Frosty Faces
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The Cape Dachshund Rescue organisation has opened their Frosty Faces programme again, welcoming pensioners to adopt older dogs for companionship.


Cape Town, South Africa (14 May 2021) – The Cape Dachshund Rescue launched their Frosty Faces Programme in 2019 and are once again looking for pensioners to assist in fostering older dogs in need of a quiet retirement.

Being a pensioner can be hard; as inflation rises, the money that was once enough to survive has quickly become smaller and smaller, making it hard to spend on things that don’t ensure basic survival.

Being a senior dog up for adoption is equally as challenging. Many people won’t adopt an older dog due to health issues and the shorter period left before passing.

The Cape Dachshund Rescue group saw a gap in the market that would help them free up space within their shelters and offer love and companionship to the elderly dogs and retired humans. They came up with a concept that will allow pensioners to have the joy of caring for a dog without the high cost of vet bills. In return, senior dogs get a chance to retire comfortably.

The rescue group have once again opened the Frosty Faces Programme to the public to rehome their older dogs.

Take a look at their latest advert below as well as the requirements for adopting one of their Frosty Faces.

“Have you Retired?

Are you smoulderin’ at 60, still simperin’ at 70 or eager at 80? Have the kids flown the coop and the Empty Nest is about to present you with a syndrome? You want the company of the canine, but veterinary costs are debilitating and the continual little niggle about What Happens to the Furry when my lifestyle changes? Well, we can help with that. Take a look see:

A quick synopsis:

  1. The applicant would have to be 60 or older.
  2. The dog in question would have to be 10 or older.
  3. It would be an “open-ended” fostering, whereby the home would keep the dog until either the dog passed the Rainbow Bridge or the circumstances of the applicant changed – i.e. assisted living, or they themselves passed the Rainbow Bridge.
  4. Cape Dachshund Rescue will be liable for any vet expenses incurred, bearing in mind that major surgery at this age is inadvisable.
  5. The applicant would be responsible for the day to day living expenses, i.e. food, water.
  6. There would be no adoption fee applicable.
  7. Should the applicant’s circumstances change to the point that they are no longer able to care for the dog, the dog would be returned to Cape Dachshund Rescue or should a family member opt to adopt the dog, the relevant home check of the family member will apply.
  8. Applicants would need to reside near the cities and towns of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth & Garden Route.

To enquire, please e-mail us at”

Sources: Cape Dachshund Rescue
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