Senior dogs are incredible! Meet 19 year old Peanut. Many times we are talking to a potential adopter and we mention a dog that is available that is perhaps seven or eight years in age. We frequently get a response indicating that would be much to old to adopt. To those missing out on the joys of older dogs, we would like to introduce you to nineteen (19) year old Peanut came us after his owner experienced severe medical challenges. Peanut is blind but he enjoys his meals with gusto, loves supervised time outside and nuzzles his head against a person's shoulder when held. He lives with Perry with GRRR and Perry's dogs and other foster dogs treat Peanut with respect and tenderness. People might think that seven years of age is old for a dog but do forget that the age of seven was twelve years ago for Peanut back in 2008. We are very lucky to have Peanut with GRRR. He is one of have blind seniors sharing their lives with us at GRRR. In this crazy world of ours, they teach us that challenges are never obstacles and love is forever.
Senior dogs are incredible! Look who we ran into this morning at Dr. Mulvey’s office at the Savannah Veterinary Medical Center. Meet GRRR alumni, Grace and her incredible new dad! Grace is a GRRR success story with after we rescued her last summer from Russell County Animal Shelter in Phenix City, Alabama. We transported this loving ten year old senior here to Savannah and she arrived heartworm positive with heartworm disease and with mammary tumors. Today, through our senior medical program, Grace is heartworm free and tumor free! Thank you to everyone who donated, prayed and shared Grace’s story over the last year as well as the over the moon love from her new parents. Rather than being euthanized at the shelter in Alabama, Grace is living her best life ever today surrounded by love!