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 – Senior Springers for Senior Citizens

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Senior Springers for Senior Citizens (English Springer Rescue America) in Woodstock, GA.

English Springer Rescue America


 

From the English Springer Rescue America website

English Springer Rescue America, Inc. is proud to offer Springers for Seniors. This unique, award winning program seeks to place senior dogs in the homes of Senior Citizens (sixty years plus). It is strongly suggested by the medical profession that Senior Citizens live longer and healthier when they have a pet to care for. ESRA believes older dogs also live longer in the care of Senior Citizens whose life styles can accommodate the mellower dog. These senior dogs have had a health exam, are fully vaccinated, are spayed or neutered, and are heartworm negative. When they are placed with an active senior who can love and care for them, the adoption fee is waived.

The Springers for Seniors logo next to a dog’s listing tells you that dog is offered through this special program. If you are not a senior citizen, the adoption fee is $350. Be sure to ask the contact person for further details.


Senior Dogs for Senior Citizens (Caryn Pola)

It was the kind of call all rescuers dread. A local veterinarian had an 11 year old Springer spaniel named Ginger, who had been left for euthanasia. There really was no medical reason for her to be euthanized. Ginger had some leaking of urine and her family had decided to dispose of her. The veterinarian had been trying to place her in a new home for about three weeks. They hoped rescue would help. English Springer Rescue America sent out the call, and a foster family, the Van Mullens, quickly responded. Ginger went home with them. Mae, Ginger’s foster mom, could not believe how active and social this wonderful dog was. Ginger would chase a ball till Mae’s arm felt like it would fall off. Even when half-asleep, Ginger had an eye on her ball.

After some time and no new home on the horizon, Mae placed an ad in the paper talking about her wonderful foster dog. One who answered the ad was an administrator of a group home for active senior citizens. Ginger went over to the home to meet the people there. The corporation that ran this group home had strong beliefs that people need animals. Each of their homes had a resident cat and dog. It was to one of these homes that Ginger was to become a resident.

Concerned about who would care for her and about her piddle problem, her foster mom asked a lot of questions. Her favorite answer of all was that the home was not worried about Ginger’s piddle problem, as some of their seniors had the same problem! So Ginger is a proud family member and has her place of honor in the home. Ginger is loved and walked by the seniors and the staff members and there is never a shortage of people to throw her ball. She will be safe and loved for many years to come.

Another wonderful adoption happened when the call came in from concerned children. Their senior mom had lost her Springer after 15 love filled years. Their mother was very depressed, had stopped eating, and was having problems sleeping. They came to see Duffy, a Springer rescued from a local animal shelter. Duffy had failed a previous adoption because he could not keep from jumping in the pool. Duffy went home to his new mom and they became fast friends. The first night, Duffy climbed into bed with his new mom, and she reported that it was the first night’s sleep she had since her beloved dog died.

English Springer Rescue America (ESRA) a non-profit all volunteer group, has a program to place senior dogs in homes with Senior Citizens. It is strongly suggested by the medical profession that seniors live longer and healthier when they have a pet for which to care. ESRA believes that senior dogs also live longer in the care of Senior Citizens whose life styles can accommodate the senior dog. Dogs 10 years and older have had a health check up. They are fully vaccinated. All Springers placed by ESRA are spayed or neutered and heartworm negative. They are placed with an active senior who can love and care for them. The adoption fee is waived. ESRA has an additional program available for any family interested in an older dog, or dog with some medical problems, where the adoption fee can be reduced or waived.

Caryn Pola is a past-president of ESRA and has been a member since 1999. She is a foster mom and usually has several Springers in her home. She has also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of ESRA.

 


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 English Springer Rescue America.

West

Sammy & Shasha

Sammy (front) Sasha (rear)
Sammy & Shasha (Tustin, CA)

SAMMY (11-years old) & SASHA (13-years old) are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.

We are pleased to introduce our newest bonded pair, Sammy and Sasha. These wonderful Springers had their world turned upside down recently when their family decided to leave them behind when they moved. These girls have always been together, and they will only be adopted as a pair. Sammy and Sasha are rarely apart–they eat together, sleep together, and walk side by side on leash. Even when they are sleeping or just lounging around, they have to be touching one another somehow, whether it be a full body spoon or just a head pressed against the other’s bottom. However, this does not mean that they don’t love their humans! Once you sit down, you are sure to have these girls in your lap or snuggling next to you.

Sammy is a beautiful ten-year-old with lovely tricolor markings. She is an intense snuggler who likes to lay her body over your lap. She also likes to put her front paws on you in the morning to give you a big standing hug. And if you talk to Sammy, she will answer you!

Sasha is a gorgeous black and white thirteen-year-old who is a youngster at heart! When she gets excited to see you, her butt is in competition with her head to get to you first. Look out–sideways dog coming through! Sasha is also a snuggler extraordinaire, and she loves to press up against you while you are sitting on the couch. She gets very excited with a tennis ball, which she likes to bat around with her paws and pick up in her mouth to toss it into

To learn more about Sammy & Shasha, click the link to their English Springer Rescue America – West Adoption page

 


Midwest

Duncan

Duncan

 

Duncan is 9-years old and weighs 40-pounds.

Hi, everyone! My name is Duncan and my family asked for ESRA’s help after their new human baby arrived. The bouncing bundle of joy made me really anxious, and since I have limited vision, I couldn’t tell where those strange newborn noises were coming from. I just couldn’t relax.

I am nine years old, and I have a lot of love to give. I was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago, and while that has affected my eyesight, I don’t let it get me down. Once I learn the lay of the land, I can see enough to get around. When I came to my foster home, my foster mom took it slow and let me learn my way around the main level of the house before she introduced the stairs and the second level. Now I’m familiar with the entire house! My nose and ears make up for what I can’t see. I know there are noisy house sparrows roosting in Mom’s magnolia tree, and I like to tell them to settle down.

I enjoy taking leash walks around the block, and I do fine with just a little help around street signs because sometimes I don’t see them soon enough. And I LOVE to ride in the car! Mom takes me on errands with her when the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. I am housetrained, and I really don’t need to be crated when I’m left home alone. I don’t bother a thing.

To learn more about Duncan, click the link to his English Springer Rescue America – Midwest Adoption page

 


Northeast

Penny Anna (Mid-Atlantic English Springer Rescue)

Penny Anna

Penny Anna is 9-years old and weighs 40-pounds.

This wonderful girl is just about cleared of her ear and eye infections. She’s tolerated all the treatments gently administered by her foster family like a champ—you go, girl!!

Penny’s vet said that her removed mammary mass was low to intermediate grade with marginal excisions but no visible invasion of the lymphatics. This means that there is a chance that it could spread but, hopefully, it will not. Chest rad monitoring is recommended every six months. Her perianal mass was a low grade cystadenocarcinoma, also with marginal excision but with no note of lymphatic invasion. There is a small chance that this could spread. Regional lymph nodes should be monitored.

So, this love has successfully completed the surgeries, and her outlook, with monitoring, is reasonable. A shout out to a wonderful Springer senior citizen and the MAESSR folks who are helping her live in the absolutely best possible ways and in the most healthy environment.

To learn more about Penny Anna, click the link to HIS/HER English Springer Rescue America – Northeast Adoption page

 


Southeast

Bosco

Bosco

Bosco is 8-years old and weighs 48-pounds. Bosco is a liver and white cutie pie. He is very happy to be in foster care with his new foster parents and new foster home.

In the past, he was kenneled in a small area but now has a big yard to run around in and playmates galore! He gets along just fine with the four-legged boys and girls but would probably do just as well as the king of his castle.

Bosco has lived happily with children but thinks birds and cats are for chasing — he is a Springer after all. Swimming is a favorite activity and when he is on his leash, he would catch birds in flight if he could. Lizards are not a big deal to Bosco but he is very interested in a neighborhood iguana. Luckily for the iguana, he keeps up on the fence out of Bosco’s reach.

Bosco is a talker – an adorable trait in Springers. He talks when he wants to go out and sometimes he will just talk to his foster family. He’s an early riser (6 a.m.) and quite vocal when it is time for breakfast. He’s not been known to miss a meal.

To learn more about Bosco, click the link to HIS/HER English Springer Rescue America – Southeast Adoption page

 


Shelters

MIG

MIG

MIG is 10-years old lady and weighs 35-pounds. Mig is a sweet senior girl who is looking for a soft bed on which to rest her bones. She would like to share the home with adults.

To learn more about MIG, click the link to her English Springer Rescue America – Shelter Adoption page

 


Canada

Molly

Molly

Molly is 9-years young! Molly is looking for a home with a single man! She loves her off leash runs and has good recall. Molly is being fostered with other dogs right now, and some

Molly likes men, but will growl and show her teeth to women if they pet her or interact with her.. BUT when on hikes with her foster mom, as long as mom has treats – she is just fine… Molly loves her foster dad and follows him everywhere. She walks on a leash, but really prefers her off leash hikes.

Don’t be fooled by her age, Molly is still active, happy and healthy! Ready for a forever home. Is it with you? She is currently being fostered in Newcastle, ON.

To learn more about Molly, click the link to her English Springer Rescue Canada – Canada Adoption page

 


 

English Springer Rescue America contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that English Springer Rescue America has available for adoption, click the following links:

* English Springer Rescue America – Website

* English Springer Rescue America – Facebook

* English Springer Rescue America – Instagram

* English Springer Rescue America – Springers for Seniors

All Available Dogs for Adoption

* English Springer Rescue America – West

* English Springer Rescue America – Midwest

* English Springer Rescue America – Northeast

* English Springer Rescue America – Southeast

* English Springer Rescue America – Shelters

* English Springer Rescue America – Canada

 


 

 


 

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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Senior Sunday – Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group in San Diego, CA.

Labradors and Friends Rescue Group

 


 

From the Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group website

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group is a 501(c)3 animal rescue group whose mission is to help save the lives of homeless Labradors, Labrador-mixes, and Labrador “friends” from kill-shelters in California and across the southwest. Founded in 2007, our all-volunteer group of dedicated men and women have placed over 2,000 dogs in loving homes in Southern California and the surrounding areas.

Over the past few years, Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group has noticed a dramatic increase in the number of senior dogs and dogs requiring medical care who are in need of rescue from high-kill shelters. In response to this need, Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group created two special funds to help these deserving dogs. The “Agnes Fund” was created to help cover the costs of caring for senior dogs and the “Paw Up” fund was created to cover the cost of both major and minor medical needs. Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group is dedicated to changing the fate of Labrador Retrievers, Labrador-mixes, and Labrador “friends” by placing them in loving forever homes. Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group plays an important role in the local community by uniting people with their 4-legged companions and helping to complete families.

 


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 Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group.

Jack

Jack (Carson)

Our sweet, easy going, a 10-year old fella was on a 10-chip hold, yes, that means he is microchipped and had an owner, waiting for them to come and get him and well, sadly, they never showed up! We are truly shocked, Jack is an amazing fella and he was clearly loved.

Jack is a sweet, happy guy, who loves everyone and just wants to hang out with you. He appears to be good with other dogs, pretty good on the leash and he knows some commands. Jack loves car rides (as you can see) and he really just loves to hang out. Jack is at our vet getting the senior work up, blood work and x-rays so we can make sure he gets everything he needs.

To learn more about Jack, click the link to his Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue GroupAdoption page

 

Fletcher

Fletcher

URGENT: Foster Needed for Fletcher!!!

Fletcher is a big love of a senior guy who was dumped at the Devore shelter. Not one rescue stepped up to take him and when we saw he was euthanasia listed we got him out of there and to our vet right away! Fletcher couldn’t stand or move well on his own and he broke our hearts. We didn’t want him to die at Devore, he deserved better.

Fletcher received the senior work up and really no surprises…our sweet old man has bad hips, bad knees and spondylosis. The good new is, meds are helping and he is the sweetest boy in the world! Fletcher needs a forever foster where he can be spoiled, loved and adored (trust us, it won’t be difficult) All his medical is covered and we have supplies too! We just want him out of medical boarding and in a loving home. Foster can be in Orange Co or San Diego.

To learn more about Fletcher, click the link to his Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue GroupAdoption page

 

Charlie

Charlie

CHARLIE NEEDS OUR HELP! (WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES on his Profile)

To Donate: https://www.youcaring.com/charlie-1158433

Charlie is a sweet, senior fellow found himself at the Orange Co Shelter. There was no fanfare, no lines of rescues to help him, no pledges or Facebook hype, just us. We named him Charlie and to say he is a doll is an understatement. Charlie needs immediate surgery to remove 3, yes, 3, horrible growths! There are two nasty ones in his groin area and one on his tail. We suspect his tail will need to be amputated and we are hoping we can remove the one closest to his penis. These didn’t happen over night and they are very painful. One has been bleeding and oozing. We didn’t waste anytime getting him out, we have done blood work and x-rays and now we need to do surgery. Who’s in to help?

All donations are 100% Tax Deductible and will go towards Charlie’s medical care. No donation is too small, what is giving up a Starbucks or two this week? Charlie is so worth it…he is a love and deserves all we can do for him. THANK YOU!!

To learn more about Charlie, click the link to his Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue GroupAdoption page

 

Melanie

Melanie

What’s better than pulling a senior from the shelter? Pulling a senior from the shelter at Christmas time!!

Meet Melanie! She is about 10-years old, lab mix, weighing in at about 60-pounds and the newest member of the Labradors and Friends family. Melanie is a total sweetheart!! She walks nicely on the leash and rides like a perfect lady in the car. Melanie is located in So. California.

To learn more about Melanie, click the link to his Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue GroupAdoption page

 

Ben

Ben

Forever Home Wanted: Meet Ben!!

Ben is a lovable, playful, happy black lab who was on death row at the Orange Co Shelter. Ben is alive today because a foster came forward to give this special senior a chance! Ben is doing great in his foster home and is recovering from his evasive neuter surgery (he had a mass that needed to be removed) and his skin and wounds are healing nicely!

Ben is great with other dogs, is house trained, good on the leash, loves to play ball and knows a few commands. Ben doesn’t act his age and still has lots of love and life to live! Ben would make a great companion…who’s ready?

To learn more about Ben, click the link to his Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue GroupAdoption page

 


 

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Labradors and Friends Dog Group has available for adoption, click the following links:

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group Website

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group Facebook

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group Twitter

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group All Available Labs 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

Handicapped Pet Items: Studio Sweepea – Osaka, Japan

Today’s post is focused on Studio Sweepea in Osaka, Japan. This post will hopefully provide information for the readers of Divinity’s blog that live in Asia.

Note: The information in this post is a machine translation.

Studio Sweepea


From their Website

Studio Sweepea produces and sells wheelchairs and walkers for dogs. They produce fully custom-made wheelchairs to individual body type and symptoms.

The wheelchair I bought for the first time was overweight so the size suddenly disappeared. I was forced to replace it, but in reality it was expensive and I could not reach it. Many times researching and prototyping from the place ” I wonder whether it can be made cheaply … ” was able to complete a wheelchair of handmade dogs first in the sweep.

And as I walked every day, I saw the sweep and inquiries came to me I tried to commercialize the dog’s wheelchair in succession as a result of seeking to reduce the physical burden on the dog and the economic burden of the owner and make it.

We will help you to walk on the motto ” Dogs are easy to walk, strong and cheap. ” I am doing my best despite being able to make a dog wheelchair that becomes a walking aid for dog rehabilitation / walking training and a walking aid / nursing care tool.

Since its establishment in 2013, we are making wheelchairs / walkers for dogs that match each dog based on experience and experience of more than 1,500 units.

If you have trouble walking difficulties such as Dog wheel chair (dog wheel chair) walker’s workshop in sweepy. The staff is qualified as animal nurse/animal caregivers We propose a dog wheelchair adapted to the medical condition / symptoms. Also, consultation on daily nursing and nursing care and nursing care items.

 

Studio Sweepea Owners

Studio Sweepea Owners

 

News Article on Studio Sweepea

News Article on Studio Sweepea

 

Out for a Walk

Out for a Walk

 


Items sold by Studio Sweepea

 

Happy Customer

Happy Customer

 

Chair for Small dogs up to 7 kg

Chair for Small dogs up to 7 kg

 

Chair for Medium dogs - 7 kg to 16 kg

Chair for Medium dogs – 7 kg to 16 kg

 

Chair for Large dog - 17 kg or more

Chair for Large dog – 17 kg or more

 

Diaper Cover

Diaper Cover

 

Dog Shoes

Dog Shoes

 

Wheelchairs for Cats

Wheelchairs for Cats

 

Wall of Successful Customers

Wall of Successful Customers

 



* Studio Sweepea –
Website

* Studio Sweepea – Facebook

* Studio Sweepea – Twitter

* Studio Sweepea – Blog

* Studio Sweepea – YouTube

* Studio Sweepea – Measuring for Wheelchair

 


 

Senior Sunday – NY Abandoned Angels

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on NY Abandoned Angels in Flushing, NY.

NY Abandoned Angels

 


 

From the NY Abandoned Angels website

Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc. (dba NY Abandoned Angels Rescue) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Cocker Spaniels and other dogs in need of loving forever homes. We will not reject any dog due to age or health reasons and often accept dogs with temperament and/or medical issues. We rely solely on donations whether through adoptions or the generosity of the public to help pay for the veterinary care of sick, physically disabled, and behaviorally challenged dogs. AACSR has saved approximately 3,300 dogs, including 200 dogs in 2012, 140 dogs in 2013, 185 in 2014, 175 dogs in 2015, and 125 in 2016. We are a proud member of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.

​Given our limited resources, we give priority to Cocker Spaniels and other dogs in local kill shelters that are in danger of being destroyed. We also accept owner surrenders on a space available basis, and request a surrender fee reflecting whether the dog has been spayed or neutered, is up to date with vaccinations, and has any chronic health problems. Some of our adoptable dogs also come from puppy mills or breeders across the country who wish to downsize.

​Each of our dogs has been spayed or neutered, is up to date with vaccinations, on heartworm, flea and tick preventative and has been vetted by our wonderful vet. We are tremendously grateful for his help with our dogs, the care he shows our Abandoned Angels, and the love and attention provided to each of our dogs by our vet and his caring and dedicated staff.

​We seek forever homes where our Abandoned Angels will be cherished and valued family members for the rest of their lives. We carefully evaluate not just a prospective adopter’s interaction with the dog, but also the dog’s interaction with his or her prospective adopter. A home visit may be required. We prefer adopters who have experience with Cockers and/or have previously owned a dog, but do adopt to first-time dog owners.

​We regret that due to the uncertain backgrounds of many of our dogs, we rarely adopt an Abandoned Angel to a family with small children.

We will NOT adopt one of our dogs as an outdoor dog. Cockers thrive in environments where they spend quality time with their human family and participate in family activities – even if it’s just sitting on the couch watching TV together. A Cocker left alone in the backyard on an ongoing basis is a miserable dog who will be more likely to develop skin and ear problems than a well-cared for, indoor pet.

A dog is truly the best friend you will ever have. A dog’s love is unconditional, his forgiveness boundless, and his trust and belief in his people unmatched. It is truly humbling to walk in the company of such Angels.

Note: To apply to adopt –  You must reside within our adoptable states: NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, PA, DE, MD, VA 2. AND you MUST submit our online application, please CLICK HERE

 


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 NY Abandoned Angels.

 

Tanner

Tanner

Meet TANNER! This handsome 12-year old senior was rescued last September from the Brooklyn Shelter. He has been in Rescue ever since. Tanner has Cushings disease and requires daily medication. Tanner can be apprehensive of new people and requires an experienced, quiet ADULT only home, preferable with a fenced in yard. Tanner gets along with other dogs but usually just keeps to himself. If you can offer Tanner a place to hang his leash in his golden years, please contact us.

To learn more about Tanner, click the link to his NY Abandoned AngelsAdoption page

 

Shadow

Shadow

This poor 15-year old Cocker Spaniel was found as a stray and brought to the Brooklyn shelter. Shadow Is currently on ID hold because he is microchipped. Sadly no one has come forward looking for him; a letter has been sent to the registered address which no one has responded to. This coming Saturday, he will be off of ID hold and needs a place to go to. As you know we rescued four cocker spaniels in the past several days and we need HELP! This senior boy is very gentle and sweet, he weighs only 24-pounds. If you can foster Shadow, please complete our online application

To learn more about Shadow, click the link to his NY Abandoned AngelsAdoption page

 

Sky & Mia

Sky & Mia

URGENT FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR TWO BLIND SENIOR GIRLS! SKY and MIA are in URGENT need of a foster home together ASAP!! Their mom is going through a difficult time and is in the process of moving in with family out of state. There is a good possibility when she’s back on her feet, they can be reunited. Mia is more outgoing and has been blind most of her life from inoperable cataracts. Sky is very shy and became blind in recent years. When they come to us, Sky will see an ophthalmologist to determine if her sight can be restored. Both girls are very gentle and extremely bonded with one another. We are seeking an ADULT only FOSTER HOME with no stairs and a secured fenced in yard. If you can provide these two blind Angels with a temporary home where they can feel safe and loved, please complete our online application TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

To learn more about Sky & Mia, click the link to their NY Abandoned AngelsAdoption page

 

Simon

Simon

Simon is a gentle giant! At 38-lbs, he is a little larger than your average 8-year old cocker but that’s necessary to have room for his large heart! He is working diligently at overcoming his emotional wounds from the failings of his previously family. Simon is patient with his foster brothers’ domineering antics and although fearful of new people, he liberally gives his love once he’s comfortable! He is a lover of both dogs and people but is looking for an adult only home since he closely bonds with one person and showers them with love! Simon is hoping with all his heart that his person will be patient in helping him adjust to his new and better life.

Simon is sometimes fearful of new people unless his person is close by until he adjusts but is otherwise a mellow guy who loves to snuggle, relax with a toy, show off his great leash walking skills and is eager to learn from his person. This handsome black beauty deserves a home that will love him as greatly as he loves them!  When Simon goes home with you he will be freshly bathed, groomed and dressed with a new leash and collar. He is up to date on all shots, microchipped and heart worm negative. Become Simon’s person today and he will repay you with a giant serving of love!

To learn more about Simon, click the link to his NY Abandoned AngelsAdoption page

 

Dino

Dino

VERY SAD NEWS FOR DINO! Many of you have followed Dino’s story over the years. This 14-year-old Cocker Spaniel has been with our rescue since 2011 when we pulled him from the Brooklyn shelter where he was brought in as a stray in deplorable condition. Over the years, Dino has had his ups and downs including a near-death experience after a dog attacked him and more recently, having an eye removed. Dino bounced around in foster care but finally found a beautiful permanent foster care home 6-years ago in Suffolk County on Long Island. With a full backyard for chasing birds and squirrels, a sister Cocker Spaniel to hang out with, and a foster mom that loved him (Dino saved her life twice!), he was one very lucky dog.

Unfortunately, all that came to an end about a month ago when his foster mom became ill and was hospitalized for multiple strokes. Because she can only care for 1 dog maximum, his foster mom’s family opted to keep the other Cocker Spaniel and not Dino. Needless to say. we are absolutely devastated by this news! Not only did this poor dog lose the only home he’s known for 6-years but he also lost his foster sister! Dino is a senior and deserves to live his remaining days in a safe, loving home where he can rest peacefully. Dino is very independent and not the lovey-dovey type but once he warms up to you, he will protect you day and night. He’s actually a great guard dog! Dino loves basking in the sunlight, chasing birds/squirrels, keeping an eye on people through mirrors, trips to Home Depot, and of course treats.

We are seeking a quiet, adult-only, experienced home for Dino with a fenced in backyard outside of the city. Because he lived with another dog while in foster care, we know he does well when there is another pooch nearby. Dino does require eye drops daily in his remaining eye and we will guide you through the process of administering them. Dino is neutered, up to date on all his shots, heartworm negative, microchipped, and will go home with a new leash and collar set. If you would like to offer Dino a new place to hang his leash, please submit an application. Hurry, Dino is waiting to hear from you!

To learn more about Dino, click the link to his NY Abandoned AngelsAdoption page

 


 

NY Abandoned Angels contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that NY Abandoned Angels has available for adoption, click the following links:

NY Abandoned Angels Website

NY Abandoned Angels Facebook

NY Abandoned Angels Twitter

NY Abandoned Angels YouTube

NY Abandoned Angels Instagram

NY Abandoned Angels All Available Dogs 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 – Paws 4 You Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Paws 4 You Rescue in Miami, FL.

Paws 4 You Rescue


 

From the Paws 4 You Rescue website

Paws 4 You Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization based in Miami, Florida. Our top priority is to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services, where more than 27,000 unwanted pets end up each year.

Rescued animals vary from being sick, injured, homeless and surrendered to simply lost. We give these animals a safe environment at our shelter, professional medical care, hope and lots of love. Our animals are sterilized, vaccinated and ID micro-chipped to prevent future loss.

Some require major surgery from a specialist to repair broken limbs while others may need additional rehabilitation time and specific medical care – ranging from respiratory illnesses and skin infections to cherry eyes and heartworm treatments. Once Paws 4 You Rescue commits to helping an animal, we seek the best quality treatment available – taking no shortcuts.

Additionally, we believe in the value of education pertaining to the importance of spaying and neutering. Pet overpopulation is a serious problem in our county and by sterilizing your pet, you help relieve the strain on Miami-Dade Animal Services and our community.

Paws4You

 


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 Paws 4 You Rescue.

 

Beth

Beth

Hello, hi, hi, hi. Ummm, yeah, hi. I’m Beth, and I… well, I don’t want to be rude, but I don’t want to be here. But I don’t want to be on the street where they found me either. So maybe you can understand why I’m so confused. I want to go home, but I… I don’t know where that is. I miss home. I need home. Home is comfortable and worry-free, it’s calm and warm, it’s happy and familiar… it’s… home. Please take me home.

To learn more about Beth, click the link to her Paws 4 You RescueAdoption page

 

Niko

Niko

Hello world. My name is Niko. I love cheese. Sorry, focus Niko! This isn’t about cheese. The time has come for me to find a foster home. The truth is, I’m very sick. I don’t have much time left, and I don’t want to waste it. The dogtor says I’m in “renal failure.” I don’t like that term because I don’t want to be a failure. A dog’s duty is to live with a person and love them so hard that all their troubles melt away. Will you take me home so I can be a successful dog? Don’t worry, Paws 4 You will cover everything. I have a special diet, take medicine, and need fluids. Sometimes I don’t want my fluids. Okay, so I never want my fluids, but I’m sure Paws 4 You will share their little trick with you! I know most people see me as my condition, but I’m so much more than that. I still enjoy strolling through the fresh air. And eating cheese.

I like cuddling with loving people. And eating cheese. I love burying myself in blankets. And eating cheese. I’m good at begging for people food. And eating cheese. In summary, I need some cheese. I mean, A HOME. I NEED A HOME. Please make the rest of my life worth living. Please take me home with you

To learn more about Niko, click the link to his Paws 4 You RescueAdoption page

 

Emma

Emma

Hi everyone, my name is Emma, and it is hard to believe what happened to me! My previous owner took me and my sister, Reese, for a car ride, or so we thought…and then stopped the car and threw us out! We were both so scared and couldn’t believe what was happening to us. I promise that I am good girl and wouldn’t do anything to deserve being thrown out just like that! We thought all hope was lost, but fortunately for us, a good man saw everything and took us right to his car, and dropped us off at Paws 4 You. We are so lucky that we did not have t spend the night on the streets. I would be so happy to find a forever home – will you please take me home?

To learn more about Emma, click the link to her Paws 4 You RescueAdoption page

 

Bernard

Bernard

Hi, I’m Bernard, and I’m very proud of my new pictures. Do you like them? Gosh, I hope so – and I really hope they help me get adopted! I honestly don’t get why I’m here. I’ve seen so many Beagles come and go. I’m a Beagle too, you know. I love exploring and cuddling and eating snacks and sniffing one single solitary blade of grass for 30-minutes, just like any other Beagle. Everyone here loves me. I’m not trying to be conceited, I’m just sayin’. They are constantly telling me how I’m a volunteer favorite, bla, bla bla… It’s like okay, yes, thank you, I get it, I’m amazing – but can I please go home now? Like why can’t I be an adopter favorite? My point is… Can I be YOUR favorite?

To learn more about Bernard, click the link to his Paws 4 You RescueAdoption page

 

Nike

Nike

Hi, I’m Nike, and I’ve had a long journey. I used to have a family, but I lost them. I wish they had registered my microchip so that I could have found them. I miss them. I miss my loving home. I miss my warm bed. I miss cuddling and playing. I miss being someone’s best friend. I miss feeling loved. But I guess I’m one of the lucky ones, because Paws 4 You took me in when I had nowhere else to go, even though they knew it would be unlikely that anyone would want to adopt an little old gal like me. That makes me happy and sad at the same time. But I only want to be happy. Please adopt me. That would make me so happy.

To learn more about Nike, click the link to his Paws 4 You RescueAdoption page

 

Bob

Bob

Hi everybody, my name is Bob. I would really like to have a home. I’m hoping maybe that will happen for me one day. If you’d like to learn more about me, please fill out an application and speak to my best human friend here at Paws 4 You.

To learn more about Bob, click the link to his Paws 4 You RescueAdoption page

 

Daphne

Daphne

Hello humans, my name is Daphne. I wanted to let you all know that I am currently looking for a quiet home with humans around who are especially good at petting. I can be a talkative gal, because I want to let everyone know how much I love them. I even remind them to pet me when they forget – you can watch my video to see what it’s like to be reminded by me.

Being good at being petted is my passion in life, and I’m really looking forward to fulfilling that in my near future. Long walks can be a little challenging for me, so I’d mostly prefer to lay by your side and… well… be pet. Although if you took me home, maybe you could help me with my diet, and then maybe I could walk more. I would like to try that. I’m also pretty good at snuggling and would love to find a cuddly human to do that with. Are you good at snuggling? Maybe you could be my cuddly human.

To learn more about Daphne, click the link to her Paws 4 You RescueAdoption page

 

Rocky V

Rocky V

Hi everybody, my name is Rocky V. I would really like to have a home. I’m hoping maybe that will happen for me one day. If you’d like to learn more about me, please fill out an application and speak to my human friends here at Paws 4 You.

To learn more about Rocky V, click the link to his Paws 4 You RescueAdoption page

 

Paquito

Paquito

Paquito is a senior Beagle who’s vaccinations are up to date, and he is neutered. Paquito is good in a home with other dogs, and children.

To learn more about Paquito, click the link to his Paws 4 You RescueAdoption page

 


 

Paws 4 You Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Paws 4 You Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

Paws 4 You Rescue Website

Paws 4 You Rescue Facebook

Paws 4 You Rescue Twitter

Paws 4 You 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

Omid Animal Rescue & Adoption – Isfahan, Iran

The Omid Animal Rescue is one of two dog rescues I know of that are located in Isfahan, Iran.  Previously, I posted about the Sezar Sanctuary in which is located in Gilan, Iran.

Omid Animal Rescue & Adoption - Logo


From their Facebook Page

 

Mission: To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the global community to help animals.

Omid Animal Rescue & Adoption is an established dog rescue organization in Isfahan, Iran. It was founded in loving memory of all the dogs that are needlessly killed in Iran each year. Our shelter is a sanctuary for dogs abandoned on the streets, for the sick, injured, the weak and the old, and the ones usually passed up for adoption. We take in these dogs, attend to them physically and mentally and find them good homes. These are dogs that usually end up suffering on the street and are euthanized by municipalities across the region using cruel and inhumane methods such as poisoning or shooting.

What we offer is 100% sanctuary to these abandoned, stray and injured animals until they are ready for a new home. We re-home dogs in our care to responsible and caring owners, both locally and across international borders.

But we cannot do any of it without your support. We are in a remote and isolated region in central Iran and depend on moral and financial support of our followers. The smallest support goes a long way. Please consider spreading the news about our little sanctuary or donating, sponsoring a dog or adopting today.

Note: Maryam Sanei and the Omid Animal Rescue were featured in an article in the UK Guardian.

Maryam Sanei

 


 

The Dogs and People of Omid Animal Rescue & Adoption

 

Dogs of Omid Animal Rescue

 

Dogs of Omid Animal Rescue

 

Dogs of Omid Animal Rescue

 

People of Omid Animal Rescue

 

Dogs of Omid Animal Rescue

 


* Omid Animal Rescue & Adoption – Facebook

* Omid Animal Rescue & Adoption – YouTube

* Omid Animal Rescue & Adoption – Go Fund Me