Old Dogs & Love
Nobody wants to feel alone or unwanted.
It’s true for people and it’s true for animals.
I talk a lot about making friends, and reaching out to help others. And I can recall reading a story that about choked me up.
It’s just so wonderful what a group of folks are doing, it gives me hope. Let me explain.
There’s a place in Elk Rapids, Michigan where senior dogs can finally find a home.
It doesn’t matter whether they need extra care, or they’re on their last legs. Silver Muzzle Cottage takes them in, and gives them what they really need.
“They don’t ask for much when they’re really old. They want to be loved and cared for, they want food, and they just need a warm place to lay their head at night,” says the owner of Silver Muzzle, Kim Skarritt.
Often these dogs had a home once, but they became too much trouble, or their owners couldn’t keep up.
At a time when they needed tender care the most, they were left alone. But not anymore.
Here, they live cage-free, comfortable and with dignity.
If a dog at Silver Muzzle is adopted or fostered out, terrific. But even if they aren’t, they’ll always have a home and a caring person to give belly rubs, treats and ear scratches.
Silver Muzzle takes in homeless dogs that are 10 years old or older, and dogs of any age that are suffering a terminal illness.
And nobody tells these dogs not to sit on the couch.
If that doesn’t warm your heart, check yourself for a pulse.