Breaking This Senior Bull Terrier Out Of The Shelter

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In a world where loyalty is rare, dogs stand out with their unwavering devotion and love towards their human companions. But what happens when these furry friends, who have given their all, are deemed too old and “gross” to be part of a family? This is a story of Dawn, a senior dog who was abandoned when she needed love the most, and a community that stepped up to ensure her golden years were filled with care, comfort, and plenty of puppy cappuccinos.

The Heartbreaking Reality of Senior Dogs

Dawn’s story began in a shelter, discarded by a family she had loved unconditionally simply because she had grown old. Dawn’s cloudy eyes and worn-out paws tell a story of neglect and age. Despite her health issues, her gentle demeanor shines through.

A busy shelter is no place for a senior dog with health issues and there was concern that her time there would unfortunately be short. But her tale took a turn when Rocky Kanaka got involved and was determined that her final chapters would be written with kindness and love.

A Glimmer of Hope Amidst Despair

Dawn’s journey from the shelter to a hopeful future was not a straightforward one. When Rocky first met with this senior Bull Terrier in her kennel it was heart-wrenching, witnessing her neglected state, her itchy skin, and her inflamed paws. Yet, amidst the visible signs of neglect, her spirit remained unbroken. When Rocky called Frosted Faces Foundation, a haven for senior dogs, to plead Dawn’s case, he was turned down because they were full. But then, a space opened up, which literally saved Dawn’s life.

A Community Comes Together

The rescue mission was a testament to the power of community. From the moment Dawn was pulled from the shelter, to her first bath in who knows how long, and her initial steps into a new, hopeful life, every individual she encountered played a pivotal role in her journey.

The joy in her eyes post-rescue, her first taste of a puppuccino, and her playful interactions with her new avocado toast squeaky toy, were all moments that stitched together a new narrative for Dawn, one where she was loved, valued and cared for.

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Frosted Faces Foundation – A Haven for Senior Dogs

Dawn’s next chapter unfolded at the Frosted Faces Foundation, a sanctuary for senior dogs like her. Here, dogs who have been abandoned in their twilight years find a new lease on life. The foundation not only provides them with the medical care they need but also showers them with love, ensuring their final years are their best ones yet. Dawn, with her newfound family, stepped into a world where she was no longer an inconvenience but a cherished member of a loving community.

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The Heroes Of Frosted Faces

The Frosted Faces Foundation, run by Kelly and Andy, is more than just a shelter. It’s a promise to senior dogs that they will be cared for, loved, and respected in their final years. The foundation, which relies heavily on donations and volunteers, ensures that every dog, like Dawn, who enters their doors, is given a chance at a happy, healthy life, regardless of their age or medical condition.

A Plea for Help and a Future of Hope

Dawn’s journey from neglect to love is a beacon of hope and a testament to the kindness that exists in the world. But there are many more Dawns out there, waiting for their chance at a better life. The call to action is simple: donate, volunteer, and spread the word. Every little bit helps in ensuring that senior dogs are given the love, respect, and care they deserve in their twilight years.

1. Adopt Dawn

While Dawn was saved from a busy shelter, she still needs a forever home. If you think she is the perfect dog for you, apply! No adoption fees, and Frosted Faces provides free lifetime medical care onsite at FFF Veterinary Hospital.

2. Consider Donating To Frosted Faces

Frosted Faces stands out as a truly remarkable organization, dedicating its efforts to ensure that senior dogs bask in love and care throughout their golden years. The organization not only prioritizes the well-being of elderly canines but also extends phenomenal programs and resources to adopters and the wider community, embodying a holistic approach to animal welfare and community support.

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3. Want To Foster Or Adopt A Senior Dog? (It Comes With a Monthly Stipend)

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The Frosted Faces Foundation (FFF) passionately advocates for the well-being of senior animals, ensuring they enjoy love and care in their twilight years. Through a variety of meticulously designed programs, FFF not only provides shelter but also facilitates lifelong homes for these “Frosted Faces.” From temporary fostering to permanent adoption and specialized programs for senior citizens, the foundation is committed to ensuring every elderly pet experiences love, care, and a warm home throughout their golden years. The Molly & Me Project offers $200 a month.

  1. Molly & Me Project
    • Suitable for: Homes without other animals, willing to dedicate time and space to a pet that prefers being the only animal.
    • Financial Assistance: $200/month
    • Time Commitment: 12 months.
    • Medical Coverage: Free at FFF Veterinary Hospital.
    • Boarding: Free.
  2. Frosted Fling (Short term)
    • Suitable for: Individuals or families looking for a short-term commitment and wanting to help increase a pet’s adoption chances..
    • Time Commitment: 2 weeks.
    • Medical Coverage: Free at FFF Veterinary Hospital.
  3. Foster
    • Suitable for: Those who can provide a stable environment and assist in finding a permanent home for the pet.
    • Time Commitment: Until adoption.
    • Medical Coverage: Free at FFF Veterinary Hospital.
    • Location: Must live near FFF.
    • Boarding: Free.
  4. Adoption
    • Suitable for: Individuals or families ready for a long-term commitment to providing a forever home.
    • Time Commitment: Until passing.
    • Medical Coverage: Free at FFF Veterinary Hospital.
    • Location: Can live anywhere.
  5. Seniors for Seniors
    • Suitable for: Senior citizens (65+ years old) looking for a companion without the common obstacles of pet ownership.
    • Time Commitment: Until passing.
    • Medical Coverage: Free at FFF Veterinary Hospital
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4. Does Your Family Need Financial Aid?

Frosted Funding provides a crucial lifeline for families facing financial struggles, ensuring their pets, especially senior animals, receive necessary veterinary care, food, supplies, and additional assistance with aspects like grooming and pet deposits. More than just financial aid, the program is a heartfelt endeavor to empower families to retain their pets, preventing shelter relinquishment or economic euthanasia, while also championing the noble cause of senior pet adoption, weaving a narrative of enduring care and unbreakable bonds.

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5. Want To Volunteer?

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6. Ensure Your Pet Has A Place To Go After You’re Gone

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