Older Schipperkes need love, too. The one largest group we see coming into
rescue is Schipperkes that are ten years and older, and many of them have
treatable health issues. As you know, Schips can live 12 to 20 years, even
with those health issues. Many lose their
homes at an advanced age due to the
passing/illness of their owners, or because
their family does not want to dedicate the
time or money required to care for them.
SRN has several foster homes that open their
hearts to senior dogs and provide the best
years of the dog’s remaining lifespan. When
their beloved foster crosses the Rainbow
Bridge, they are ready to open their hearts to
another needy dog as a way to transfer the
love and get through the grieving period.
Life is composed of a continuous cycle of
endings and beginnings … with each ending,
there is the possibility for a new beginning for
a desperate little senior Schipperke.
Perhaps, you might consider fostering, or even
adopting, one of the
oldsters to assure that he/she finds heaven-on-earth
during their final years.