Shadow’s Fund was created to honor the life and memory of a special dog – and dear friend – named Shadow. At the age of 15, Shadow was abandoned by his family and left tied to a tree outside an animal shelter. At 15 yrs old, he had little chance of being adopted. If not for an incredible network of people committed to rescuing senior dogs, this gentle soul would have spent the last chapter of his life in a lonely cage at the dog shelter.
In October of 2007, we adopted Shadow into our family. Though he had reason not to trust people, this grey-bearded guy welcomed us into his heart without hesitation. Shadow spent just over a year enjoying the daily adventures of life on a ranch. Whether following along as we fed the horses, making the long trek to the orchard to snatch a pear that had fallen to the ground, or just napping under an oak tree, his pure joy for life and his unrelenting determination touched everyone who met him. On November 12th, 2008, at 16 yrs of age, Shadow passed gently from this world and is resting on the hillside just above his favorite pear tree. The light that he brought to each moment filled our hearts in a way that words could never describe.
That light is something that we would like to live on. The purpose of Shadow’s Fund is to provide a spark of light and hope for seniors, pit bulls and other high risk dogs in shelters, and to share a little of Shadow’s very big heart. Click here to see Shadow’s story.