Man opens retirement home for homeless senior dogs

Old dogs in Independence, Missouri, will have a place to call home in their final years, even if they’re never adopted.

It's called Shep's Place Senior Dog Sanctuary and it recently opened to house senior dogs, WDAF reported.

Named after Shep, a 10-year-old beagle-basset hound mix adopted by Russell Clothier.

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Clothier had the idea after he volunteered at shelters where he saw elderly dogs never getting adopted, according to WDAF.

He bought the forgotten pets a home of their own.

"Their first eight or 10 years, they've been in a home, and suddenly their home is gone. To be able to give them that feeling again and make their remaining years a golden time for them, it makes all of us feel good," Clothier told WDAF.

The house was renovated with kennels for about 20 dogs, a special shower and a large pen for them to have outside time.

For more on Shep's Place, including how you can help, click here.

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