A senior dog has different health requirements than a younger dog. Here are some tips to help you keep your senior pet healthy.
1. DON'T FORGET THE HEALTH CHECK-UPS
Make sure your senior dog has regular visits with your veterinarian. In fact, many veterinarians recommend that senior dogs should be examined twice a year, even more so if the dog has serious health issues. A thorough physical examination by your veterinarian may reveal health issues that can impact your pet’s life and comfort level, such as dental disease, arthritis, heart disease, kidney disease and more.
Here at PMAR, we love all animals. But the Seniors truly capture our hearts. Look at all the happy, silver-muzzled canines in this photo! Two of them are PMAR alums, Sweetie and Kadie who were adopted by two different members of the same family. We wish there was a "LOVE" button for this post!
This sweet girl is finally "home." Shelby's new family is very excited for the opportunity to love and spoil her for many years to come! No more roaming the streets for this girl - it's all soft beds, yummy food and head scratches from now on. Congrats, Shelby! You deserve all the best that your new life has to offer!
Thank you to the many volunteers and fosters who helped Shelby along the way, including Clarita, Nancy, Kathy, Amanda, Lexi and many others!
Charlie's Big Day is finally here! Earlier this morning, Charlie met his new mom and, as you can see from the photos, it was love at first sight. His new mom Michelle says he is way more handsome in person, too. His fur is beautiful, and he trots around like a much younger dog! Charlie is going to have three human siblings and a Great Pyrenees sister, who was also a rescue. His new home has a fantastic back yard and nice deck where we're sure he will enjoy many afternoons playing & lounging. Many, many volunteers were involved in Charlie's journey to forever. Charlie was rescued off the streets of Memphis in early Jun...
Shelby is getting settled in with foster Lexi for the evening! What a beautiful girl. She had a Meet & Greet earlier today, which went very well! Her new family plans on taking her home next weekend. Way to Go, Shelby!
Two of our VIP's are headed north today! Senior dogs Charlie and Shelby - off to new lives and fresh starts in Delaware and New England! Charlie has vision limitations and is and older gentleman - but we still found a family who are thrilled to pieces to welcome him to their home ❤. Shelby (6) has a meet and greet with her potential adopters very soon and we imagine they will fall in love with her too! Thank you to Amanda, Kathy, Lexi, Veronica, Nancy, Sidle Hills Boarding and everyone else making today possible for these senior superstars!
Friends, meet Annie! This adorable 10 year sweetheart, possibly both deaf and blind, was nearing the end of her deadline at MAS. One of our wonderful foster moms offered to step up for her, so, our volunteers jumped into action and headed to MAS to find out what was going on! What we know so far – Annie was recently groomed, has been well taken care of and is on the “plump” side. She was picked up as a stray in Memphis. Her eye condition is similar to what we dealt with when we first brought Savannah into PMAR. However, Annie doesn’t appear to have much vision and doesn’t respond to high pitched noises. But she’s perf...