Many of the dogs that end up in shelters are surrendered by owners who can no longer pay for their veterinary bills. Even for those dogs that receive care from the shelter and are adopted, this is highly traumatic. A sick senior dog is particularly at risk. Fairy Tail Endings works to keep these pets with their people.
Project Unconditional is photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky's tribute to the love we share with our older dogs. The poignant joy of her photos reminds us that the work Grey Muzzle grantees do on behalf of abandoned dogs results in dogs that find care, a home, and someone who loves them unconditionally.
Nancy LeVine's photo series Senior Dogs Across America documents senior dogs in all their variety and beauty. Earlier this year, she visited and photographed dogs at Animal Haven in New York City. We asked Animal Haven to tell us about their senior dog program and the dogs Nancy met and photographed.
The classic Labrador Retriever has a "forever young" attitude to life, but senior Labs in shelters can have a difficult time finding adopters. Safe Harbor Lab Rescue, a Grey Muzzle grantee, provides these older Labs with care, and shows potential adopters how much companionship old Labs have to give.