Dog sanctuary helps place older pups with foster families

Posted at 8:47 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 09:47:26-04

Getting a puppy is fun and also a lot a work -- maybe adopting an old dog is the trick. At Mt. Juliet's Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, age is just a number. 

"We have 108 right now on our property," said Executive Director Zina Goodin. "They’re kind of mellow. They don’t have that urge to be in control."

The non-profit acts like a retirement home of sorts for elderly dogs who, for one reason or another, wound up alone in their later years. 

The sanctuary helps places the old pups with foster families.

"We do provide medical care for the dogs. So we do alleviate that worry. People are afraid to have a dog for a short period of time. People hate saying goodbye," she said. 

Still, even with a white face or a little limp, these dogs have a lot of love left to give.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary accepts financial donations and donations of your time through volunteering.