From his adopter:
"I never planned to adopt an old dog because I had a very active 2 year old Spaniel and wanted to find her a friend to play with but after meeting
Darcy, whom we now call George, I would not change a thing.
I didn't know his story at all. He came with damaged nerves in his spine and back legs and I had to commit to his exercise routine with Dogs in Motion. After a few short weeks of a good diet and his little exercise plan, the change in his movement was remarkable!
Judging by arthritis in his spine and the condition of his teeth, the vet guessed he'd be close to 13-14 years old. The ONLY thing that holds this old boy back are his little legs not going as fast as he'd like- otherwise his spirit is young and he will do everything possible to keep up. And if there's food or water involved, I guarantee he's the first one there.
I will never forget the day I held up a dog coat and asked the shivering old boy if he wanted to put a coat on? He ran at me, neck out straight, aiming to poke his head through the neck hole instantly! Whoever George used to live with, dressed him. So we started buying him dapper-looking coats, and when it's cold, we ask "do you want to put your fancy pants on?" The answer is ALWAYS an enthusiastic "YES!"
Adopting an old dog has been such a fun experience. Learning about him and what he knows, and teaching him new things has been an experience I would do all over again in a heartbeat.
I recently got married, so George now has a Border Collie sister (as well as his Spaniel sister) and a man in the house- to which he is MOST pleased with! Burying my husband's socks is a game that will never get old."