Senior Dog Needed Expensive Dental Work, So Owners Brought Him To The Shelter For Euthanasia


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When my dog Sparky died this past Dec, I knew I wanted another dog right away but I wasn’t sure I wanted to adopt another senior. However, life and the pandemic had other plans.

So many people wanted to adopt dogs while sheltering in place that it was very hard to find a younger dog to adopt. So, I started looking at the lists of “Special Needs” dogs. And there was Sonic!

Photo: Marie Hughes

Sonic is cute as a button, a spry 11-year-old Doxie mix, and his only issue was needing dental work.

I guess his previous family couldn’t afford to fix his teeth — they were so bad you could smell his mouth from 3 feet away –so they brought him to the shelter as a euthanasia request! I used some birthday money to have his teeth cleaned and get the rotten ones extracted and now he’s as good as new.

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We go for walks every day and are attending family dog training where he has more energy than all the other dogs put together! I still miss Sparky, but Sonic has so much personality and makes our lives fun with his antics.

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I feel bad for his prior family that they won’t get to enjoy his senior years. We need more funds to help people with their pets especially now when so many have fallen on hard times.

Story submitted by Marie Hughes, from Fremont, CA.

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