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Dog shelter helps older dogs and families looking for them

Words by Tess Becker

Dogs are our furry friends, populating a large percentage of households across the globe. Hust in the US, there are around 76 million dogs. But not every dog gets a perfect home, and the good homes out there can’t always take care of them.

One place for older dogs to go is the Frosted Faces Foundation in Ramona California. 

The nonprofit named itself after the patchy white fur that starts creeping up as dogs get older, and started work to rescue and re-home elderly dogs. Inspired by a love of dogs, the founder's Kelly and Andy, opened doors in 2014.

“We began volunteering at a shelter and fostering their dogs, really any dog who had spent too much time in his/her kennel,” they wrote on their website. “The trend became that we were fostering the senior dogs who had been relinquished back to the organization, and it was then that we recognized the seniors needed a unique network.”

Just last year the organization had 406 adoptions and one of its primary goals is to make adoption as affordable as possible.

One of the main ways they do this is by covering lifetime medical costs for senior dogs (age 8 or older), offering free emergency boarding, and funding needs like rental housing pet deposits, and fence repair. They also help pet owners plan for their furry friend’s last days with their Final Wish Program. 

“Our motto to this day is, ‘To love, is to act.’”

This article aligns with the UN SDG Life on Land.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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