Dog retirement home damaged in Hurricane Harvey to be rebuilt

  • Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
3:26 p.m Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 Nation& World

It is a retirement home like no other. The patients aren’t of the human variety, but it’s for dogs, one breed in particular: It’s a golden home for golden retrievers. 

GRASS, or Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary, was founded in 2012 as a sanctuary for senior-aged golden retrievers that have been either abandoned, abused or surrendered by their owners, KPRC reported.

The dogs don’t live in cages, but can run free in “peace and happiness.” There’s an eight-bedroom home with a large backyard and several fire hydrants. Two of the rooms are used only for hospice care, where JoshRadliff watches dogs who are coming to the end of their life via cameras. When it is time, he can be there in person to comfort them in their final moments. There are also three log cabins so dogs can live a “dog’s life.”

But Hurricane Harvey threatened the dogs’ happy home. They had to be picked up by their foster families as the flood waters rose, KPRC reported.

Photo courtesy: GRASS/Joshua Radliff

As soon as they could, volunteers came together to start helping Radliff get GRASS ready for its residents.

Until repairs are complete, the residents of GRASS will be living with their foster families. They’re also available for adoption.

If you would like to help, Radliff and the dogs who live there, he has set up a GoFundMe. Click here to help.

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