Our Midwest friends Susie Senior dogs shared this Happy Ending. So happy Spock now has a furever home and family to live out The Good Life
This handsome senior gentleman has a wonderful temperament, loving personality, and is just an all around sweet soul. He is currently at animal control and needs a forever home! Please share!!
Although he is receiving lots of love from the staff and volunteers at the shelter, Spock is really in a less-than-ideal environment for someone who is slowing down in life. And who would benefit from the warmth and coziness of a good home and the TLC of a family that all dogs want.
But finally, senior boy Spock got ADOPTED today!!
All dogs deserve a happy retirement stage. Sadly, that doesn’t happen for far too many. Spock, an older Shar Pei mix, was originally brought in to City of Aurora IL Animal Care and Control as a stray dog. Public animal control shelters are typically on the front lines taking in the lost or unwanted or homeless animals in their defined area. But these shelters are not meant to be the animals’ permanent arrangement. The staff and volunteers at Aurora Animal Control wanted better for their old man Spock; to find him an environment more suited for a senior dog.
A huge THANK YOU to Hospice Hearts for stepping in to rescue Spock! They gave him much needed vet care, got him into tip-top adoption shape, and moved him on to his forever home!
Hospice Hearts wrote, “Spock got adopted today. Thought we would share this adorable photo of his ride home. Spock, now has 3 senior dog siblings and the most loving mom. It will be a very happy home for him.
He is such an old grandpa and is the sweetest thing. I cannot imagine what he has been through before being picked up as a stray and brought to the shelter, but it is clear that he has not been cared for in quite some time.
He received a dental which resulted in 17 rotten teeth extractions. Spock had radiographs performed to determine why he is so stiff in his movements, and they were thankfully done while he was asleep. He has severe degenerative joint disease in his left hip and elbow, and mild DJD in his right hip. He will need to be on anti-inflammatory medications for the rest of his life to manage his pain.
Spock is such a wonderful and tough dog and we are so happy we [were able] to make him feel better.”
If you are looking to adopt a senior dog local, check out some ofour recent stories on senior adoption below.