INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (WSVN) — Elderly dogs in a small Missouri town now have a place where they can spend their golden years.
Shep’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary in Independence, Missouri opened its doors earlier this month.
According to the Associated Press, Russell Clothier came up with the idea for the sanctuary after he started walking shelter dogs.
Clothier says he watched the older dogs “being overlooked” and it “hurt my heart.”
Clothier named the sanctuary after a 10-year-old beagle-basset hound mix that he adopted.
The sanctuary currently houses two elderly dogs with a third being fostered out. Clothier said he plans to add more animals to the mix.
He can currently house about 20 animals, but he said he will likely limit the number to around a dozen dogs.
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