When Liz D. went to the Orlando SPCA, she wasn’t expecting to leave with a dog. But Elsie the pit bull was special—a 10-12 year old girl who proves that senior pets can be the perfect addition to any family. Celebrate the end of Adopt a Senior Pet Month with their touching story, as told by Liz:
About two years ago, I was recovering from the loss of my senior German Shepherd. I found myself on the Orlando SPCA website when the photo of a senior pit bull caught my eye.
When I called about “Baby Girl,” I was told she was in the infirmary for kennel cough, and I couldn’t see her for two weeks. When I finally went to the shelter, I expected to meet her and leave. Instead, she came home with me that day! A few days later, we changed her name to Elsie.
Elsie is incredible! From the moment I got her home, it was as if she had grown up there. She is smart, funny, and so loving and sweet. I trust her with ALL my dogs, cats and livestock.
Elsie is between 10-12 and has elbow dysplasia, so she has difficulty walking and getting up. But I am so grateful that I got the chance to adopt Elsie and I have never looked back. Seniors are awesome. She has a “been there, done that” attitude, is housebroken, and is just a perfect dog!!!
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