This week, I stopped to pet some on my favorite doggy friends, Stanley and Grace. Stanley is a tiny special needs Chihuahua and Grace is his seven-year-old Chihuahua sibling. When I see them in town, I always talk to there pet dad – he’s happy that I stop to pet his little pals.
Grace and Stanley remind me of Dr. Pet Mom’s mission: To create a pet parent community to encourage adoption of rescue and shelter animals. Adoption includes helping senior and special needs pets find their forever homes.
If you’re thinking about adopting one of these wonderful pets, here are some tips to get you started:
- Consult a specialist for a treatment plan for your pet. Find the help you need.
- Start a routine and keep it. Pets appreciate and look forward to routines in their day.
- Find help from veterinary technicians who understand geriatric and special needs pets. Also talk to animal rescue and shelter staff.
- Get the right equipment from places like HandicappedPets.com.
- Disabled pets can enjoy life with comfort and care from you. Give them a chance to share their love with you.
- Connect and share ideas with other pet parents. Visit a senior or special needs network on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to all you pet parents for adopting senior or special needs pets!
Thanks for reading!
Dr. Pet Mom
“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.”
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