Helping Senior Dogs Thrive
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Lizzy’s Fund was established to offer care and comfort to senior dogs (aged 7 and older) through a multi-faceted approach; providing financial support to senior dogs in shelters and rescue groups.
Our goal is to provide medical, dental, alternative (integrative) care, education, and adoption assistance to ensure that these veteran canines get the care that they deserve and that they are adopted more quickly into loving homes.
We also promote foster care, either temporary or permanent, and provide financial assistance for end-of-life hospice care when necessary. Our mission is to ensure that every senior dog is as healthy as they can be and feels loved and secure.
Lizzy’s Fund was established to provide veterinary care and grooming for older dogs coming to the shelter. The fund also underwrites the adoption fee for qualified owners choosing to adopt a senior dog (7 years and older).
The fund was named after Lizzy who came to her owners, the Slupik family, at six weeks of age on Valentine’s Day 1993. She was a long-haired Chihuahua who lived a rich, 16+ years in her loving home. Lizzy was a saucy, little four pounds of fun. She was opinionated yet affectionate, demanding yet always willing to please. Her favorite activities included watching baseball on T.V., going for a car ride, pushing her much larger Collie sister around, snoozing on the couch, and eating homemade chicken soup.
She encountered several significant health problems during her lifetime, but her owners went to great lengths to care for her and pay her back for the love and companionship that she afforded them. At age nine, Lizzy sustained some severe orthopedic problems and there was uncertainty whether she would recover. Not only did she recover, she lived seven more productive years after receiving her “second chance” at a ripe old age of 9. After Lizzy passed away, her owners wanted to help other people feel the joy that their dear Lizzy brought to their lives.