On September 23, the nation celebrates The First Dog of the United States (FDOTUS). National Dogs in Politics Day commemorates all of America’s greatest political pooches (such as President Bush’s Millie and President Obama’s Bo). In a little town just outside of Nashville, TN, Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary have their own presidential pooch to celebrate.
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
Old Friends is a forever foster home sanctuary in beautiful Mount Juliet. The non-profit houses approximately 100 senior dogs and has placed more than 400 in forever foster homes.
During the 2016 elections, the rescue created their own canine-led campaign — the Geezer Party. This year’s Geezer Party “America’s Best Friend” Nominee, Mack, is a blind, senior cocker spaniel. And you can find out more about Mack and his friends in Homecoming Tales, 15 Inspiring Stories from Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary – available for pre-order now.
Homecoming Tales Book
Each year, 1.6 million dogs are adopted in the United States. Homecoming Tales shares 15 heartwarming, true stories of senior dogs and their journeys of finding their forever families.
Readers will find info on:
- adopting pets
- caring for aging and special needs animals
- ways kids can get involved with their local animal shelter
- doggy stats and fun facts
- dog-friendly recipes
- photos of the dogs with their forever families
On September 23, Old Friends will be hosting an all-day fundraiser virtual event on their Facebook page to celebrate the 2020 Geezer Party candidates, Mack and Babs. All of the proceeds will go directly the organization to help with vet and care-related costs. Donations can help make it paw-sible for these geezers to live a happy, healthy life.