Status: 20.11.2023, 20:00 PM
By: Lara-Sabrina Kiehl
Adopting her senior dogs is the best decision of her life for Instagram user Jenna. She is consistently committed to giving older animals a chance.
Five years ago, Instagram user Jenna decided to give her life a special twist by adopting two senior dogs from the shelter when they were already 14 years old. In a touching video, she now shares her experiences and celebrates the beauty of adopting older animals.
A call to give senior dogs a home
The video features heartwarming moments between Jenna and her faithful companions, Jack and Maisie. In her emotional words, Jenna emphasizes that the decision to adopt older dogs was the best thing she ever did. But Jenna goes beyond the personal pleasures and uses her post to shine a spotlight on the often-overlooked four-legged seniors at rescue centers and animal shelters.
Jenna's message is clear: the joy that older animals bring to the lives of their owners is incomparable. Despite the potential challenges, she emphasizes that the love and enrichment that comes from adoption is worth every effort.
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Unfortunately, older animals often experience a longer wait for a new home in the shelter than young animals. This is often because potential adoptive parents are influenced by prejudices about the health and adaptability of older animals. Jenna breaks this stereotype and shows that spending time with her senior dogs is full of love and happiness.
Love for a pet knows no age limit
The adoption of Jack and Maisie was a godsend for Jenna and the two four-legged friends. Awareness of the plight of elderly shelter residents, who often never find a new home, motivates Jenna to continue advocating for these animals. Her message has sparked a wave of approval on Instagram, with over 213,000 likes and more than 2,500 comments showing how much the community appreciates Jenna's loving words.
Through her heartfelt message, Jenna has shined a light not only on Jack and Maisie, but also on the many overlooked seniors in animal shelters. A call that shows that the unconditional love for a pet knows no bounds and that every animal, regardless of its age, deserves a second chance.
- "I'm often asked why I save seniors when in a few years I'm just sad, well, they need me as much as I need them! 💙Seniors rock!" 💙✌️
- "Seniors are the best! Mature, smart, loving, wait a long time for their human. You can enjoy every single moment of life. And they have at least a decade of life left."
- "I volunteer at a shelter for older dogs. And I just have to say that the world needs more people like you. Thank you."
- "I had to wipe away a few tears after seeing this, the music, their little faces and the love that was so clearly visible. Well done that you have such a big heart, God bless you! ❤️"
This article was created with machine assistance and carefully reviewed by editor Lara Kiehl before publication.