The gentleman we want to introduce you to is Billy! A 9 year old hound mix. This golden bachelor enjoys chill walks and afternoon naps. Always happy to see the shelter staff and ready to show it with kisses. Billy has a heart of pure gold and he does well with other calm, respectful pups. As great as the staff is at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, a shelter is no place for a senior, and there are so many advantages to adopting a senior dog! They're usually already trained, and still easily learn a new schedule (the old adage of "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" is total bs - whoever said that didn't understand dogs at ALL). Seniors are also already calm and happy to just chill at your side most of the time. The best part is giving a dog who has given his or her best years only to find themselves alone in a shelter the retirement that's worthy of the love, loyalty and acceptance they gave and are still ready and willing to give.
The quality of time really does beat quantity. Giving a senior pup a well deserved second chance to live out their days is much more rewarding and outshines any sorrow of the time we will inevitably wish we had with them, knowing we're saving them from the daily stress, uncertainty and fear of shelter life as an abandoned senior.
Meet Billy in person at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, and if you can’t adopt, please share Billy's information. You can also check out previously featured pups who still need a home as well, like Scrappy, a one and 1/2 year old Sharpei mix, or Hera, a lovely girl that the shelter staff can't believe no one has adopted yet, or educated Bruno, who wants to show off his new good boy skills. Foster homes are always needed. You can also help the shelter through donations, supplies or volunteering. Consider a Cage Sponsorship or contributing to their Medical Relief Fund. Every little bit helps!