- Publish Date
- Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:53AM
As we get older, the ability to care for ourselves can become difficult and we more often than not need help from others.
Which means there will come a time where we need to move into a retirement village.
But if you think it's only us humans who have retirement homes, think again.
Dogs have them too.
In America, sanctuaries have become more common for homeless senior dogs, as a way to ensure they get the care they deserve.
The sanctuaries aim to make the dogs feel unconditional loved and that they're leaving this world full of happiness.
Silver Muzzle Cottage acts as a rescue and hospice for senior dogs with three or less years to live.
To date, they have taken in 93 pooches.
Not only do they cover all medical bills, they also take the dogs on visits to nursing homes twice a week to share the love with elderly humans.
The House With A Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary houses nearly two dozen dogs.
Thanks to Sher Polvinale and a team of volunteers, the senior pooches live a comfortable life throughout their golden years.
The sanctuary, set up by herself and her late husband in 2006, aims "to provide senior and special needs pets with a loving and caring home where they will be allowed to live out their lives in a secure, nurturing environment."
"We have dogs come to live with us until the end of their life and we make sure that the end of their life is full of love and caring, lots of attention, and make sure they get all the medical care they need."
Is anyone else getting teary-eyed looking at all those beautiful senior dogs?!
These wonderful people are true angels!