INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – A very unique retirement home just opened in Missouri—it’s for older dogs who don’t get adopted from shelters.
Founder Russell Clothier told WDAF-TV that he came up with the idea after he started volunteering at shelters and saw elderly dogs never finding a new home.
“Why are you still here?” Clothier said. “We need to get you out of here. You need to be spending your golden days in retirement.”
Clothier bought a house and renovated it. He added special dog showers and kennels for around 20 dogs to be housed together. There is also a large yard for them to wander around.
The shelter says volunteers and donations are needed to assist with long-term operation. You can find more information about donating to the shelter here.