Miss Divinity – Rest in Peace

Divinity was a sweet, quite, gentle little lady; a retired Therapy Dog.

Divinity - RIPDecember 1, 1999 to September 10, 2014


Note: The first post on Divinity’s blog is a Sticky” and is a tribute to my beloved Miss Divinity. Divinity’s passing notice will always remain at the top of her Home Page

To read new posts, please scroll down the page.

Sincerely,

Divinity’s Dad

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Senior Sunday – June’s Senior Cat Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on June’s Senior Cat Rescue in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

June's Senior Cat Rescue


Note: In memory of my beloved Maine Coon cat, Little Minx, this week’s Senior Sunday post will include senior cats!


From June’s Senior Cat Rescue website
About

We are an all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing senior cats from high kill shelters, promoting the adoption of older cats, and educating people about the benefits of adopting older pets.

Our Story

When my mother, June, passed away she had a senior cat named “Ninety Nine.” No one in our family wanted her, so I decided to drive to California to get Ninety Nine. On the long drive home, I decided that I had to do something to help the senior cats who are left homeless when their owner passes away or becomes too ill to care for them. That’s when June’s Senior Cat Rescue was born. Thanks, mom for inspiring me to help the seniors!

Our Mission

Our mission is to take in senior cats after their owner has passed away or no longer able to care for them and from high kill shelters where they are in danger of being euthanized. We also help people who love their senior cats, and to educate the public about the benefits of adopting older cats.

June's Senior Cat Rescue


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


Here are some, but not all of the senior cats currently available for adoption from June’s Senior Cat Rescue.

Mocha

Mocha

Mocha is an affectionate, declawed (front and back) 12-year old kitty whose owner recently passed away. She was adopted from us last year and we were happy to pick her up when we got the news. She is a quiet cat who would do well in a calm, adult home. Her last owner loved her with food, so she would need someone who would be willing to help her lose weight. She gets along with other cats and with the proper introduction, she should be fine with cat-friendly dogs.

Mocha is a sweet Siamese Calico mix with the most beautiful blue eyes. As you can see from her picture, she has on full length black opera gloves! A beautiful, sweet, loving girl. You can also see how much she was loved with food!

Mocha has no problem with her foster dogs, and gets along well with the cats here. She likes OK.

To learn more about Mocha, click the link to her June’s Senior Cat RescueAdoption page

Frankie

Frankie

Frankie is a 12-year old neutered male Siamese mix. Frankie loves to be with his human, but is not so fond of other cats. Cat friendly dogs are OK if they don’t bother him.

Frankie is over weight and needs someone who can help him lose weight. He is shy at first until he gets to know you. He likes to be by himself but will sit with you on the couch when watching TV.

Frankie‘s owner died in 2014 and he has been looking for a new home ever since.

To learn more about Frankie, click the link to his June’s Senior Cat RescueAdoption page

Tinsel

Tinsel

Tinsel is a large cat white and lilac, Siamese mix. Her DOB is 11/9/2007, which makes her only 10-years old.

Tinsel is a sweet kitty who is a little reserved at first, but once she gets to know you, she will sit on the couch with you and follow you around the house. Tinsel is affectionate and loves it when her foster mom pets her and gives her attention. She gets along with other cats and cat-friendly dogs.

Tinsel will make a great pet for a senior or a quiet adult home.

To learn more about Tinsel, click the link to her June’s Senior Cat RescueAdoption page

Ziggy

Ziggy

Ziggy is a young “senior” kitty at 7-years old. His owner passed away and he was left in the home with weekly visits from friends as they didn’t know what to do. When Ziggy first came to us he would cry all night long. He clearly missed his owner.

Ziggy loves people, but doesn’t like dogs and tolerates the other kitties in the home. He has a playful side and will sometimes run around the house when he gets energy bursts.

A quiet home as the only pet or w/o dogs would be best for him. Help us find a forever home for Ziggy!

To learn more about Ziggy, click the link to his June’s Senior Cat RescueAdoption page

Dini

Dini

Dini came in with her brother, Manny. They came to us from Noah’s Ark shelter where they were taken after their owner died.

Dini is very sweet and playful. She loves to play fetch! Often, when the other cats are resting, Dini is socializing with the foster mother and playing.

Dini tolerates dogs well, and likes other cats. She also likes older children. Dini is 13-years.

To learn more about Dini, click the link to her June’s Senior Cat RescueAdoption page

Bubba

Bubba

Bubba was surrendered to the shelter when his owner could no longer afford his care. It has taken him a while to be comfortable in his foster home. It is obvious that Bubba misses his owner very much. Bubba is a beautiful Ragdoll who would make an awesome lap cat if given plenty of time and patience.

Bubba is a BIG boy, and he has huge paws. We are hoping that a senior citizen or a retired person would like to welcome this boy into their home. We think he would blossom with an owner who is home a lot and can give him a lot attention. Bubba does well with other cats and dogs. Bubba is up to date on his shots and is microchipped.

To learn more about Bubba, click the link to his June’s Senior Cat RescueAdoption page

Cleo

Cleo

Cleo came to us under sad circumstances. First her owner died and then the family member who had committed to care for her became homeless. We held onto Cleo for quite a while hoping that the family member would get back on his feet, but it has come to our attention he is unable to do that due to his mental heath issues. Cleo is a very affectionate cat who often slept in her former owner’s lap when she was ill. That brought her much comfort.

Cleo has lived with other cats and dogs, but she is selective about who she likes and she seems to prefer to not be around other animals. We are hoping that Cleo can be your one and only pet.

To learn more about Cleo, click the link to her June’s Senior Cat RescueAdoption page



June’s Senior Cat Rescue contact links

To learn about all the cats, that June’s Senior Cat Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

June’s Senior Cat RescueWebsite

June’s Senior Cat RescueFacebook

June’s Senior Cat RescueTwitter

June’s Senior Cat RescueAvailable Senior Cats for Adoption


Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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Senior Sunday – Second Chance Cocker Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Second Chance Cocker Rescue in Twain Harte, CA.

Second Chance Cocker Rescue - Logo


 

From the Second Chance Cocker Rescue website

Second Chance Cocker Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 California corporation. We are an all volunteer, Cocker Spaniel rescue, finding loving homes for Cocker Spaniels in need across California. All our dogs receive a vet exam, vaccinations. spay/neuter, heart-worm testing. They are behavior tested so we can best match the dogs to the families. We offer sanctuary homes to the older or chronically ill dogs.

Picasso

Picasso

We offer medical care to those who need it, like little 2-year-old Picasso who ate a piece of shredded towel, damaging his intestines severely. His family relinquished him to their local shelter because they could not pay for his medical care. We took him in, provided the three surgeries for a total of $6,000 to bring him back to health, and adopted him to a wonderful family in Rancho Murieta where he is living his dream life.

Charlie and Jeannie

Charlie and Jeannie

Sometimes our dogs become heroes, like Charlie. He was adopted by Jeannie when he was 8-years old. She always said he came as a foster and refused to leave. Jeannie had diabetes and Charlie saved her life many times. The last time Jeannie passed out in the snow, he laid down on her and barked his head off to attract attention. The paramedics said his body heat and barking saved her life yet again.

Every year, we are working to expand our network of volunteers, fosters, and donors with the goal of saving even more Cocker Spaniels across California. We are so grateful for your support, both financial and otherwise, and hope you know how essential it is in achieving this goal. Without your help, so many dogs would not be alive, healthy, and in loving homes today. On behalf of each and every one of them and all of us at Second Chance, we say thank you!

Retirement Homes for Senior and Ill Cockers

We offer our senior and terminally ill Cockers a permanent foster home where you supply all the love and attention and we take care of the medical bills.

One day we got a call from the Agoura Hills shelter. They had a 15-year old Cocker Spaniel girl dropped off at the shelter and wanted to know if we could take her in. We took one look at her sweet face and could not say no.

In a few days we got a call from the family who were having some very hard times and had to give Sadie up. Their relief and joy that Sadie had found a safe, loving place to stay was obvious. The family asked permission to visit and over the next year or so had some wonderful times with Sadie. She had a great last two years. She was loved and pampered until it was time to say good-bye. We will never forget her or any of our other Sanctuary “kids”.

Every time we think about Sadie and her family we are reminded exactly why we do what we do. We are very fortunate to have your support so we can offer this gift to senior Cockers with nowhere else to go. If you make a donation to our Sanctuary program it will allow us to save one more senior Cocker.

 

Second Chance Cocker Rescue

 


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


 

Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Second Chance Cocker Rescue.

Duke

Duke

Duke is a mellow boy with a gentle and sweet disposition. He loves people, kids too. Duke is curious about cats and rabbits. He is a mystery mix with something but is very Cocker like in temperament. Duke likes other dogs too, especially females. Duke takes a couple of weeks to get used to them then turns into their caretaker, kissing and cleaning them he never lets them out of his sight.

Duke is a blind, senior boy who is eligible for our Sanctuary program. Duke is currently in Ojai, CA and ready for a forever home!

To learn more about Duke, click the link to his Second Chance Cocker RescueAdoption page

 

Vayle

Vayle

Vayle is a sweet and handsome boy. Got room for this love muffin? Vayle is about 10- years old and looking for a low key adult only home. He is VERY affectionate and loves the bathtub! Vayle is good with other calm dogs, but he needs a foster home while we are waiting for his forever family.

To learn more about Vayle, click the link to his Second Chance Cocker Rescue – Adoption page

 

Casper

Casper

Casper is a beautiful boy who was owner surrendered because there was a change in the elderly owner’s apartment policy!

Casper is a 13-year old Cocker Spaniel, and he desperately needs our help! He is a perfect dog with such a sweet nature. Casper is about 22-pounds which is on the small side. According to his owner, Casper has been an indoor dog since he was a puppy, and is completely housebroken. He likes other dogs. Casper is good on a leash, and likes riding in the car.

Casper has had intermediate dog training. He has medium energy. Right now, he is very confused and desperately searching for his owner! Poor Casper! He spent his time while in the shelter scanning his surroundings the whole time. I know in time he will get used to a new family. Medical notes say he has cataracts and needs teeth cleaning. Casper can see, according to the Vet, so not sure to what extent the cataracts are! He needs a foster or even better, a new home! Thank you!

To learn more about Casper, click the link to his Second Chance Cocker Rescue – Adoption page

 

Snoopy

Snoopy

Meet Snoopy! Snoopy is a sweet little senior in need of a place to rest his head. Snoopy is eligible for our Sanctuary Program, where you provide the food and the love and we take care of the medical expenses.

Snoopy gets along great with other dogs. He has some ear issues, but nothing a few drops won’t help. Please consider making this senior part of your family. Snoopy is currently being fostered in Ojai, CA.

To learn more about Snoopy, click the link to his Second Chance Cocker Rescue – Adoption page

 


 

Second Chance Cocker Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Second Chance Cocker Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

Second Chance Cocker Rescue Website

Second Chance Cocker Rescue Facebook

Second Chance Cocker RescueTwitter

Second Chance Cocker RescueAll Available Dogs for Adoption

 

 


 

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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Senior Sunday – Le chenil du Grand Narbonne

This week for Senior Sunday, we once again go to France and focus on Le chenil du Grand Narbonne in Narbonne, France.

Le chenil du Grand Narbonne - Logo

Note: The information in this post is a Machine Translation.


In memory of my beloved Maine Coon cat, Little Minx, this week’s Senior Sunday post will include cats!


 

From the Le chenil du Grand Narbonne website

Kennel of the Grand Narbonne, Association raipon-We do impound and refuge for the municipalities of Greater Narbonne, we also board for dogs and cats.

Presentation:

Hello, on this site you will be presented the animals of the refuge waiting for a family.
A refuge takes a long time because we want to take care of our animals as much as possible. Our site therefore goes in the background, but we do the necessary to be updated regularly.
Unlike the priori of some people who associate the word refuge with euthanasia, it should be known that dogs and cats have been at the shelter for several months or even years.

Many animals are adults or even elderly, but they also have the right to a happy life. We are pleased to see that our group of volunteers and foster families are expanding. It’s never too much, so we invite you with pleasure to join us as any help is welcome

Thank you for your interest in our site, And don’t forget: a caress, a stroll, or just a little attention fills them with happiness!!!

Your Responsibilities:

It is a small life that you are responsible for some of the vagaries of the daily, you commit yourself to him and to yourself to assume it until the end

Do not give in to a stroke of heart and well have in mind that it is a companion for life, or at least for a good ten or twenty years.
Adopting an animal is not a trivial act. This will have consequences on your life as on hers.

Adoption is good, not giving up is better.

Before going to a farm, think of all the unfortunates in the shelters or SPA, many unhappy wait for happiness, poor beasts forgotten behind the bars of a cage.
Adoption in refuge is a respectable gesture that honors you with an unforgettable experience where the animal will give you your good deed all your life. Thanks for them

Chiens and Chats

 


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


Senior Dogs

Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from Le chenil du Grand Narbonne.

 

Canelle

Canelle

Canelle is a black and white female Boxer who is 13-years old. Canelle is OK with cats and children, but she does not accept all dogs. Canelle does not like to stay alone in the house.

To learn more about Canelle, click the link to her Le chenil du Grand NarbonneAdoption page

 

Max

Max

Max is a 10-year old German Shepard

To learn more about Max, click the link to his Le chenil du Grand NarbonneAdoption page

 

Nini

Nini

Here I am before you posing wisely. I look at you all around me without too much understanding, as my mind is fogged. I can not speak but if you knew, as my gaze is sweet that my heart is broken… my master, my best friend, has left this world and left me, alone, to face this life. A life of refuge as they call it, where the competition is fierce, where sadness slips from box to box, with only comforts our memories, last witnesses of years spent to be loved. For this first night in the box, I will remember all that love you had for me, and I’ll try to hang on, but to 10-years papa you know, few are the ones I’ll ask…

A life of old dog in refuge, that’s how they called it…

Nini, skinned by life for the first time by losing her master, suffers the double penalty of having for reception only a box crying out of solitude, and hopes that someone will accept to open his heart…

To learn more about Nini, click the link to her Le chenil du Grand NarbonneAdoption page

 


Adult Cats

Here are some, but not all of the adult (not senior) cats currently available for adoption from Le chenil du Grand Narbonne.

 

Crapouille

Crapouille

Crapouille is an adult female, European that is 5-years old.

To learn more about Crapouille, click the link to her Le chenil du Grand NarbonneAdoption page

 

Réglisse

Réglisse

Réglisse is an adult male European who is 3-years old.

To learn more about Réglisse, click the link to his Le chenil du Grand NarbonneAdoption page

 

Mimie

Mimie

Mimie is an adult female, European Tortoise Shell.

To learn more about Mimie, click the link to her Le chenil du Grand NarbonneAdoption page

 

Brad

Brad

Brad is an adult male European.

To learn more about Brad, click the link to his Le chenil du Grand NarbonneAdoption page

 


 

Le chenil du Grand Narbonne contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Le chenil du Grand Narbonne has available for adoption, click the following links:

Le chenil du Grand Narbonne Website

Le chenil du Grand Narbonne Facebook

Le chenil du Grand Narbonne Twitter

Le chenil du Grand NarbonneAll Available Dogs for Adoption

Le chenil du Grand NarbonneAll Available Cats for Adoption

 


 

 


 

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Senior Sunday – The Silver Paws for Love Program

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the The Silver Paws for Love Program in Santa Rosa, CA.

Paws for Love

 


Note: In memory of my beloved Maine Coon cat, Little Minx, this week’s Senior Sunday post will include senior cats!


 

From the The Silver Paws for Love Program website

We are very excited about our “Silver Paws for Love” senior pet adoption program! This important partnership with the Sonoma County Animal Services, Green Dog Rescue Project and Forgotten Felines supports the adoption of senior pets by seniors, placing more of these wonderful hard-to-adopt older pets into loving homes . The Paws for Love Foundation fully subsidizes these adoptions, and we hope to expand into future programs.

The mission of the Paws for Love Foundation is to provide resources and funding to shelters, rescue groups, and individuals dedicated to improving the health, welfare, and adaptability of unwanted and abused animals. The Paws for Love Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization, and all donations to our organization are tax-deductible.

Paws for Love is a volunteer non-profit foundation. We depend solely on donations and the proceeds from our events to accomplish our mission of assisting animals at risk.

The heart of our annual February fund-raising gala—called “Paws for Love”—is a captivating gallery of paintings created by shelter and rescue animals. In addition to the sale of these paintings, we also feature a grand benefit auction—both silent and live–with vacation getaways, services, merchandise, pet-related packages, and award-winning wines.

Funds raised from this event, as well as from smaller events held throughout the year and private donations, greatly benefit the animals of Sonoma County, the Bay Area, and beyond. The Paws for Love Foundation provides funds to rehabilitate adoptable animals by providing necessary medical treatment, rehabilitation, and adoption expenses, for animals in shelters and foster care programs.

Here are a few of the groups and individuals who have received funding from the Paws for Love Foundation (2017):

Supported Rescues

Introducing “Silver Paws for Vets”

Hundreds of older pets have found loving homes since Silver Paws for Love was introduced – the success has been heartwarming. And now, Sonoma County Animal Services and the Green Dog Rescue Project will join us in expanding the promotion of senior pet adoptions by launching a new program: “Silver Paws for Vets.

Using this program, eligible discharged or retired service men and women of any age will be able to adopt a senior dog or cat aged 6-years and older – and the Paws for Love Foundation will sponsor the adoption fee. These will not be trained service dogs, but shelter dogs and cats longing for a safe and ‘forever’ home…and a special human to love.

The Paws for Love Foundation will provide a “Welcome Home” kit to include a soft handmade blanket, treats, coupons, and a resource booklet which includes pet-friendly activities, dog walking, grooming, training, and day care. King’s Kastle in Windsor is generously offering several days of emergency boarding in the event the adopter must be hospitalized.

Silver Paws for Vets will not only give senior shelter pets a second chance at life, but the Veterans in our community will gain from the bond of companionship and unconditional love a pet will give.

About

Paws for Love was founded by northern California artist Ellyn Jacques Boone to raise funds for homeless and forgotten pets in the North Bay and beyond.

Company Overview

Paws for Love is presented by the Paws for Love Foundation. Proceeds from this gala event greatly benefit the animals of Sonoma County, the North Bay, and beyond. The Paws for Love Foundation provides resources and funding to shelters, rescue groups, and individuals dedicated to improving the health, welfare, and adaptability of unwanted and abused animals. Funds raised by this event are also used to rehabilitate adoptable animals by providing necessary medical treatment, food and training for animals in foster care programs.

 


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


 

Here is some information on how to adopt a senior pet from the The Silver Paws for Love Program.

Senior Dogs

Dog Painting

For more information about adopting a senior pet from Sonoma County Animal Services, call 707-565-7100 for more information, or visit Sonoma County Animal Services at 1247 Century Ct., Santa Rosa CA, on Tuesdays through Saturdays between the hours of Noon and 5:30 PM. Also, please visit their Facebook page.

For more information on adopting a senior pet from Green Dog Rescue Project, contact them at 707-433-4377. They are located at 10342 Old Redwood Highway in Windsor, CA. For more information, visit Green Dog Rescue Project

Senior Cats

Cat Painting

For more information on adopting a senior pet from Forgotten Felines, contact them at 707-576-7999. They are located at 1814 Empire Industiral Court, Unit F, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 CA. For more information, visit Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County.

 


 

The Silver Paws for Love Program contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that The Silver Paws for Love Program has available for adoption, click the following links:

* The Silver Paws for Love Program – Website

The Silver Paws for Love Program Facebook

The Silver Paws for Love Program Twitter

The Silver Paws for Love ProgramArt Gallery – Paintings by Pets!

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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Senior Sunday – Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida in Naples, FL.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida - Logo

 


 

From the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida website
A Few Words About Us

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida, Inc. (GRRSWF) is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization. Based in Southwest Florida, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida is dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes that are homeless, abandoned in Shelters or surrendered by their owners into their “forever” homes.

Mission Statement

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida works to raise awareness of the plight of the Golden Retriever breed specifically through community education as well as the benefits of adopting a rescue animal in need. We also support and promote responsible spay and neutering as well as programs that are designed to prevent animal abuse, neglect and cruelty.

Seniors for Seniors

This program offers adopters over the age of 65 a 50% discount to the adoption donation when they adopt a dog aged nine and older. Adopters will also receive a start-up kit (collar & leash, bowls and a toy) courtesy of PetCo; GRRSWF will provide heartworm and flea/tick preventatives for one month; several of our wonderful network veterinarians are offering discounted rates on the first office visit* for dogs adopted under the Seniors for Seniors Program.

* Discount applies to fee for office visit only, not for any additional charges. All of our dogs are healthy at the time of adoption and the first visit is intended as an introductory meeting, a chance to say hello without needles or thermometers coming into play, and an opportunity for the new adopter to ask any medical questions.

 

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida

 


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


 

Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida.

Kelly 806

Kelly 806

Kelly 806 is a  Golden/Chestnut senior who is friendly, gentle, and even-tempered. Kelly is up-to-date with vaccines

To learn more about Kelly, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 

Bear 810

Bear 810

Bear 810 is a Golden/Chestnut senior who is friendly and up-to-date with his vaccines. Bear is house-trained, needs moderate exercise, and is even-tempered.

To learn more about Bear, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 

McGee 788

McGee 788

McGee was rescued from a shelter and estimated at 9-10 years old. He is a mellow guy that gets along with cats and dogs. He hasn’t been around children but he is a very sweet guy. McGee does have some arthritis and is on supplements and an anti inflammatory.

To learn more about McGee, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 

Sheila 798

Sheila 798

Sheila came from a shelter so we do not have much history on her. They estimated her is 9-years old but she may be a few years older. She loves cats and dogs and giving kisses. She walks well on a leash and gets a spring in her step when she goes on an outing. A must have for Sheila is a comfy dog bed, she absolutely loves to snuggle up in her bed. Sheila is a loving sweet girl and a great companion.

To learn more about Sheila, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 

Moses 770

Moses 770

Moses came to us from a shelter with some health issues that we have treated. He is estimated at 8.5/9-years old. He likes dogs and fosters with a cat, but will sometimes decide to chase the cat. Moses is an all around well behaved and happy boy. He listens very well and is a joy to have around. He doesn’t have any bad habits. Moses did have a mast cell tumor removed when he came into rescue so an adopter will need to have all lumps and bumps checked when discovered.

To learn more about Moses, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 

Gerry 758

Gerry 758

Our sweet cuddlebug Gerry is in need of a forever home.

Gerry is named for a benefactor who recently left us an unexpected and much appreciated donation. Gerry comes to us from our friends at the Marion County shelter. He was profoundly neglected, abandoned, and is heartworm positive. We do not even know if he is truly a golden, but he needed our help and we were happy to step up.

When he arrived, Gerry’s skin looked as if it had been through a meat grinder. He had significant bacterial and yeast infections in his ears, he was missing hair over his entire body, his skin was thickened and had numerous skin tags/masses over his entire body. Gerry also had severe dental disease, resulting in the need to remove over a dozen diseased teeth. Can you imagine the pain he was in? Somehow, Gerry is as sweet as can be, and has already begun healing.

Gerry is super sweet and loves to snuggle. He has nice manners and is excellent with other dogs, but cannot be in a home with cats. He does require a little extra care as he continues his recovery, but he is otherwise easy and low maintenance.

To learn more about Gerry, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 


 

Golden Retriever Rescue of  Southwest Florida contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida has available for adoption, click the following links:

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida Website

Golden Retriever Rescue of  Southwest Florida Facebook

Golden Retriever Rescue of  Southwest Florida Twitter

Golden Retriever Rescue of  Southwest FloridaAll Available Senior Dogs

 


 

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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Senior Sunday – Animal Haven Shelter

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Animal Haven Shelter in New York, NY

Animal Haven

 


Note: In memory of my beloved Maine Coon cat, Little Minx, this week’s Senior Sunday post will include senior cats!


 

From the Animal Haven Shelter website

Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior  intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.

Animal Haven is a 501 (c) nonprofit organization (EIN: 11-6101487).

Animal Haven will never euthanize for space or time. Adoptable animals will stay in our care for as long as it takes to get them adopted or placed in a more suitable rescue or foster situation.

Helping Pets and People in Crisis, a safety-net program originating at the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals that is now based at Animal Haven. At Animal Haven, surrender prevention assistance includes referrals to low cost and free pet welfare services. In addition, the program offers emergency planning assistance and support for victims of domestic violence, individuals requiring brief hospitalizations, and others who risk losing their pets due to unexpected circumstance.

Pet Assistance and Resource Center works with social service programs in at-risk communities to address pet welfare needs in collaboration with community-based organizations to maximize our impact. The program provides education, support, and collaboration regarding the intersection of pet ownership and poverty. Our goal is to promote pet retention before a crisis, increase awareness of local animal welfare services, and showcase ways in which human service programs can collaborate with animal welfare organizations to prevent pet relinquishment, increase client engagement, and expand services for pet owners.

 


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


Senior Dogs

Here are some, but certainly not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Animal Haven Shelter.

Snowy

Snowy

Snowy is a 10/13-years old Maltese.

To learn more about Snowy, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Potamus

Potamus

Potamus is a 7-1/2-year old Terrier Mix.

To learn more about Potamus, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Polly

Polly

Polly is an 11-year old Dalmatian Mix.

Hi, I’m Polly and I’m a very sweet senior girl who came to Animal Haven from a NJ municipal shelter. I am a little doll who adores people and just wants to live out my golden years in a loving home.

To learn more about Polly, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Mason

Mason

Mason is a 10-year old Terrier Mix.

Hi, my name is Mason I was brought to NYC’s Animal Care Center after my owner became ill and Animal Haven agreed to take me in and help find me a home. I’m a very easy going guy who loves to be around other dogs. I’m an older fellow, so I’m not as young and energetic as the young’uns. However, I do love me some rubs and being around other people and most dogs!

To learn more about Mason, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Buttercup

Buttercup

Buttercup is an 8-year old Yorkie/Chihuahua, who weighs 13-pounds. Buttercup is diabetic, but she is good with other dogs.
Good with other dogs

To learn more about Buttercup, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Bolt

Bolt

Bolt is a 12-year old Spitz Mix weighing 23-pounds.

To learn more about Bolt, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Candy

Candy

Candy is a 12-year old Maltese Mix who weighs 10-pounds.

To learn more about Candy, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Bear

Bear

Bear is a 13-year old Shepherd/Chow mix.

Hi friends! I’m Bear, a lovable senior guy. I was abandoned by my owner at a FL municipal shelter after 13-years of love & loyalty. After coming down with a cold, I found myself in line to be euthanized. But luckily an animal angel came to save me and worked with one of our donors to fly us (on a private plane, of course) to NYC.

Now I am looking for another ‘angel’ who will take me home so that I can spend the rest of my years in a loving home.

To learn more about Bear, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 


Senior Cats

Here are some, but certainly not all of the senior cats currently available for adoption from the Animal Haven Shelter.

Coney

Coney

Coney is a 7-1/2 year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 10-1/2 pounds.

To learn more about Coney, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy is an 11-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 16-pounds.

Hello! My name is Charlie Murphy and everyone at Animal Haven is in love with me. It’s not hard to see why. I’m an affectionate, mellow, and curious cat. I enjoy drinking water from the tub faucet. I love to sleep and eat and will follow you around when you are home and seek attention.

To learn more about Charlie Murphy, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Lizzy

Lizzy

Lizzy is a 9-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 13-pounds.

Hello new friends, my name is Lizzy and I an adorable girl who loves to snuggle, be brushed and hang out with other nice kitties! Sadly, my mommy passed away and family members were only able to find homes for three out of her four cats. But I am so happy to be at Animal Haven and have already made lots of new friends.

To learn more about Lizzy, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Walter Pickles

Walter Pickles

Walter Pickles is an 8-year old Domestic Shorthair.

My name is “Walter Pickle Pants” and I am one of the most special, spunky, and gregarious cats you will EVER meet. Animal Haven pulled me from the city shelter, where I had been brought in as a stray. It’s hard to believe that I had been outdoors fending for myself since I am SUCH a people-friendly cat and was also born with Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a neurological condition in which the cerebellum is smaller than usual or not completely developed. But this only makes me THAT much more charming and charismatic. When I walk around, I look like I’ve had way too much tequila. But as far as I know, I am just like any other cat and don’t feel any different.

I get along well with small dogs (and guinea pigs!) but would prefer to be the only cat. My ideal home family would have someone home most the day since I crave lots of attention!

To learn more about Walter Pickles, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Mascarita

Mascarita

Mascarita is an 8-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 11-pounds.

To learn more about Mascarita, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Hubba Bubba

Hubba Bubba

Hubba Bubba is a 7-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 22-pounds.

To learn more about Hubba Bubba, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 


 

Animal Haven Shelter contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Animal Haven Shelter has available for adoption, click the following links:

Animal Haven Shelter Website

Animal Haven Shelter Facebook

Animal Haven Shelter Twitter

Animal Haven Shelter YouTube

Animal Haven Shelter Instagram

Animal Haven Shelter All Available Dogs for Adoption

Animal Haven Shelter All Available Cats for Adoption

 


 

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups

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Sezar Sanctuary – Iran

This post focus’ on Sezar Sanctuary in Gilan, Islamic Republic of Iran.

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From the Sezar Sanctuary website

Sezar Sanctuary

 

SEZAR SANCTUARY – WHERE ANIMALS FIND ASYLUM

“Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.”
– Louis J. Camuti

This is exactly the percept that Sezar Sanctuary bases itself on. We may be based in Iran, but what we are today is a family scattered across the globe, still closely-knit by intention and emotion. Our motive is the advocacy of innocent animals whom the nature hasn’t bestowed with the strength to fight against the cruelties by humans. If you may say so, we are super animal lovers (and protectors), and we do whatever we can to help the abused and street animals that need care. Together, we’ve surmounted obstacles, taken and won downright challenges, and braved through unmanageable caseloads. And, that has only made the mission stronger.

IT ALL BEGAN WITH A MAN WHO CARES

While Sezar Sanctuary is not limited to the Iranian soil, it surely did begin here with Hosein Mohammadi, a person you come across so rarely, a man who has been more than caring for sick, injured, abused and helpless animals. Beginning with resources that were meager, but a spirit and heart that were big enough to let these poor souls in, this man found it imperative to lend the help that was most needed.

“Exactly after the moment Sezar (my first rescued dog) entered my life, the revelation was clear to me, I had heard my calling in life…I had to become a voice for these voiceless abused animals…This is a calling and responsibility which I took on wholeheartedly and with all that I have, and I hope to be able to continue making a difference in this mission.” – words that come right from Hosein’s heart.

This is was just the start of a noble tale.

Sezar Sanctuary

WHEN ONE DOES GOOD, OTHERS FOLLOW

The tireless efforts that Hosein Mohammadi had been making to rescue sick and abused animals, attracted a lot of like-minded people across barriers of language, religion and territory, and that is how Sezar Sanctuary became a massive endeavor backed by numerous people who are against cruelty to animals, and those who do care to get up and do something about it.

So, hands were joined and efforts were consolidated to make Sezar Sanctuary a massive movement to do it in a greater, more intense measure what Mohammadi has been doing. More supporters, more caregivers, more finances, more resources means more care and more lives saved. The man himself has, singlehandedly, rescued hundreds of dogs already. Sezar Sanctuary strives to multiply this number exponentially year after year with multiplied efforts.

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

We believe in humanity, and better humans can make a better world for the animals. Or must we say, if we started caring more for animals, we are due to become better humans.

However, what we do not believe in are barriers. If you are a person who has the same belief as us – making the world a better place for animals, you are welcome to our family that is growing by leaps and bounds. If you care for the animals, we suggest that you make it count.

THE MISSION AND SCOPE OF SEZAR SANCTUARY

We have already come a long way providing hands-on care and services to abused and abandoned dogs since our inception. We are driving enormous changes in Iran and across the globe in bringing about a change by resisting crimes against animals, especially large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting and dog cruelty.
We also act as the backbone to animal rescue groups spread all across Iran. When faced with outrageous situations, Sezar Sanctuary does all it can (as the law of the land permits) to fight neglect and abuse directed against animals. And we wish to do thing on a global level.

A part of our mission is also to urge more of you who think like us to join us in this battle to empower animals.

DONATE TODAY!

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS

Through your kindness and generosity, Sezar Sanctuary can continue to save many dogs each year.

Sezar Sanctuary

 


 

NEWS ARTICLES on Sezar Sanctuary

* From One Green Planet: There Aren’t Many Animal Shelters in Iran – So This Man Made His Own

* From the Dodo: Man Takes It Upon Himself To Rescue Hundreds Of Animals

 

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Sezar Sanctuary contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Sezar Sanctuary, click the following links:

* Sezar Sanctuary – Website

Sezar Sanctuary Facebook

Sezar Sanctuary Twitter

Sezar SanctuaryInstagram

Sezar SanctuaryYouTube

Sezar SanctuaryThe Pets at Sezar Sanctuary

 

Sezar Sanctuary

 

 


 

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups

Click the “Brackets” on the right-side in the Map Header below to view the full-size map