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

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Sincerely,

Divinity’s Dad

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Senior Sunday – Animaux Séniors

Once again we cross the pond, and this weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Animaux Séniors in Bezons, France.

Note: The following information is a machine translation.

Animaux Séniors


 

From the Animaux Séniors website

Animaux Séniors is an association of animal protection, dedicated to older animals. Non-profit association, governed by the 1901 law.

What for?

The suffering of the master, the despair of the animal. As volunteers in other associations, we were faced with the tearing of the elderly person starting in a home or in loss of autonomy and forced to separate from its animal, often its only and loyal company for years. We attended the anguish on the unknown fate of the animal, whose family has no conditions or willingness to host, and for which euthanasia or the refuge are often viewed as “solutions”. We also saw the animal, often old and fragile, lost, distraught health during this separation, finding himself in a place unknown and unsuited.

Why not other associations?

Most of the associations to help animals collecting animals with their adoption as perspective. ORS, an old, often sick animal (blind, heart, urinary, teething, problems etc.) is unlikely to be adopted. Moreover, these animals have greater needs, because of their State of health and needs of presence and reassurance. Few foster families can assume such responsibilities.

We are committed to provide a solution to these situations!

Senior animals collecting animals, regardless of race or species, seeks investment needs homes, brings veterinary care and provides food aid. As much as possible, we try to keep a link with the master (sending of pictures, visits, etc). We don’t exist thanks to donations from individuals, your help is invaluable.

How to help?

Via a donation (which will be deducted to 66% of your taxes), sponsorship of an animal, a food offer, all support is welcome! You can also offer you as a host family and discover the immeasurable reward offer dignity to an animal that made proof of loyalty and love for a lifetime. You also participate to the appeasement of a senior citizen who is separated from his companion.


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 Animaux Séniors.

Basile

Basile

Basile is an 8-year old male Braque-Spaniel.  Basile’s master was hospitalized and will not return. Basile has no home! Basile has always lived in a small apartment. Before he was going to walk in the forest twice a day, but his master became old and was no longer able to take it out. The person in the family who mobilizes to save him tells us that the poor Basile remained without leaving the apartment for months. Basile is a dynamic dog who has known and worked with cats and other dogs (there are long). Basile has remarkable intelligence and is a loving dog.

Ideally we are looking for someone who can also frame because, although very intelligent, Basile has been neglected, and did not have a settled family framework. Basile is currently in the Loiret, but we shall move him to where he will find a home. Basile will be identified, sterilized and vaccinated at the time of the adoption.

To learn more about Basile, click the link to his Animaux SéniorsAdoption page

 

Awai

Awai

Awai is a 10-year old female Cairn Terrier! Awai likes the company and partying as soon as a visit arises. She lives in a House but still most of the time inside – Awai will adapt to apartment living. Awai came out in the Garden only to relieve himself. Awai still has the energy and if we give him a ball she rejoices!

Awai gets along with everyone, children, cats and other dogs. Awai lost her mistress in 2013. She was welcomed by people of the family which, older, leave home accommodation where dogs are not allowed, although she is adorable. Awai is tattooed and vaccinated (last vaccine on 23/02/2015) Awai is therefore looking for a home to welcome her.

To learn more about Awai, click the link to her Animaux SéniorsAdoption page

 

Capri

 Capri

Capri is a 7-year old male Yorkshire cross Poodle dwarf, who is very very affectionate. Capri requires a lot of hugs. Capri needs love and presence, and was always at his owners side and always slept in her room, on her pillow.

Capri barks when rings at the door. It has been used in an apartment but has also lived in a House with garden. He likes car rides as well as accompany his human preferred during a nice walk on foot. Capri does not do well on the leash. Capri loves everyone and he is currently in the Niort. We are looking for homes near or in the Paris region.

To learn more about Capri, click the link to his Animaux SéniorsAdoption page

 

Tessa

Tessa

Tessa is a 13-year old Cavalier King Charles – Blenheim color. Tessa is like a teddy bear, very nice, gets along with other dogs and get used very quickly in a different home (it was gathered temporarily by a lady who runs). Tessa lived in a House with garden, ideally we are looking for adoptive parents in a House with garden. Tessa is currently in Gagny, in 93, but can be placed elsewhere for good homes! The photo is of a dog that resembles Tessa because our contact is not able to send pictures by e-mail.

To learn more about Tessa, click the link to her Animaux SéniorsAdoption page

 


 

Here are some, but not all of the senior cats currently available for adoption from Animaux Séniors.

Farluchette

Farluchette

Farluchette is a 15-year old female. Farluchette is a nice cat who was accustomed to live with her mistress who has been deceased for more than a year. Farluchette remained in the House of her mistress and lived all this time only… Despite her independent nature, Farluchette loves Cuddles and deserves to have a House.

In the past, she has lived with another cat and a Brittany Spaniel, she’s so used to other animals. It was submitted with respect to the other cat. She lived in the House, but we think, because she does not stray and is very quiet, that she adapt well to apartment living. She is spayed. Farluchette is near Fontainebleau.

To learn more about Farluchette, click the link to her Animaux SéniorsAdoption page

 

Youki

Youki

Youki is a 9-year old male. This is the cushy cat by excellence. A duvet or fluffy bassinet are his delight. Youki spends hours in toileting, sleep, and watch. If you pass, Youki will tell you to ask for hugs. His raspy Meow will ring a few times a day, for your attention. If that doesn’t work, he’ll come rub his head on your hands to claim his due: a good daily dose of hugs. If you stop and he still wants, it fairly gently close his paw on your hands, to tell you to continue. Each time you will fall! Youki is gentle and doesn’t like the nervous not to be scolded spirits.

Youki is very afraid, memory of previous bad experiences. If you scold him or a noise scared him, he folds down, belly up (like a submissive dog!). So beware of children, it should be very soft, incapable of a clumsy gesture. We are looking for him a – e adopter-e quiet, with lots of love to give. He currently lives in a House with cats and dogs. But, ideally, it would be the only cat in his future home because he doesn’t much like the company of other cats. Dogs are not a problem. Youki can live in an apartment, he does not much on the outside. Youki is neutered, identified and vaccinated. Youki is healthy and will be still a good decade before him. He is currently in the Paris region. You can come to find out its sweetness!

To learn more about Youki, click the link to his Animaux SéniorsAdoption page

 

Lagune

Lagune

 

Lagoon is a 12-year old female. Lagune has lived since with her mistress who is ill. She is very soft, not aggressive, much loving hugs. It is a small ball of love, she is very timid, but let himself get close and stroking easily (with it, no fear to be scratched!). Lagune fears toddlers, she hides or still in her corner, but wants no contact. Lagune is very afraid of dogs, but not of other cats, if they are not aggressive.

Lagune is very quiet and loves her peace and hugs. Lagune has always lived in a quiet garden where she likes to hunt. She would need a small garden having been used to date. Inside she plays with his little stuffed mice. Lagoon is healthy. She is tattooed and spayed. Lagune is at Belley in the 01, but can be brought elsewhere.

To learn more about Lagune, click the link to her Animaux SéniorsAdoption page

 

Guimo

Guimo

Guimo is an 8-year old male. Guimo is a Marshmallow with whiskers, we thus renamed it Guimo :) On a scale from 0 to 10 of cuddly cats, Guimo is 20! Oh yes, Guimo is a big ball of hair of extreme tenderness, he is very gentle and kind. Guimo is sociable, clean, gets along with other cats… get along with everyone! Guimo is now in foster care with dogs and get used to it gradually.

Guimo is a true indoor cat who enjoys cozy corners and a good Bowl. Guimo is healthy, and can be caressed by strangers and regularly comes to claim with some meowing his dose of love. You will not be able to resist his loving gaze and you will be rewarded with a session of Purring because Guimo purrs as soon as you stroke. Guimo was abandoned because baby is coming and his mistress could no longer handle. Guimo is neutered, identified and vaccinated, and has long years before him.

To learn more about Guimo, click the link to his Animaux SéniorsAdoption page

 


 

 

Animaux Séniors contact links

To learn about all the senior pets that Animaux Séniors has available for adoption, click the following links:

* Animaux Séniors – Website

Animaux Séniors Facebook

Animaux Séniors Twitter

Animaux Séniors Available Dogs for Adoption

Animaux Séniors – Available Cats for Adoption

 


 


 

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Senior Sunday – Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue in Loveland, CO.

Izzy's Place Senior Dog Rescue 

From the Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue website

Our mission is to save abandoned, unwanted, and homeless senior dogs of all breeds and mixes. The dogs we rescue live in loving foster homes where they remain until they are either adopted or pass over the Rainbow Bridge.

We have saved/helped save more than 90-senior dogs since founding Izzy’s Place in November, 2010. While that number might not compare to many larger rescue groups, we are proud of our small, yet mighty, rescue team! Of course, we could not have done this without the support of so many dog lovers and Colorado businesses. Thank you, all; we appreciate you!

We are not a shelter. Each dog we rescue is placed in an approved foster home, where they remain until they’re adopted—no matter how long it takes for the right family to come along. And if that doesn’t happen, they live out the rest of their lives with their foster families.

In short, Izzy’s Place offers senior dogs a safe haven, high-quality food, proper vet care, appropriate exercise and playtime, and most of all, lots of love in their golden years.

We give our seniors the best, which sometimes means we pay from our own pockets. We accept dogs who have cancer or other diseases. We also accept dogs who have tested positive for heart worms. The diagnoses and treatments for these various illnesses range from somewhat expensive to very expensive; but we believe these abandoned senior dogs deserve the same quality of life as healthy seniors who aren’t abandoned. So we do everything possible to give them the best quality of life possible.

Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue (IPSDR) is a non-profit 501(c)3, no-kill rescue group based out of Loveland, Colorado. We save abandoned, unwanted, and homeless senior dogs of all breeds and mixes.

 


Seniors have a lot to offer, 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 Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue.

 Jade & Brittany

Jade & Brittany

In the pictures showing both girls, Jade is on the left and Brittany is on the right. Both girls arrived at Izzy’s Place from National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR). NMDR rescued them directly from a puppy mill, where they were raised and forced to breed over and over again until they were too old to have puppies any longer.

Jade and Brittany are very sweet Chihuahuas who would do best in a home without small children. Both girls get along with other dogs of all sizes. Brittany is learning how to be a dog and go outside and play with everyone else. She needs some help increasing her confidence. Jade is definitely a leader. She’s been teaching Brittany how to go potty outside with the other dogs, how to come for dinner, and how to let their people know she wants to be picked up.

Update: As of late January 2017, Brittany has found her voice, and she’s been using it to let her people know when she wants something. This is a huge step for this little girl, as she was incredibly timid when first rescued. Jade continues to become even more social and is starting to really enjoy interacting with two-leggeds. She’s learned a lot about how to dog from the other dogs in their foster home, and she continues to encourage Brittany to try new things.

It would be nice if Brittany’s and Jade’s future forever home has at least one other friendly, trained dog; however, because Jade has learned so much about dogging and likes to help Brittany learn how to dog, we are not making this a requirement for these two particular mill-rescue girls.

​Note: Brittany and Jade are a bonded pair; therefore, potential adopters will need to adopt them both. Splitting them up is not an option.

To learn more about Brittany & Jade, click the link to their Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue  – Adoption page

 

Willie

Willie

Willie is an adorable 7-year old Golden Retriever mix. He has the sweetest smile and big brown eyes and loves belly rubs from his foster mom. Willie loves daily walks, time exploring in the yard and car rides. Willie seems to have endured a difficult past as he is timid of new people, especially men. Since coming into foster care Willie has begun learning to trust that people can be kind and that he is safe and loved. Looking for a handsome shadow? Willie is your guy!

Although Willie is trustworthy with free roam of the house while you’re out. He has learned to SIT and WAIT at the front door before going out for a walk or car ride. Willie is amazing on leash and will heel at your side. He looks to his foster mom for encouragement as they walk and he responds to positive reinforcement. He’s quite a smart guy! Willie is looking for a loving person who will be patient and encouraging as he learns just how good life can be. Willie is GREAT with other dogs, especially those that are smaller than him. However, no cats!! Willie has never hurt a cat but at his previous owners home they said he was “too curious” about the neighbor cats. Willie is house trained, neutered and our behaviorist that met and worked with him shared that he is “very sweet.”

To learn more about Willie, click the link to his Izzy’s Place Senior Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Mickey & Minnie
Miss Minnie

Miss Minnie

Mickey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re interested in adopting Mickey & Minnie, please download and complete the Adoption Application.

If you would like to donate toward Brittany’s and Jade’s care, please click the “Donate” button When the donation window opens, click the “Add special instructions to the seller” link. Then, in the field that displays, write “for Mickey & Minnie.”

To learn more about Mickey & Minnie, click the link to their Izzy’s Place Senior Dog RescueAdoption page

 

​Shelby

Shelby

Miss Shelby is a joy! This super sweet girl is laid back most of the time but gets a little frisky and likes to play at least once or twice a day; she rarely barks, but she makes a kind of warbling sound when she thinks you might have forgotten that it’s treat or meal time (she’s very food motivated!); she loves going on walks, but because she has bad knees, it’s best if she takes two-to-three short (e.g., 15-20 minutes) walks a day instead of one long (e.g., 45-minutes to 1-hour) walk each day; and she gets along great with other adult/senior, small-to-medium-sized dogs (we don’t know how she does with cats, puppies, or large dogs)

​Shelby looks like a Schipperke (pronounced Skipper-key) mix. She’s weighs just under 22-lbs, which is close to ideal for her but over the acceptable range for a purebred. Also, her face isn’t quite as foxy looking as a purebred Schipperke, and instead of being completely black, she has a small white blaze on her chest and a little bit of white on each of her front paws. Her muzzle also has a little white on it, but we think that’s from age (our vet estimates she’s between 10-15 years old) and not part of her original markings.

Because she has long hair, Shelby isn’t a lap dog. Don’t get us wrong! She loves being petted, and she gives the daintiest little kisses in return. She just prefers when she isn’t being petted to lie on her dog bed on the floor instead of lying on the couch, her humans’ bed, or her humans’ laps. And oh my goodness! You should see her little booty dance when she’s getting butt skritches! Check out our great video of Miss Shelby dancing away during one of these sessions. She is a hoot!

In short, Shelby is a rock star! This little gal has a wonderful temperament and endearing personality. She’s eager to please, likes to be with her people, walks well on leash, rides well in the car, is house broken, plays well with others, knows basic obedience commands, and has more get-up-and-go than many dogs in her age range. Shelby is the real deal, all wrapped up in an adorable package!

To learn more about Shelby, click the link to her Izzy’s Place Senior Dog RescueAdoption page

 


Hospice Dogs

Bess

Bess

Bess is a 14-year old Australian Cattle Dog mix that was found in Grand Junction as a stray. The shelter there contacted us and and now she’s enjoying her retirement in style!

So far Bess has gotten to enjoy a bonfire with S’mores, a real dog bed, getting to hang with her foster siblings and being able to get some pain medication to help her arthritis. Bess has some buckshot in her front leg, some neuropothy (muscle loss) in her hips, and vision loss but is in overall good health for her age. She has some daily pain meds to help her move more freely and she’s already exploring her new yard and playing a bit with her older foster siblings.

Bess is not available for adoption since she is in hospice care, but if you would like to donate to Ms. Bess’ on-going care you may do so via Paypal.

To learn more about Bess, click the link to her Izzy’s Place Senior Dog RescueSupport page

 


 

Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

* Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue – Website

* Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue – Facebook

* Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue – Twitter

* Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue – All Available Dogs for Adoption

* Izzy’s Place Senior Dog Rescue – Hospice Dogs

 


 

 


 

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Senior Sunday – The City of Elderly Love Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on The City of Elderly Love Rescue in Philadelphia, PA.

The City of Elderly Love Rescue.2

 


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


 

From The City of Elderly Love Rescue website

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.

The City of Elderly Love Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue dedicated to saving and enriching the lives of homeless senior pets in the Philadelphia area. Utilizing volunteer foster homes, City of Elderly Love aims to rescue these animals from potential euthanasia at area animal shelters as well as prevent older animals from entering the shelter-system in the first place, when possible.

The City of Elderly Love also provides palliative and hospice care when needed. Through creative marketing and community events, City of Elderly Love works to place its adoptable pets into loving adoptive homes.

 

The City of Elderly Love 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 City of Elderly Love Rescue.

Senior Dogs

Candy

Candy

This little lady is named Candy! City of Elderly Love rescued this little Mutt (perhaps Chihuahua or JRT mix?) from Philly’s animal control shelter where she had been surrendered at the estimated age range of 8-10 years. Candy was not handling the scary shelter-setting well and was selected for euthanasia because she was so scared. Luckily, a foster parent stepped up to save her life!

Candy is now living it up in foster care! Candy is around 20-lbs. and is in great shape. She is calm in the house, but does have tons of energy when we go out for walks. Candy easily does upwards of three miles at a brisk walk and still wants to keep going! She would be a great walking or hiking partner.

Candy loves burrowing in blankets and snuggling on the couch. She gets a kick out of running back in forth with me in the backyard and is trying to get used to playing with toys (she would rather just play the running game or go exploring). Candy loves her peanut butter Kong, will dance on her hind legs for treats, and is so obsessed with carrot sticks that she immediately carries them off to her crate to eat in private. While she prefers to be with you, she does not bark AT ALL when she is in her room. Candy is so quiet that you could have someone over your house and they would not even know she is there. Candy does not chew or scratch on furniture, she really is an easy dog to have around.

Candy isn’t currently living with other dogs and she might need a slower introduction to new dogs in her new home, she is very well behaved and friendly to the dogs and people while out on walks. She seems to love dogs, big and small, and is very appropriate when she meets them. Candy is currently living with cats in her foster home, but is being kept separate from them because she has a pretty strong prey drive. She shouldn’t live with cats or other small animals (besides dogs) in her future home. Candy is even a little smarty pants! She knows some basic commands like sit, stay and beg! Candy comes when she is called and redirects easily. She really wants to make her person happy and is eager to learn new things!

Candy had likely not had the easiest life before coming to COEL. She has a burn scar on her back and lacks some confidence. And while she has made great strides since leaving the scary shelter, she takes a few minutes to warm up to new people. Once she knows you, you’ll be her best buddy forever and she turns into a cuddle bug. She’ll even nuzzle your hand with her snout for love! But since she does sometimes react out of fear and may nip in new situations (like at the vet), she shouldn’t live with children.

To learn more about Candy, click the link to her The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Adoption page

 

Keymo

Keymo

If it weren’t for his handsome graying muzzle, it would be tough for us to convince anyone that Keymo was an older guy! This happy-go-lucky Pit Bull mix is around 10-years old and was surrendered to Philadelphia’s animal control shelter because his family could no longer afford to care for a dog. Because the shelter is always so full and Keymo is an older dog, he was placed on the short list for euthanasia. Luckily, a City of Elderly Love foster parent stepped up to save him in the nick of time!

Keymo is now happily living in his foster home, but is no the hunt for his true forever home! Keymo has the perfect level of energy. He loves to go for walks around the neighborhood, will romp around in the yard for a little while, but then is also happy to just snooze in the sun or lay around and chew on a bone! He loves being around his human friends and enjoys meeting new people! He’d be a great dog for both city life and life in the burbs. Despite being a senior dog by his age number, Keymo is in great shape and has great energy! All of his recent diagnostics came back great, though Keymo does have something called “Horner’s Syndrome” which is nothing more than droopiness in his eyes due to lack of function in some of his facial nerves and muscles. It causes him no pain and can happen to any dog at any time, though its cause is unknown. Keymo is currently living with other dogs but can be picky in which dogs he likes to hang around with. He seems more comfortable with friendly female dogs. Unfortunately, Keymo is a little too interested in cats and shouldn’t live with them. Consider adopting this handsome old man!

To learn more about Keymo, click the link to his The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Adoption page

 

Missy

Missy

Looking to adopt an amazing new family member? Look no further – meet Missy! Missy is a 10ish year old Pit Bull mix who found herself homeless and in the animal control shelter after her owner became ill and could no longer care for her. Missy spent weeks at the shelter not catching the eye of an adopter amongst a sea of adoptable dogs. Luckily, a City of Elderly Love foster family recognized her amazing personality and sprung into action! Now that she’s safe and sound, she’s ready to find her forever home!

We could go on and on about Missy but perhaps we should just let her speak for herself! “Hi, my name is Missy and I love to Netflix and chill, take walks in the neighborhood, and hang out with my foster brothers (human AND canine). My foster mom tells me all the time how sweet I am, and my foster dad calls me “Flubberlips” because I snore louder than him (just kidding)! They say I don’t need a crate because I’m housebroken and totally laid back… I’m just really happy to finally be out of the shelter and would love to share the rest of my days with a family who enjoys the same things.” Missy lives with other dogs and older kids and would do well in just about any home! She’s got lots of love to share with her future family – could it be yours?

Missy is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped! Missy is also heartworm and lymes disease negative.

To learn more about Missy, click the link to her The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Adoption page

 

Rocky

Rocky

Amazing dog alert! This handsome tuxedo’d Pit Bull mix is named Rocky! Rocky found himself homeless at the age of 8-years old when his previous family was moving and couldn’t bring him along. Rocky spent a few weeks at the animal control shelter before catching the eye of a City of Elderly Love foster family and he hasn’t looked back! We have nothing but great things to say about Rocky and one lucky family out there is going to get themselves an amazing companion.

Rocky is a sweet and social guy who doesn’t have to do much and still manages to make everyone he meets fall in love with him. He has been an easy addition to his new foster home where he’s living with other large dogs who he loves to spend his time with and cuddle on the couch with. Rocky has met kitties and has done well with them as well. This social, easy-going guy even spends time with babies and children and is appropriate and loving with them! Rocky also loves to play fetch, knows basic commands, will do just about anything for a treat, and is also housebroken. Is there something he can’t do or someone he doesn’t love? We don’t think so. Rocky is now the first one to greet his foster mom at the door after a long day at work and promises to do the same for his future family members.

Rocky was a healthy guy when he came to City of Elderly Love, though could maybe put a couple pounds on. Rocky also had a wellness check with out veterinarians who confirmed that he’s in great shape. Don’t miss your chance to add this gem to your family!

To learn more about Rocky, click the link to his The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Adoption page

 


Here are some, but not all of the senior cats currently available for adoption from The City of Elderly Love Rescue.

Senior Cats

Apricot

Apricot

Are you looking for an amazingly cuddly, spunky, and beautiful long-haired best friend? Perhaps Apricot is your girl! Teeny, tiny Apricot was brought to Philadelphia’s animal control shelter after being found as a stray not long before because the other cat in her previous home was picking on her and her family didn’t think it was fair for Apricot. It was then found that Apricot was diabetic which was what was causing her to be so skinny. Luckily, she made it back out of the shelter by landed an amazing foster home where she is flourishing and living alongside other cats and dogs happily! She’s now on the hunt to find her forever home.

Apricot has a stunning long Tabby/Calico (Tabico?) coat and bright green eyes. Despite being an older cat (the shelter estimated her to be around 7 or 8), she is often mistaken for being a kitten because she is so petite and has an adorable baby face! Not to mention her adorable, playful and spunky personality! Apricot loves being the center of attention and will chat with you all day long if you entertain her! She adores being brushed, held, and especially getting chin and back scratches! Apricot is currently living with other cats and large dogs and gets along with them wonderfully! Apricot has also met children in her foster home and at our adoption events and adores them as well.

Apricot receives insulin shots and scheduled meals twice a day to regulate her blood sugar. Her condition is under control and her medication is affordable! She has put on a healthy amount of weight since getting the appropriate vet care. Not to mention, she is likely feeling so much better since receiving a diagnoses and treatment. Besides, this easy-going, goofy girl will certainly repay you with lots of love and laughs!

To learn more about Apricot, click the link to her The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Adoption page

 

Friday

Friday

This tall drink of water is named Friday! Friday is somewhere around 7-9 years old and made his way to City of Elderly Love after being found as a skinny stray in Philadelphia and taken in by a concerned neighbor. Friday has since been vetted and is ready to land a home once and for all!

Friday may be skinny now due to his time spent on the streets, but has a healthy appetite and will bulk up in no time now that he is receiving regular meals. His personality meets his good looks in that he’s laid-back, affectionate and social! He’s always up for entertaining guests and isn’t shy about curling up in your lap. Friday spent a little time in a foster home where he lived with other cats and dogs and would likely do well in a home with them with an appropriate introduction. This easy-going guy isn’t phased by much and would make an easy (and wonderful) addition to any family. Think it could be yours?

Friday is currently residing at COEL’s adoption kennels at Pet Supplies Plus in Phoenixville! You can stop by any day to meet him at 700 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460.

To learn more about Friday, click the link to his The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Adoption page

 

Trinity

Trinity

Oh my, do they get any cuter than Trinity? She gorgeous girl is an 8-10 year old Calico who was surrendered to City of Elderly Love because her family was going through some changes and could no longer care for her. Luckily, Trinity was able to bypass the shelter-system and is now on the hunt for a loving retirement home!

Trinity may be a senior by age, but she’s the type of cat who will always look like a kitten! She weighs no more than 8 lbs. with a tri-colored coat and stunning yellow eyes, including eyeliner! Trinity is a bit on the shy side when meeting new people, but warms up when given a little time to explore her surroundings. She absolutely loves scratches under her chin! While Trinity has lived with children in her previous home, she would prefer a quieter home where she can snooze on the couch, watch the world go by from the window sill, and snuggle up on your lap when you get home from a long day at work! Trinity hasn’t lived with other animals in her previous home and would likely be happiest in a home where she can have her own space. Consider adopting this amazing little lady!

Trinity is currently residing at our adoption kennels at Pet Supplies Plus in Phoenixville! You can stop by any day to meet her at 700 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460!

To learn more about Trinity, click the link to her The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Adoption page

 

Vincent

Vincent

This adorable mug belongs to Vincent (or Vinnie Vincenzo)! Vincent found himself homeless and in Philly’s animal control shelter at the age of 15. However he was not handling shelter-life well; he was actually pretty upset. Having your world turned upside down after 15-years in the same place will do that to anyone. Fortunately City of Elderly Love was able to assist, to get him out of the shelter environment and into a foster home. It only took a short while to see Vincent’s sunny side when he left the shelter. Once he moved into his human foster sister’s bedroom he quickly began purring away!

Vincent was an only-pet all his life so he’d be perfectly happy in a home where he continues to be the center of attention. In his foster home, he is living with both cats and dogs. He is starting to tolerate his fellow cats at a distance though, so given time he may be able to eventually share his space with them but doesn’t like spending much time with the dogs. Vincent’s favorite playtime activities are chasing a mousie-go-round and strings on a stick. He is also known for reaching out with his paw and giving you a gently tap when he’d like attention – hello!? Vincent is also currently living with older kids and is great with them. This hilarious, handsome, playful, affectionate (should we go on?) will make a wonderful addition to almost any family!

To learn more about Vincent, click the link to his The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Adoption page

 


Here are some, but not all of the senior pets currently in hospice at The City of Elderly Love Rescue.

 

Hospice Pets

Max

Max

Max is 17-years old and is a Boisterous Beagle! Max is currently being treated for Congestive Heart Failure. Due to his age and condition, Max will remain with his foster family while receiving treatment for as long as he can be kept comfortable!

To learn more about Max, click the link to his The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Sponsor Me page

 

Puck

Puck

Puck is about 10-years old and *lives with dogs & cats!* Puck has been diagnosed with feline GI lymphoma and is currently living out his days with a loving foster family where he receives medication daily to help him remain comfortable.

To learn more about Puck, click the link to his The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Sponsor Me page

 

Zeus

Zeus

Zeus is about 9-years old and *lives with dogs, cats & kids!* Zeus had a large soft tissue sarcoma removed. Due to the type of cancer and because it couldn’t completely removed, it will eventually metasticize.

To learn more about Zeus, click the link to his The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Sponsor Me page

 

Rowdie

Rowdie

Rowdie for President! Rowdie is 10-years old and has been diagnosed with feline GI lymphoma and is currently living out his days with a loving foster family where he receives medication daily to help him remain comfortable.

To learn more about Rowdie, click the link to his The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Sponsor Me page

 

Hamilton

Hamilton

Hamilton is 8-10 years old, and *lives with dogs!* Hamilton was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and lymphoma shortly after leaving the shelter. He’ll remain with his loving foster family throughout treatment.

To learn more about Hamilton, click the link to his The City of Elderly Love Rescue.Sponsor Me page

 


 

The City of Elderly Love Rescue.contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the City of Elderly Love Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

The City of Elderly Love Rescue Website

The City of Elderly Love Rescue Facebook

The City of Elderly Love Rescue Twitter

The City of Elderly Love Rescue Instagram

The City of Elderly Love Rescue  All Available Pets for Adoption

 


 


 

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

Senior Sunday – Arizona Beagle Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Arizona Beagle Rescue in Phoenix, AZ.

Arizona Beagle Rescue


 

From the Arizona Beagle Rescue website

Arizona Beagle Rescue (AZBR) is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer animal welfare organization dedicated to saving homeless beagles through rescue efforts, adoption and education on the breed.

AZBR works in cooperation with animal shelters and humane agencies throughout AZ to reduce the euthanasia of adoptable animals by providing foster homes, veterinary services and training for all of the beagles in our care. AZBR offers breed specific resources and training referrals to promote lifelong relationships between beagles and their companions.

AZBR operates solely on donations and has no shelter of its own; instead a statewide network of volunteers open their homes and hearts to provide foster care for rescued dogs until qualified, loving forever homes are found.

 


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


Here is a link to an informative article on adoption an Older Beagle.

Arizona Beagle Rescue logo

 


Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Arizona Beagle Rescue.

Magoo

Magoo

Magoo is a 10-year old beagle gentleman who came to AZ Beagle Rescue from the Arizona Humane Society. Magoo does have some health problems that are now being addressed. Magoo is now in a foster home receiving the care he need. Please check back soon to see when Magoo will be available for adoption.

To learn more about Magoo, click the link to his Arizona Beagle RescueAdoption page

 

Mary Puppins

Mary Puppins

Mary Puppins came to the shelter as a stray, and the nice people at the shelter treated me to my own glamor shoot! Once they got Mary Puppins all dolled up, they took some pictures that are really cute, if I do say so myself!

Mary Puppins is looking for a new home to call her own, but until then, she is safe in an awesome foster home where she is getting all the belly rubs and attention that her lil’ heart can handle.

Mary’s foster family will tell you that she is a very quiet and loyal companion. Mary Puppins does not bark or howl, but she will be pretty vocal in greeting my humans when they come home.

Mary Puppins follows her humans around the house, check on them, and then she will lay down nearby to keep an eye on them. Mary is good with the other dogs in the house, Mary is not food aggressive, and she is well-mannered when walking on a leash.

Mary Puppins is a pretty mellow old gal who would be a great addition to a slower paced home where she can hang out and relax with my humans and canine companions.

To learn more about Mary Puppins, click the link to her Arizona Beagle RescueAdoption page

 

Kenny

Kenny

Kenny came all the way from Kentucky to find his new home. Some nice rescue folks pulled him out of a high-kill shelter, then he rode to Yuma, AZ, and finally flew in a private airplane to get to Phoenix!

Kenny’s been through a lot, so he is a little timid, but he is settling in and getting comfortable in his foster home. However, he would like to find his forever home soon! Kenny gets along with all the dogs and kids he has met so far. Kenny likes head scratches, walking, hiking, sleeping and napping on comfy, cozy beds.

Kenny’s health is good. Kenny has the awesome nose of a beagle and the pretty copper and white coat and freckles of a Brittany or cocker spaniel. Kenny learned the doggie-door in a snap, plus he now knows how to sit and stay, which gets him extra treats! Kenny also tries really hard to get human food off the counter!

Although he is not very needy, Kenny will miss you and might howl a little when you leave the house, but then he’ll get comfy and wait to greet you when you return.

To learn more about Kenny, click the link to his Arizona Beagle RescueAdoption page

 

Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones is a portly 10-year old beagle boy who came to AZ Beagle Rescue from the Arizona Humane Society as a stray. Sadly, Jasper’s owners could not be found. Jasper Jones is now in a loving foster home, losing some extra pounds, and getting comfortable with my family.

Jasper Jones is a pretty chill old man and just wants a little attention to make him smile. Would you like to be his forever family?

To learn more about Jasper Jones, click the link to his Arizona Beagle RescueAdoption page

 


 

 


 

Arizona Beagle Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Arizona Beagle Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

Arizona Beagle Rescue Website

Arizona Beagle Rescue Facebook

Arizona Beagle Rescue Twitter

Arizona Beagle Rescue Adoption Information

Arizona Beagle Rescue All Available Beagles for Adoption

 


 

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

Dog leads horse to water, and makes her drink even when its minus 50C

Once again we travel to Siberia for the story of Umka.

Umka walking Kunduchene to the water hole

Umka taking Kunduchene to the water hole

 

From the Siberian Times: Even in the intense cold, animals need to drink, but shaggy horse Kunduchene refuses to budge, unless escorted by Umka.

The unusual scene is from Dyupsya village in Ust-Aldan district of Yakutia, the largest and coldest region in Russia, also known as Sakha Republic.

One of the oldest sayings in English is: ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.’

But Umka seems to manage both these tasks well with stubborn Kunduchene.

Umka the dog and Kunduchene the horse

Umka waits patiently while the horse takes a daily drink

 

Each day the mixed Central Asian and Caucasus Shepherd takes the disobedient six year old horse across the snow to the ice hole for a drink.

Semen Sivtsev, the horse’s owner, said: ‘When Kunduchene was a foal, I had a lot of trouble with her, but now my helper walks her to the watering place.’

His daughter Maria Zakharova: ‘It was impossible to make her move and go, she was such a nuisance – so we taught the dog to help us, and Umka enjoyed his new mission.

‘At first, the horse did not obey Umka either but he kept pulling her and now they are managing well.

Umka is about 60-kg and Kunduchene is 160-kg, so it took them just about two days to understand who is more stubborn, and now they are great friends.

Umka the dog leads Kunduchene the horse

Umka the dog and Kunduchene the horse

 

Kunduchene loves Umka, she allows him to smell her, and she is smelling him too, checking if this is her friend. He is protecting her.’

Waiting in line for a drink

Waiting in line for a drink

 

The owner says Umka has also begun escorting other horses back from the ice hole.

Umka the dog walks another horse

Umka the dog walks another horse