After years of searching, 18-year-old dog finally comes home

When a puppy arrives at an animal shelter, they often find a home within weeks. But senior dogs like the Pitbull, Kane, might never see the forever home they are searching for.

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Across the country, shelters take in over 3.1 million dogs annually, but merely 2 million pups find their way to new homes. Of those 1.1 million dogs, older, larger canines have the most difficulty.

This is especially true for breeds like Pitbulls, who already have bad reputations due to unscrupulous owners. So, when the 18-year-old Pittie, Kane, arrived at the shelter, the outlook did not look good.

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Being a senior dog meant that whatever family took him would also have to support his medical issues. He was blind in one eye and had poor eyesight in the other, and the poor pup had severe arthritis.

But despite the mounting medical bills and his age, the sweet boy deserved a loving home. “He’s a wonderful companion,” said his foster mom, Carole Sandy. “He’s very friendly. He’s very easy.”

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Carole and the team at the shelter championed the senior dog. They spoke about him on their social media pages and even brought Kane’s story to the news. Finally, the right family heard about the senior dog and reached out to Carole.

Kane went to the home of Phil and Ewa Halverson, and his new family could not have been happier. Thanks to the work of Kane’s foster mom and the shelter, Kane could live his final days in happiness and peace.

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After years of searching, 18-year-old dog finally comes home