At 3PM on Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, Two Bostons and Lizzy’s Fund will celebrate senior dogs along with Dr. Erin O’Connor from Vitality Chiropractic Center and Chris Stirn from A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter at the Two Bostons store in Wheaton Danada West.
Presentations and demonstrations will include animal chiropractic care by Dr. O’Connor, senior dog nutrition counseling by Adreanne Tesene, as well as a discussion about the benefits of adopting a senior dog by Chris Stirn. The event will kick off a November month-long celebration of “senior pet month” and also coincides with Lizzy’s Fund matching fund drive which runs until November 27 (Giving Tuesday).
Lizzy’s Fund was founded in 2012 as a resource for shelters and rescues to help them financially fund medical and alternative care for senior dogs. Senior dogs, through no fault of their own, often end up without a family. Lizzy’s Fund finances medical, dental, grooming, and alternative care for these seasoned pooches as well as providing their new owners a complete blood panel to have as a reference point.
The Fund was established and named after Lizzy, a little four-pound long haired Chihuahua. At age 9 Lizzy experienced some severe orthopedic issues which, combined with a significant heart murmur, made her an unlikely candidate for surgery and it was suggested by veterinarians that she be euthanized. Unwilling to accept that diagnosis, Lizzy’s family sought out alternative medical treatment which succeeded and allowed her to live another 7-plus productive happy and healthy years with her family. After her passing, her family established the Fund to help senior dogs become healthy and adoptable. It is an IRS authorized 501(c)(3) charity that has helped hundreds of dogs in the local area.
Admittance to the event is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.