Grab a Tissue + Learn About Colorado’s New Senior Dog Home
Much like humans, when a pet reaches a certain age they require additional, special care for their final days. Although, unlike humans, you don't really hear about places like senior centers, assisted living facilities, or hospice facilities for furry friends.
However, a place just like that will be opening its doors in Colorado in the very near future to give dogs the most comfortable life possible, and the best care possible, as they reach the end of their lives.
Colorado's Senior Dog Sanctuary will Open Soon
The place, which is called Pepper's Senior Dog Sanctuary, will be officially holding its grand opening on Saturday, July 8th at its location at 7000 Roxborough Park Road in Littleton, Colorado.
The facility is the brainchild of Mary Leprino, who was inspired to start the business by her senior dog Pepper who, in their short time together, was "the best sober companion anyone could ever have."
Leprino bought the property in 2019 and has been working toward opening the facility for the past couple of years, which she describes as a "publicly funded charity."
What will Colorado's New Senior Dog Sanctuary Do?
Pepper's Senior Dog Sanctuary will be a place where senior dogs live out the end of their lives in the best way possible.
The senior dogs will have play areas that cater to their needs, including issues dealing with mobility, fitness, and even areas for blind or deaf canines called sensory gardens.
The dogs will live in bedrooms with their own doghouses, as opposed to the kennels you'll find in most animal shelters.
In addition, the facility will host game and movie nights for senior citizens (humans) to interact with the senior dogs.
Naturally, with a place like this, medical care is crucial, and Pepper's will take care of most medical procedures in-house, with the exception of specialized procedures.
Again, you can check out the facility for its grand opening on July 8th at 7000 Roxborough Park Road in Littleton, Colorado.