Meet Chuck, one of the favorite residents at the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake.

Chuck is a very special, super sweet boy that just wants to be near you at all times. Chuck may be considered mature but he is still spunky - like many seniors are these days.

Chuck was found swimming all alone in the lake, rescued and brought to the shelter. Chuck does not need a leash for his daily walks and will walk right beside you. He loves all types of people and would do very well in a household where he can be doted on like the special family companion he deserves to be.

Chuck has many loving qualities, but because he is a senior dog, he is overlooked while the cute puppies or younger dogs go home to families.

Chuck is one of the shelter's senior pets in need of a home, through the "Senior Pets for Seniors" adoption program.

The program is all about senior humans rediscovering the joys of having a dog or cat in their lives.

The program places senior dogs and cats living at Second Chance Pet Rescue with senior citizens who are 62 years of age or older.

Because it is so important to us for our senior pets to find that right home and not languish in the shelter, the adoption fee will be waived, yes waived, for our weekly featured Senior Pet.

Both senior adults and senior animals can benefit from a loving friend and companion.

Cats and dogs do provide friendship for lonely individuals, offering seniors an opportunity for care taking and interaction that some may miss if family or friends are not nearby.

For an older animal like Chuck, a senior adult who will dote on him, and spend time allowing him to sit on their lap or lay at their feet is a wonderful way to have a new lease on life that they all deserve.

Our "Senior Pets for Seniors" adoption program makes it possible for senior citizens to have an animal companion in their life. All of our senior pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, health checked, and in good physical condition.

The "Senior Pets for Seniors" adoption provides also provides participants with the comfort of knowing that if they become unable to care for their new dog or cat, the animal may be returned to the shelter.

You can follow events and heartwarming stories of adoptions and view pictures of available shelter animals via Facebook.com/Second Chance Pet Rescue.

Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake is located on Highway 10, two miles east of the stoplight at Third and Main, in Grove.

Shelter hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. After hour appointments are available at 918-786-7630.

For more information, to adopt a pet, or to make a donation, persons interested may call 918-786-7630 or email hsgrove@att.net, follow the group on Facebook at http://bit.ly/secondchancepetrescuegrandlake, or visit http://doitforthepets.com. Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 451205, Grove, OK., 74345.