Seniors Loving Seniors Program
The Seniors Loving Seniors Program is a way for those more experienced pet owners (age 60 and older) to find a loving Senior furbaby to join their home.
Each year hundreds of Senior dachshunds are looking for a new home. There are many reasons that these sweet babies lose their homes. Here are the ones that we have heard: death of owner and other family members don't want the dog; working too many hours; doesn't get along with a new puppy; there is a new baby in the house; need to move to a place where dogs are not allowed; kids going off to college; allergies; and the new spouse doesn't like them.
These senior dachshunds are well behaved, have been through their puppy years and have lots of love to offer. It is not uncommon for very expensive, well-bred dogs to outlive their usefulness or novelty with folks who bought them on impulse and no longer want to take responsibility for them.
Senior dachshunds often know how to live harmoniously with humans and other animals. They are usually trained and don't chew or scratch on everything in sight. Older dogs also often come with some obedience training. They like to share quiet moments with their person and their relatively calm demeanor and less intense exercise needs make them perfect for a senior's lifestyle.
Furever Dachshund Rescue (FDR) would like to encourage Seniors to adopt by offering an adoption discount fee to Seniors, 60 years and older, who adopt a senior animal from our rescue. The fee for any dachshunds over the age of 10 years old will be $275.00 This fee includes spay/neutering, all shots (Rabies, Bordetella and Distemper), heartworm testing and treatment (if necessary), complete dental cleaning, and a microchip implant. To qualify for the program, you must show proof of age and have a care plan in place. Senior animals will be identified on our website with the notation " Eligible for the Seniors Loving Seniors Program " in the profile.
Top Ten Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog
Reprinted by permission from www.srdogs.com
|Housetrained||1. Older dogs are housetrained . You won't have to go through the difficult state(s) of teaching a puppy house manners and mopping/cleaning up after accidents.|
|2. Older dogs are not teething puppies and won't chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.|
|Focus to learn||3. Older dogs can focus well because they've mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly.|
|Know what "No" means||4. Older dogs have learned what "no" means . If they hadn't learned it, they wouldn't have gotten to be "older" dogs.|
|Settle in with the "pack"||5. Older dogs settle in easily because they've learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack|
|Good at giving love||6. Older dogs are good at giving love once they get into their new, loving home. They are grateful for the second chance they've been given.|
|WYSIWYG||7. What You See Is What You Get : Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality. Puppies can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first.|
|Instant Companions||8. Older dogs are instant companions - ready for hiking, car trips and other things you like to do.|
|Time for yourself||9. Older dogs leave you time for yourself because they don't make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that puppies and young dogs do.|
|A good night's sleep||10. Older dogs let you get a good night's sleep because they're accustomed to human schedules and don't generally need nighttime feeings, comforting or bathroom breaks.|