With limited funding and space at local shelters and rescues, challenging decisions often have to be made concerning the lives of these dogs. As senior dogs, often their age and medical needs may be reasons as to why their lives are cut short. At Pepper's Senior Dog Sanctuary, we offer a 'Fur'-ever home to these senior pups so they can enjoy their Golden Years in a peaceful, supportive and medically advanced home. We believe every dog should have the opportunity to be loved on their good days, their bad days, and their last days...and for that we offer Pepper's Sanctuary.
Not only is our Sanctuary a space for dogs to have the quality of care they need for a second chance, our pups interact with the community and offer hope to adults with Autism as well as retirement communities. From two legged to four, everyone needs love and place to interact, and Pepper's offers space for these parties to mutually benefit each other.
"It is immensely satisfying to be a part of the Pepper's effort because it will enrich the lives of so many senior dogs. And because of the enrichment they have brought to our lives, it's the perfect way to say 'thank you'".
- Antonio Ballatore, host of Animal Cribs on Animal Planet
Dogs are universally intuitive. Companions for life.
MaryAnn with Max
The symbiotic relationship for individuals with autism and PSDS is profound! Nothing is more genuine.
-Paula Bonneau, Board Member
"Older dogs have always needed a safety net as they are the most overlooked and vulnerable population in shelters. It's important that there are safe places for seniors to go regardless of their status as 'adoptable.' Senior dog sanctuaries are so crucial because they provide a forever home for dogs who have chronic and terminal illnesses, who are disabled, or just very elderly. And while these dogs may be too challenging for a normal family, sanctuaries are set up to be able to provide this kind of care; it is an essential and much-needed service."
-Hope Morgan, Little Old Dog Sanctuary