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CARL’s Golden Oldies

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The Mission
Through a generous grant by The Grey Muzzle Organization, C.A.R.L. has established “CARL’s Golden Oldies”, a new rescue program focusing specifically on the unique needs of dogs aged 10 and older.

Senior dogs have so much to give. They are calm and patient, affectionate and loyal. All they ask in return is the same love and care deserving of any pet and a warm place to rest their head.

These animals deserve to spend their remaining time in safe, loving, and secure homes. Those homes will be enriched and brightened by the presence of a loyal companion, one who is often already house trained, calm, and used to the company of people and other pets.

The Problem
Sadly, senior dogs do not always receive that love and care. Senior dogs are considered less “adoptable” than younger pups, and are often overlooked in the crowded shelter environment.

The problem is even more urgent today in Ventura County. The Ventura County Animal Services shelter is overcrowded past capacity, and their no-kill status is at risk.

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The Program
The grant funds provided by The Grey Muzzle Organization go towards the medical and dental care of new senior dogs entering the C.A.R.L. program. These dogs may have been neglected or abandoned and may require medication or even surgery to bring them back to health.

By bringing these dogs into CARL’s Golden Oldies, they can receive individualized attention and care. By putting a spotlight on their unique stories and showcasing them at adoption events, we can help them find homes more quickly. By removing them from the overcrowded VCAS shelter, we help Ventura County remain no-kill.

For as long as these dogs are in the sanctuary, C.A.R.L. volunteers work tirelessly to find them foster homes or new adoptive families. The dogs are showcased on our website, social media, and at special events around the county. At the sanctuary, they receive walks, play time, training, and plenty of love.

Golden Oldies How You Can Help

How You Can Help
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How You Can Help
The grant does not cover everything senior dogs need. That is why we rely on the support of the Ventura County rescue community. Boarding a dog at C.A.R.L.’s Burnice Kraemer Sanctuary costs roughly $10 per day. This covers food and board, as well as trained staff to care for the animals.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to support CARL’s Golden Oldies. Donate $10, and you will cover their care for a day. Donate more, and you can make an even greater difference in the lives of homeless senior dogs.

 


If you’d like to make a one-time donation to this worthwhile program, please click the Donate One-Time button below.





If you’d like to make recurring monthly donations to this worthwhile program, please select your monthly donation amount from the drop-down list, then click the Donate Monthly button below.


Recurring Donation Amount



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