An animal rescue group uses new tactics to find homes for old dogs.
âAre you looking for a new best friend? The post continues in a riff on the used car salesman trope.
âEveryone wants a new puppy, but have you thought about a used senior dog? You do not have ? Well what can we do to put you in touch with a certified used dog today? “
The rescue is charming and honest about the adoptable dogs presented. This includes Jake From State Farm, which “only has one very slow speed”; Dillon, who “needs frequent washings”; and Fluffy, who “only makes right turns” and “may have some mechanical problems”.
“Are our dogs moving slowly?” Â»Asks the post. “You bet they are!” Do our dogs love to take a nap? It’s their favorite thing! Are our dogs healthy? Not really!
Will our dogs provide love and affection for the remaining months / years of their lives? We guarantee it!
The tongue-in-cheek post was meant to draw attention to the adorable dogs who are sometimes not the easiest to place in homes.
âSo many people want puppies, but there aren’t a lot of people lining up for the 15-year-old one-eyed diabetic dog,â Vintage Pet Rescue founder Kristen Peralta told HuffPost in an email. . “I just thought this would be a fun way to market these special and pre-loved dogs.”
Since the post was published on Monday, there has been a surge in interest in the dogs featured. In fact, the only dog ââthat has yet to receive an application is Cheez-It, a Jack Russell whose photo says he “runs really well!” and has a “clean interior” but is “not suitable for children”.
Peralta added that Cheez-It, 14, loves other dogs.
She added that the rescue group generally limits adopters to people who live within 100 miles of Foster, or at least “within driving distance.”
In general, Peralta is thrilled that the post is getting so much attention and just wants people to see older pets in a more positive light.
âOur main goal is to show people that senior dogs are amazing pets and companions,â she said.
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