Senior Sunday – Kindred Spirits Sanctuary

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Kindred Spirits Sanctuary in Santa Fe, NM.

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary

Note: This week’s Senior Sunday post is in memory of my two beloved horses Arthur & Colista.


 

From the Kindred Spirits Sanctuary website

The concepts of eldercare and hospice are relatively new as applied to companion and domestic animals. Elderly animals are frequently neglected, abandoned or euthanized before their time. The attitude that animals are ‘disposable’ when they reach their senior years permeates much of American society. KSAS strives to create positive changes in attitude and behavior towards older animals by example here at the sanctuary, as well as through outreach programs to educate our community.

At Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, we believe that animals are great teachers of unconditional love. Sanctuary educational programs provide a better understanding and appreciation of the aging process in our animal companions. KSAS also offers workshops in how to provide special care for senior companion animals.

The long-term mission of KSAS is to provide education and support to empower people to care for their elderly animal companions at home. Aging is a natural stage in the cycle of life. The development of positive attitudes and greater understanding of the aging process benefits not only our elderly animal population, but people, too.


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 sanctuary animals currently living at Kindred Spirits Sanctuary.

Eskaya is 20 Years Old!

Eskaya is 20 Years Old!

 

 

Colores

Colores

 

 

Juniper

Juniper

 

 

Tiny

Tiny

 

 

Chief

Chief

 

 

Blondie

Blondie

 

 

Clifford

Clifford

 

 

Estrella

Estrella

 

 

Mirabel

Mirabel

 

 

Snowball

Snowball

 

 

Peacok

Peacok

 

 

Grammie

Grammie

 

 

Moonspirit

Moonspirit

 

 

Micah

Micah

 


 

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Kindred Spirits Sanctuary has available for adoption, click the following links:

Kindred Spirits SanctuaryWebsite

Kindred Spirits SanctuaryFacebook

 

 

 

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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Senior Sunday – Mureille’s Place

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Mureille’s Place Wapwallopen, PA.

Mureille's Place - A Senior Dog Sanctuary

 

From Mureille’s Place website

Mureille’s Place is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to rescuing senior dogs. We are located in Wapwallopen, PA.

Mission
  • To provide a safe haven for senior and unwanted dogs
  • To provide lifelong quality care for rescued senior dogs
  • To find suitable homes for adoptable senior dogs
  • To bring awareness to the public of the often forgotten senior dog
  • To improve the lives of animals

 

Relaxing on the Couch

 


Seniors have a lot to offer, 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 Mureille’s Place.

Buddy George

Buddy George

Buddy George is 13-1/2 years old. Buddy is a Schnauzer (Standard)/Terrier Mix.

Buddy George is already neutered, house-trained, but in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Buddy spends most of his time with 16-yr old Fred the Basset Hound. He is now almost 13 and loves it here at the Sanctuary but would love a home of his own even more. He really enjoys the freedom of going outside and laying in the sun whenever he wants but will sack out on the couch, too. Have lots of treats on hand as this guy LOVES his biscuits!

To learn more about Buddy George, click the link to his – Mureille’s Place Adoption page

 

Susie

Susie

Susie is a Miniature Pinscher and is 13-years old.

Susie is 1 of the 3 dogs that came to us from Kentucky. Susie is very sweet and loves petting and attention. We are working on her biscuit taking skills. She will swallow it whole if you don’t break it up for her. Susie uses a pee pee pad during the day but does go out for regular potty runs with her pack. She is good with the other dogs of all sizes in her group. She can do stairs just fine as well but sometimes jumps the last 2 steps so she has to be watched.

To learn more about Susie, click the link to her – Mureille’s Place Adoption page

 

Snoopy

Snoopy

Snoopy is a Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher Mix and is 12-1/2 years old.

Snoopy is a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Snoopy is up to date on shots and does well with other dogs especially ones closer to his size. He can be a bit dominant with some of the bigger dogs here at tines. He likes women over men and is fine with kids. Hasn’t been around any toddlers so i don’t know about that.

Snoopy would love a home with a fenced in yard so he can run free but make sure it is secure or he will find a way out so he can explore.

To learn more about Snoopy, click the link to his – Mureille’s Place Adoption page

 

Lady

Lady

Lady is a Beagle and is 15-years old.

Lady is spayed, house-trained, purebred, up is to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs. Lady loves attention and going for walks. Active for her age and LOVES her biscuits.

To learn more about Lady, click the link to her – Mureille’s Place Adoption page

 

Buster

Buster

Buster is 15-years old and is an American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix. Buster is neutered, house-trained, and is up to date with shots.

Buster is bonded to Jewels so they need to be adopted together. Fenced in yard required.

To learn more about Buster, click the link to his – Mureille’s Place Adoption page

 

Jewels

Jewels

 

Jewels is an American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix and is 11-years old. Jewels is spayed, house-trained, and up to date with shots.

Jewels is a very sweet girl. Jewels is bonded to Buster so they need to be adopted together. Fenced in yard required.

To learn more about Jewels, click the link to her – Mureille’s Place Adoption page

 


 

Mureille’s Place contact links

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

Mureille’s Place Website

Mureille’s Place Facebook

Mureille’s Place All Adoptable Dogs

 


 

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 – Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Peace of Mind Dog Rescue in Pacific Grove, CA.

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue


 

From the Peace of Mind Dog Rescue website

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in October, 2009. Our mission is to be a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California’s Central Coast.

We find loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them and for senior dogs in shelters. We also provide volunteer and financial assistance so seniors can keep their pets with them as long as possible. In addition, we make pre-arrangements to take in dogs should their guardians become unable to care for them.

We have a lifetime commitment to all the dogs who come into our care. They will either be adopted into a wonderful, permanent home, or will live out their lives in one of our foster homes. (Sometimes when we bring a senior dog into our care, it becomes evident that he or she should not have to endure one more move or life change.)

We help senior citizens pay for veterinary care for their dogs if they are unable to afford medical expenses. We also provide temporary foster care for people who are hospitalized and dog walking for people who are no longer able to walk their dogs.

POMDR is led by a dedicated board and an incredible staff. POMDR is also supported by a network of over 600 volunteers who help with foster care, adoption events, transportation, office work, fund-raising, and other tasks as they come up.

Our vision is to model lifetime care for dogs and all companion animals to help bring about a positive change in the way society thinks about and treats senior dogs, and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, hospice and education.

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

 


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


 

Here are only a few of the many senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.

 Dixie

Dixie

Dixie is a 13-year Cockapoo and weighs 23-pounds. Dixie is a cuddly and peppy little senior gal who loves attention and really thrives on human contact. She is on the timid side when meeting new people; she takes her time and then slowly warms up to them. Dixie’s sight is impaired by cataracts, which may explain her timidity.

To learn more about Dixie, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs

 

Toby and Marley

Toby and Marley

Bonded pair Toby (Poodle) and Marley (Chihuahua) are 9-years and 5-years old respectfully. Toby weighs 23-pounds while Marley weighs 11-pounds.

Being surrendered at a shelter is likely a scary experience, but having your best friend by your side must be a huge reassurance. Toby and Marley are so attached to one another, we need a special adopter who will help us keep them together. They spend their time cuddling in the same bed or play-wrestling with one another. They’re an odd couple and are sure to put a smile on your face!

To learn more about Toby and Marley, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs

 

Sweetie Cocker

Sweetie Cocker

Sweetie Cocker (Cocker Spaniel) is 13-years old and weighs 2- pounds.

It’s no coincidence that this girl is named Sweetie. She is sweet as can be and just begging to be your new sidekick. She is laid back and friendly, and her favorite activities include napping and eating. She has recently been going hiking is crushing it on the trails. If you do want to speed her up on one of your walks, the promise of a tasty snack can be a great incentive. Once you’re back home, watch her make a beeline for her bed to get a little beauty rest and save up for the next adventure.

To learn more about Sweetie Cocker, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs

 

Cirrus

Cirrus

Cirrus (German Shepherd) is 9-years old and weighs 130-pounds.

Cirrus is a big boy but a gentle one. He is handsome and strong and treat motivated, so he will be a quick learner. He loves playing with toy balls and will hoard all the tennis balls he can find, usually carrying multiples at a time in his mouth. He is understanding when you take one away but hopes you will throw it.

To learn more about Cirrus, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs

 

Belle Terrier

Belle Terrier

Belle Terrier (Silky Terrier mix) is 12-years old and weighs 16-pounds.

Belle is a sweet girl with lots of energy for her age. Since her vision is slightly impaired, she will lovingly lick the air until she makes contact with your chin (at which point you should expect copious kisses). She loves meeting new people, especially children. Her personality is precious and incredibly endearing.

To learn more about Belle Terrier, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs

 

Monty

Monty

Monty (Cocker Spaniel) is 13-years old and weighs 34-pounds.

Monty is a uniquely marked Cocker Spaniel who is gentle and affectionate. He is happy to meet new people and is great with other dogs. He has lived with several dogs previously, but would also be fine as an only dog. He has also lived with three cats and was happy to play with one who would frequently seek him out. He enjoys being around kids and getting attention.

To learn more about Monty, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs

 

Walter

Walter

Walter (Poodle) is 10-years old and weighs 7-pounds.

Walter is a great dog with a gentle soul. He is vision-impaired, and the vet is assessing his eyes. Walter is surprisingly spry. He doesn’t let his vision slow him down as he still has great energy and drive. He will jump up in your lap to get to know you better. He is active, loves to explore and has a happy face. He loves walks and is well mannered on a leash. He enjoys playing with other dogs and likes rubber toys that squeak.

To learn more about Walter, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs

 


 

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Peace of Mind Dog Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue Website

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue Facebook

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue Twitter

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue 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

Update: Senior Sunday – Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary has posted a wonderful video featuring all the dogs they’ve saved since they were founded in April, 2012.

Divinity’s blog previously featured Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary as a Senior Sunday post in May, 2017.

Senior Sunday – Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary

 


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


Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary contact links

To learn about all the dogs, the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary has available for adoption, click the following links:

* Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary – Website

* Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary – Facebook

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary – 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 – Paws For Seniors

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Paws For Seniors in Bealeton, Virginia.

Paws for Seniors

 

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

 

From the Paws For Seniors website
The Problem:

For any number of reasons Senior Dogs and Cats are given up by, in many cases, the only family they have ever known. More often then not, they end up in animal shelters!

Our Mission

Focused on caring for and finding homes for senior dogs and cats, age (7) seven and older where they can live out their golden years with dignity and love through rescue, foster, adoption and hospice.

Paws for Seniors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to caring for and finding homes for senior dogs and cats, aged seven years and older where they can live out their golden years with dignity and love through rescue, foster, adoption, and hospice.

 


Seniors have a lot to offer, 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 For Seniors.

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy is a spayed female dilute tortie who is a young 8-years old. She is a social gal who loves petting, will talk to you especially at mealtimes. She enjoys spending time looking out the window or sunning herself. Lucy gets along well with other cats, maybe dogs too, however we haven’t had a chance to test her for dogs. She is looking for a home where she can soak up all the love and perhaps some lap and playtime with her new family.

Won’t you give this gorgeous gal the happy ending she so deserves?

More about Lucy
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with cats
  • Good with kids
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • House trained
  • Spayed
  • Birth date: 3/30/2009 (not exact)
  • Activity level: Slightly Active
  • Likes to vocalize: Some
  • Shedding: Moderate
  • Grooming: Moderate
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Lucy, click the link to her Paws For SeniorsAdoption page

 

Sarge

Sarge

Sarge is a good ole boy who loves to wag his stub tail with happiness at greeting you. He is house and crate trained. gets along with other dogs cats and kids.

More about Sarge
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with cats
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with kids
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • House trained
  • Neutered
  • Birth date: 7/11/2008 (not exact)
  • Color: Black with Gray or Silver
  • Activity level: Slightly Active
  • Low energy level
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Sarge, click the link to his Paws For SeniorsAdoption page

 

Taffy

Taffy

Taffy is a happy girl who loves her person. Her tails wags and wags. She is 12-years old with maturing cataracts, causing her to be almost blind. Doesn’t stop her from having plenty of spunk in her walk!

Taffy is totally house trained, prefers to have free roam of the house than confined. She will let you know if she has to go out to do her business. Taffy gets along well with other dogs, and older kids. She has too much interest in cats to be trusted around them, well a girl has to have her quirks right?

Taffy is seeking a human who has a quieter household who can adorn her with love an patience while she bonds to you. Won’t you give this gorgeous gal a second chance?

More about Taffy
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Not good with cats
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with kids
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • House trained
  • Spayed
  • Birth date: 4/19/2005 (not exact)
  • Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie colors)
  • Activity level: Slightly Active
  • Low energy level
  • Exercise needed: Low
  • Requires fence: Any Type
  • Likes to vocalize: Quiet
  • Shedding: None
  • Grooming: Moderate
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Taffy, click the link to her Paws For SeniorsAdoption page

 

Whiskey

Whiskey

Whiskey (10) and his brother Rusty (11) were an owner surrender to a local shelter in northern Virginia. They had been with the owner for the last 9 years. They only stayed a few days in the shelter before coming to rescue. Both are declawed in the front, very friendly, and are great with younger children. They love to play with small toys and especially with balls. They are calm and they get along with everyone including the staff at the Vet Clinic. Whiskey and Rusty recently had a Wellness exam, full blood work, rabies and distemper vaccinations and they recently had a dental. Their FeLV/FIV test was negative.

Whiskey and Rusty are seeking a home were they can stay together and become two loving family members. They are ready, healthy, and “purrrfect”.

More about Whiskey
  • Good with cats
  • Good with kids
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • Neutered
  • Declawed
  • Birth date: 11/21/2006 (not exact)
  • Color: Cream (Mostly)
  • Pattern: Tabby
  • Owner experience needed: Species
  • Shedding: Moderate
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only

To learn more about Whiskey, click the link to his Paws For SeniorsAdoption page

 

Rusty

Rusty

 

Whiskey (10) and his brother Rusty (11) were an owner surrender to a local shelter in northern Virginia. They had been with the owner for the last 9 years. They only stayed a few days in the shelter before coming to rescue. Both are declawed in the front, very friendly, and are great with younger children. They love to play with small toys and especially with balls. They are calm and they get along with everyone including the staff at the Vet Clinic. Whiskey and Rusty recently had a Wellness exam, full blood work, rabies and distemper vaccinations and they recently had a dental. Their FeLV/FIV test was negative.

Whiskey and Rusty are seeking a home were they can stay together and become two loving family members. They are ready, healthy, and “purrrfect”.

More about Rusty
  • Good with cats
  • Good with kids
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • Neutered
  • Declawed
  • Birth date: 11/21/2005 (not exact)
  • Color: Red Tabby
  • Pattern: Tabby
  • Owner experience needed: Species
  • Shedding: Moderate
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Rusty, click the link to his Paws For SeniorsAdoption page

 

Scruffles

Scruffles

Oh my goodness! Just look at me. I am the most handsome boy in all the land. I am somewhere north of 6-years old and a terrier mix of some kind. Nobody really knows my history because I was found as a stray. Since I got picked up, the nice people have groomed me and got rid of all the pesky fleas and tics. I got all of my shots and they even neutered me. I like other dogs to play with and am looking for a family to have fun times with. I am considered special needs because I am pretty much deaf (but I’m pretty good at hand signals). We would recommend a fenced yard.

More about Scruffles
  • 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: 6/21/2007 (not exact)
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper with Black
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Moderate energy level
  • Exercise needed: Low
  • Requires fence: Any Type
  • Owner experience needed: None
  • Likes to vocalize: Quiet
  • Grooming: Moderate
  • Indoor/outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Scruffles, click the link to his Paws For SeniorsAdoption page

 

Honey

Honey

Honey is as sweet as her name implies. She is a gem. At 8-years young she can’t wait to join your family which could include other dogs, cats and kids as she is great with all of them. Perfectly house trained, crate trained and loves to lay on the couch next to you. Honey walks well on leash and enjoys going for strolls. Apply today, she is waiting to love you.

More about Honey
  • Good with cats
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with kids
  • Good with adults: All
  • Reaction to new people: Friendly
  • House trained
  • Spayed
  • Birth date: 7/11/2009 (not exact)
  • Color: Brindle
  • Requires fence: Any Type
  • Microchipped

To learn more about Honey, click the link to her Paws For SeniorsAdoption page


 

Paws For Seniors contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Paws For Seniors has available for adoption, click the following links:

Paws For Seniors Website

Paws For Seniors Facebook

Paws For Seniors Twitter

Paws For Seniors All Senior 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

Senior Sunday – Twilight Dogs (La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens)

For this Senior Sunday post we cross the Atlantic Ocean to visit another senior dog sanctuary. This week’s post focus’ on La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens (Twilight – the retirement home for dogs) in La Peyzie, France.

La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens - Logo


 

From the Twilight Dogs (La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens) website

We started Twilight in the summer of 2009, in memory of losing our Kizzy, and needing to find a friend for our elderly but happy retriever, Teg.

It became evident, searching the pounds and refuges, that if you were an old dog, life was not always so good, and your ending might be premature and/or without dignity. So now we offer limited places for elderly dogs who are lost, abandoned or bereaved of their owners.


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


 

La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens

La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens

 

 

Sunday morning brunch on the terrace

Sunday morning brunch on the terrace

 

 

Time for a Walk

Time for a Walk

 

 

Nap Time

Nap Time

 

 

Everyone Loves Dad

Everyone Loves Dad

 

 

An Old One Gets a Lift from Mom

An Old One Gets a Lift from Mom

 

 

Who's Snoring

Who’s Snoring

 

 

Twilight - A Retirement Home for Dogs

Twilight – A Retirement Home for Dogs

 

 

Twilight Dogs contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Twilight Dogs, click the following links:

Twilight Dogs Website

Twilight Dogs Facebook

Twilight Dogs Twitter

Twilight Dogs List of all Sanctuary Dogs at Twilight

 

 


 

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