Thursday, January 28, 2010

Remembering Thurman

We were notified by the shelter that Thurman's kennel cough was progressing. Since the shelter has no vet and no access to life saving antibiotics, we issued a rescue pull on Thurman and sent transport the same day. According to the shelter, "This good ole boy was found wandering the city in search of a comfortable home to call his very own. He is a sweet older boy who reminds us of a grandpa always looking to comfort anyone he can. he gets along very well with the other dogs. He knows he is a bit older then most people want but he also knows he has a lot of love to give if someone will give him a chance."We agree with their assessment of Thurman.He was everything good in a senior dog but we did not get to him in time. He passed away Monday January 25, 2010 from pnemonia. He was at the vet's office relaxing in the oxygen chamber when he drifted across the rainbow bridge. Thurman was one of those wonderful dogs who could make a lasting impression and had the ability to leave his old senior paw prints on the hearts of those who shared his final days with him. So, was it worth the effort? Ask anyone who shared Thurman's last few days. He knew someone had come for him. He didn't die alone in a shelter on a cold concrete floor. Yes, Thurman was worth our best efforts. Rest easy big boy, until we meet again.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fosters Needed

Second Hand Seniors is accepting foster applications for 2010. Request yours today via emailing Fostering a senior dog requires a long term committment and sometimes a lifetime committment. Some seniors will be terminally ill when they enter our program. SHS strives to offer them a safe place to live out their days. SHS accepts senior and special needs dogs from high kill shelters in the state of Texas and owner surrenders IF the dog is a senior and the owner has died or is entering a nursing home and can not care for their pet. Second Hand Seniors has a program to keep senior dogs with their senior owners (income based). If you would like to sponsor a senior or make a donation, please contact us. You can visit us online at