It’s a heartbreaking fact, but it’s true that senior dogs have a harder time finding homes once they enter shelters.
And it’s through no fault of their own. Most people have puppies in mind when adopting and the old souls are often overlooked. Plus, the issues of aging also mean older dogs usually need more care and this also finds them passed over in the shelter.
But senior dogs still have so much love to give and want nothing more than to find a home where they can live in comfort and joy during their twilight years.
And the Flagler Humane Society has come up with the cutest way to draw attention to the older residents at their Florida shelter.
Adoption Photoshoot for The Grampies and Grannies
In an effort to help some of their elderly shelter residents find the homes they so desperately need, the Flagler Humane Society decided to have some fun with their seniors. In an adorable photoshoot, FHS shows us what old dogs look like when dressed in some fashionable senior-style accessories. The results are too cute and guaranteed to make you giggle!
Let’s meet a few of the old folks!
This sweet old lady is one of Flagler’s longest residents and she wears her readers so she can see the treats coming her way. FHS shared, “She’s earned a scholarship in ‘Treat Tasting’ and looking to graduate the shelter to your home as soon as possible!”
In her trainers and cool specs, Noke is ready to move and be your best friend! “Noke loves you already- and you’ve only just met through the pictures.”
Cloe Says Hello!
Looking fine in her flower hat, this old lady is young at heart! “Don’t let her age fool you, she has plenty of spunk and play in her.”
This is Kale!
He may not be able to see you all that well, but “he is an excellent walking partner that still has plenty of play left in him–though, he’d rather just lounge around with you.”
Sweet Girl Bambi…
Bambi just wants to please you! This goofball says, “I’m a fun-loving, happy-all-the-time, glass-is-half-full kind of dog looking for someone who loves to laugh and play around.”
This senior lady has some serious sass! “She IS considered a senior but trust me, she doesn’t know it and definitely doesn’t act like it.”
Let’s remember to respect our elders! When next adopting, consider a senior dog.