The Soul of a Senior Dog: How One Rescue is Changing Lives

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Spotlight on a Caring and Compassionate Large Breed Senior Dog Sanctuary

It’s Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month!

There are a lot of reasons to adopt a senior; most adopters will like that they’re usually housebroken and trained and, for the most part, what you see is what you get.

If you’re looking for a large breed senior dog, Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary in northern California may have your perfect pup!

Though Lily, rescued at age 12, was only with her loving adopters for the last four months of her life, she inspired the start of this unique nonprofit.

[Lily’s] mission in coming into our lives: To have this sanctuary established. A place where many of the senior dogs who are lost, abandoned, or otherwise find themselves homeless, will have a safe haven in which to live out their days, or stay until a loving adoptive home is found, and where they will receive the love and care they so richly deserve.”
— Alice Mayn, founder and executive director of Lily’s Legacy

8 ways to be helpful to this organization:

Lily’s Legacy also has a permanent sanctuary in Petaluma, California.  The organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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A Two-Legged Legacy: Wheelchairs for Rescue Dogs

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Idea: Help Disabled Homeless Pets with Good Reads

Faith, a two-legged doggie hero, was featured on the cover of Animal Wellness Magazine in 2007.

Born with a deformity, she learned how to walk upright and soon became an inspiration for overcoming the odds – Oprah even called her “one of her favorite guests.”

Faith gained celebrity status for her work with U.S. soldiers, and she and Jude [her mom] often traveled to airports, USOs and other places where they would find injured or returning soldiers.

Her positive attitude, even in the face of her disability, made a huge impression on the troops and earned her the title of honorary E5 Sergeant, out of Fort Lewis. Four thousands troops attended the ceremony.”

— “Faith, the Two-Legged Dog” by Ann Brightman

She also visited schools to help kids learn to read.

In honor of her recent passing, Animal Wellness, one of my favorite resources for my blog about canine cancer wellness, will “pay this love forward and help other dogs like Faith the Dog who have mobility issues,” by donating 25% of subscription sales toward purchasing Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchairs for rescue pups.

A 1-year subscription is $24 and includes six issues (print and digital versions), 12 natural health reports and a coupon book. Use promo code FAITH.

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