Senior Sunday – Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Rainbow Friends Animals Sanctuary in Kurtistown, Hawaii

Rainbow Friends - Logo

 


 

From Rainbow Friends Animals Sanctuary website

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the well being of Hawaii’s unwanted, rejected, abandoned, abused or otherwise neglected animals, especially companion animals. Our services include rescuing, fostering, provision of food, medical care and safe sheltering of these creatures until they can be permanently placed into caring and responsible homes. Some animals may live out their lives at the Sanctuary, or foster locations, or be returned to their human companions.

There are more than 300 animals in residents at the sanctuary. The daily care of such a large community, spaying and neutering, medical treatments, and all the other services provided by the sanctuary are a major expense. Just the veterinary bills can run to THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A MONTH. Rainbow Friends solely relies upon contributions for its operations. Donations, small or large, in money, goods or services are GREATLY APPRECIATED.

We are a no-kill animal sanctuary, founded in 1999 by Mary Rose Krijgsman whose goal is to help alleviate the animal abandonment and overpopulation issues facing our island.

Our services
  • Animal Rescue
  • Fostering
  • Medical care
  • Spay & Neuter
  • Safe sheltering of these creatures until they can be permanently placed into caring and responsible homes.

Rainbow Friends

 


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


 

Here are only a few of the senior and younger pets currently available for adoption from the Rainbow Friends Animals Sanctuary.

Annie

Annie

 

Moe

Moe

 

Leona

Leona

 

Zeu

Zeu

 

Cat

Cat

 


Animals Affected by the Recent Hawaiian Lava Flows

Dog and Cat - Lost Home

Lava flows and volcanic eruptions on Hawaii Island have displaced thousands of animals and their owners. And this may only be the beginning. Urgent assistance is needed in relocating and caring for them. Please donate to help us with this life-saving work.

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption

 


 

Rainbow Friends Animals Sanctuary contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Rainbow Friends Animals Sanctuary has available for adoption, click the following links:

Rainbow Friends Animals Sanctuary Website

Rainbow Friends Animals Sanctuary Facebook

Rainbow Friends Animals SanctuaryNews

Rainbow Friends Animals Sanctuary Animals Affected by Lava – Urgent Assistance Needed

 



 

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Senior Sunday – Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue in Land O Lakes, FL.

Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue - logo

 


 

From the Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue website

Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue is a non-profit organization based in the Tampa, Florida area. We are dedicated to reducing homeless and abandoned cocker spaniels from shelters and from desperate owner surrenders that can no longer care for their pet. We do so by working with committed volunteers, foster homes, and local veterinarians.

We are able to rescue Cockers in need and provide them with loving temporary care, while we find them a well matched and screen “furever home”. We are a registered non profit 501 © (3) organization and survive on your donations.

Our organization, established in 1997, serves the general community by taking in unwanted dogs and providing food, shelter, and medical care until permanent homes can be found for them. Any donations that we receive go entirely towards food, spaying and neutering, heartworm preventative and other basic medical needs of the dogs.

Woofstock

 


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 Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue.

Senior Girl Dogs

 

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie is a 10-year old beautiful blond lady, who is blind with cataracts but has a total wiggle butt. Ellie is happy all the time, very loving and well-behaved girl who gets along with children. Once she takes some time to adjust, she tolerates other dogs.

Even though she is blind, Ellie walks well on a leash, especially if the leash has bells to help guide her, and she can navigate going up and down the stairs with a little encouragement. Ellie has seasonal skin allergies that are being treated by her foster mom.

To learn more about Ellie, click the link to her Florida Cocker Spaniel RescueAdoption page

 

Sugar

Sugar

Sugar is a 14-year old sweet, petite little senior who is looking for some loving. Sugar will happily keep your lap warm while watching your shows with you. Sugar has some digestive issues and needs special care with her food due to her sensitive stomach.

To learn more about Sugar, click the link to her Florida Cocker Spaniel RescueAdoption page

 

Bonnie Pug

Bonnie Pug

Bonnie Pug’s DOB is 2010, and she is a black pug mix. Bonnie Pug is a sweet dog, house trained, and likes
to go on walks. She would prefer an at home owner and loves to be with someone all of the time

To learn more about Bonnie Pug, click the link to her Florida Cocker Spaniel RescueAdoption page

 

Annabella (Not yet a senior)

Annabella

Look at that sweet face, this is Annabella, and she is 4-years old. Annabella’s owner had to go into a nursing home and now Annabella is under the care of FCSR. Annabella needs to have her Cherry Eyes repaired. Cherry eye appears like a very red lump in the inside corner of the eye, or eyes if both are affected. The red fleshy mass looks much like a cherry. While Annabella waits for her surgery, it would be great to find her a furever or foster home.

To learn more about Annabella, click the link to her Florida Cocker Spaniel RescueAdoption page

 


 

Senior Boy Dogs

 

Happy Jack

Happy Jack

Meet Happy Jack!! His birth year is approximately 2006. Happy Jack had one of his eyes removed but he doesn’t let that stop him. He is a quiet boy who would be a great addition to almost any home. Happy Jack does have occasional skin issues which will need ongoing bathing with special shampoo.

To learn more about Happy Jack, click the link to his Florida Cocker Spaniel RescueAdoption page

 

Scooby Bob
Scooby Bob

Scooby’s DOB is 2007. Scooby needs a new furever home; it has been a ruff couple of years for him. When his former owner passed away, Scooby went to animal control for a few days then I got to join the FCSR, and they found him a great home. Scooby was the only fur kid & he got to sleep in bed with his mom who spoiled & loved him. Unfortunately, his mom had to go into a nursing home and he am back with FCSR family.

Scooby is very sweet, loving and a well behaved boy. Scooby is now looking for new adventures and mysteries with a furever family.

To learn more about Scooby, click the link to his Florida Cocker Spaniel RescueAdoption page

 

Coco Boy

Coco Boy

Hello friends, I am Coco Boy, my DOB is approximately 2009. My previous owner could no longer care for me so Auntie Carol came and got me. Everyone says I am a sweet boy and I love everyone. As much as I love camp I would love to have a furever home.

To learn more about Coco Boy, click the link to his Florida Cocker Spaniel RescueAdoption page

 

Snickers

Snickers

Snickers is a buff boy whose DOB is 2003. We were told that he has a seizure disorder but at this time we have not seen evidence of this and he is not currently taking medication. Snickers is a sweet guy and gets along well with everyone. Snickers is looking for an adopter or a forever foster who will give him a place to be comfy and loved the rest of his life.

To learn more about Snickers, click the link to his Florida Cocker Spaniel RescueAdoption page

 


 

Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue contact links

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

Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue Website

Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue Facebook

Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue All Available Boy Dogs for Adoption

Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue All Available Girl Dogs for Adoption

Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue Other Small Dogs for Adoption

Florida Cocker Spaniel RescueAll Available FCSR Dogs for Adoption on Petfinder

 


 

 


 

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Active Bear Cubs at Appalachian Bear Rescue

To start Saturday on a happy note, here is a wonderful video from the Appalachian Bear Rescue featuring their five injured/orphaned bear cubs and yearling’s.

This morning, ABR 272 (Willow) increased her activity level by climbing up and down her pen in the nursery. She is consuming all formula given and is ready to resume a normal diet. In order to provide her with more room to move around, gain strength, and improve her coordination, Curators Janet and Tom moved her to the Red Roof Recovery Center this morning. She weighed 13 lbs., which was a gain of over 4 lbs. Tom hung a rope ball toy like the one Clementine and Viola have, and within 10 minutes after moving to the RC, she was observed playing with it. This afternoon, she was given blueberries and grapes with her formula and quickly consumed them. Although she is improving daily, she is still recovering from profound dehydration and trauma. Our girl is still critical, but is beginning to feel better.

ABR 271 (Bumble) was observed sleeping high up in a tree while ABR 270 (Magnolia) enjoyed a leisurely bath in her drinking tub (insert eye roll). The Little Rascals were given a new tree and have already begun plotting its demise. (JD)

Appalachian Bear Rescue

 


In the past few years, I’ve posted several times about Appalachian Bear Rescue.

* A different kind of Rescue

* Four Month Old Black Bear cubs – playtime before breakfast

* Memorial donation to the Appalachian Bear Rescue for Miss Divinity

 


* Appalachian Bear Rescue – Website

* Appalachian Bear Rescue – Facebook

* Appalachian Bear Rescue – Twitter

* Appalachian Bear Rescue – YouTube


 

Senior Sunday – Natchitoches Hope For Paws

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Natchitoches Hope For Paws in Natchitoches, LA

Natchitoches Hope For Paws

 


 

From the Natchitoches Hope For Paws (LA) website

Natchitoches Hope for Paws is a 501C3 Rescue Organization. We rescue, rehabilitate, foster and adopt dogs throughout Natchitoches Parish.

Our Mission:

We are a foster and adoption organization for the homeless, abandoned and neglected dogs within the Natchitoches community. We work together in finding them caring homes…one paw print at a time.

  • Our rescues are all spayed and neutered and ready for a new loving home.
  • Our adoption (donation) is $100 and we require a vet reference and a fenced in yard.
  • All rescues are current on vaccinations and have a rabies tag.
  • If you are outside the State, we can assist with transportation if you are interested in giving one of our rescues a forever home.

 


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 dogs currently available for adoption from Natchitoches Hope For Paws.

Senior Dogs

Note: These two senior dogs are a bonded pair. They must be adopted together!

 

Bobbi

Bobbi

Bobbi is a Terrier Mix, approximate 8-years old, spayed, and up to date on shots and Heart worm preventative.

Bobbi and her six siblings were born in 2010 near Black Lake in Campti. They were found, along with our Mom, Daisy Duke, by a family nearby. Unfortunately, their conditions was poor. They were all very sick with many different types of worms and other illnesses. Some of their siblings got better and were adopted. Momma, Daisy Duke, were adopted as well and are living a life of royalty!

Unfortunately for Bobbi and Bubba, they stayed sick for quite a while. They were also very shy and nervous; this made it hard for them to get adopted. But luckily, they have come to love our home here at Natchitoches Hope for Paws! They rehabilitated us and keep us healthy.

Bobbi and Bubba are still uncertain of newcomers, and they don’t get along well with other dogs, but they love each other. Bobbi is pretty sweet once she gets to know you, you’ll have soft fur to pet. Bobbi’s favorite spot is in her dog house.am a

To learn more about Bobbi, click the link to her Natchitoches Hope For PawsAdoption page

 

Bubba

Bubba

Bubba is a Terrier Mix, approximate 8-years old, neutered, and up to date on shots and Heart worm preventative.

Bubba and his six siblings were born in 2010 near Black Lake in Campti. They were found, along with our Mom, Daisy Duke, by a family nearby.

Unfortunately, our conditions were poor. They were all very sick with many different types of worms and other illnesses. Some of their siblings got better and were adopted. Momma, Daisy Duke, were adopted as well and are living a life of royalty!

Unfortunately for Bubba and Bobbi, they stayed sick for quite a while. They are also very shy and nervous; this made it hard for them to get adopted. Luckily, they have come to love our home here at Natchitoches Hope for Paws!

They are still uncertain of newcomers, and don’t get along well with other dogs, but they love each other. They are pretty cute once they get to know you; they will bounce up and down with good rhythm when you come to let me out!

Bubba and Bobbi who is his sibling, must be adopted together. Their ideal home would be in a large fenced yard with no other animals. No small children.

To learn more about Bubba, click the link to his Natchitoches Hope For PawsAdoption page

 


 

Almost Senior Dogs

 

Chief

Chief

Chief is a Hound Mix, approximately 7-years old. Chief is neutered, up to date on shots and heart-worm preventative. He is house-trained  (somewhat), but would be easily trained in a home environment. Chief is good with dogs and children. However it is unknown if he is OK with cats.

Chief was found near the railroad tracks at Natchitoches Hope for Paws by one of their very own volunteers in November of 2013. Chief is a very sweet boy! Chief loves to lean his head against you and look up into your eyes. Chief is also quite playful! He loves to jump on toys and shred them. Chief is easy going and great with kids. Chief love going on a leash walk, but he does pull when excited. He is a very skilled climber and jumper; however, and would need a tall fence around the yard at his new house.

To learn more about Chief, click the link to his Natchitoches Hope For PawsAdoption page

 

Rose

Rose

Rose is a Hound Mix, and approximately 7-years old.  Rose is spayed, up to date on shots and heart-worm preventative. Rose is frightened inside a home, and prefers to be outside. She is good with children, some dogs, but it is unknown about cats.

Rose was found in a cornfield in the hot summer of 2013 by a young man who was working on a farm. Rose was very pregnant at the time, so that nice man gave her shelter and fostered her until she had her puppies. Once her pups were older, the young man brought all of them to Natchitoches Hope for Paws. All of Rose‘s puppies have found wonderful homes, but she is still waiting on hers.  Rose is such a sweet girl, but she is very scared inside of a home. She has always been an outside dog.

Some nice people took Rose home, but she didn’t know how to be inside with them, so she came back to NHFP. If you want to take her home with you, all she would need is some good shade and breeze for the summer and a warm dog house for the winter in a fenced-in yard! Who knows, maybe someday she will be ready to come inside with you. Rose would certainly love to play with you and another dog friend! She get along well with some dogs and loves to jump and play with them. Rose loves walking on the leash! She will smile at you with appreciation, and loves to be petted. Rose is a really great girl and would make a wonderful companion for you and your family today.

To learn more about Rose, click the link to her Natchitoches Hope For PawsAdoption page

 

Red

Red

Red is a Terrier Mix, approximately 6-years old, and neutered as well as up to date on shots and heart-worm preventative. Red is house-trained, and good with dogs. he is shy of new people at first. It is not known if Red is safe around cats, but he loves toys, and hates the leash.

Red and his siblings and were brought to the vet in horrible condition in late 2012. They were very sick, and their tails looked like they had been tied in a knot! The lady who brought them there said she just found them that way… Whatever the truth of it was, they were finally in a safe place!

The vet helped them get healthy but couldn’t keep them. They contacted Natchitoches Hope for Paws who took them in. Red’s siblings have since been adopted, but Red is still here, waiting to go to his forever home. Red is the sweetest boy! He love to let you kiss his head and pet his once he gets to know you. Red is a bit skittish though, and he does find new people scary sometimes. Once he get to know you though, Red will melt your heart when he looks into your eyes and wags his tail with appreciation. Red loves to be let out to run and play with his dog friends here! But he doesn’t like to walk on the leash. Red would do best in a house with loving people and another dog to play with!

To learn more about Red, click the link to his Natchitoches Hope For PawsAdoption page

 


 

Natchitoches Hope For Paws contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Natchitoches Hope For Paws (LA) has available for adoption, click the following links:

* Natchitoches Hope For Paws – Website

Natchitoches Hope For Paws Facebook

Natchitoches Hope For Paws Twitter

Natchitoches Hope For PawsAll Available Dogs for Adoption

 


 


 

 

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Senior Sunday – Tabby’s Place Cat Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Tabby’s Place Cat Rescue in Ringoes, NJ.

Tabby's Place Cat Rescue

 


 

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

 


 

From the Tabby’s Place Cat Rescue website

Tabby’s Place is a cage-free sanctuary that provides refuge to cats in hopeless situations. Our residents come primarily from public shelters where they had once been scheduled for euthanasia.

This one-of-a-kind facility serves as:
  • An Adoption Center, finding loving homes for cats;
  • A Hospital, providing medical and surgical treatment for sick or injured residents;
  • A Hospice, providing palliative care and a warm, loving environment for chronically or terminally ill cats to live out their lives in comfort.
Cats with Special Needs

Tabby’s Place does not turn cats away due to age, medical need, or “lack of adoptability.” It is, therefore, a safe haven for several older, chronically ill, or handicapped cats. These cats have special needs such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or blindness. At Tabby’s Place, these cats are able to live full and happy lives with the medical care, love, and affection they deserve.

Unique Features of the Sanctuary:
  • Provides communal living environments for cats, with plenty of horizontal and vertical space for exercise and play.
  • Provides outdoor enclosures for cats to enjoy fresh air and sunlight.
  • Contains special group rooms for cats who are FIV+, overweight, or on prescription diets.
  • Contains an in-house medical facility.
  • Uses specialized materials to facilitate cleaning and encourage a disease-free environment.

 

Enjoying the scenery

 


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 Tabby’s Place Cat Rescue.

 

Walter

Walter

You’ll have no trouble spotting Walter in our lobby. He’s a large black-and-white male with a distinctive black nose tip, and he often naps on our Information Table. If you see him walk, you’ll notice that he frequently circles. This is likely due to a cerebral infarction, the result of a compromised blood supply to the brain. In Walter’s case, this has probably been caused by his hyperthyroidism. As you might already have guessed, Walter is one of our Special Needs crew.

Walter is a senior, yes, but he has more energy than you’d expect for his age; if he wants to get through a doorway into a room where he shouldn’t be, he can move like greased lightning. He’s very good with most people but has been known to raise a paw toward some of the other lobby cats once in a while.

We know that Walter is not suitable for all home environments, but we believe there’s someone out there who can give this boy the loving home he deserves. If there is room in your heart and dwelling for a Special Needs cat, we ask that you consider our Walter.

To learn more about Walter, click the link to his Tabby’s Place Cat RescueAdoption page

 

Donna

Donna

You might well hear Donna before you see her; she can be very talkative. She has a beautiful orange-and-white coat (there’s orange on her nose, over her head, and in patches on her back; she also has a classic orange stripey tail), and she’s of medium size.

Donna is diabetic, so she’s one of our Special Needs crew. She eats a prescription dry food and receives insulin twice per day. We know she has lived with dogs and other cats in the past, and there were no problems with her doing so. That’s not a surprise to us, as we’ve discovered that Donna is a gentle girl with an engaging personality. She’s generally a happy cat who just likes people. Unusually, we have a birth date for Donna said to be December 24, 2006.

To learn more about Donna, click the link to her Tabby’s Place Cat RescueAdoption page

 

Scotty

Scotty

Part of what sets Tabby’s Place apart from other shelters is our willingness to take in Special Needs cats. Scotty, a large, deep orange tabby male, was found as a stray. We quickly discovered that something was amiss; that “something” turned out to be nasal and gastrointestinal lymphoma. Most shelters simply do not have the ability to treat cats like this and would have had to euthanize Scotty. Fortunately, Tabby’s Place is different.

Scotty is currently on a chemotherapy regimen. Cats often do well on chemotherapy for this type of cancer, but of course we cannot predict exactly what will happen here.

Scotty is easy to recognize; he’s the “big orange guy” in our lobby. Admittedly, he looks a bit scruffy, but if I were being treated for lymphoma I’d probably look a bit scruffy myself. And he looks much better than he did when he came to us. Our best guess is that he was born in the spring of 2008.

It’s a little difficult to assess Scotty’s personality at a time like this. We can say that he is not aggressive toward other cats or people (I myself saw fellow lobby-resident Mimi pinch food from under his nose, and he didn’t even react). He seems a gentle, quiet boy.

We remain hopeful for Scotty. We recognize that having him adopted at this point is a long shot, to say the least, but if the chemo works as well as we know it can, that could easily change. If adopting a Special Needs cat won’t work for you but you’d like to help Scotty, please consider making a donation toward his care.

To learn more about Scotty, click the link to his Tabby’s Place Cat RescueAdoption page

 

Juliana

Juliana

This gentle sweetheart was found at a daycare center to which she just wandered up. Juliana is a small to medium size kitty. She will come up to you and talk, if you’d like. She has a wonderful personality and is very fond of human company.

Juliana has early renal disease. It is so mild that we don’t have to do anything for it. If you don’t know, early renal disease in cats doesn’t always progress quickly, in fact it can remain stable for a long time.

Lovely Juliana has obviously lived in a home environment before, and we’d love to see her do so again. Is there room in your heart and home for this sweet senior?

To learn more about Juliana, click the link to her Tabby’s Place Cat RescueAdoption page

 

Sherbert

Sherbert

Cats are funny creatures. There are a lot of jokes about cat owners being merely staff to their beloved felines, but sometimes you come across a cat who seems genuinely grateful for what you do. Such a cat is our Sherbert, the most gorgeous, deep orange tabby we’ve seen in some time.

Sherbert was found along the side of a road. Aside from being very hungry and a little dehydrated, he was OK, so he couldn’t have been outside for too long. From the first, he showed nothing but love for us, extraordinary for a cat who had absolutely no idea what was happening to him. His affectionate behavior has continued throughout his quarantine period.

Our best guess is that Sherbert was born around March of 2004, so he’s a senior cat. At some point before he came to us, he had Perineal Urethrostomy (PU) surgery, sometimes performed in the case of recurring blockage in a cat’s urethra or if a cat has FLUTD. We have not noticed any urinary anomalies with Sherbert, but we will continue to monitor him. Sherbert has FIV, so he’s one of our Special Needs felines.

To learn more about Sherbert, click the link to his Tabby’s Place Cat RescueAdoption page

 

Sophia

Sophia

Attention, lovers of long-haired felines! We know you’re out there, and we have a young lady you’ll want to consider adding to your family. Our Sophia is a lovely black-and-white girl (she has white on her tummy, chest, all four feet, and her chin, as well as a funny white nose; the rest of her coat is black). She has no health issues of which we are aware.

Sophia is gentle and rather reserved in temperament. She is not at all aggressive toward humans (or other felines). We think she’d prefer a home that’s on the quieter side.

If you believe that Sophia is a good match for you, we urge you to come in to meet her. We know you’ll be won over by her beauty, even as we have been.

To learn more about Sophia, click the link to her Tabby’s Place Cat RescueAdoption page

 

Elijah

Elijah

How do we know that Elijah would be better off in a home without dogs? Because he was adopted from us once before. His adopter had two dogs, and it seems that Elijah was not crazy about either canine. Elijah was returned to us for inappropriate elimination, but we believe, as does his previous adopter, that it might be due to environmental stress. Between not being fond of the two dogs in the house and a new baby daughter, well, we think Elijah might not have been able to deal with all of that; it’s a lot for a cat to handle.

Elijah is significantly overweight now, so he is living in our Weight Management suite. He’s an extra large boy, beautifully marked in black and white, including a black nose and the funniest little black chin. We think Elijah was born early in 2007, and, aside from being overweight, he has no health issues of which we are aware.

This is a sweet, affectionate boy who likes humans and deserves another chance living in a home. Are you the person who can provide that?

To learn more about Elijah, click the link to his Tabby’s Place Cat RescueAdoption page

 

Melanie

Melanie

Melanie was adopted from Tabby’s Place years ago. Sadly, her adopter had experienced much poorer health over time and felt she could no longer care for Melanie, so she was returned to us. Since her return, Melanie has generally been doing quite well. We’ve placed her in the lobby, because we felt sorry for her, and, while she’s still getting used to her new surroundings, she’s been exploring and has tried repeatedly to get behind closed doors.

She’s on the larger side for a female. Our best guess is that she was born around August of 2004. Melanie is typically even-tempered but can occasionally be a bit of a grump, and she does not like to be picked up. For these reasons, we believe she’d do best in a home without young children.

Melanie is mostly a brown tabby, but she has a funny, thin white stripe exactly down the center of her nose that broadens into more white on her muzzle, chin, and chest. She has white on her tummy and paws, as well. Melanie has no health issues of which we are aware.

To learn more about Melanie, click the link to her Tabby’s Place Cat RescueAdoption page

 

Wolfie

Wolfie

Wolfie is one of our FIV+ cats, and that means he’s also a member of our Special Needs crew. Wolfie is a gray and white boy, of medium size. His legs are rather shorter than those of most cats and he also loves to eat, so when he walks, his tummy almost touches the ground (it’s hard to blame him for loving his food, given that we know he lived outdoors for some of his life. And, while he’s a little chunky at this point, it isn’t to a degree where it endangers his health). Our best guess is that Wolfie was born late in 2007.

Wolfie is a little shy now, as he’s probably not used to living with multiple other cats in close proximity. However, we know he likes people: he purrs a lot around the humans and loves to rub on hands. We know he just needs to become more confident, and we’re sure that will happen with a little more time and patience.

To learn more about Wolfie, click the link to his Tabby’s Place Cat RescueAdoption page

 

Phillipa

Phillipa

Phillipa is a lovely, black-and-white girl. Although she’s of medium size, she almost looks like a kitten next to some of our huge males. She has white on her nose, face, and chest/tummy, along with four white paws. Our best estimate is that she was born in the spring of 2004.

Phillipa lived in a private home before coming to us, where she had a history of inappropriate elimination. We think this may have been circumstantial. She’s a timid girl to begin with, and we know that another cat in the house would sometimes attack her when she was trying to use her litterbox. So far, we have not seen that behavior here, but there is the chance it could occur again.

Although Phillipa is shy, more than one of the staff has told me that she is, at bottom, a sweet-natured, well-mannered girl. She’ll require a quiet home and an adopter with some patience. Kids and other animals in the house might be acceptable, as long as they are also quiet, not domineering, and well-mannered.

To learn more about Phillipa, click the link to her Tabby’s Place Cat RescueAdoption page

 


 

Tabby’s Place Cat Rescue contact links

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

Tabby’s Place Cat Rescue Website

Tabby’s Place Cat Rescue Facebook

Tabby’s Place Cat Rescue Twitter

Tabby’s Place Cat Rescue All Available Cats for Adoption

 


 

 


 

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Senior Sunday – Pei People Shar Pei Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Pei People Shar Pei Rescue in Tucson, AZ

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue

Notes:

a. We do not have a facility or location to “visit” dogs. All meetings for prospective adopters are done on an appointment basis, after filling out an application.

b. We only accept applications to foster and adopt from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and adjacent states (if you are willing to drive), Wyoming, Idaho, Utah.

c. If you are in any another state, you can find another local Chinese Shar-Pei rescue from this link.

 


 

From the Pei People Shar Pei Rescue website

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue, Inc. is a registered 501c3 non profit (tax ID 26-3195947). We rescue and adopt in California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon & Washington.

We started in 2007, and we focus strictly on rescue, re-homing and education around Chinese Shar Pei.

 


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 Pei People Shar Pei Rescue.

 

Spendy

Spendy

Spendy is a 10-year old female that had to be rehomed after her family lost their job and home. Spendy was living with another dog and was raised with children. She is housetrained, good with dogs (not sure about cats), has been to dog parks, walks well on a leash and rides well in a car.

Spendy would love a new family and is very active and has recently undergone a vet check and appears healthy and happy, however she does have little to no hearing left.

More about Spendy *deaf*
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with kids
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • House trained
  • Has special needs
  • Spayed
  • Birth date: 11/22/2007
  • Color: Fawn
  • Moderate energy level
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only

To learn more about Spendy, click the link to her Pei People Shar Pei RescueAdoption page

 

Brownie

Brownie

Brownie is a 7-year old female that found herself in need of a new home after local animal control deemed her current situation not acceptable. What she lacked in care during her first 7-years is quickly being made up. Pei People is working on getting her skin back to par with good food and she has had entropion eyelid surgery and and has ulcer on right eye that is healing.

Brownie has lived with and is good with other dogs (of all sizes) and is a happy, friendly girl. She weighs about 27-pounds and is currently fostering in Northern California.

More about Brownie
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with kids
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • House trained
  • Spayed
  • Birth date: 4/14/2011 (not exact)
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate with White
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Brownie, click the link to her Pei People Shar Pei RescueAdoption page

 

Shadow

Shadow

Shadow is a 40-pound (small) female Shar Pei rescued from a Denver area shelter after being found stray. Shadow is mellow, laid back, loves to lay in the sun, play with toys, go for walks, and knows the command sit. Shadow loves kids and gets along well with other dogs. Give her a couple of days to warm up to you and she is very loving and sweet.

More about Shadow
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Cautious
  • House trained
  • Spayed
  • Birth date: 1/31/2011 (not exact)
  • Color: Black
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Shadow, click the link to her Pei People Shar Pei RescueAdoption page

 

Maynard

Maynard

Maynard is a 7-year old black brushcoat that was found as a stray with Irving. Maynard is a super friendly submissive boy. He is fostering in the phoenix area.

Maynard takes treats with a super gentle mouth. He loves to initiate play with other dogs, and he rides great in a car. Maynard will have entropion surgery prior to adoption.

More about Maynard
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with kids
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • House trained
  • Neutered
  • Birth date: 5/13/2011 (not exact)
  • Color: Black
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Owner experience needed: None
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only

To learn more about Maynard, click the link to his Pei People Shar Pei RescueAdoption page

 

Tina

Tina

Tina is a cream (with some fawn tipping on ears) female Shar Pei. Tina is 7-years old and is shy at first, but then warms up. Tina was surrendered to the shelter with her sister, Betina, but they are fostering separately and available for adoption separately.

Tina is spayed, up to date on vaccines and is microchipped. She has had entropion eyelid surgery. Tina weighs 52-pounds and is currently fostering in the Los Angeles area and is interviewing new homes! foster update: Tina is great on a leash. Likes walks, but a slow mover. Walked nicely with my older female. She’s great meeting other dogs too. Tina is very non-reactive unless they are right up in her face. She would do fine as an only dog or a calm submissive dog.

More about Tina
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with adults: All
  • House trained
  • Spayed
  • Birth date: 4/14/2011 (not exact)
  • Color: White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Tina, click the link to her Pei People Shar Pei RescueAdoption page

 

Wilbur

Wilbur

Wilbur is a senior male Shar Pei that was found as a stray but his owners never reclaimed him. He was rescued by Pei People and is now looking for a forever home to live out his days. Wilbur is a typical senior with some arthritis and is slow moving. He is friendly and good with other dogs and rides well in the car. Wilbur does have entropion (eyelid rolling) and we are discussing with our vet, based on his age, whether surgical correction or managing with eye ointment is best for him. We are working on improving his coat with high quality food and supplements.

More about Wilbur
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with cats
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with adults: All
  • House trained
  • Neutered
  • Birth date: 5/14/2005 (not exact)
  • Color: Gray
  • Activity level: Slightly Active
  • Low energy level
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Wilbur, click the link to his Pei People Shar Pei RescueAdoption page

 

Betina

Betina

Betina should be called Beauty she is a 7-year old female Shar Pei. She is spayed, up to date on vaccines and is microchipped. Betina is very friendly and was living with other dogs. Betina came into the shelter with her sister, Tina, and are fostering separately and available for adoption separately.

Betina knows her basic commands and loves to paw at you for affection. She can be shy and timid at first, but if you show her attention and she becomes your shadow. She recently had entropion eyelid surgery and a peek at her teeth. Betina weighs 55-pounds and is fostering in the East San Diego area.

More about Betina
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with kids
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • House trained
  • Spayed
  • Birth date: 4/14/2011 (not exact)
  • Color: Black
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Betina, click the link to her Pei People Shar Pei RescueAdoption page

 

Romeo (aka Baxter)

Romeo (aka Baxter)

Romeo is a neutered black male Shar Pei and he was recently surrender by the only family he’d ever known because they were having a baby. Romeo was living with other dogs in the home, but we are told he is not great with strange dogs and should probably be the only dog in the home. Romeo lives up to his name and loves his humans. He will chase cats and small yard animals. Romeo weighs about 50-pounds.

More about Romeo (aka Baxter)
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Not good with cats
  • Good with kids
    Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Protective
  • House trained
  • Neutered
  • Birth date: 7/15/2009 (not exact)
  • Color: Black
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Romeo, click the link to his Pei People Shar Pei RescueAdoption page

 

Sophie

Sophie

Sophie is a female Shar Pei, turned in as a stray in Las Vegas, with severe dental issues (talk about bad breath!). It turns out after some vet care and a few tooth extractions and TLC, Sophie is an adorable girl, good with kids and dogs and happy to play at dog park. She actually loved her bath and even tolerated a blow dry after!

Sophie is a bit on the thin side so working on fattening her up prior to adoption. She has a gorgeous soft fawn brush coat with sable tips. Sophie is not a huge fan of the crate but is doing better every day in the crate. She will bark initially but then settles right in. Sophie is approximately 8-years old. She warms up to new men a little slower than women but loves her foster dad maybe even a bit more than her foster mom. She is house trained and rides well in a car. Sophie is spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccines and is ready for a new home! Sophie is fostering in AZ

More about Sophie
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with kids
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • House trained
  • Spayed
  • Birth date: 11/1/2009 (not exact)
  • Color: Fawn
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Sophie, click the link to her Pei People Shar Pei RescueAdoption page

 


 

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Pei People Shar Pei Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Website

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Facebook

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Twitter

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue All Adoptable Dogs

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Adoptable Dogs – California

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Adoptable Dogs – Southern Nevada

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Adoptable Dogs – Arizona

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Adoptable Dogs – Colorado

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Adoptable Dogs – NorthWest

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Adoptable Dogs – New Mexico

 


 

 


Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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Senior Sunday – Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR)

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) in Stony Brook NY.

Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR)

 


 

From the Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) website
Mission

The mission of Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) is to provide education, prevention, intervention, and adoption services to ensure that all English Bulldogs enjoy long, healthy lives in loving, safe, appropriate homes where they are provided the life-long care they require. We commit to each English Bulldog and adopter(s) we serve for the life of the dog. In the event that an adoption is unsuccessful, the dog is to be returned to the LIBR.

We fulfill our mission by providing:
  • Humane education for school-age youth, so children learn the principle, practices and procedures involved in adding to the family by buying or adopting an English Bulldog.
  • Breed-specific best practices education the general public can use to understand the characteristics of English Bulldogs and make informed decisions about purchasing, adopting, or releasing a puppy or dog for adoption.
  • Breed-specific education to prevent tragic outcomes of the vicious cycle of irresponsible breeding, sale and purchase of puppies and dogs, leading to neglect, abandonment, abuse, and death of English Bulldogs.
  • The spectrum of services involved in rescuing English Bulldogs, including but not limited to:

a) Networking with national and regional breed rescues, as well as shelters, advocacy organizations, and English Bulldog Clubs;
b) Conducting intake services to process and receive English Bulldogs that have been abused, abandoned at shelters, or released for adoption by owners who are unable to keep them;
c) Screening all prospective adopters to create an optimal match between prospective adopters and dogs available for adoption.
d) Offering transitional guidance and support for owners forced to release dogs for adoption due to family crisis;
e) Offering transitional support to families receiving English Bulldogs that have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or released for adoption;
f) Collaborating with veterinarians and other medical practitioners to provide screening, spay, neuter, vaccinate, and other medical attention, such as surgery and medication;
g) Homing special needs English Bulldog puppies and dogs;
h) Providing foster care for English Bulldogs seeking permanent homes;

  • Raising funds to support the above activities.

 


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 Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR).

 

Rosalita

Rosalita

Rosalita is house-trained, her vaccinations up to date, and she has been spayed. Rosalita is good in a home with other dogs and children.

Meet Rosalita (AKA Rosie), she is a 7-year old Victorian Bulldog who’s good with dogs and children. She’s never been around cats but her owner says she’s such a good girl that she would probably be fine. Sadly Rosie has a special needs skin brother who is taking all the attention away from her. Dad is heartbroken but can’t stand to see Rosie being emotionally neglected. She’s a sweet loving girl and he wants more for her. ……

WHAT ABOUT THOSE EARS ???……..AND SHE CAN SWIM !!!! GO FIGURE. Rosie is looking for a FOREVER HOME. Rosie is currently in Hazlet, NJ.

To learn more about Rosalita, click the link to her Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR)Adoption page

 

Tank

Tank

Tank is house-trained, he is health and has been neutered. Tank is good in a home with other dogs, children, other animals, and he is good with Bunnie!

Tank is 7-years old, and is ready for his forever home. Tanks age is actually debatable since his foster parents say he acts like a youngster. He’s completely housebroken, loves to go for walks, loves his crate and is a great snuggler. Tank is good with other dogs and is even good with the bunny in his foster home. He’s never been around cats but since he’s OK wtth the bunny I’m pretty sure a cat would be OK.

Tank has a rather crooked stature since he seems to have had a previous injury that was left untreated. This actually adds to his character and doesn’t slow him down a bit. Older children ONLY since he’s a bit of a CLEPTO and likes to run away with your things if they’re not kept under wraps. Tank is currently in Ridgefield, Ct.

To learn more about Tank, click the link to his Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR)Adoption page

 

Grizz

Grizz

Grizz is house-trained, her vaccinations up to date, and he is neutered. Grizz is good in a home with children, but she prefers a home without other dogs or cats.

Grizz is located near Harrisburg PA, Griz (AKA Grizzly Bear) is a beautiful loving girl. She loves children, and to cuddle. She is nice on walks. Grizz was surrendered due to life changes of her family. She is a loved, cared for dog. Grizz does not do well with other animals, but loves all humans.

To learn more about Grizz, click the link to her Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR)Adoption page

 

Clay

Clay

Clay is House-trained, and his vaccinations are up to date and he is neutered. Clay needs a home with no kids, or dogs. He doesn’t mind cats. Clay has some possession issues, looking for someone to work with him. He is 7-years old and is located in northern NY.
To learn more about Clay, click the link to his Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR)Adoption page

 


 

Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) has available for adoption, click the following links:

Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) Website

Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) Facebook

Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) Twitter

Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) All Available Bulldogs for Adoption

 



 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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

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