Best friends take in 19-year-old shelter dog and are making her last days magical

Senior shelter dogs are often passed over by adopters, but these old dogs need love, too. All dogs deserve a loving home to spend the twilight of their lives. Now, one sweet senior dog is going out with a bang, as two friends have given her a foster home and are dedicated to making the dog’s final weeks of life as special as they can.

According to 9News, Lauren Siler of Dallas, Texas heard about a 19-year-old shelter dog named Annie who was in need of a home. She wrote that the dog was “dumped at the shelter” by her previous owners. It was looking like Annie would have to spend the rest of her life in a shelter, as vets didn’t give her long to live: “The vet had said she’ll be lucky if it’s a month,” Lauren told 9News.

But Lauren, along with her roommate and best friend Lisa Flores, were moved by Annie’s story that they decided to take her in as a foster. “I saw her sweet little face sitting in her poor little kennel,” Lauren recalled. The two roommates began sharing Annie’s adventures on social media, and vowed to make the dog’s remaining time on earth as special as possible, setting up a “bucket list” of fun things Annie could do.

“Annie is about to have the best month of her 19years,” the fosters wrote on Instagram. “She will know love, she will be treated like a princess, and get lots of snuggles, ice cream, and hamburgers. When her time comes and she tells us she is done, she won’t be alone at a shelter.”