November is ‘Adopt a Senior Dog month’

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — If you’re thinking about adding a family member to your home — a furry family member — what about adopting an older dog who needs a place to live? November is Adopt a Senior Dog month.

Joining us Saturday on Good Morning Connecticut, Alissa Gander, president of Peace Love Paws, shares the many ways people can get involved. Gander also brought along a long-haired Dachshund dog named Frank.

Gander is an award-winning female entrepreneur who helps local humane societies through Peace Love Cause, where they make specific gifts and lifestyle apparel products to benefit the local animal shelters.

1. Share the Love! Use social media to share shelter pets in need on your Facebook or Twitter or Instagram feed.
2. Get to know your local rescue
3. Learn before you leap! Before you adopt learn what to expect when adopting a pet, to lessen frustration and understanding the challenges and rewards.
4. Say thanks! Show shelter volunteers gratitude.
5. Get Crafty! Make toys to give to local shelter dogs to play with, yarn, fleece etc.
6. Become a fan! Like the Shelter of your choice on Facebook.
7. Wish Lists: Make shelter wishes come true by checking their websites and looking at their wish list to find out what is in short supply. It’s often towels and paper towels.
8. Volunteer! If you can’t adopt a pet just now, you can volunteer at your local rescue.
9. Help at Home! Keep your pets spayed and neutered, keep cats indoors and keep dogs on leashes on walks. Be a good pet parent!
10. Positive Change: See any thing at the local shelter that concerns you? Address the concern in a proactive way.

Click on the video above to watch the full interview with News 8’s Stephanie Simoni, Alissa Gander and Frank the Dachshund. For more information, you can visit

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