"My first senior adoption was a happy accident," Docherty told The Dodo. "I discovered MoMo, fell in love with him, and we bonded over his rehabilitation and care. I came to realize then how heartbreakingly overlooked this large category of shelter dogs are, and how ideal senior adoption was for me."
Over the next several years, Choli Churro, Paloma Linda and Benito (also known as RL) all joined the little family, two also from Tiny Loving Canines Rescue and one from Animal Synergy. Docherty also adopted a senior Chihuahua named Lalo Flan six months after Choli, but he sadly passed away from cancer after two and a half years.