I recently met a 76-year-old dog owner who was rejected when she applied to adopt a second “senior” dog to keep her aging pet company. This is what I call the tail wagging the dog.
I recently had a conversation here about an idea that would simultaneously improve the quality of life for residents while saving the lives of rescue animals.
I watched it happen almost in slow motion. An elderly woman climbed out of her golf cart, and her medium-sized dog bounded out beside her. But then the dog saw another dog and without looking back, tried to take off, jerking on the leash. The woman hel…
Eden Alternative registered Hanford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in California is partnering with the local SPCA for an innovative adoption program designed to improve the lives of both elders and aging pets.
Kavan pointed me to this extraordinary example of ageism… Stanley Coren recounts an e-mail which he found to be quite disturbing. The writer had recently heard him give a talk to the Canadian Association of Retired People in Toronto. In that presentation he had spoke about the benefits of pet ownership, with specific emphasis on […]