Young Shelter Dog Adopted By Senior Community

Recently, a young Labrador retriever mix named Daisy Mae went from being a homeless shelter dog to becoming a vital part of a senior living community. Two-year-old Daisy was adopted from the Anderson Animal Shelter  in South Elgin, Illinois, and today, thanks to Pathway To Living’s signature See Spot Retire program, she calls the Victory Centre of Bartlett “home.”

Though older dogs are typically chosen to be part of the program there was something about Daisy Mae that made her impossible to pass by. With a bit of help from the animal shelter staff, the community residents were able to help Daisy Mae adjust to her new, very large home, with all of its unique characteristics.

The Victory Centre may not be a traditional home, but it’s a true home, with a great deal of love, nonetheless. Daisy gets to enjoy the company of not only the residents, but also guests and staff. Daisy Mae’s very presence brings joy, reduces stress and helps residents to become more involved with their community.

Daisy Mae’s sweet adoption story was submitted to the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes Campaign, and the submission was one of 52 winners chosen. Pathway to Living shared the great news with Facebook followers in late November, and encouraged fans to continue to vote for Daisy Mae for the People’s Choice Award (voting continues through December 20).

Vicky Striegel, who submitted the adoption story, expressed her gratitude to the animal shelter which brought Daisy Mae into the community’s life:

“We are forever grateful to Anderson Animal Shelter for helping us connect with Daisy and impacting hundreds of lives.”

You can read more about Daisy Mae’s new home and family at this link, and find other inspiring Holiday Wishes adoption stories here.

(Images via Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes Campaign)

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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

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  1. Elaine Whinston says:

    Wonderful Article! Dogs contribute so much to our lives! (I live in a senior facility, and my wonderful doggie Buddy is here with me.)

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