• Rita Rose

Senior dogs get 'retirement home'


A new Missouri retirement home of sorts gives homeless senior dogs that don't get adopted from shelters a place to romp and roam. According to a story from the Associated Press/CNN, Shep's Place Senior Dog Sanctuary opened about two weeks ago in Independence, Missouri.


Founder Russell Clothier came up with the idea after he started volunteering at shelters and saw elderly dogs never finding a new home. He decided the dogs need to be spending their "golden days in retirement."


The sanctuary is named after a 10-year-old beagle-basset hound mix that Clothier adopted. It has kennels for around 20 dogs to be housed together and a large yard. Clothier said the sanctuary takes only dogs that "fall through the cracks" and can't find a home through a shelter.

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