Lily’s Legacy was founded by Alice Mayn in memory of a 14 year old golden retriever that she had fostered. This non-profit organization, which is located in Petaluma, California provides a sanctuary for senior large breed dogs. These dogs are either adopted out or remain at the sanctuary until they pass.
Lily was found wandering the streets and was eventually picked up and taken to an animal shelter. Alice saw the frail dog with a bad nasal infection and small tumor on her eye, and fell in love with her instantly. Unfortunately, due to her many health problems Lily died four months after she was fostered.
According to the website Alice believes that it was Lily who really inspired the sanctuary.
These senior residents have been saved from euthanasia and live their lives in a home environment, receiving good food, veterinary care, and grooming. There is plenty of space for running and playing and there is an abundance of human interaction.
You can make a donation to this non-profit by:
Fairfax Veterinary Clinic
Pet Food Express
*Disclaimer – This post is for general information only and part of the Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge (April 2016). I am not affiliated with or endorse this non-profit organization. Please use caution when donating online.
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B is for Bat Conservation International
D is for Dads’ Make A Difference
G is for Gateway Cancer Research
H is for Hadley Institute For The Blind And Visually Impaired
N is for National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers
T is for Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
V is for Volunteer Lawyers Network
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Older dogs are so special. A number of years ago we adopted an 8-year-old dog and had a wonderful 6 years with him.
When I was young an older dog found her way to our front door during a snow storm. She was a beautiful collie that had obviously been taken good care, was friendly, and knew tricks. My parents put an ad in the newspaper and called the animal shelters and the police trying to find whoever lost this dog. No one ever claimed her and we kept her. Named her Misty. The vet said she was about 8 years old. Best dog we every had!
Having owned a Golden many years ago, I have a soft spot for anything to do with them. Great cause for those that care about that extended family with paws… large paws.
I like big dogs myself. Glad that there is a place out there to take in the large elderly dogs.
God bless Alice and may Lily’s souls rest in peace. A moving story.
I was glad to find an organization that took in older dogs. Glad that they get to have a home and aren’t put down.