About Us

A Community for Senior Dog Parents.

Katherine, Founder and Editor

Hi! My name is Katherine, and I am thrilled to share my story with you. As a dog sitter and pet lover, Furry Aging is my way of giving back to our dogs in their golden years.

Growing up in Peru, I had a companion by my side—a dog who filled my life with boundless joy and unconditional love. When I moved away from home, I felt a void without him. That’s when I decided to start pet sitting, not only to fill that void but also to provide care and love to other dogs who needed it, especially our seniors.

Profile picture of Kathy, Founder of Furry Aging

How It Started

Initially, I created this site because many of my furry friends were entering their golden years. But later, I learned that there is a need for pet owners to find easy-to-understand and reliable information on how to take care of their furry friends as they age. So I embarked on a mission to empower and support pet owners with knowledge, resources, and a welcoming community.

The Inspo behind Furry Aging

This blog is dedicated to all the pups in my life, and all my boarding dogs.

This is Pretty, my first dog, and a beautiful soul indeed. Through her, I learned unconditional love and forgiveness, even when I believed I didn’t deserve it.

This is Mumi. He came into our lives 14 years ago with a spicy personality and a strong spirit. Yet with time he softened. This little guy keeps teaching us that love is the best medicine we can find.

Update: Mumi went to the dog’s heaven on August 11th, 2023. We are learning to live without your physical presence and finding you in our dreams ❤️‍🩹. We love you very much my little chicken.

This is Mickey, my partner’s family dog. He is also 14. We became close around Christmas last year, a difficult time for me. He gave me the gift of living in the present.

Meet The Pack

Brenda, BSc in Animal Science

My name is Brenda Vitorino. I have a BSc in Animal Science and am currently pursuing postgraduate studies in animal nutrition. I work as an animal nutritionist technician at a pet food factory. I started my career with animals as a dog sitter and have been doing so since 2015. I currently have 6 dogs, none of them are seniors yet, but the great love of my life passed away in 2021 at the age of 18. There isn’t a day that I don’t miss him.

People say that having a puppy is the best thing in the world, but anyone who has had an elderly dog knows that the bond that was created over many years of love and coexistence is something unimaginable. One look, and we already know what goes on in those little whitish eyes. Nothing can be better than growing old next to the one you love. Unfortunately, they age a lot before us, so we have to give all the love and do our best to make their old age wonderful. 

Brenda

Jessica, Animal Nutritionist

My name is Jéssica D’avila. I’m an Animal Nutritionist who’s currently pursuing a master’s degree in Animal Nutrition with a focus on pet food. Additionally, I’m completing a specialization in quality management of food factories.

I have a wonderful multi-species family that includes a 14-year-old miniature pinscher named Bob, who’s impressively healthy for his age, and a 6-year-old non-breed named Bebeca who’s almost entering her senile age. I also work as a Petsitter, and I’m fortunate to be surrounded by dogs of all ages. However, seniors are my passion.!

Jessica

What You Can Expect:

We curate a variety of resources to help pet parents navigate this stage of their pet’s life:

Expert Articles and Tips

Our collection of expert articles will cover a wide range of topics related to senior pet care. From nutrition and exercise to managing common age-related conditions, our articles will provide valuable insights and advice from professionals in the field.

Guides for Managing Age-Related Conditions

As pets age, they may encounter specific health issues. Our guides will offer practical tips and strategies for managing conditions such as arthritis, cognitive decline, and mobility challenges. We aim to provide pet parents with the information they need to ensure their senior pets remain comfortable and happy.

Inspiring Stories of Senior Pet

We believe in celebrating the love and resilience of senior pets. Through heartwarming stories of senior pets, we highlight the incredible bond between aging pets and their parents. These stories remind us that age should never be a barrier to experiencing the joy and companionship that pets bring into our lives.

Senior dog enjoying his golden years

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Together, let’s make their golden years truly golden ⭐️