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Abandoned Senior Dogs Are Living Out Their Golden Years With Love At This New Retirement Sanctuary
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Abandoned Senior Dogs Are Living Out Their Golden Years With Love At This New Retirement Sanctuary

Marty’s Place founder Doreen Jakubcak has set up a retirement sanctuary for older dogs to live out their best lives.

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All dogs may go to heaven, but when older pooches wind up in shelters, chances of them living out their final years in contentment are slim.

At Marty’s Place in Upper Freehold, New Jersey, however, the resident family of senior sanctuary dogs is getting a whole new “leash” on life.

Marty’s Place founder Doreen Jakubcak understood that older dogs have significantly less chance of getting adopted, so she made it her mission to look out for the underdogs. The focus is on rehomed canines, age 7 and up.

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Amenities at the upscale doggy retirement village include generous living quarters, medical and dental care, regular exercise, and activities geared toward their capabilities and limitations.

With plenty of sofas for just hanging out—and even an in-ground pool for those inclined to take a dip—every dog here is ensured of having his or her day.

While some dogs that pass through Marty’s Place eventually find adoptive pet parents, none of them ever have to worry about being abandoned. “When we commit to a dog that comes to Marty’s Place they do have a forever home,” Jakubcak told ABC News. “That forever home can be here at the sanctuary and when we can we try to place a dog into a new adoptive home.”