When Nicola Coyle retired from nursing, she started a dog hospice in Mansfield, England to help dogs live their best lives at the end of their lives. At a cost of about 500 Euros per dog, she provides a trip to the beach, complete with ice cream, and a steak dinner at a local pub.
Ms. Coyle runs the program out of her home, with some dogs in foster care. She pulls them from shelters and keeps them until they cross the rainbow bridge.
Looking at my 10-year old Beagle, Penny, I have old dogs on my heart today. Since it’s Giving Tuesday, I would encourage you to donate your time and / or money to a shelter near you that serves old souls.
What do you do with an old dog when you can no longer care for his or her medical needs, but you can’t bear the thought of euthanasia? You’d have to move to Japan to take advantage of this, but it’s a great idea, otherwise. Continue reading Retirement Home for Dogs→