Here at Alura, we have multiple foster slots for what are called 'sanctuary' fosters. Sanctuary fosters are dogs who are unlikely to be rehomed because of some very serious illness, behavior problem, or age.  We really do prefer to keep trying to find forever homes for all our dogs,  but at some point, we believe it is kinder not to rehome a senior as its health declines due to age.  These are our little Grumpies, dogs that, for health reasons, will live out their lives in our homes with us.  People often dump their seniors in shelters due to climbing vet bills,  inability to afford to have the dog put down, or unwillingness to deal with the problems of aging. Our sanctuary program allows us to help these dogs live out their lives in comfort and security.  Sometimes they are with us only a short time; other times they surprise us and live well for a few years.  But if they have quality time left, we'd like to see that they get it instead of dying, terrified, in shelter.  We only have a limited number of slots, but we do what we can because we believe that dogs deserve comfort, stability, and love for their whole lives.

Your donation to sponsor a Senior Peke helps us help them. 

BeBop came to us as an abused an neglected senior. We'd still love to find her a home, but if that never happens, she will stay with us as part of our seniors program. 

BeBop came to us as an abused an neglected senior. We'd still love to find her a home, but if that never happens, she will stay with us as part of our seniors program. 

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