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A Safe Haven for Senior Dogs and Cats

A few grey hairs shouldn’t be the end of the world, but for an older pet in a traditional animal shelter, it often is. In a traditional shelter environment, the older the animal, the less chance it has to make it out of the shelter alive. Often these dogs and cats are just what people are looking for when they consider adopting a new pet; housebroken, calmer, good with kids and other animals, and already trained. They are great family pets and great for senior citizens. They have had years to perfect the art of loving a human unconditionally, and most do not get a second chance to find a new home. And now, after 15 years of being a foster-based organization, Young at Heart is now able to  also provide a home-like safe haven for senior pets that have nowhere left to go with our new adoption center! 

Our new state of the art adoption center is designed to look and feel like a home, and yet be able to house senior pets in safe and sanitary conditions. From the minute a senior dog or cat walks through our doors, they are provided with the best care possible to give them the best golden years. New arrivals start in our isolation area, which is a shelter within our adoption center where we can easily monitor each new pet to ensure they're eating, taking medications, and are not carrying anything contagious before they join the general population. This area has it's own entrance, it's own air flow, and it's own potty area for dogs. Once animals area deemed healthy to join the adoptable groups, they leave this area for the cageless comforts of upstairs.