Domestic Bliss

Many took the opportunity of being home more to adopt a pet and be there for the often stressful but exciting transition into their new families. This has also had a positive impact on those adopting, particularly on their mental health during these unprecedented times.
Words by Casey “The Dachshund” Lindsey | April 28, 2021 | Lifestyle


“I’m looking for a home where people have time for me and I can open up and show my truly beautiful personality!”

Pretty girl Felicity was rescued from North Carolina. Now a South Floridian, she is good with dogs and kids, super sweet and affectionate. This 2-year-old, 45 lb. Hound Mix is a bit timid at first, but once she feels comfy and loved, her personality flourishes;

Golden Years

Our dogs give us unconditional love and companionship throughout their lives, and it is our job as pet parents to reciprocate that love by giving them proper care as they age. We should maintain timely veterinary appointments, as well as pay close attention to any new behaviors or physical cues expressed by our dogs. We are our dogs’ primary advocates, and the only ones who can provide the vet with the necessary information to make a proper medical analysis or recommend a beneficial diet. This in turn can make our dogs more comfortable and help them avoid any unnecessary pain that comes with age. The addition of even basic supplements such as vitamins can significantly impact a dog’s comfort and mobility. Watching our pets age can be difficult, but consider celebrating those years of love and shared experiences by making their golden years the best ones possible. Savor those slow leisurely walks and lazy weekends lounging on the couch watching TV. In our city, many seniors are surrendered daily. After dedicating the best years of their lives to their families, they end up in overcrowded shelters hoping for a chance. You know how awesome seniors are — share that with your family and friends. It could help them make the right choices in the future!. 


Carol Caridad is the Founder & Executive Director of PAWS4you Rescue. For the last 13 years, she has been the face of PAWS4you, a cause she founded because she saw a desperate need in the community to save dogs from abandonment and euthanasia;