Senior Dog In Kidney Failure Seeks Adopter Who Can Live In The Moment

By: Deborah Durbin, Marketing Coordinator

Zion, a 9 year old Labrador/Shepherd blend, was surrendered to us last month because her owner was no longer able to care for her. Her prior owner surrender her because she works too much to accommodate Zions very active nature, her two boys had both left the home and Zion was primarily their dog.

Since Zion is a senior dog, our veterinary staff had a senior blood panel diagnostic performed.   It was then we found out that Zion is in kidney failure.  She does not have long to live; maybe months to a year.

Zion is resting comfortably in a foster home but we are looking for a hospice adopter, where she can live out what time she has left as a permanent part of the family.  Zion is a happy-go-lucky girl, and is enjoying life.  She could teach us all a lesson on ‘living in the moment’.  Zion gets along well with other animals and children.  Zion would also be fine as an only pet and just craves human interaction and affection.  Senior dogs like Zion usually move right in to homes and settle in quickly.  Their age makes them a pretty perfect pup.

SICSA, unlike many other shelters, accepts over 400 pets a year with special needs.  There is a great need in our community to make sure the most fragile homeless pets have an advocate for a happy life.  Through our Guardian Angel Fund, we have been able to be their advocate, providing that chance for a loving home.

If you can open your heart and your home to Zion or would like more information, please call Jessie our Adoption Manager or send her an email:, or call at 937-294-6505 ext 20.

P. S. November is a great time to adopt a senior pet. All November at SICSA, pets age 7+ have a half-price adoption fee!

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