It is better to light the candle than to curse the darkness.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Saving Seniors: A Groundbreaking National Study

As part of her work with The Grey Muzzle Organization, Lisa is pleased to share findings from the first national study focused specifically on the well-being of senior dogs. We are thankful to Maddie’s Fund for the generous grant that made this groundbreaking work possible.

Saving Seniors: A Study of Strategies to Increase the Adoption of Senior Dogs provides an in-depth examination not only of programs to save senior dogs, but also the context in which those programs were implemented, and lessons learned. In fact, this is the first study to examine the state of efforts nationally to promote the well-being of senior dogs, beyond simply assessing live release rates. The study sought not just to understand whether senior dogs’ lives were being saved, but also how and why, and to identify potentially lifesaving approaches.

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