Type: Dog
Breed(s): Shepherd mix
Size: Medium (21-45 Pounds)
Age: Senior (8+ years)
Gender: Female
Hair: Medium
Colors: Black/Brown
Pattern: Solid

When we saw Violet’s shelter picture and read that her former family left her there at the age of 18, we just couldn’t believe it. Eighteen? The shelter reported that she was friendly and sweet and in surprisingly good health for her age. We pulled her to safety and realized she is not on her way out of this world! Although she is a little stiff in the joints, she still moves really well  — you have to work to keep up with her on walks! She is not blind but her vision is limited and although she’s not completely deaf, her hearing is very dulled. Despite her challenges, she still loves to be outside smelling all the smells! She loves to nap and eat and roll in the grass. She is good with other dogs and even cats. She is housebroken. This super senior deserves to be celebrated and loved and she’s been getting just that in her foster home. Violet would do best in a home where she doesn’t have to climb a lot of stairs as they are a challenge mostly with her eyesight. She also can be startled because of her dulled senses so we think a home without young children would be best. When you meet her you won’t believe how much strength and life she still has left and she is enjoying every day and giving her foster so much love in return!