Happy Birthday to Us!


Today is officially Young at Heart's 14th birthday! And my oh my has rescuing seniors come a long way since our very first rescued senior in 2005! It's been a slow and steady journey, working towards a day that all homeless senior dogs and cats will be able to spend their golden years in a loving home. The animal welfare community as a whole has come so far since our founding, and we LOVE seeing so many rescues and shelters in our community give senior pets the second chance they deserve! But there is always more work to do, and we're ready!

After years and years of planning, fundraising, purchasing 8 acres, more planning, more fundraising, permitting delays, weather delays, and more permitting delays, we will FINALLY realize our dream of opening a state of the art home-like adoption center for senior pets in Woodstock IL this summer. With the opening of the adoption center, we'll be able to expand programs for senior pets and their people, bring in more senior pets from animal control facilities, and simply give more senior dogs and cats a second chance to enjoy their golden years. 

None of this journey is possible without YOU. The amazing adopter, foster, volunteer, donor, staff, board member, vet, groomer, sponsor, cheerleader... However YOU have supported Young at Heart the past 14 years, THANK YOU! 

Today, we're going to celebrate our birthday by doing what we love - saving some senior pets from local shelters that are just waiting for their second chance. Please join us in saving more lives and celebrating today with a donation of $14!

Thank you so much to each and every one of you for being a part of Young at Heart's journey. We look forward to the next 14 years! Stay tuned for the new seniors we will welcome to Young at Heart later today!

Happy Birthday

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