by Arianna Padilla
Arianna Padilla is the Volunteer Coordinator with Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California. VAC shares their animal rescue adventures with us every month. Check out KRL’s interview with VAC to learn more about what they do.
Lovely Lizzie is a 12-year-old Shih Tzu who has been with us since early April. Lizzie was surrendered to us by her elderly owner, who was no longer able to care for her. We would love to see Lizzie adopted into a loving, caring home for the remainder of her life.
Senior dogs deserve to be adopted just as much as puppies and younger dogs! Adopting a senior dog can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Typically, older dogs spend more time in the shelter than puppies and younger dogs. It can be an uncomfortable setting for them—going from a home environment to suddenly being in a kennel surrounded by other dogs. Senior dogs are great pets for someone looking for a dog with less energy, whether it is first-time pet owners or individuals with more relaxed personalities. Lizzie would make a great nap partner and lounge buddy. She loves relaxing and being held.
People often avoid adopting a senior animal due to the fear of the medical issues that the animal could face. It’s true that it’s important to take senior animals to get regular check-ups to monitor their health, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary. Luckily, Valley Animal Center provides a low-cost clinic on-site for all of Lizzie’s future medical needs. The clinic has even been expanded to offer additional hours every first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you’re willing to love and care for sweet Lizzie, please stop by and visit her today.
Like all of our adoptable animals, Lizzie has been spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Lizzie is available for adoption for $175. However, June Bloom brings adoption specials for our large dogs and cats! Dogs six months and older, and over 35 pounds are just $75, while cats six months and older are just $40 with a canned food donation of 12 cans or more. If you would like more information about Lizzie or any of our other adoptable animals, please call the Valley Animal Center at (559) 233-8690, or stop by the Dog or Cat Adoption Center, open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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