The subject of older animals needing good homes has been addressed in previous articles, but it always bears repeating. Adult and older animals make great pets. An adult or senior animal that has lived a hard or stressful life deserves to live their golden years out in a loving home, and it takes a special person to open their heart and home to an adult or senior dog.

Tex is a handsome brown, white and black cattle dog mix who is 10 years young. He came to Animals Best Friends when his human dad died. He was cared for, but was kept in a pen outside for most of his life. Since he has been at ABF, Tex is really enjoying his new indoor digs. He enjoys playing with his new ABF brothers and sisters and the attention that he gets from his caregivers.

Tex has a good disposition and would make a great dog for a middle aged or older person. He enjoys his walks and would love to be able to cuddle on the couch with a new human parent. Tex is a good boy who loves his treats and would love to spend his golden years with a loving family.

If you are a special person who is looking for an adult dog to join your family and think that Tex might be a good fit, please go to our website an and complete an application. ABF does home visits and two-week trials to be sure that the animal and family are a good fit.

Animals Best Friends wish list includes: Purina One Puppy and Dog Chow, Purina Kitten and Cat and Chow, cow hooves or rawhides, canned dog and cat food, peanut butter, stuffed toys (no beads), HE laundry detergent, bleach, bleach spray cleaner, Fantastic spray cleaner, newspapers (without slick ads), paper towels, scoopable cat litter. There is a paper recycling bin in the parking lot at ABF Headquarters, 2302 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. Please, no cardboard or telephone books. We appreciate your support.