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Change for Good: A Tale of Two Seniors Finding Love,  Hope, and a Home of Their Own 


Once upon a time, in the heart of a small town in Illinois, two gentle souls found themselves in a world of uncertainty. Riley, a wise 9-year-old Collie mix, and Sheila, a dignified 14-year-old Irish Wolfhound mix, were inseparable companions with a bond that defied time. Their journey began on a fateful day when they were seized during a hoarding case, surrounded by 17 deceased animals hidden away in freezers. Placed in a shelter, they waited and waited, hoping for a chance at a better life.


Days turned to weeks, and weeks turned to months as the seniors patiently waited for someone to see the love they had to offer. Their fate hung in the balance, and time was running out. The state finally gained custody after a year of waiting, and the harsh reality loomed before them—unless they found a home, they would face an uncertain end.



But just when the shadows seemed darkest, hope arrived in the form of Glory Bound Rescue Ranch. Determined not to let these beautiful souls down, we took Riley and Sheila into our care. Senior dogs often face an uphill battle when it comes to finding a home, and two bonded seniors together is an even greater challenge. But they were not alone, and we stood by their side, dedicated to them for the rest of their lives.


With patience, love, and unwavering support, the day finally arrived when adoption applications were received for both Riley and Sheila. A glimmer of hope turned into a radiant light as they landed the perfect home—together! Their tale proved that seniors are not only deserving of love but have an abundance of it to give.


Riley and Sheila found their happily ever after, but there are many more seniors waiting for their chance. You can help make a difference in their lives and give them the love they deserve. Consider becoming a recurring donor for just $10 a month and watch seniors like Riley and Sheila change for good. Together, we can create a world where age is just a number and love knows no bounds.




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