Phoenix is committed to protecting the ‘oldies’ and promoting their adoption through the Phoenix Pensioners Scheme.
Every Phoenix Pensioner dog will come with a €500 Veterinary Voucher on their adoption. In addition to this amount Phoenix will also reimburse the cost of an initial health check and the cost of neutering your dog.
We at Phoenix hope to encourage people to consider adopting an older dog. It is so sad to see older dogs abandoned or left behind because of family illness or other reason. These animals have so much to offer, so it really is worth considering an older animal, particularly if you are of a similar age in human/dog years!
Phoenix is aware that an older dog may have special needs and that is why, in April 2016, we introduced the Phoenix Pensioners Plan. We are actively encouraging the adoption of those vulnerable ‘oldies’ that might otherwise be left ‘un-chosen’. Young pups are often seen as being more attractive and are adopted for their youthful bounciness. The middle-aged and elderly with their soulful, faithful, trusting appearances can often get missed. These animals are often (but not necessarily) less energetic than the young pups and may be more suitable to an older humans lifestyle. That is not to say that these animals would not fit into a young family, on the contrary.