Adopting a senior dog makes you an awesome person says one senior adoption dog rescuer. We love sharing Happy Adoption stories but Senior dog adoption stories are even more special. Scituate Animal Shelter recently shared this update.
Thor, a very healthy senior, 13 yr old lab had experienced enough in his recent past that it’s a miracle he hasn’t lost his smile. Thor originally came into the shelter when his beloved owner passed away.
At first, Thor struggled and who could blame him. He made incredible strides though and was ready to find his new, forever home.
Thor was officially adopted by his new family this weekend after a trial visit. Our handsome senior guy is living in Hingham with his new mom and 2 adult human siblings. We’re so happy for Thor and his new family!
Scituate Animal Shelter
A bequest from Eleanor Haughey, a Scituate resident and quiet supporter of the Friends of the Scituate Shelter, Inc. made the dream of the Scituate Animal Shelter a reality! Through her legacy, funds were made available for the 1992 construction of a no-kill shelter, first located on a town parcel on the Driftway and lovingly named the Eleanor R. Haughey Animal Shelter.
As the Shelter grew, it became necessary to expand from our humble beginnings on the Driftway. Through the compassion, generosity, hard work and drive of all of our wonderful supporters and volunteers, we were able to relocate to our current address at 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Rt. 3A) in Scituate, Massachusetts.
If you are looking to adopt
We provide exceptional guidance in helping you to select the right pet for you and your family. Our Shelter Director knows each animal “personally” and will get to know you too! This way, we create the best fit for both the new owner and the animal. Our ultimate goal is to match the right animal with the right “forever family”.
Our animals have been thoroughly screened. Every animal goes home with all medical records received during his/her time at the shelter, and many come with previous veterinary records which are forwarded to the new owner. All cats and kittens over 6 months of age are spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper, and screened for FIV and FELV, in addition, all felines are de-wormed and de-flea’d. Dogs and puppies over 6 months of age are spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper, and are screened for heartworm. In addition, our dogs’ behavior and temperament is professionally evaluated by our trainer. Every dog has a “report card” which highlights the animal’s personality and some considerations for a new owner. To help you find the best fit, we advise you on categories like energy level, leash manners, how they react to children, cats and other dogs. Each animal that is adopted from our shelter goes home with a free bag of Science Diet pet food.
Check out all the pets available foradoption at Scituate Animal Shelter