November is Senior Dog Month and we couldn’t think of a better rescue to feature than Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary!
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is a piece of heaven in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. Realizing the very real plight of senior dogs who are abandoned or given up in their golden years, sanctuary owners Zina& Michael took it upon themselves to change her lives.
Senior dogs are often the last to be adopted in shelters, if they get adopted at all. With growing medical needs, spending their last years in a shelter is often stressful and painful for senior dogs. Zina, Michael and their volunteer team understand this plight well and have continued to make a difference for many senior dogs across Tennessee.
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary started in April of 2012. They currently have 40 dogs in their care at the sanctuary and 65 dogs in forever foster homes, mostly in the middle Tennessee area.
One of the many reasons that this sanctuary is unique is the forever foster homes. People come forward to welcome these senior dogs into their homes as family, but the dogs always remain a part of the sanctuary. Costs are covered and Zina never loses touch with any of the dogs.
It’s not easy looking after 40 dogs, but this sanctuary does it with ease. A quick glance at their Facebook page will reveal a relaxing environment, dogs cuddling other dogs, lots of outdoor leisure time and an endless supply of dog beds. It really is a dreamy canine retirement home.
All the dogs are celebrated regularly on the sanctuary’s Facebook page. Frequent updates and funny photos are regularly posted. Their strong following attests to the hard work Zina and her team puts in to make a difference in these dogs life.
If you’d like to contribute to Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary click here or visit their donate page.
We at 3MillionDogs love the work Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary does and commend them for their work!