Shelter Me: City of Elderly Love

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Showing older pets that you care is the mission of the City of Elderly Love Rescue. (WPVI)

Showing older pets that you care is the mission of the City of Elderly Love Rescue.

They are a rescue dedicated to finding homes for older animals that are all too often considered past their prime.

Erin Lewin is the President/Co-Founder, City of Elderly Love and Samantha Holbrook is a Board Member/Co-Founder.

Samantha says, "They're just as deserving and just as great pets as their younger counter parts."

Since they co-founded the rescue in 2014, Erin Lewis and Samantha Holbrook have saved more than 400 animals.

Erin adds, "We always say that quality is greater than quantity we don't really care how long they'll be with us as long as they have amazing lives and they can make some families really happy during that time."

Erin's own senior dog, Gemma, was the inspiration.

"I call her my soul dog because she was just that amazing and I like to think that every senior pet we rescue could be someone else's Gemma," said Erin.

And 5-year-old Dillon would love to be someone's special person.

Erin says, "He is going to make one family very very happy. He loves other cats. He's just easy going as you can see."

Cinnamon is a laid back 10-year-old.

Samantha says, "He'll make a family happy one day."

Meet 10-year-old Scottish Jack Russell Terrier named Oscar who would love to be your star.

"He's a really sweet little guy, he's tiny," said Samantha.

And Ellie, a lab mix, would make a perfect family dog.

She's 10-years-old but has a lot of spunk, she's a happy girl.

And meet Freckles. She a 13-year-old dachshund who loves kids, loves others dogs, and loves toys that go squeak. Even those she's a senior pup, definitely read for an adventure.

If you're interested in Freckles or any of the animals you've met today you can visit the City of Elderly Love website.

And, if you'd like us to share your shelter success stories, post a picture to the FYI Philly Facebook page using #6abcShelterMe and tell us where you adopted your pet and how much they mean to you.

Action News will feature your stories in upcoming Shelter Me segments.
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