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OUr Story

The Story of A community Coming Together to Rescue Senior Dogs

Welcome to Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary - Where Love Knows No Age

At Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary, our story begins with a spark of compassion and a deep love for our furry friends, particularly the ones who've been overlooked and forgotten. Cher and Pauline, two extraordinary individuals, were the catalysts behind the creation of our foundation. Their journey began with a common bond - a shared passion for helping animals in need.

Both Cher and Pauline had devoted countless hours to volunteering in the world of animal rescue. They were no strangers to the tireless work, the late nights, and the dedication required to provide a safe haven for dogs in need. It was during one fateful weekend, while cleaning a dog sanctuary, that the seeds of inspiration were sown. As they toiled away, their realization struck them like a lightning bolt: senior dogs, those who had given their hearts and loyalty for years, were often the ones left behind, abandoned in shelters, and at risk of euthanasia.

The poignant truth was that these older canines, despite their wisdom and unwavering devotion, were often overlooked by those seeking to adopt a new furry family member. Cher and Pauline couldn't bear to see these loyal companions discarded or forgotten, knowing that they had so much love left to give.

With this newfound purpose, Cher and Pauline decided to take matters into their own hands. They envisioned a sanctuary where senior and medical dogs, those most at risk of euthanasia, would find a second chance at happiness. Thus, Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary (CTSS) was born.

Our mission is clear and unwavering: to create a close-knit community of fosters, volunteers, and medical supporters, all dedicated to providing love and care to senior and medically challenged dogs. We believe that every dog deserves to live out their golden years in comfort and contentment, surrounded by the love and care they so richly deserve.

Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary is more than just a rescue foundation; it's a promise to our beloved senior dogs that their age will never be a barrier to a brighter future. We are committed to changing the lives of these precious animals, one wagging tail at a time.

Join us in our journey to ensure that love knows no age, and that senior dogs find the forever homes and families they deserve. Together, we can make a difference and give these dogs the second chance they've been waiting for.

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Why Save Seniors?

We recognize the unfortunate reality that senior dogs are often overlooked, with only a 25 percent likelihood of finding a forever home compared to their younger counterparts. These loyal and wise companions, who have so much love to give, can end up spending their golden years in shelters, or even facing the heartbreaking prospect of euthanasia to create space for what some consider "more adoptable dogs."


Our mission is to change this narrative. We believe that every dog, regardless of age, deserves a chance at a happy and loving life.

Meet The Team

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