Elin is a 10 year old gorgeous female liver and white German Shorthaired Pointer. She came to us after being surrendered to the shelter by her owners to be euthanized because she was “too old”.
Elin’s previous owner relinquished her to the shelter not to find her a new home but with instructions to euthanize her because she was too old. A 10 year old GSP – too old?!? Some would argue that is the perfect age for a GSP – still able to go for hours, but happy to chill out with you. And who turns in their beloved dog to a shelter with instructions to put them to sleep?!?
The story of how Elin ended up in a shelter is all too familiar and often leads to a discussion about our “throw away society” for a senior dog like Elin. To give up a dog you’ve had all of your life because you consider them “too old” is no reason to give up a senior dog who has plenty of life left to enjoy. We know that our dogs consider us their family, and we should return the favor, committing to care for them for their entire life.
A senior dog isn’t difficult to exercise, in fact, they are much easier than a younger dog. They don’t require the daily intense exercise regimen as a young GSP. A nice walk a couple times a day, a game of fetch, or to accompany you to the park or beach or on a hike is all that is necessary, and appreciated by a senior dog.
Elin is very sweet girl. She still has plenty of energy, and enjoys running around with the other dogs in the field. She is house trained and knows how to use the dog door. She is also crate trained. She has had a little training and knows “sit”. She does well with other dogs and rides well in a car.
Elin is ready to find her FOREVER home. If you have room in your heart and your home for this beautiful senior girl, please consider completing an application.