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Shelter Throws ‘Senior Prom’ For Homeless Dogs, But None Of Them Were Adopted

Memphis, TN – Being a homeless dog is tough. Being a homeless senior dog is tougher. And being an animal shelter trying to find all of the homeless pets new homes can sometimes be overwhelming.

Shelters do their utmost to find creative ways to draw attention to the animals in their care and recently, the Memphis Animal Services facility decided to throw a “Senior Prom” for the older dogs in their care.

The dogs were “glammed” up to look their best on the day of the big event.

And there was a photo area set up for adoptions…but nobody found a home.

The disappointed staff said:

Our animal shelter threw a Senior Prom adoption event to shine a spotlight on our senior pets. We can’t understand why none of our featured senior pets got adopted! Give a senior a chance 💙

All dogs deserve a home, not just puppies and adolescent dogs. Please consider adding a mature pet to your home!

Find Memphis Animal Services on Facebook here.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. So sad! I have adopted a few seniors-one was a foster fail. Me present dog came at 14 1/2 and is not over 16. It is heartbreaking to think of these old dogs in shelters though clearly, this shelter strives to give them a good life. If I was there, did not have my Andre, who takes a lot of work being blind, deaf, and just plain old, I would have adopted one. People too often want young and personable dogs and the old ones are overlooked but for me, I will never take the young ones no matter how cute they are. I can only hope that people at least came and maybe one or two will come back. So sad for the dogs and a letdown for the people who put too much effort into the prom and I am sure were excited.

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  2. Age, gender, color, personality are no bar for me. If you’re FELINE, you are LOVED here. My sweet guy is 15 and completely loved. He joined us at age 9.

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  3. I am glad at least the animals are safe. I just adopted an eight year old not housebroken male mix. He was happy to have a home. He is a happy camper and so am I. People don’t have the money to adopt a huge dog with the economy now. I wish I could adopt them all. It’s so sad for the dogs to not have anyone enjoy the adoption event.

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  4. Senior pets are WONDERFUL and much less work than younger dogs. They are content to take a leisurely walk with you and to sit on the sofa with you to watch a movie. I think they are the perfect companion. It breaks my heart that they don’t get adopted as frequently as puppies and young dogs. One of my dogs doesn’t get along with others or I would adopt several seniors. Maybe someday. I have adopted seniors in the past and have NEVER regretted it. Plus, when they get into a good environment, they can live a very long life!!!!

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  5. I adopted a 9 year old German Shepherd and he was THE BEST dog I’ve ever had. I’ve never had a connection with an animal like I had with him. He was my doggy soulmate and even though he’s been gone since March 2005, I still have a huge hole in my heart and miss him dearly. If I could have given him 5 years of my life so he could live 10 more.. I would have in a heartbeat.

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    • I think that’s one reason why people are reluctant to adopt senior cats and dogs. They’re afraid of getting attached knowing they aren’t going to have them for very long.

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  6. Such a sad story.
    Wonderful staff – they must be so disappointed.
    So sorry for the furry ones too.
    I hope they all get homes.

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  7. Aah how sad that the lovely elderly dogs weren’t adopted. They don’t chew. They are usually housetrained. They don’t dig up tgd gsrden. For less active peopld a senior dog is a must

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  8. I can’t volunteer at shelters or I’d bring every dog home. I would have adopted every one of them!

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  9. PLEASE be careful!! Something the shelter is a safer place for an old dog than living with evil sadistic people! You know yourself how many psychopaths own a dog…..

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