Joey’s Elder Paws: Seniors, Bonded & “Pit Bull” Dog Rescue

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EVERY DOG MATTERSat Joey’s Elder Paws Rescue. Dogs are family. No dog should be alone with no family. We rescue dogs who are alone in shelters or on the street. We are willing to do the hard work and take senior dogs, bonded dogs and ‘pit-bull’ type dogs. We become their family and teach them to be with other dogs and other people. In 2018, we are launching a campaign to build a new dog home, play-yard and visiting center at our H.E.A..L Sanctuary located on a 179 acre farm in upstate New York.  Our special emphasis, once we build the animal facilities at our sanctuary, will be to aid these harder to adopt dogs at shelters.

We will also provide a temporary safe haven for pets at our sanctuary; especially for those belonging to military personnel deployed overseas, victims of domestic violence, owners with medical needs requiring short-term hospitalization, and families that become homeless due to breed restrictions or other reasons.

Seniors are the group most overlooked for adoption due to shorter life expectancy and unknown medical needs, and are at risk for euthanasia. Most senior dogs, if given a chance, can live out their remainder years with a good quality of life. We will welcome dog-friendly senior dogs at our Sanctuary as temporary fosters or permanent residents. Since older dogs make such wonderful, calm pets, we will also strive to rehome them with loving families, who will treasure them in their golden years.

Bonded dogs have a special place in our hearts. We will also help help bonded dogs abandoned at shelters, as they have a harder time getting adopted out together. We will welcome other dog-friendly bonded dogs at our Sanctuary to live out their lives or till we can re-home them. Since two is better than one, we would like to find good forever homes for our bonded dogs, with that special family that will cherish and enjoy their special bond that brings double the joy.

Pit Bull dogs are so much more than their breed. “Pit Bull” type dogs have the hardest time getting adopted at shelters and that too only if they are not euthanized upon arrival. The statistics are horrific. About 75% of municipal shelters euthanize pit bulls immediately upon intake, without them ever having any chance at adoption. Each year, 1.2 million dogs are euthanized, approximately 40% of whom are Pit Bulls. This means that nearly half a million Pit Bull-type dogs are killed in shelters annually. Our goal is to help other dog friendly Pit Bull type dogs by providing them a safe haven at our sanctuary till we find them a forever home or for life.