We salute Susie's Senior Dogs for their efforts in bringing awareness to and increasing adoptions of senior dogs. Shelters are full of these lovable dogs and are often overlooked just because of their age. Susie wants everyone to know that senior dogs like Charlie above make excellent companions and always appreciate the second chance, and so do we!
Learn more about Susie's Senior Dogs and read some of the great success stories on their website here.
The Devoted Barn is an animal rescue and rehabilitation facility in Newport, Michigan. Although they accept all kinds of animals from cruelty, neglect and large scale hoarding cases, they also maintain an excellent feral dog program. These animals come to the Devoted Barn to heal both emotionally and physically, with the help of at risk youth or special needs adults who come to work at the barn.
We think this is a wonderful example of people helping dogs and vice versa, and we're proud to support their amazing work. You can learn more about The Devoted Barn here.
Marley's Mutts is a truly incredible organization with a great story. Located in Tehachapi, California, it was founded by Zach Skow at the lowest point in his own life. Although he was only in his twenties, he had spent many years drinking himself to death. The only hope for him was a liver transplant which his doctors would only consider if he quit drinking for six months first.
He moved back home with his father, who had a soft spot for homeless dogs and they needed exercise. Zach began walking them and then running them, and suddenly he was better. So rather than saving the dogs, the dogs saved him and ever since he's been dedicated to not only homeless dogs but also people who are in desperate need of saving themselves from substance abuse, PTSD, and many other tragedies. And Zach doesn't just pull the easy to place dogs from city shelters, he takes on the abused, the handicapped and disfigured, the aggressive, the bully breeds, the ones who normally don't stand a chance. A lot like he was.
We're so proud to support Marley's Mutts that our donation covers not one but two quarters. If you'd like to learn more about Marley's Mutts, please do visit their website: marleysmutts.org.