Valerie Reid is a remarkable woman who has transformed her home into a hospice for aging dogs. Her organization, Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary, rescues and cares for senior dogs that are without owners or have been abandoned. The sanctuary aims to give these furry companions a better quality of life during their golden years.
Whispering Willows is a sanctuary that provides a serene haven for senior dogs. Unlike conventional shelters, these dogs are not subjected to the stress of kennels and are not up for adoption. Instead, they are taken in by Reid and her family, who offer them a warm and cozy home where they can spend their final days with ease. The environment is loving and comfortable, and the dogs are free to be themselves.
The sanctuary was established to offer refuge to senior dogs who may have been abandoned or lost their owners. Whether they were removed from their owners due to legal reasons or their owners are unable to care for them anymore, all dogs are welcomed at Whispering Willows. The aim is to provide them with a safe and secure place where they can live out the rest of their lives with dignity and respect.
Although senior dogs are advanced in years, they still possess an abundance of vitality and liveliness. An endearing quality of these furry friends is their exceptional ability to forgive, no matter the challenges they may have encountered in life. Even when faced with abuse, neglect, trauma, or the loss of their beloved owner, senior dogs continue to love wholeheartedly. The passing of her father and his loyal companion inspired Reid to create a sanctuary for senior dogs. While she was unable to provide for her father’s Doberman pinscher, Reid was touched by the special bond between her father and his pet, motivating her to aid other senior dogs in finding caring homes and families.
Thankfully, after some time, the pooch was welcomed into a foster home where it was treated with affection and attention for a year and a half. This touching incident inspired Reid to offer similar chances to more animals and households.