Caring For A Senior Dog
Caring For A Senior Dog is a great website full of information about day-to-day living with an old dog. It covers everything you can imagine, from mobility issues to nutrition and everything in between! They also have a fantastic Facebook Group where you can get real-time advice on any questions you may have, plus see lots and lots and lots of adorable old dog pics. 😍
Low Cost Spay / Neuter
Pet overpopulation results in the destruction of over 3 million perfectly good dogs and cats every year in the United States. This translates to thousands of lives lost right in our own Atlanta area. These are some local groups that specialize in LOW COST spay / neuter to help solve this problem. Be a part of the solution! If you would like to have your pet spayed / neutered, and you are unable to afford the surgery, please Contact Us directly, and we will do everything possible to help you get it done.
Georgia Pet Resources (Spay / Neuter AND Low Cost Vaccines!)
A big part of the mission at Second Life is to promote the benefits of adopting, fostering and spay/neuter. They know the only way to ever become a society that values all animals and their right to life is to provide resources to help people make informed decisions. Please check out their Pet Toolkit for spay / neuter resources, rescue information, and other pet care resources!
Apart from general jabbering about old dogs, kid + dog safety is our number one favorite topic! Did you know studies show 77% of dog bites come from a family or friend’s dog? That means that these aren’t crazy, stray, vicious dogs - they are our pet dogs!
While this is a really sad statistic, it does mean that we can do something to change it.
Contrary to popular belief, bites rarely happen out of the blue (if ever!), and your kids’ actions can play a huge role in how safe they are around the dogs they love and live with. Old dogs can live happily with kids (ours do!), but your kids have to know how to respect them and treat them appropriately. Visit the Stop The 77 website for fun games, videos, and quizzes to learn more about how to keep your kids and dogs safe!
Stop The 77
The Pet Loss Support Page
The sad reality is that our dogs don’t live forever, no matter how much we might want them to. When you live with and love an old dog, that time often comes sooner than we’re ever ready for. The Pet Loss Support Page has some fantastic resources for coping with this most difficult of times.
Old Dog Rescues
While we wish that we could save ALL the old dogs in the whole country, the reality is that this is a team effort. Here are some other rescues that are also working to find happily ever afters for the old dogs in their areas. (If you belong to a rescue that is not listed here, and you would like to be featured, please Contact Us!)