Allie has been adopted!
At age 8, Allie somehow found herself at the pound. How she got there – or more importantly why; still remains a mystery. What we do know however, is that Allie deserves better. Like many of our senior rescue dogs, it’s likely that Allie gave her unwavering love to a family until they let her out into the yard unsupervised, dropped her off on the side of the road.. or worse. Her love for people however, remains unconditional despite what she has gone through, and we want to show Allie that it will not be taking in vain!
Some may think that adopting a senior dog can lead to difficulties as they are “stuck in their ways” or have “learned bad habits.” Our experience at Save Me Rescue however, has been quite the opposite! Having been loyal for so many years, many senior dogs look to their new families for guidance. They are eager to please, and keen on receiving lots of love and affection in return. Senior dogs often know a wide variety of tricks that they have learned throughout the course of their lives, whether taught by their (sometimes multiple) families, or if they have stayed in the shelter for a few months; by the wonderful staff who saw potential in them and tried to stimulate them mentally during their stay. It is quite a special experience to bring these dogs into our homes and get to see all of the information they have retained throughout the course of their long lives!
Senior dogs are also most often house-broken, meaning that they know when and where to go to the potty. They can also walk well on leashes, understand commands, have great recall and snuggle like no one’s business! Senior dogs can make fantastic companions to couch potatoes, gardeners and cottage dwellers alike. Do you like to take in romantic strolls? Why not take a senior dog along with you! Dogs like Allie usually like to spend most of their time with their people, taking in the simple pleasures of life and most of all; relaxing so there is no need to rush. Allie is also great with other dogs, so if you’re looking for a companion for your existing senior dog, look no further! Allie is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and as a senior; has a reduced adoption fee.
From Allie’s foster mom:
Allie is a quiet, sweet senior, looking for retirement living. At 9 years young, her eyesight is not what it used to be, however that doesn’t stop her from looking into your soul… she is an absolute love. She makes her way through our home’s main level just fine, but she shows a bit of hesitation when we go outside at night, she prefers to stay close. She weighs about 50 pounds, and doesn’t seem to shed a lot.
Allie is a dog who loves everyone and doesn’t seem to know a stranger. If you have a free hand, you won’t for long because she loves to be loved on. She is fine with our three cats, and really seems to enjoy the company and companionship of our 2 year old dog Hazel. Allie and Hazel do have little play sessions throughout the day… they play-bow, Hazel does a zoomie through the house and Allie happily awaits her return so they can do it again! It is quite sweet to watch them play.
Allie has been a perfect house-guest. She appears house-trained, and does fine on a leash. She loves her food, a bit of a gobbler and not at all fussy. She has been fine with our few stairs – we have 6 to come and go from the house. This Golden girl would love nothing more than a family to dote all over her. If you are looking for a calm loving senior, who gets a cute little snore-on sometimes – Allie just might be the right fit you!
For more information on Allie, please contact her foster mom Dione, at email@example.com.
Please note that while we continue to get to know each of our dogs, their biographies will be updated with additional information, so make sure to check back once in a while!