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Love for older dogs

Ever thought about providing an elderly dog with their forever home?

Every dog deserves love and care for their entire life. But sometimes dog owners are no longer capable of caring for their beloved fur baby.

Senior Dog Club founder Kim Gruebner understands just how heart breaking such a situation is, for both dogs and owners. It could be that a dog outlives their owner, or their owner needs to move into assisted care; or that a dog’s medical or health needs have become more than their owner can manage.

That’s why Kim set up the recently launched Senior Dog Club, for dog lovers who want the best for their beloved pet when they can no longer care for them.

“We offer long-term placements with vetted carers so your dog can live out their natural life with the same level of love, care, and companionship that you have always provided them with,” says Kim.

“We also offer the chance for interested dog lovers to either provide a home for an older dog

or sponsor an older dog to be provided and cared for.”

Kim says with the launch of the club, she’s on a mission to educate people about the

importance of caring and loving for these older dogs, normalising and encouraging adoption of once-loved pets.

Senior Dog Club also offers resources and a network to support dog owners who own

senior dogs. Dog ownership in New Zealand is soaring. A recent NZCAT research study showed 34 per cent of New Zealand households had at least one dog and 78 per cent of survey respondents considered their dog to be a member of the family.

Additionally, an increase in dog ownership in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, showed

more households were seeking dogs as their companion.

To learn more or to adopt your new best “old” friend, head to

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