Adopters of senior dogs find them to be more mellow, better mannered, and quicker to adjust to their new homes than younger dogs. Whether you have been considering adopting a senior dog for a long time or were just recently touched by the story of an older dog in need, your new grey-muzzled best friend may be a hop, skip, and a few clicks away.
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.