They spent $55,000 on renovations in an effort to turn their home into the ideal retirement facility for these dogs.
Chris and Mariesa Hughes from Clifton Park in New York, their calling turned out to be helping old and disabled dogs. It happens everywhere, and there are shelters all over the country that have older dogs, or dogs with special needs coming into their care. And sadly, these are sometimes the pups who get overlooked in favor of the younger dogs.
Wanting to do something to help these dogs, the dog-loving couple has spent $55,000 on renovations in an effort to turn their home into the ideal retirement facility for these dogs to live out their golden years. Both Chris and Mariesa know that both elderly and special needs dogs require love and care as well, so they have taken it upon themselves to make sure that elderly and disabled dogs are able to have a safe place to live.
The couple found so much joy and love brought to them by the dogs that they take in. Chris and Mariesa were inspired to start their non-profit called Mr. Mo Project after they experienced their own problems with their elderly dog, Mo. They wanted to create the non-profit for the benefit of other elderly dogs, stating that they’re: determined to ensure that the elderly dog population nationwide is cared for.
With their work, they have managed to save hundreds of dogs from being euthanized because they’re old or have health issues. After taking in many of these dogs, they’ve given them a second chance – with many of them getting adopted out to loving, forever homes. But just because they have helped to give many senior dogs a new lease on life, they have also taken in many dogs to their own home – 20 in total!
In order to accommodate their 20 elderly fur babies, the couple splashed out $55,000 in home renovations to make sure that all the dogs could comfortably live out their days. They even spent $30,000 of that money on a hydrotherapy pool – something that allows their senior dogs to enjoy some low-impact exercise!
That is not the only treat that the dogs get to enjoy – they also were given a customized $5,000 king-sized bed for them to sleep on. Everything about the couple’s home is fitted to be senior dog friendly with ramps, floor mats, plastic sheets, etc. It’s the perfect doggie retirement home.
Chris and Mariesa are absolute angels for wanting to take in all the old dogs that they can.
Thanks for all you do for these senior citizens. God bless them!