A NEW VIEW OF SOME OLD DOGS

Calgary Herald - - YOU - Melissa Hank

Who needs to teach an old dog new tricks when said dog can loaf around and be­come in­ter­net fa­mous?

As more peo­ple turn to the web while prac­tis­ing so­cial dis­tanc­ing at home, a sanc­tu­ary for se­nior dogs is livestream­ing its ca­nines — and rais­ing aware­ness about the tra­di­tion­ally hard-to-adopt group.

“Here in the cosy Gath­er­ing Room, the ma­ture and lov­ing se­nior dogs of Old Friends Se­nior Dog Sanc­tu­ary eat their meals, play and snug­gle to­gether,” the sanc­tu­ary says on its we­b­cam’s web­site, hosted on ex­plore.org.

The Ten­nessee sanc­tu­ary also has a net­work of peo­ple will­ing to pro­vide fos­ter care for its ca­nines.

Ma­ture dogs of­ten aren’t adopted be­cause of their shorter life spans and high med­i­cal costs.

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