After spending their lives in loving homes, aging pets should be living the good life for their last few years. Unfortunately, these pets lose their homes when they need them most for a variety of reasons – their owner may die or go into long-term care or families may lose their homes. Some also lose their home because their long-term family just doesn’t want to deal with an aging pet and their medical issues.
When aging pets lose their home and end up at shelters, the news isn’t good. Few people want to adopt them so they are often the first to be euthanized at an open admission shelter. If they are lucky enough to land in a no-kill shelter, they still face fewer adoption prospects, especially if they have mounting health issues