In November 2022, I adopted Ivy (JJ) – a 13yo Australian Cattle Dog mix. Having lost my 14yo beagle a month prior, I had been visiting HSHV in hopes of meeting a dog in their golden years. I was delighted to meet Ivy! Since bringing Ivy home just a few short months ago, she has brought immense joy and companionship. From the very first day, it was clear that Ivy’s senior status did not dampen her spirit or her capacity to love. She adjusted seamlessly to her new home and showcased a strong ability to learn a new environment. When not cuddling on the couch, she’s entertained by watching squirrels frolic in the yard. Her soulful eyes seem to hold a lifetime of stories, and I am so appreciative to be a part of her journey. Ivy’s gentle nature and unconditional love is a reminder of the incredible resilience and unwavering spirit of senior dogs. She quickly became a member of the family and fills my home with lifelong memories. I will work to ensure she enjoys a happy retirement and fulfilling golden years.

JJ now Ivy