Senior Sunday – The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

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)

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 Sanctuary for Senior Dogs.

Polie (left) and Twisty (right)

PolieTwisty

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 DogsAdoption web page

 

Alvin

Alvin

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 DogsAdoption web page

 

Blanche

Blanche

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 DogsAdoption web page

Agnes

Agnes

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 DogsAdoption web page

Roy

Roy

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 DogsAdoption web page

 

Mister and Chica Louise

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 DogsAdoption web page

 

Shadow

Shadow (FKA Bizzy)

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 DogsAdoption 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

Click the “Brackets” on the right-side in the Map Header below to view the full-size map

Senior Sunday – The Grey Face Rescue & Retirement

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Grey Face Rescue & Retirement, in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

From the Grey Face Rescue & Retirement’s website

Grey Face Rescue & Retirement focuses on dogs age 7 and older. We accept all seniors into our rescue and hospice care. We don’t discriminate against specific breeds, medical conditions, behaviors or history – we believe all senior dogs deserve a second chance. Our volunteers work tirelessly to match each of our seniors with a specific foster for their continued care. We also seek special and educated adopters to give our seniors their forever homes. We’re a 100% volunteer-run organization and rely heavily on our dedicated volunteers and fosters to help keep our organization running, as well as on generous support and donations from the community.

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 Grey Face Rescue & Retirement.

Kal

Kal

Kal is 8 years-young, and weighs 5 lbs. Kal came up to Minnesota from Georgia, part of a group of chis. He can be adopted solo, or with one of his cute sisters Meera and Tara (see their bios for more information!).

To learn more about Kal, click the link to the Grey Face Rescue & RetirementAdoption web page

 

Oliver

Oliver

Oliver, a 10-year-old shepherd mix trapped in a puppy’s body! If you take the time to get to know him, you will LOVE him – he’s such a snuggler.

* Good with Dogs

* House trained

* Up-to-date with vaccines

Oliver has been waiting 400-DAYS for his FOREVER FAMILY!

To learn more about Oliver, click the link to the Grey Face Rescue & RetirementAdoption web page

 

Tara

Tara

Tara came up to Minnesota from Georgia, part of a group of chis. She can be adopted solo, or with one of her cute siblings, Meera and Kal (see their bios for more information!). Tara is 8-years young and weighs less than 5-pounds.

To learn more about Tara, click the link to the Grey Face Rescue & RetirementAdoption web page

 

Molly

Molly

Molly would love someone to spoil her with belly and ear rubs and shower her daily with love and affection. Molly loves being a ham to her people and has a lot of love left to give to a family!  Molly weighs 62-pounds

To learn more about Molly, click the link to the Grey Face Rescue & RetirementAdoption web page

 

Browser

Browser

Browser is a Cockapoo Mix. Browser’s favorite thing to do are running in the yard, going for walks and snuggling on the couch. Browser is 11-years young, and he is neutered

To learn more about Browser, click the link to the Grey Face Rescue & RetirementAdoption web page

 

Grey Face Rescue & Retirement contact links

To learn about all the dogs, both seniors & youngsters that the Grey Face Rescue & Retirement has available for adoption, click the following links:

* Grey Face Rescue & Retirement – Website

* Grey Face Rescue & Retirement – Facebook

* Grey Face Rescue & Retirement – 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

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

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

Pilots N Paws, giving man’s best friend a lift

Pilots N Paws is a 501c3 charitable organization who through the help of general aviation volunteer pilots, transport rescue animals by air.

From the “Pilots N Paws” website

The mission of Pilots N Paws is to provide a user-friendly website communication venue between those that rescue, shelter, and foster animals and pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation of these animals. Founded in February of 2008, Pilots N Paws continues to make a difference in the lives of innocent animals.

We have flown thousands of rescue animals, military working dogs, service dogs, and dogs soldiers have adopted from war zones to safe havens provided by rescues and families. We encourage everyone to please alter your pets and become responsible pet owners.

From Greenvilleonline.com

Pilots N Paws pilots volunteer to fly animals from kill shelters to rescue groups nationally. By the end of 2014, Pilots N Paws 4,200 volunteer pilots from all over the United States had helped fly about 60,000 animals to new homes in just six years.

Freedom Flight ready for takeoff

Freedom Flight ready for takeoff

 

The best view for a PnP's rescued dog

The best view for a PnP’s rescued dog

 

A dog enjoying their Freedom Flight

A dog enjoying their Freedom Flight

 

This Doodle is the co-pilot

This Doodle is the co-pilot

 

Everyone is smiling on this flight

Everyone is smiling on this flight

 

 

This video from early 2016 documents a flight from Spokane, WA to Medford, OR to transport a rescue dog for Pilots N Paws.

 

This is a clip from a mission on December 15, 2015. Just in time for the holidays, Toby, a beautiful and sweet Golden Retriever traveled from Finding Great Homes in Greensboro, NC to his new forever home near Richmond, VA.

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

As long time readers of Divinity’s blog know, I adopted Divinity when she was 9-1/2 years old. I was told that three people before me had submitted paperwork to adopt my little lady, all three decided she was too old. In the end, I was the lucky person to adopt her, and Divinity brought more joy to my life than I could ever imagine.

It is a sad fact that senior pets are often the last to be adopted from shelters, putting them at an increased risk for euthanasia. When you adopt a senior pet, you’re not only welcoming a lifetime of love into your home, you’re also saving a precious life.

‘Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month’ roots for the underdogs! It’s been said time and again that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but what about giving one a new lease on life?

ASPCA: This November, Open Your Heart to a Senior Pet

Please consider adopting a senior pet, and watch the following video’s that show the joy a senior can bring to your life.

 

Marnie the Dog

 

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