Session 80: Love for Senior Paws with Beau Maxwell
Today’s episode features Beau Maxwell, owner of Love for Senior Paws. Her focus is on care and adoption for senior pets. Beau’s love and dedication started with a cocker spaniel she rescued from a disreputable breeder, and since then she’s dedicated her life to rescue and adoption of senior dogs for all through her group.
I love this heartwarming story! Beau Maxwell and I talk about dog behaviors (particularly in older pets). She also talks about the primary objectives of Love for Senior Paws.
Also, I’d like to thank our sponsor P.U.P. Dog Rescue, and talk about their featured dog! Cocoa is a 9-year-old Chihuahua – she’s a black, brown, and white short haired Chihuahua that is very sweet and calm. For more information, click here.
Details In this Session
Some of the areas of focus for Beau and the organization are;
Raising awareness about the needs of senior pets
Specific challenges related to their care that the organization faces
Foster care / adoption
Working with underfunded shelters
Providing assistance with medical care while they wait to be adopted
Incredible success stories and positives for adopting senior pets
Their focus on continuing support for families that take on these pets
We talk about what the first steps are for people who want to be involved. We also share some general stories about relationships with dogs, and contrast them with the unique elements that mature dogs bring (whether it’s pain management, rules and obedience, family connection, etc.)
I’ve been training people and dogs in Seattle for the last decade and a half. My main focus when working with clients every week in one-on-one, private lessons is to help people learn to get their dogs to a functional level so that they can actually enjoy spending time every day with their dog instead of stressing about their dog’s behavior issues.