Today I’m participating in Blog For the Change. I hope that you will take a few minutes and read the other blogs that are joining in today’s blog hop. There is a wide range of topics and a lot of information about ways we can all help make a difference for animals.
Like a fine wine, dogs get better with age. Although I’m a total puppy freak, there is something absolutely magical about an old dog. Sadly many old dogs end up in a shelter when their families can no longer (or no longer want) to keep them. Terran Bayer from Westway Studio recently spent some time with 6 senior dogs who are hoping for new homes.
From Terran: “These wonderful senior dogs are looking for loving homes where they can spend their golden years filled with comfort and happiness. They are all available through Lionel’s Legacy in San Diego, CA.”
Harry is a Harrier, part of the hound family. He is a happy, tolerant, and sweet boy who will steal your heart the moment you meet him. Harry is around 9 years old and absolutely loves belly rubs, playing fetch, going on walks, and chewing on his bone. Harry is house-trained and adjusting nicely to his crate.
Lady is a gorgeous, petite supermodel – just look at the way her hair blows in the breeze! She’s about 10-12 years old and lives up to her name. Lady is very gentle soul who loves her foster family with young kids and pug friends. She weighs about 25 pounds and would do best in a home without many stairs. This girl is as sweet as can be.
Kane is a Pittie/Lab mix and an absolute love. He’s about 13 years old and was surrendered by his owner along with his best friend, who, unfortunately, was euthanized before she could be saved. Kane was in bad shape but Lionel’s Legacy and his foster family were able to help him fully recover. Kane is being fostered by a family with two young children who climb all over him. He’s such a gentle boy who loves to go for walks and play tug-o-war with his friends.
Lottie the Hottie is a little ball of Pomeranian/Chihuahua love. She’s about 12 years old and gets along well with everyone — even small children, dogs of all sizes, and kitties. Lottie was neglected in her past life and had to have all of her teeth removed when she came to Lionel’s Legacy. Her little pink tongue now sticks out of her mouth but she’s happy and pain-free, so she’s ok with it. Lottie would make an awesome little companion.
Misty is a lab mix who is about 7-9 years old. She was born with a growth defect in her back legs but it doesn’t slow her down any — Misty is as happy as can be and she loves to go-go-go! Misty loves children, she doesn’t bark, and she never gets in to trouble when left home alone; she is a perfect dog for a first-time pet-parent!
To learn more about all these wonderful dogs, read the post on Terran’s pet portrait blog.
Lionel’s Legacy is a San Diego based senior dog rescue and humane education program for elementary school children. Their mission is saving ONE senior dog at a time and educating MANY young minds to create a legacy of compassion and advocacy! Be sure to like their Facebook page and check out all the adoptable dogs they have.
About Westway Studio: Westway Studio is owned by professional photographer and graphic designer, Terran Bayer, and is based in San Diego, California. Terran specializes in capturing the heart and soul of our four-legged family members. Their time with us goes by so quickly and she takes pride in being able to provide families with lasting memories that celebrate every pet’s individual personality.
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Two Pitties in the City says
Thank you so much for highlighting Senior dogs in need of adoption. So many people don’t realize how amazing and move-in ready older dogs can be. Most of our fosters are older dogs, and we know if/when we need to adopt again we will definitely go with older dogs.
Great post and great pictures – such sweet seniors – wish I could take them all. We’re building up to adding another in our 2 senior home. Great organization too.
3 seniors sounds like fun!
Lionel's Legacy says
Thank you so much to Terran Bayer of Westway Studio for truly capturing the heart and soul of our senior adoptables. They each have the most amazing personalities that have flourished as a result of the love and care they receive from living in a nurturing and compassionate foster home. Please check out Terran’s page to see the amazing work she has done! We are so grateful for the time and energy that she dedicates towards helping rescue animals find furever homes.
Kaylee Greer says
Holy Bokeh!! These are gorgeous!! And Terran Bayer is one of my absolute favorite pet photographers! Awesome feature!
Sue at Talking Dogs says
Gorgeous photos! Senior shelter/rescue dogs especially break my heart. Sharing.
Alice G Patterson says
LOVE- such sweet grey faces captured beautifully by Terran!
Kirby the Dorkie says
Such beautiful creatures! Dogs are like wine as they age so gracefully!
Dogs N Pawz says
Awwww….they are beautiful.