Sponsor A Resident
Moose Lodge Senior Pet Sanctuary is focused on providing a home for rehoming or fostering individual senior animals that have lost their families through no fault of their own. If you are not able to foster or adopt a particular pet, that pet can be individually sponsored through donations that will go specifically to that animal's care and comfort. The sponsored donations include vet care, toys, food, and specific needs for each individual resident. Soon we will be offering individual pet sponsorship.
Meet Jessie, our first official foster and resident of Moose Lodge Senior Pet Sanctuary. He is a Beagle/Retriever/Lab Mix. Jessie's story is a common one: it's unknown. He was pulled from a shelter in Tennessee by a generous rescue group on Staten Island, Blake's Sake. He ended up in a foster home near us, where he has lived for over five months with thirteen other senior rescues. That foster home is run by Megan O'Malley who has joined our team as Community Liaison. Jessie is old and covered with lumpy, benign fatty pockets. He's arthritic and was overweight before he joined us. Thanks to Megan, he's lost a lot of weight, and the tumors, checked regularly, remain benign. There is nothing outstanding about Jessie, except that he is a sweet-tempered creature who needs to feel safe, be fed, get his medications, and be loved. He returns such favors with a happy wagging tail and a cuddle. He learns quickly, and when he first visited our newly fenced yard, he ran around like a pup, daring our dog Memphis into a game of chase. He loves treats, scratching, cuddling, and lying in the grass, he takes his meds well, and he is very human/animal friendly. Jessie deserves a happy loving environment to live out his days; a place where there is no pressure to be anything other than a "good old dog." Maybe someone will want to adopt him. But until then, welcome home, Jessie.
At least fifteen years old. She is blind and demented. Sometimes she stops eating and we have to take her to the vet for blood work and an appetite stimulant. The last visit cost us $250.00 but it worked; she started eating again. She's too small for diapers, so we provide her with pee pads. She goes through about 50 a week, or half a box. She's so skinny that even XXS diapers don't fit. I have to nudge her every morning just to make sure she is still breathing.
Nicole was Moose Lodge's first official resident. She was owner-surrendered. She's blind, fifteen, and a Pomeranian-mix. She came to us almost completely hairless, but the hair has grown back and so has her sense of humor. She's playful and charming. She's got arthritis, but it's so much better now. She actually gallops, especially to food and treats. At the moment, Because of her age, Nicole should have blood work done. Sponsorship would help with this.
An Italian greyhound, also surrendered when her owner passed. She’s about seventeen, blind but very capable of navigating to find her humans. She loves to be held and snuggled. She has no major medical issues other than age. It's very possible she could be in need of medical support at some time in the near future, just to maintain her current level of hospice comfort.
A 16 year old shih tzu mix who came to us with her brother Jojo when they lost their owners. We have very little information about her background, but we know she’s blind and has arthritis. Roxie is active and uses her nose and memory to navigate the house. When the weather is mild she enjoys exploring the fenced in yard. She uses pee pads when it’s too cold or wet to go outside - but she sometimes misses! So she needs pee pads, and we use spot cleaner and floor cleaner to keep things hygienic. Roxie has a sensitive stomach so needs special wet food. She could also use to a senior blood panel to evaluate her overall health
A twelve years old. He is a southern chihuahua, who was owner-surrender to a shelter with his three siblings. The most endearing of Norton's qualities is that he is very affectionate and craves cuddles. However, his breath is bad and he needs dental work, which, at his age, is very expensive. We have little tricks to improve his breath but if any angel wants to help Norton with his rotten teeth, please think of sponsoring him.
Owner-surrendered and is about fifteen. She has mild dementia. She has trouble standing and walking but she loves to be held and snuggled like a baby. She definitely could use a senior blood panel work-up, but it's costly and we will have to wait until it's an emergency. Your sponsorship could help this charming creature.
Our newest resident. She is a seventeen year old, seven pound chihuahua from a shelter in Tennessee. She's sweet, gentle, good with other animals and loves people. When she arrives, we will need to get her checked out by the vet. If you want to help sponsor her, that would so helpful.