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18-Year-Old Pit Bull Mix Is Desperate For A Forever Home

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on May 26, 2022

A Pit Bull mix named Kane is about 18 years old, but he doesn’t have a forever home. Like many older large breed dogs, he’s been at a rescue for months after being overlooked. Kane’s previous family dumped him with two other dogs, and now he’s struggling to adapt to life at the rescue in his senior years.

Kane has a lot of special needs that make it difficult for him to get adopted, but the rescue’s team isn’t giving up. They said if they can’t find someone to adopt him, then they’d also be willing to consider a permanent foster home where he could live out the rest of his life.

Senior Pit Bull mix

A Senior Dog with a Big Heart

Kane is suspected to be between 17 and 19 years old, so the rescue isn’t going to sugarcoat his situation. They suspect that he’ll only be around for months, not years, due to his age. Yet, that makes him even more deserving of a forever home.

Kiss My Paws Rescue in Las Vegas is currently caring for Kane. He can’t see well, and they suspect he’s blind in one eye. He also can’t hear, has arthritis, and has bad teeth. But his sweet personality makes his extra medical needs worth it.

Senior dog laying down

“He bumps, he knocks things over. I have glass doors. He has trouble distinguishing whether the doors are open, so he bangs into the doors a lot,” said Carole Sandy, Kane’s foster mom. “He’ll give it back with as much love as you can handle.”

Sadly, large dogs and older dogs are harder to get adopted at every shelter and rescue. The small dogs can often get adopted in days, but apartment restrictions and costs prevent people from taking in big dogs. Age is also a concern because people don’t want to deal with a dog’s death so soon. But senior dogs like Kane deserve a permanent home to spend their final days.

Senior dog with foster sibling

Can You Help Kane?

If someone wants to adopt Kane, they’ll need to be aware that his medical costs will likely be expensive. So, the rescue thinks it’s unlikely that someone will commit to adoption. However, they’re also looking for a permanent foster home, known as a “fospice,” where Kane can live out the remainder of his life. If someone chooses to foster him, the rescue will cover vet care.

“He’s a wonderful companion. He’s very friendly. He’s very easy. He walks beautifully on a leash. He doesn’t ask for a lot. He’s really happy to just lay on the floor by your feet,” said Sandy.

Senior dog relaxing

Kane needs a calm household preferably without cats. He gets along with kids and dogs, he’s house-trained, and he’s quiet. If you know of a comfortable place that can take him in, contact Kiss My Paws Rescue for more information.

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