To Give A Senior Dog A Loving Home Is Worth It

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Logan and Sara's Story

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We knew when we adopted Logan that our time with him would be too short. Logan came to us via word of mouth. He lived with his first family for 10 years. Due to divorce, they made the difficult decision to rehome him. Sad for them, lucky for us! Logan (AKA Logie, Logiebear, Buddybear) walked in our front door and never looked back. We promised to give him the best golden years a dog could wish for and I can honestly say, we did. He was an awesome dog. When it came time to make the difficult decision to let him go I wanted to make certain he knew just how much he was loved. I took the day off from work and we did all of his favorite things, with naps in between! He also got to eat his first McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries and a Starbucks Puppycino!

Logan was a goofy boy. He was clumsy, not a graceful bone in his senior body. But he was a happy, sweet boy. Everyone loved Logie! He was a momma’s boy and I loved that about him. I loved everything about him. We were beyond lucky to find a great dog like Logan. One of my favorite things about him that makes me smile every time I think about it is his “prancing”. He pranced when he was happy or excited, which was pretty much anytime he was awake and on all four legs, but especially when it was meal time!

We knew when we adopted Logan at age 10 that our hearts would be broken much too soon. But the amount of joy he brought us was immeasurable. People ask me if we’re ever going to adopt another senior dog. My answer: definitely. Their response: but isn’t it hard to have to say goodbye so soon? It won’t matter if it’s one year or 14 years, my heart will break. To give a senior dog a loving home is worth it.

“There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals.  It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings or walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.” – Suzanne Clothier


• On May 4, 2013 we welcomed a Vizsla named Logan into our family, which existed of me, my husband and our 13 year old Vizsla, Chloe.

• On May 7, 2013, Logan turned 10 years old.

• On May 26, 2017, two weeks after his 14th birthday, we kissed Logan goodbye as he peacefully crossed the rainbow bridge.

Please consider adopting your next pet, especially a senior!

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