This senior Chihuahua began his journey with Piedmont Animal Rescue in North Carolina. At 15 years old, his family send him to a shelter because they no longer wanted him. Thankfully, Piedmont Animal Rescue took him in, and his foster family wrote a touching story about him.

The adorable Chihuahua with his tongue out
The adorable Chihuahua with his tongue out

Adopting a Senior Chihuahua

Upon reading the long, heartwarming description of this lovable Chihuahua, their [now] owners knew they had to adopt him. “I applied without telling my husband, fearing his disappointment if we weren’t approved,” said Jan. “Fortunately, our application was accepted, and when we met the adorable 15-year-old pup, we fell in love instantly.”

The senior Chihuahua in his new home
The senior Chihuahua in his new home

The Sweetest Little Boy

“Our Chihuahua has now been with us for three years and has proven to be the sweetest little boy. He never barks, adores his daddy, enjoys car rides and motorhome adventures, and loves going on walks or being in a stroller.”

The senior pup lying on the couch
The senior pup lying on the couch

“My husband, John, mentioned today that he hopes our little Chihuahua lives forever because he can’t imagine coping without him. We are deeply in love with this little boy and are incredibly grateful to Piedmont Animal Rescue for allowing us to become his parents.”

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The Importance of Adopting Senior Dogs

We make a point to only adopt senior dogs because they are sadly often overlooked. Senior dogs, like our Chihuahua, have so much love and companionship to offer. By adopting an older dog, you give them the chance to live out their golden years in a loving, caring home.

Our Chihuahua’s heartwarming rescue story serves as a testament to the incredible bond that can form between humans and animals. His journey from being abandoned at an advanced age to becoming a cherished family member demonstrates the power of love and the importance of giving senior dogs a second chance. Adopting an elderly dog can be a life-changing experience, filled with love, joy, and unforgettable memories.

We thank the pup’s owners, John & Jan Hogan for sharing their stories as well as giving us these heartwarming images.

Source: I Love Chihuahuas

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