Chris and Mariesa, a couple from the United States, have made it their mission to rescue senior dogs from animal shelters. Their initiative, known as Project Mr. Mo, has saved the lives of over 500 animals in just six years.
It all started with Moses, a dog who had overstayed his welcome at a local animal shelter. Chris and Mariesa spent four weeks with Moses before he passed away, and it got them thinking about other senior dogs who may not have the same chance at a happy ending.
Their initial intention was to provide care packages for older dogs at their local shelter, but their efforts quickly escalated to the point where they started adopting dogs themselves. Their network of lifeguards extends as far as New York and Canada, in addition to California.
The couple’s motto is “best for the rest,” which means they want to provide older dogs with the best possible experience for the rest of their lives. It’s a challenging task, but one that they are passionate about.
Chris and Mariesa regularly solicit donations from well-wishers for costly procedures, but sometimes they fall short of their fundraising goals and are forced to pay for the therapy themselves. They even joke that anything that is not nailed in their house can be sold to help fund their efforts.
Their dedication to the cause is truly remarkable. They go to great lengths to ensure that old dogs enjoy a quiet and comfortable retirement. Their efforts have been recognized by animal lovers around the world, with their network of supporters stretching as far as Canada.
Over the course of six years, the duo has saved the lives of more than 500 animals. This is a remarkable feat considering many of these dogs could have been killed without their intervention. Their efforts have made a significant impact on the lives of these animals, and they have inspired many others to follow in their footsteps.
Chris and Mariesa’s passion for rescuing senior dogs is truly admirable. They are extremely fortunate to be able to do this work, and they know it. Mariesa sums up their purpose beautifully: “Because it’s our passion and an incredibly fun activity, I believe we’re incredibly lucky. We are extremely fortunate to be able to do this.”