Shelter helps get older dogs adopted by dressing them up as 'senior petizens'

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It's a fact that the older a stray animal is, the harder it becomes to find a home for them.

Seriously, there are shelters out there that are chock-full of perfectly lovable canines that would make great pets for anyone, who get passed over time and time again in favor of younger dogs and puppies.

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But now an animal shelter in Florida has come up with an ingenious way of circumventing this problem, and is attempting to convince the public to adopt their older dogs by dressing them up as "senior petizens."

That's right, the Flager Humane Society has been uploading some absolutely adorable photoshoots of their elderly dogs to its official Instagram account, showing the aged animals decked out in glasses, scarves, ties, wigs, and even knitted cardigans.

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For instance, one picture was captioned: "This handsome [boy']s name is WOOKIE! Not only is he a snappy dresser, he’s a great walking buddy. [sic]"

The caption added: "Still young at heart, he enjoys playing with other dogs (tends to be dominant) and seems very tolerant of children.

"He was uninterested in the cats. He’d love to curl up at your feet while you read a book. Take a chance on this older guy and you won’t be sorry!"

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Meanwhile, an image of a different dog was captioned:

"Meet Sharpie! ... She is one of our longest residents. Found wandering around a golf course for days. We posted her all over but no one ever came to look for her even though she was well-fed and wearing a collar."

"She was scared and sick with heartworms and skin allergies. It didn't take her long behind our front desk to come out of her shell and flourish into the social butterfly she truly is!"

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"She has been treated and trained and is now looking for her perfect home. Preferably one where she is the only pet and gets ALL the love and attention she deserves."

So if you'd like to adopt one of these lovable dogs, then why not visit the official website of the Flager Humane Society. Maybe you'll find a new addition to add to your own family?

Shelter helps get older dogs adopted by dressing them up as 'senior petizens'

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By VT

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It's a fact that the older a stray animal is, the harder it becomes to find a home for them.

Seriously, there are shelters out there that are chock-full of perfectly lovable canines that would make great pets for anyone, who get passed over time and time again in favor of younger dogs and puppies.

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/CDm7f08Ahn9/]]

But now an animal shelter in Florida has come up with an ingenious way of circumventing this problem, and is attempting to convince the public to adopt their older dogs by dressing them up as "senior petizens."

That's right, the Flager Humane Society has been uploading some absolutely adorable photoshoots of their elderly dogs to its official Instagram account, showing the aged animals decked out in glasses, scarves, ties, wigs, and even knitted cardigans.

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/CEYDXWPgsIA/]]

For instance, one picture was captioned: "This handsome [boy']s name is WOOKIE! Not only is he a snappy dresser, he’s a great walking buddy. [sic]"

The caption added: "Still young at heart, he enjoys playing with other dogs (tends to be dominant) and seems very tolerant of children.

"He was uninterested in the cats. He’d love to curl up at your feet while you read a book. Take a chance on this older guy and you won’t be sorry!"

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/CEbo_DQgP64/]]

Meanwhile, an image of a different dog was captioned:

"Meet Sharpie! ... She is one of our longest residents. Found wandering around a golf course for days. We posted her all over but no one ever came to look for her even though she was well-fed and wearing a collar."

"She was scared and sick with heartworms and skin allergies. It didn't take her long behind our front desk to come out of her shell and flourish into the social butterfly she truly is!"

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/CDsG61IA_va/]]

"She has been treated and trained and is now looking for her perfect home. Preferably one where she is the only pet and gets ALL the love and attention she deserves."

So if you'd like to adopt one of these lovable dogs, then why not visit the official website of the Flager Humane Society. Maybe you'll find a new addition to add to your own family?