Senior dogs make up the bulk of the 1.2 million dogs put down at shelters every year in the U.S. They're far less likely to get adopted once in a shelter, and are the most frequently abandoned.
An amazing couple in Rhode Island sought to to do something about it. "Vintage Pet Rescue" is a nonprofit that gives senior dogs a home in their final months so they can live comfortably, happily, and surrounded by other senior dogs in a warm and loving home setting. They care for over 25 dogs at any given time, paying for medical bills, taking them on adventures, and treating them as their own, not to mention maintaining a hilarious and heart-warming Instagram page ALL about the pups (see: @vintage_pet_rescue).
The cause is near and dear to my heart since I got to care for a senior doggo of my own a few years ago. In honor of Mary Kay, I'm running the Portsmouth, NH Half Marathon on May 5th and raising funds for other dogs who are overlooked but offer the world so much. Any and all donations are incredibly appreciated and will go directly to Vintage Pet Rescue's expenses.