Our Reason for Being
Homer J's is dedicated to improving the rate at which displaced senior dogs are adopted out of traditional shelters.
It breaks our heart to imagine the fear and confusion experienced by a senior who finds themselves in a shelter after many years at home. Lost, alone, and confused...no animal deserves to be euthanized under those circumstances.
Our method is simple:
A. Adopt Senior Dogs from Traditional Shelters
B. Communicate & Demonstrate the Benefits of Senior Dog Adoption
C. Encourage Others to Adopt Senior Dogs
Our Mission is two-fold:
1. Extol the virtues of Senior Dog Adoption, any chance we get.
2. Prove once and for all, that you can teach old dogs new tricks!
Make Your Home a Senior Sanctuary
There are thousands of wonderful senior dog companions waiting for homes in shelters across the country. Although we would love to provide sanctuary to every Sr. in need, we could never address the problem on our own.
We don't just encourage others to adopt seniors, we want to create a network of senior dog adopters to extol the virtues of this fine breed.
Would you like to turn your home into a Satellite Sanctuary and help us advocate for Senior Dog Adoption? Even if your senior has been with you since birth, you can still participate by making the commitment to talk to others about adopting seniors.
If you are looking to bring a senior into your home for the first time, we will play match-maker to help you find the perfect companion
What Constitutes a Senior Dog?
How do you know if a dog is a senior? Does he display "Seniority"? Traits like: short walks in the morning, long naps in the afternoon, loves to snuggle, has a grey muzzle, and generally prefers people to puppies.
For us, senior status is more than just a number. Dogs as young as 6 years old are less likely to be adopted from traditional shelters, than younger animals and deserve as much protection as those 9 and older.
When a spot opens at the sanctuary, or we are helping match a senior, we look for dogs that shelter staff recognize as difficult to adopt because of a combination of factors regarding aging, injury, or other ailments.
Why Choose Senior Shelter Dogs?
We started adopting senior dogs because we figured they make good pets without many of the downsides that come with a puppy. We continue to adopt seniors because we have found them to be endearing companions and loyal friends.
A Senior dog may not be the right choice for everyone, but in many circumstances they are not only a good choice, but a better choice than a younger animal. Find out if a Sr. Dog is right for you!