All posts tagged senior dogs

Joel Rockey, executive director of One Last Treat

Joel Rockey—executive director of One Last Treat, a nonprofit founded by a group of veterans whose mission (carried out by veterans who volunteer) is “to provide comfort, compassion, and one last treat to severely at-risk and soon-to-be-passing animals”—discusses his own history, including growing up with various animals, but at that point, being indifferent to them. Read more…

Laura T. Coffey, author of “MY OLD DOG”

Laura T. Coffey—the author of “MY OLD DOG: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts,” which touts the virtues of adopting senior shelter dogs—recounts going to school (including college) in the Tampa Bay area and her extended stints at what’s now The Tampa Bay Times as part of the career path that lead to her current job as a writer, editor and producer for the website of the “Today” show, Today.com. Read more…

Mariesa & Chris Hughes, founders of The Mr. Mo Project

Mariesa and Chris Hughes — co-founders of the Mr. Mo Project, which places senior shelter dogs, who are sometimes also ill (and therefore often strong candidates to be euthanized) into ongoing foster homes, underwriting the dogs’ medical and food costs for the foster families—each discuss their long history with rescue dogs, extending back to early childhood. Read more…