It’s always sad to see shelter animals waiting for someone to give them a second chance and a forever home, but it’s especially heartbreaking when they don’t have much longer to live.
Unfortunately, some people don’t want to adopt senior dogs because of their age and possible health issues, which leads to many of them dying in shelters without a family to love them in their final days. This is exactly why Michele and Jeff Allen, a married couple from Southampton, New Jersey, decided to dedicate their lives to giving older and terminally ill dogs a loving home.
The Allens had already been caring for dogs when one of their fosters, Monkey, passed away after dealing with heart and dental issues. That’s when they founded Monkey’s House, a hospice and sanctuary on their six-acre property for dogs that are nearing the end of their lives.