Harley loved his life; his days were spent lounging with his owner, being groomed, and even receiving some dental work to get rid of some pesky problems. Sadly though, Harley’s owner suddenly passed and he found himself without a home to call his own. None of his owner’s family members were able to care for him so they brought him to the BC SPCA Trail Regional Branch with hopes of finding him a suitable home.
Being a senior like Harley who was 12 years old can be quite difficult in a shelter environment. To be in completely unfamiliar surroundings with new noises, smells, and people, it can be a bit frightening. Many people are unaware of the great benefits of adopting a senior dog; they are usually already housetrained, their behaviours are well established, they require less exercise than a younger dog, they recognize their name and many commands, and so much more.
Harley found exactly who he needed a few weeks later when his new mum Roxy visited him. She already had a cute little girl named Sophie, but was ready to add to her brood. Roxy has sent pictures and an update on how Harley is now doing.
We adopted Harley in November of 2011. He was very overweight when we first got him. Now he has daily walks with his new sister Sophie, who is so happy to have him in her life. She shares everything with him, even her tennis balls!
He is doing very well in his new home and is losing some of that extra weight.
Thank you so much,
What a great time Harley must be having with his new sister, we’re happy to hear he has begun shedding some of those extra pounds he so desperately needed to lose. Thank you Roxy for choosing to adopt a senior dog, his life will be forever changed thanks to you and Sophie.
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