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Residents find the perfect child

Original post made on May 16, 2011

Sometimes, a dog is just a dog, but more and more lately, he or she is a furkid: a pet that's become more than a pet and is treated like a child. It's not uncommon for people to speak to their dogs, or use baby talk; furparents take that to a new level and have spawned a new vocabulary to go with it.

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Posted by the dogfather
a resident of Danville
on May 16, 2011 at 7:04 am

Senior citizens and older shelter dogs are a terrific match -- per the linked article from the Bark mag -- In Praise of Senior Canines -- a companion animal (cats, too -- sometimes especially) really is the anti-aging potion you should "ask your doctor about."

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Danville
on May 19, 2011 at 7:12 am

Just throwing in a plug here for, a Bay Area rescue group that's received national attention and recently placed its 1000th dog. Muttville specializes in senior shelter dogs -- who may have outgrown their cute/cuddly phase but still/especially make great companions.

Muttville link is here: Web Link

I wonder if Danville would be interested in helping to facilitate/match seniors folks and canines in some organized way, as via Senior Services and the Silver Streak? The dogs (and cats) and people are all out there -- all we lack is the linkage. What say you, Geoff?