Luke and Caroline Bryan adopt senior pet, giving him a loving home to spend his last days.❤️
Luke Bryan loves animals, and it is not just cats and dogs. On the family farm, Luke and his wife Caroline keep a virtual menagerie of critters, including several dogs and cats, some goats, two kangaroos, and a variety of other animals. However, one of their most recent additions has captured the hearts of the Bryans and people on the Internet.
Poochie is sent to the pound
Poochie, an 18-year-old dog was surrendered to the pound by his family who claimed to have developed allergies. In many cases, senior animals are euthanized because there is little chance of them being adopted in their advanced years. Luckily, the Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue was able to get to him before this happened.
Poochie moves into the shelter
Initially, the group had expected for Poochie to remain at their shelter for the remainder of his days. The animal rescue routinely saves animals from kill shelters regardless of their age, and Poochie was just the latest addition to the animals that the shelter currently housed.
Luke and Caroline Bryan come to the rescue
Little did the organization know that country singer Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline had seen Poochie’s photos online. After seeing him, the couple fell in love with the senior dog. Soon, they had submitted an adoption form in the hopes of taking him home with them. Quickly approved, Poochie went to live with the Bryans on their farm with the other animals they owned.
Life with the Bryans
On the farm, Poochie joined the rest of the Bryans’ extended family, including the couple’s three boys. There he could happily live out the rest of his days. Meanwhile, at the animal shelter, the Bryans’ adoption of Poochie opened up a spot so that the organization could save another dog in need.
Luke Bryan had this to say about the new family addition on his Twitter, “Loving my new buddy.”
The plight of senior pets
Senior dogs are overlooked a lot at shelters as families seek younger dogs without the problems that older pets often have. That is why it is important for people to also adopt senior pets to give them a place to spend their last days with people that can love and care for them.
According to Proverbs 12:10 director and founder, Lavonne Redferrin, in a People.com interview, “We are so thrilled for Poochie and know he is in great hands. Caroline Bryan has graciously given us updates on our sweet boy.”
Sadly, Poochie has passed away
Unfortunately, Poochie passed away just weeks after being adopted by the Bryans. And while the Bryan family is saddened by Poochie’s death they are grateful that he at least got to spend his final two weeks in a home where he received the love and attention he deserved.
Caroline Bryan had this to say about Poochie, “My heart is sad but full to post this… our sweet Prince Poochie has passed away. He lived 18 years and was loved by so many people.”
For more on Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, check out the organization’s Facebook page. Here is a video with more on the Bryans’ adoption of Poochie and his life on the family farm.
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