Teens From Menlo School Discover the Joy of Senior Dogs
Teens from Menlo School in Atherton experienced the dogs of Muttville as part of their “canine cause” week.
On their field trip to Muttville headquarters, the teens learned about adoption vs shopping, fostering, how Muttville raises funds and gains exposure, while enjoying the dogs available for adoption.
From Jakayla McDowell, Sophomore at Menlo School (pictured at top):
I had never actually thought about senior dogs before, but after visiting Muttville and learning about the hardships involved in getting senior dogs adopted, my family is now very interested in adopting a senior dog when we decide to adopt a pet because they deserve just as much love as a younger dog or puppy does. The ages of these dogs don’t define their character. Many of the senior dogs are perfect for families that want a sweet dog that is calm and cuddly as well as an active dog that keeps them entertained. Muttville is a great organization because they are helping to keep perfectly adoptable and loving dogs from being euthanized and are giving them a second chance at life and love.
We hope more young adults like Jakayla could experience the joy of senior dogs. We encourage anyone 16 years and older to volunteer.
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