Adopt a Senior

where to adopt or foster a senior dog2

I talk so much about the joys of sharing life with an old dog, you may have actually decided I’m right and you’re ready!!!

So here is my list of shelters and rescues who deal with old dogs. I have no experience with any of them I am simply providing this resource to make things easier for you. I have sent a message to each one on this list, letting them know they’ve been added and asking if there is anything they would like me to include. If I have had any contact or additional info other than just the basic details, I will include it.

UNITED STATES

Alaska

Loving Companions Animal Rescue  FB

“Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Incorporated is a non-profit corporation created to save and care for unwanted, abandoned animals in the State of Alaska. All our staff is volunteers who receive no pay, work many hours to help the community and promote a better life for animals and offer the community an alternative to killing unwanted pets.

We are an organization designed to save from destruction those usually older pets that have become hard to place because of their age or disabilities. These great pets are no longer wanted by the general population, so we strive to give them a warm, comfortable home and try to place them with a new family that will have the ability and desire to care for such an animal. We will maintain comfortable surroundings for those animals that cannot be placed to insure they are able to live out their natural life.”

Arizona

Arizona Senior Dog Task Force  FB

Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary(Scottsdale)

California

Angels In Training Senior Dog Sanctuary (Calabasas)  FB

Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation  FB

Frosted Faces Foundation (San Diego)  FB

Grand Paws Senior Sanctuary (Santa Clarita)  FB

Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary (Petaluma)  FB

“Lily’s Legacy is a volunteer based nonprofit organization based in Petaluma, CA.  Our mission is to provide a safe and loving home for senior large breed dogs who have been displaced from their homes and/or abandoned for any reason, until they are adopted or to remain at the sanctuary until they pass on.”

“Saving one dog won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that one dog.”

Lionel’s Legacy Senior Dog Rescue (San Diego)  FB

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue (San Francisco)  FB

“Muttville is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs, aged seven years and older, and to creating better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, and hospice.”

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (Pacific Grove)  FB

Silver Linings Senior Dog Rescue (San Diego)   FB

Colorado

Cayleb’s Kindred Senior Dog Rescue  (Denver) FB

Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue (IPSDR) (Loveland)  FB

Delaware

Senior Dog Haven & Hospice  FB

A foster based rescue located in Wilmington, DE that accepts dogs over the age of 7.

Florida

Greyhound Pets of America Senior Sanctuary  (Maitland)

Mastiff Rescue of Florida (Stuart)  FB

Paws4You Rescue (Miami)

Senior Paws Dog Rescue  FB

The Roland Senior Dog Rescue And Sanctuary   FB

“MY WIFE GAIL AND I STARTED THE ROLAND SENIOR DOG RESCUE GANG AFTER I LEFT ANIMAL CONTROL AS THE RESCUE / ADOPTION COORDINATOR. I SAW A HUGE NEED FOR SENIORS THAT WERE DUMPED AT THE SHELTER. SENIORS, IF LUCKY ARE THE LAST TO GET ADOPTED. IT IS HARD TO SEE A SENIOR THAT HAS LIVED THEIR LIFE IN COMFORT TO BE ABANDONED IN A COLD, DIRTY AND UNFAMILIAR PLACE. WE HAVE OPENED OUR HOME AND HEARTS TO HELP THESE SOULS. (PICTURED AT LEFT IS GAIL AND I PICKING UP MISSY FROM  CLAY COUNTY ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL. SHE WAS WITH US FOR A SHORT 4 MONTHS, BUT TOUCHED OUR LIVES SO MUCH!!)”

Georgia

Retired Retrievers (Savannah)  FB

The Flawed Dog: a senior and special needs rescue  FB

Illinois

Young at Heart Senior Pet Adoptions (Northern IL)  FB

Indiana

Joey’s Home Senior Dog Rescue, Inc.  FB

Kentucky

Bluegrass Senior Dog Rescue (Georgetown)  FB

Louisiana

Villalobos Seniors  FB

Maryland

House With a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary (Gaithersburg)  FB

Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland   FB

Sugar Faces – Senior Dog Rescue   FB

Michigan

Silver Muzzle Cottage (Elk Rapids) FB

“The Silver Muzzle Cottage Rescue & Hospice program strives to improve the lives of homeless senior dogs by providing them with a home, love and dignity in their final days, months or years.”

Minnesota

Grey Face Rescue & Retirement (Central)

“Grey Face Rescue & Retirement is a 501(c)3 non-profit, foster-based senior animal rescue providing quality care and love when the norm becomes unfamiliar. We strive to raise awareness of the joys and challenges of living with aging animals. While never forgetting where these animals have come from, we emphasize the positive aspects of their life in retirement. We do not concern ourselves with the quantity of time that they have left, rather the quality of the life that we can provide them for that time.”

Missouri

Saint Louis Senior Dog Project    FB

Senior Dogs 4 Seniors    FB

New Jersey

Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary (Upper Freehold Township)

Penny Lane Dog Adoption & Senior Sanctuary (Bridgewater)   FB

New Mexico

The Senior Doberman Project (Aztec)

Ohio

Grateful Hearts Senior Dog Rescue (Chillicothe)    (FB)

The Sanctuary For Senior Dogs (Cleveland)   FB

Oregon

My Way Home Dog Rescue   FB

Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon (SDRO)  FB

Pennsylvania

Mureille’s Place – A Senior Dog Sanctuary  FB

Tennessee

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (Mount Juliet, east of Nashville)    FB 

Texas

APA (Austin Pets Alive) Senior Class Dogs   FB

Virginia

Gray Face Acres (Haymarket)  FB

Washington

Old Dog Haven

Senior Dog Lodge   FB

No specific state

The Mr. Mo Project  FB

The Thulani Program

Canada

Alberta

ARTS Senior Animal Rescue  FB

British Columbia

Senior Animals In Need Today Society (SAINTS)  FB

Manitoba

Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue 

No specific province

ElderDog

Based in Nova Scotia, they also have branches in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick

Europe

Germany

Omihunde-Netzwerk

United Kingdom

Oldies Club (countrywide)

Australia

Holly’s Rescue for Senior Dogs (South Australia)  FB

Home At Last Senior Dog Rescue inc. (Melbourne)  FB