This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs in Cleveland, Ohio.
From the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs website
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, adoption, and lifelong care of senior dogs abandoned in shelters and pounds. All of our dogs live in Sanctuary-approved foster homes until a permanent home can be found. Senior dogs too ill or too emotionally fragile to be adopted stay in a Sanctuary hospice foster home for life. All senior dogs are spayed or neutered prior to placement.
Our mission is to:
- To rescue senior dogs abandoned in shelters
- To provide lifelong quality care for rescued senior dogs
- To adopt appropriate dogs into loving, permanent homes
- To develop programs that match senior dogs and senior people to their mutual benefit
- To foster an awareness of our lifelong responsibility to our companion animals
Seniors have a lot to offer, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)
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Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs.
Polie (left) and Twisty (right)
Polie (left) and Twisty (right), 12-year-old Pomeranian siblings, came to the Sanctuary with Boopsie (Forever Foster) and Sydney (adopted), when they were confiscated from the home of a woman who could no longer care for them. As a result of their strong bond, they will need to be adopted together.
To learn more about Polie and Twisty, click the link to the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Adoption web page
Alvin, an 9-year-old Chihuahua mix, came to us from a shelter in NW Ohio when no one came for him. Alvin is looking for a loving home in NE Ohio.
To learn more about Alvin, click the link to the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Adoption web page
Blanche, a 12-year-old toy Poodle, is a sweet bundle of love. She has been successfully spayed and has had some mammary tumors removed. She is a real love and absolutely adorable, but she prefers to be the only dog in the home or top share her home with a smaller more submissive dog.
To learn more about Blanche, click the link to the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Adoption web page
Agnes, a 10-year-old Cattle Dog mix, was found as a stray in bad shape. Agnes has some mobility issues stemming from a past injury, possibly being hit by a car, that was never treated properly; she also has some arthritis and has had a badly needed dental.
To learn more about Agnes, click the link to the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Adoption web page
Roy, a handsome 10+-year-old German Shepherd mix, arrived at the Sanctuary from Cleveland Animal Care & Control where he was very shut down and withdrawn, but the staff and volunteers there worked with him to help him come out of his shell.
To learn more about Roy, click the link to the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Adoption web page
Mister and Chica Louise
Mister and Chica Louise, a bonded pair of 12-year-old Chihuahuas, have been together their entire lives, and they need to stay together now. They have both had dentals and complete health checks, and they are ready for their forever home where they will be cherished for life..
To learn more about Mister and Chica Louise, click the link to the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Adoption web page
Shadow (FKA Bizzy), a sweet Dachshund/Beagle mix, came to us in January from an Ohio dog pound where she found herself when her family was evicted and she was left to fend for herself on the cold streets. A kind neighbor found her and took her to the pound but not before she learned some of Shadow’s background, including her real name that she responds to with enthusiasm. Shadow is about 7-8 years old and has had at least 5 litters of pups.
To learn more about Shadow, click the link to the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Adoption web page
Sanctuary for Senior Dogs contact links
To learn about all the dogs, the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs has available for adoption, click the following links:
* Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Website
* Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Facebook
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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