Anyone asking for proof of how wonderful senior pets can be need only look at Larry.
This elderly dog was found abandoned in a park in April. When he was brought to AC&C’s Manhattan Care Center, it was discovered that Larry had a large exposed tumor on his left thigh that was tearing his skin. Larry received immediate medical attention. Blood work and X-rays were taken at AC&C's Care Center and, thanks to funding made possible through AC&C’s Special Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Fund, Larry was sent to an outside medical facility and was hospitalized overnight while his tumor was removed.
Luckily for Larry, he turned out to be cancer-free, as his tumor was benign. After his surgery, he was able to relax and recuperate in a foster home. He stayed in foster for approximately 1-2 weeks, until his sutures were ready to be removed. Larry’s foster mom described him as having “a super sweet and calm temperament. He's like a gentle giant. Everyone who meets him loves him!” Her words were spot on, as Larry was adopted on his very first day back from foster!
Larry’s adopters saw his adoption profile posted online and immediately contacted AC&C. They were looking for a very laid-back and friendly dog who they could take hiking and potentially to work with them. Larry turned out to be the perfect addition to their family! Since he was adopted, Larry has become an ambassador for senior shelter pets. In the words of his new family:
“We’ve adopted shelter dogs before, but Larry is our first senior – and it’s been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. He is simply an ideal companion and friend: a distinguished and laid-back senior guy with a heart of gold, who is just as happy to curl up at your feet as he is to go out on a walk… There is just something magnetic about this dog that is impossible to put your finger on, but he’s quickly become a favorite of our family and friends and even strangers in our neighborhood.”
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