Vintage Pet Rescue - a little Heaven on Earth for senior dogs
A few weeks ago, I attended a birthday party that filled my heart with so much warmth and happiness! It was a party for a 14-year-old pug named Shorty. Shorty is one of the 19 senior residents at the Vintage Pet Rescue, a wonderful non-profit located in Rhode Island. The rescue’s residents are dogs of all shapes and sizes, and the majority are between 12 and 15-years-old.
Vintage Pet Rescue is a retirement home/hospice home for senior dogs. They take in senior dogs (over 10) who have found themselves in a shelter in their senior years or if their owners can no longer care for them. These lucky dogs live in a cage-free home environment and get lots of love and attention. The rescue makes sure that the pups in their care have vet care and are happy and healthy. Currently, the rescue does not do adoptions but hopes to in the future.
Right now, Kristen and Marc have 19 residents at the retirement home - 18 seniors and one puppy! Many of the dogs have medical conditions that require a lot of vet care and attention - diabetes, heart conditions, Cushing’s disease. The puppy, Trigger, has renal failure and he is in hospice care. But, you wouldn't know that if you saw him! He doesn't know he's sick and he doesn't act sick. He's a typical, high-energy puppy who just loves to play!
Visit Vintage Pet Rescue website to learn a little more about each of their residents!
The Vintage Pet Rescue is run by two most caring people I’ve met in my rescue journey, husband and wife team– Marc and Kristen. They run the rescue out of their lovely home in Rhode Island and take care of these dogs on a daily basis. Of course, I wanted to share their story and mission with you!
Kristen has told me that Marc and she both love senior dogs - they are just so special! They fostered a little senior that they named Rue a few years ago and just fell in love with her. When she passed away, Kristen and Marc adopted another senior in her memory and then just started adopting more and more!
As you can imagine, carrying for these many senior dogs is not only a lot of work every day but also very expensive! The dogs spend a lot of time at the vet, and the vet bills are the most significant expense for Kristen and Marc. One afternoon at the vet can easily cost $600…To continue their mission, the rescue could really use public's help to cover these expenses! The Vintage Pet Rescue is a registered 501c3, so your donations are tax-deductible!
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