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