I began walking dogs at our local shelter several years ago. when i was given my orientation, i was horrified at the conditions in the shelter. only 15 kennels, the same the shelter had 50 yrs ago. each dog, sitting in those isolated kennels had a story. most of these animals have no idea of what happened to life as they knew it. one day, they were sleeping on their owners bed or running around the house playing with the kids. next thing they knew, they are sleeping on a concrete floor with a bowl of food slid under their door and never get another treat. the lucky few get adopted. recently, i;m seeing more and more older dogs, who have little chance at getting adopted. i created the 55-5 program where seniors can adopt a dog age 5 or over. adoption fees are paid with fundraisers i conduct throughout the year. it's a win-win situation. a lonely dog who has been cast aside finds a lonely senior with plenty of love (and treats) to give. love finds love..what can be more humane.