This dog was not only saved from euthanasia but is now saving seniors from loneliness. 'Journey' is from rural Virginia and when her owner died she was sent to an overcrowded shelter. The Montgomery County rescue group called Knine Rescue heard about her one day before she was scheduled to be euthanized.
She's now living at a senior living facility! She hangs out with seniors and joined their walking club. The Sunrise Senior Living Center in Silver Spring, Md. invited Journey to spend her life with them. What a wonderful second chance story!
WUSA9 News reports that when Knine Rescue heard her story they immediately had her transported up to Maryland. She was actually at an adoption event at the senior living facility and then they thought that she should become their 'house dog'.
"Journey's new job responsibilities at the senior living center include greeting all the residents, accompanying them in the "walking club" and sleeping with whoever needs comfort at night."
Unfortunately, older dogs like Journey are often overlooked and harder to adopt out.
Her official role as 'house dog' involves greeting people as they come in, wandering around the facility, sleeping with whoever needs company, hanging out in the Bistro at lunchtime, and taking lots of naps.
We absolutely love that Journey's story has such a wonderful ending.
Senior dogs should live in senior living community facilities! What a perfect fit for this rescue. There are so many rescue dogs that we should start pairing them all with these types of communities. They can become senior living center house dogs and live happily ever after. Journey will live out the rest of her days in such a wonderful place!
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