A brave woman has provided a loving home for over 850 senior dogs who were in need of rescue. They had been neglected, homeless, or lost their owners – but all have found solace and security at the Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary. This remarkable act of kindness has ensured these pooches will never be without comfort and companionship again!
Diane writes in the comments:
This woman is an angel living among us! Giving all these dogs hope and love. We need more people like her in the world ❤️❤️❤️
The woman who rescues these senior dogs said that she initially thought she would only help a couple of them. They have a 5-acre property that is fenced, and all the senior dogs stay with them in that area.
How Is It Living With 850 Dogs
At the heart of this dog rescue home lies two buildings, where canines from all walks of life come together to socialize and find solace. In one building, dogs with their own personal havens, some even shared between friends, enjoy a cozy place for relaxation.
Meanwhile in the main house pooches bunk up next to each other on an oversized bed fit for kings (or doggies!), added especially so that senior members feel particularly comfortable at night!
Every day, by 6 A.M., the rescuer and her staff already start cooking breakfast for the doggies. It takes more than an hour to get everyone fed. Once they are done eating, they can go out and play, go back to bed, or do whatever they want.
The rescuer’s favorite time of the day is after feeding time or medicine time because it is when the dogs are all snuggling together, and they are so peaceful, quiet, and relaxed.
After enduring turbulent and traumatic beginnings, these doggies have finally found a safe haven. At the sanctuary they are embraced with compassion and given all of life’s necessary comforts to ensure that their remaining days will be filled with joy and contentment.
Should You Start a Dog Rescue?
Would you like to make a meaningful difference in the lives of dogs? Starting up a dog rescue can offer an incredibly rewarding experience, but it’s important to determine if this is right for you.
You could establish either a non-profit or for-profit animal shelter – each with their own legal requirements and paperwork! Make sure all your ducks are in row: getting that special permit from the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene will be key.
Typically, nonprofit rescue organizations operate through a network of volunteer foster homes. The animals are kept in the foster home until someone adopts them. They’re vaccinated, de-wormed, and spayed or neutered.
Some rescue groups only focus on certain breeds of dog. Others accept strays, as well. While this can be a good choice for some, others feel that the shelter is a better place to get a pet.
In general, the best option for getting a new dog is to adopt. During the adoption process, you’ll be able to determine if the new dog is a good match for you. Oftentimes, the new owner will face training challenges with an untrained pet.
Then, you’ll need to decide how much time and money you can invest in the dog. It may take several weeks before you find a pet that’s a good fit for you.
Get the scoop on adopting a furry friend from local shelters and rescue groups through the AKC Rescue Network. Local animal control agents can be trusted sources of information to help you find your perfect pet!