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Look at these adorable elderly chihuahuas one woman adopted

'Each day we share, we see as a gift.'


Lyz Lenz


Published Sep 9, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 1:31 am CDT

Senior shelter dogs face a greater threat of euthanasia because of health problems and unknown quality-of-life issues. None of that matters to Julie Docherty, however. She’s highlighting how downright adorable—and adoptable—these elderly animals really are.

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Docherty, who lives in L.A., first adopted a senior animal five years ago—an 11-year-old Chihuahua named Sir MoMo.

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In an interview for The Dodo, Docherty said, “We don’t know how long we have together, but each day we share, we see as a gift.” 

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*First Published: Sep 9, 2016, 1:14 pm CDT