Bonded Senior Dogs At Risk Of Being Separated In County Animal Shelter


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These two senior dogs are hoping to be adopted together

Armani and Sparky have been at the Fulton County Animal Shelter in Atlanta, GA since March. Their owner “fell on hard times and could not reclaim them”, according to the Facebook post by Susie’s Senior Dogs (a non-profit organization that draws awareness to overlooked senior dogs in need of adoption and rescue).

Although they are in a county shelter, you can still tell by their happy faces that they are just glad to have each other.  Since the two dogs share such a strong bond, the shelter wants them to be adopted to the same home but that is proving difficult. They may end up being separated – hoping it will be easier to find them homes.

Both dogs are gentle dogs, good with people and with other dogs. However, it sounds like 8 year old, Sparky, is the happiest when he is playing fetch with his tennis ball. Armani is 11 years old and is less active. Both dogs are healthy and have good energy for their age.

Is Adopting A Senior Dog Right For You?

There are several benefits to adopting a senior dog vs a puppy.

No House Training Required – Most senior dogs are already house trained. You should still expect to have a few accidents when adopting a new dog but it’s a lot less time consuming than having to take a young puppy outside every few hours to eliminate.

Less Chewing – Puppies have sharp teeth and when they are teething they want to sink those chompers into everything (i.e., furniture, shoes, your hand).  Senior dogs tend to have less of an urge to chew and are likely to be less destructive around your house.

Calmer Dog – Puppies are full of energy. Senior dogs are more mature and less hyper.

No Guess Work – When you adopt a senior dog you know exactly what their personality and temperament is. You don’t have to wait for that little puppy to grow up and to see how

Dedicated and Devoted Companion – Just ask anyone who has adopted a senior dog and they will tell that an older dog shows deep gratitude. You’ll find that you and your senior dog will form a quick and lasting bond.

Interested In Adopting / Rescuing / Fostering?

If you are interested in adopting, rescuing or fostering Armani and Sparky, please contact Amy by emailing or calling 404.613.0358.

Fulton County Animal Services is located at 860 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA.

Adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 11AM to 6:45PM and Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 5:45PM.

WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.