It's a Dog's Life
Stephanie "Foster Mom" O'Brien

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Posted Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 8:17 PM
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  • Abd don't forget kitties need homes too!!

    -- Posted by Cookster on Mon, Jan 28, 2013, at 7:47 AM
  • Boomer, what a sweet face! This guy would brighten any household.

    Puppies and kittens are adorable and I love them, but the older animals have a much harder time finding a new home.

    We currently have 2 dogs (each 8 years old) and 1 cat (13), all adopted. I've made a promise to myself that when the times comes to adopt another pet, it will be one no younger than 10.

    -- Posted by JTennant on Mon, Jan 28, 2013, at 9:00 AM
  • Maybe make a statement concerning "no pets". Most rental ads in Spencer say No Pets.

    -- Posted by Cookster on Mon, Jan 28, 2013, at 8:19 PM
  • We adopted an older Boston Terrier mix a few years ago. We think he will be 10 come February. Best decision we have ever made. We took the time to find the dog with the right temperament for our family. We visited the shelter almost weekly to meet new dogs. Finally a friend e-mailed me a pic of a new dog at the shelter, and we went to meet him. We found a perfect match for us, lazy, friendly, and very patient with kids. He wasn't a perfect looking dog, quirky eyes & cataracts, not a good breed representation, but the dog is a saint and that makes up for any lack of "handsomeness." His goofiness has grown on us all, and we all love his silly personality. I'm not sure why the family who had him felt the need to let him go, but I am ever so glad they did. We couldn't have asked for a better companion, and we hope that he will be happy during the last years of his life. When he's gone, we will again head to the shelter to find another dog with a personality that works with our lives. Adopting an older pet, still takes work, but we still prefer that to having to train a puppy. :)

    -- Posted by Vanessa on Tue, Jan 29, 2013, at 7:19 AM
  • I think what your doing is great. Good work.

    -- Posted by brian48 on Sun, Feb 10, 2013, at 1:54 AM
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