2016

The girls relax on the patio, enjoying the dryer weather 🙂

Posted by Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hobo and friends 🙂

Posted by Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary on Saturday, January 16, 2016

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