Senior Sunday – The Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

Recently, I read a few posts on Twitter by several rescue groups that were labeled Senior Sunday. It was after reading these Tweets that I decided to publish Senior Sunday posts myself. These posts, like the ones I read on Twitter, will highlight senior dogs that are available for adoption from various rescues.

My Senior Sunday posts will hopefully help find furever homes for these wonderful seniors from rescues around the U.S. and possibly other countries. I envision publishing Senior Sunday posts on one or more weekends each month.

To start the series, this post will focus on the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network from whom I adopted Divinity in May, 2009. Col. Potter rescued my little lady in November, 2008. I was told that three people had submitted paperwork to adopt her, however, all three changed their minds due to Divinity’s age.

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

Note: Please share this post on your social media so that others can learn about these wonderful senior dogs. It’s the only way to spread the word about these seniors who need homes.

Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.

Sam Malone

Sam Malone

Sam Malone is 11 years-young, and weighs 17 lbs. Sam is being fostered in Portland, Connecticut.

To learn more about Sam Malone, click the link to his Col. Potter web page – Sam Malone

 

Mcgraw

Mcgraw

Mcgraw is 8.5 years-young, and weighs 19 lbs. Mcgraw is being fostered in Essex, Vermont .

To learn more about Mcgraw, click the link to his Col. Potter web page – Mcgraw

Update: McGraw has been ADOPTED!

 

Nolan

Nolan

Nolan is 12 years-young, and weighs 9.4 lbs. Nolan is being fostered in Auburndale, Florida.

To learn more about Nolan, click the link to his Col. Potter web page – Nolan

 

Neilan

Neilan

Neilan is 12 years-young, and weighs 15 lbs. Neilan is being fostered in Cleveland, Ohio.

To learn more about Neilan, click the link to his Col. Potter web page – Neilan

 

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network contact links

To learn about all the dogs, both seniors & youngsters that Col. Potter has available for adoption, click the following links:

* Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network – Website

* Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network – Facebook

* Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network – Twitter

 

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

Old Dogs deserve a Good Life!

This wonderful video was posted on Facebook by House with a Heart and I wanted to share it with readers of Divinity’s blog.

House with a Heart has previously been featured on Divinity’s blog with the following posts:

An amusing hazard of working with geriatric dogs

Senior sanctuary dog finds a girlfriend

A Retirement Home For Unwanted Senior Pets

House with a Heart – contact links
  • House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary – Website
  • House With A Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary – Facebook
  • House With A Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary – Twitter

 

An amusing hazard of working with geriatric dogs

This dastardly deed occurred at House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary

Note: House with a Heart is not a foster home or rescue group. Once a dog becomes a resident, it has a loving home for life.

House with a Heart has previously been featured on Divinity’s blog:
* A Retirement Home For Unwanted Senior Pets

* Senior sanctuary dog finds a girlfriend

House with a Heart – contact links
  • House with a Heart Senior Pet SanctuaryWebsite
  • House With A Heart Senior Pet SanctuaryFacebook
  • House With A Heart Senior Pet SanctuaryTwitter

Cold weather safety for pets

Nikki and everyone’s favorite, Brutus, from Bob’s House for Dogs are giving some great tips for this frigid weather!

Baby its cold outside and while many of us wish we could just sit inside with our furry friend, the truth is our pets and us have to go outside at some point.

From WEAU TV: Nikki Ristau of Bob’s House for Dogs joined Hello Wisconsin with safety advice for our pets against the bitter cold.

She explained that there are common misconceptions that dogs are not affected by colder temperatures. But they can be more susceptible depending on the breed and body type.

Dogs especially can experience frostbite and hypothermia on their ears, pads of feet and respiratory tract. Pet owners can notice these signs if their dog starts to move slowly, shivers, stops moving, and acts lethargic.

It’s important to note no dogs should stay out in below freezing temperatures. Therefore, owners should skip the walk on bitter cold days. However for comfort in colder weather, there are a few options to help our pets. These include an off ground bed, booties, sweaters, and don’t over bathe. The skin of dogs can become dry.

Dangers to watch for include ice and salt, because pets often lick their paws which then goes into their digestive system.

  • Bob’s House for Dogs – Website