Senior Sunday – The Silver Paws for Love Program

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the The Silver Paws for Love Program in Santa Rosa, CA.

Paws for Love

 


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


 

From the The Silver Paws for Love Program website

We are very excited about our “Silver Paws for Love” senior pet adoption program! This important partnership with the Sonoma County Animal Services, Green Dog Rescue Project and Forgotten Felines supports the adoption of senior pets by seniors, placing more of these wonderful hard-to-adopt older pets into loving homes . The Paws for Love Foundation fully subsidizes these adoptions, and we hope to expand into future programs.

The mission of the Paws for Love Foundation is to provide resources and funding to shelters, rescue groups, and individuals dedicated to improving the health, welfare, and adaptability of unwanted and abused animals. The Paws for Love Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization, and all donations to our organization are tax-deductible.

Paws for Love is a volunteer non-profit foundation. We depend solely on donations and the proceeds from our events to accomplish our mission of assisting animals at risk.

The heart of our annual February fund-raising gala—called “Paws for Love”—is a captivating gallery of paintings created by shelter and rescue animals. In addition to the sale of these paintings, we also feature a grand benefit auction—both silent and live–with vacation getaways, services, merchandise, pet-related packages, and award-winning wines.

Funds raised from this event, as well as from smaller events held throughout the year and private donations, greatly benefit the animals of Sonoma County, the Bay Area, and beyond. The Paws for Love Foundation provides funds to rehabilitate adoptable animals by providing necessary medical treatment, rehabilitation, and adoption expenses, for animals in shelters and foster care programs.

Here are a few of the groups and individuals who have received funding from the Paws for Love Foundation (2017):

Supported Rescues

Introducing “Silver Paws for Vets”

Hundreds of older pets have found loving homes since Silver Paws for Love was introduced – the success has been heartwarming. And now, Sonoma County Animal Services and the Green Dog Rescue Project will join us in expanding the promotion of senior pet adoptions by launching a new program: “Silver Paws for Vets.

Using this program, eligible discharged or retired service men and women of any age will be able to adopt a senior dog or cat aged 6-years and older – and the Paws for Love Foundation will sponsor the adoption fee. These will not be trained service dogs, but shelter dogs and cats longing for a safe and ‘forever’ home…and a special human to love.

The Paws for Love Foundation will provide a “Welcome Home” kit to include a soft handmade blanket, treats, coupons, and a resource booklet which includes pet-friendly activities, dog walking, grooming, training, and day care. King’s Kastle in Windsor is generously offering several days of emergency boarding in the event the adopter must be hospitalized.

Silver Paws for Vets will not only give senior shelter pets a second chance at life, but the Veterans in our community will gain from the bond of companionship and unconditional love a pet will give.

About

Paws for Love was founded by northern California artist Ellyn Jacques Boone to raise funds for homeless and forgotten pets in the North Bay and beyond.

Company Overview

Paws for Love is presented by the Paws for Love Foundation. Proceeds from this gala event greatly benefit the animals of Sonoma County, the North Bay, and beyond. The Paws for Love Foundation provides resources and funding to shelters, rescue groups, and individuals dedicated to improving the health, welfare, and adaptability of unwanted and abused animals. Funds raised by this event are also used to rehabilitate adoptable animals by providing necessary medical treatment, food and training for animals in foster care programs.

 


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


 

Here is some information on how to adopt a senior pet from the The Silver Paws for Love Program.

Senior Dogs

Dog Painting

For more information about adopting a senior pet from Sonoma County Animal Services, call 707-565-7100 for more information, or visit Sonoma County Animal Services at 1247 Century Ct., Santa Rosa CA, on Tuesdays through Saturdays between the hours of Noon and 5:30 PM. Also, please visit their Facebook page.

For more information on adopting a senior pet from Green Dog Rescue Project, contact them at 707-433-4377. They are located at 10342 Old Redwood Highway in Windsor, CA. For more information, visit Green Dog Rescue Project

Senior Cats

Cat Painting

For more information on adopting a senior pet from Forgotten Felines, contact them at 707-576-7999. They are located at 1814 Empire Industiral Court, Unit F, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 CA. For more information, visit Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County.

 


 

The Silver Paws for Love Program contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that The Silver Paws for Love Program has available for adoption, click the following links:

* The Silver Paws for Love Program – Website

The Silver Paws for Love Program Facebook

The Silver Paws for Love Program Twitter

The Silver Paws for Love ProgramArt Gallery – Paintings by Pets!

 


 

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Senior Sunday – Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida in Naples, FL.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida - Logo

 


 

From the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida website
A Few Words About Us

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida, Inc. (GRRSWF) is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization. Based in Southwest Florida, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida is dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes that are homeless, abandoned in Shelters or surrendered by their owners into their “forever” homes.

Mission Statement

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida works to raise awareness of the plight of the Golden Retriever breed specifically through community education as well as the benefits of adopting a rescue animal in need. We also support and promote responsible spay and neutering as well as programs that are designed to prevent animal abuse, neglect and cruelty.

Seniors for Seniors

This program offers adopters over the age of 65 a 50% discount to the adoption donation when they adopt a dog aged nine and older. Adopters will also receive a start-up kit (collar & leash, bowls and a toy) courtesy of PetCo; GRRSWF will provide heartworm and flea/tick preventatives for one month; several of our wonderful network veterinarians are offering discounted rates on the first office visit* for dogs adopted under the Seniors for Seniors Program.

* Discount applies to fee for office visit only, not for any additional charges. All of our dogs are healthy at the time of adoption and the first visit is intended as an introductory meeting, a chance to say hello without needles or thermometers coming into play, and an opportunity for the new adopter to ask any medical questions.

 

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida

 


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 Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida.

Kelly 806

Kelly 806

Kelly 806 is a  Golden/Chestnut senior who is friendly, gentle, and even-tempered. Kelly is up-to-date with vaccines

To learn more about Kelly, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 

Bear 810

Bear 810

Bear 810 is a Golden/Chestnut senior who is friendly and up-to-date with his vaccines. Bear is house-trained, needs moderate exercise, and is even-tempered.

To learn more about Bear, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 

McGee 788

McGee 788

McGee was rescued from a shelter and estimated at 9-10 years old. He is a mellow guy that gets along with cats and dogs. He hasn’t been around children but he is a very sweet guy. McGee does have some arthritis and is on supplements and an anti inflammatory.

To learn more about McGee, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 

Sheila 798

Sheila 798

Sheila came from a shelter so we do not have much history on her. They estimated her is 9-years old but she may be a few years older. She loves cats and dogs and giving kisses. She walks well on a leash and gets a spring in her step when she goes on an outing. A must have for Sheila is a comfy dog bed, she absolutely loves to snuggle up in her bed. Sheila is a loving sweet girl and a great companion.

To learn more about Sheila, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 

Moses 770

Moses 770

Moses came to us from a shelter with some health issues that we have treated. He is estimated at 8.5/9-years old. He likes dogs and fosters with a cat, but will sometimes decide to chase the cat. Moses is an all around well behaved and happy boy. He listens very well and is a joy to have around. He doesn’t have any bad habits. Moses did have a mast cell tumor removed when he came into rescue so an adopter will need to have all lumps and bumps checked when discovered.

To learn more about Moses, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 

Gerry 758

Gerry 758

Our sweet cuddlebug Gerry is in need of a forever home.

Gerry is named for a benefactor who recently left us an unexpected and much appreciated donation. Gerry comes to us from our friends at the Marion County shelter. He was profoundly neglected, abandoned, and is heartworm positive. We do not even know if he is truly a golden, but he needed our help and we were happy to step up.

When he arrived, Gerry’s skin looked as if it had been through a meat grinder. He had significant bacterial and yeast infections in his ears, he was missing hair over his entire body, his skin was thickened and had numerous skin tags/masses over his entire body. Gerry also had severe dental disease, resulting in the need to remove over a dozen diseased teeth. Can you imagine the pain he was in? Somehow, Gerry is as sweet as can be, and has already begun healing.

Gerry is super sweet and loves to snuggle. He has nice manners and is excellent with other dogs, but cannot be in a home with cats. He does require a little extra care as he continues his recovery, but he is otherwise easy and low maintenance.

To learn more about Gerry, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest FloridaAdoption page

 


 

Golden Retriever Rescue of  Southwest Florida contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida has available for adoption, click the following links:

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida Website

Golden Retriever Rescue of  Southwest Florida Facebook

Golden Retriever Rescue of  Southwest Florida Twitter

Golden Retriever Rescue of  Southwest FloridaAll Available Senior Dogs

 


 

 


 

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Senior Sunday – Animal Haven Shelter

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Animal Haven Shelter in New York, NY

Animal Haven

 


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


 

From the Animal Haven Shelter website

Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior  intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.

Animal Haven is a 501 (c) nonprofit organization (EIN: 11-6101487).

Animal Haven will never euthanize for space or time. Adoptable animals will stay in our care for as long as it takes to get them adopted or placed in a more suitable rescue or foster situation.

Helping Pets and People in Crisis, a safety-net program originating at the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals that is now based at Animal Haven. At Animal Haven, surrender prevention assistance includes referrals to low cost and free pet welfare services. In addition, the program offers emergency planning assistance and support for victims of domestic violence, individuals requiring brief hospitalizations, and others who risk losing their pets due to unexpected circumstance.

Pet Assistance and Resource Center works with social service programs in at-risk communities to address pet welfare needs in collaboration with community-based organizations to maximize our impact. The program provides education, support, and collaboration regarding the intersection of pet ownership and poverty. Our goal is to promote pet retention before a crisis, increase awareness of local animal welfare services, and showcase ways in which human service programs can collaborate with animal welfare organizations to prevent pet relinquishment, increase client engagement, and expand services for pet owners.

 


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


Senior Dogs

Here are some, but certainly not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Animal Haven Shelter.

Snowy

Snowy

Snowy is a 10/13-years old Maltese.

To learn more about Snowy, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Potamus

Potamus

Potamus is a 7-1/2-year old Terrier Mix.

To learn more about Potamus, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Polly

Polly

Polly is an 11-year old Dalmatian Mix.

Hi, I’m Polly and I’m a very sweet senior girl who came to Animal Haven from a NJ municipal shelter. I am a little doll who adores people and just wants to live out my golden years in a loving home.

To learn more about Polly, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Mason

Mason

Mason is a 10-year old Terrier Mix.

Hi, my name is Mason I was brought to NYC’s Animal Care Center after my owner became ill and Animal Haven agreed to take me in and help find me a home. I’m a very easy going guy who loves to be around other dogs. I’m an older fellow, so I’m not as young and energetic as the young’uns. However, I do love me some rubs and being around other people and most dogs!

To learn more about Mason, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Buttercup

Buttercup

Buttercup is an 8-year old Yorkie/Chihuahua, who weighs 13-pounds. Buttercup is diabetic, but she is good with other dogs.
Good with other dogs

To learn more about Buttercup, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Bolt

Bolt

Bolt is a 12-year old Spitz Mix weighing 23-pounds.

To learn more about Bolt, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Candy

Candy

Candy is a 12-year old Maltese Mix who weighs 10-pounds.

To learn more about Candy, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Bear

Bear

Bear is a 13-year old Shepherd/Chow mix.

Hi friends! I’m Bear, a lovable senior guy. I was abandoned by my owner at a FL municipal shelter after 13-years of love & loyalty. After coming down with a cold, I found myself in line to be euthanized. But luckily an animal angel came to save me and worked with one of our donors to fly us (on a private plane, of course) to NYC.

Now I am looking for another ‘angel’ who will take me home so that I can spend the rest of my years in a loving home.

To learn more about Bear, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 


Senior Cats

Here are some, but certainly not all of the senior cats currently available for adoption from the Animal Haven Shelter.

Coney

Coney

Coney is a 7-1/2 year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 10-1/2 pounds.

To learn more about Coney, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy is an 11-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 16-pounds.

Hello! My name is Charlie Murphy and everyone at Animal Haven is in love with me. It’s not hard to see why. I’m an affectionate, mellow, and curious cat. I enjoy drinking water from the tub faucet. I love to sleep and eat and will follow you around when you are home and seek attention.

To learn more about Charlie Murphy, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Lizzy

Lizzy

Lizzy is a 9-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 13-pounds.

Hello new friends, my name is Lizzy and I an adorable girl who loves to snuggle, be brushed and hang out with other nice kitties! Sadly, my mommy passed away and family members were only able to find homes for three out of her four cats. But I am so happy to be at Animal Haven and have already made lots of new friends.

To learn more about Lizzy, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Walter Pickles

Walter Pickles

Walter Pickles is an 8-year old Domestic Shorthair.

My name is “Walter Pickle Pants” and I am one of the most special, spunky, and gregarious cats you will EVER meet. Animal Haven pulled me from the city shelter, where I had been brought in as a stray. It’s hard to believe that I had been outdoors fending for myself since I am SUCH a people-friendly cat and was also born with Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a neurological condition in which the cerebellum is smaller than usual or not completely developed. But this only makes me THAT much more charming and charismatic. When I walk around, I look like I’ve had way too much tequila. But as far as I know, I am just like any other cat and don’t feel any different.

I get along well with small dogs (and guinea pigs!) but would prefer to be the only cat. My ideal home family would have someone home most the day since I crave lots of attention!

To learn more about Walter Pickles, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Mascarita

Mascarita

Mascarita is an 8-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 11-pounds.

To learn more about Mascarita, click the link to her Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 

Hubba Bubba

Hubba Bubba

Hubba Bubba is a 7-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 22-pounds.

To learn more about Hubba Bubba, click the link to his Animal Haven ShelterAdoption page

 


 

Animal Haven Shelter contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Animal Haven Shelter has available for adoption, click the following links:

Animal Haven Shelter Website

Animal Haven Shelter Facebook

Animal Haven Shelter Twitter

Animal Haven Shelter YouTube

Animal Haven Shelter Instagram

Animal Haven Shelter All Available Dogs for Adoption

Animal Haven Shelter All Available Cats for Adoption

 


 

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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Sezar Sanctuary – Iran

This post focus’ on Sezar Sanctuary in Gilan, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Sezar Sanctuary - Logo


 

From the Sezar Sanctuary website

Sezar Sanctuary

 

SEZAR SANCTUARY – WHERE ANIMALS FIND ASYLUM

“Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.”
– Louis J. Camuti

This is exactly the percept that Sezar Sanctuary bases itself on. We may be based in Iran, but what we are today is a family scattered across the globe, still closely-knit by intention and emotion. Our motive is the advocacy of innocent animals whom the nature hasn’t bestowed with the strength to fight against the cruelties by humans. If you may say so, we are super animal lovers (and protectors), and we do whatever we can to help the abused and street animals that need care. Together, we’ve surmounted obstacles, taken and won downright challenges, and braved through unmanageable caseloads. And, that has only made the mission stronger.

IT ALL BEGAN WITH A MAN WHO CARES

While Sezar Sanctuary is not limited to the Iranian soil, it surely did begin here with Hosein Mohammadi, a person you come across so rarely, a man who has been more than caring for sick, injured, abused and helpless animals. Beginning with resources that were meager, but a spirit and heart that were big enough to let these poor souls in, this man found it imperative to lend the help that was most needed.

“Exactly after the moment Sezar (my first rescued dog) entered my life, the revelation was clear to me, I had heard my calling in life…I had to become a voice for these voiceless abused animals…This is a calling and responsibility which I took on wholeheartedly and with all that I have, and I hope to be able to continue making a difference in this mission.” – words that come right from Hosein’s heart.

This is was just the start of a noble tale.

Sezar Sanctuary

WHEN ONE DOES GOOD, OTHERS FOLLOW

The tireless efforts that Hosein Mohammadi had been making to rescue sick and abused animals, attracted a lot of like-minded people across barriers of language, religion and territory, and that is how Sezar Sanctuary became a massive endeavor backed by numerous people who are against cruelty to animals, and those who do care to get up and do something about it.

So, hands were joined and efforts were consolidated to make Sezar Sanctuary a massive movement to do it in a greater, more intense measure what Mohammadi has been doing. More supporters, more caregivers, more finances, more resources means more care and more lives saved. The man himself has, singlehandedly, rescued hundreds of dogs already. Sezar Sanctuary strives to multiply this number exponentially year after year with multiplied efforts.

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

We believe in humanity, and better humans can make a better world for the animals. Or must we say, if we started caring more for animals, we are due to become better humans.

However, what we do not believe in are barriers. If you are a person who has the same belief as us – making the world a better place for animals, you are welcome to our family that is growing by leaps and bounds. If you care for the animals, we suggest that you make it count.

THE MISSION AND SCOPE OF SEZAR SANCTUARY

We have already come a long way providing hands-on care and services to abused and abandoned dogs since our inception. We are driving enormous changes in Iran and across the globe in bringing about a change by resisting crimes against animals, especially large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting and dog cruelty.
We also act as the backbone to animal rescue groups spread all across Iran. When faced with outrageous situations, Sezar Sanctuary does all it can (as the law of the land permits) to fight neglect and abuse directed against animals. And we wish to do thing on a global level.

A part of our mission is also to urge more of you who think like us to join us in this battle to empower animals.

DONATE TODAY!

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS

Through your kindness and generosity, Sezar Sanctuary can continue to save many dogs each year.

Sezar Sanctuary

 


 

NEWS ARTICLES on Sezar Sanctuary

* From One Green Planet: There Aren’t Many Animal Shelters in Iran – So This Man Made His Own

* From the Dodo: Man Takes It Upon Himself To Rescue Hundreds Of Animals

 

Sezar Sanctuary

 


 

Sezar Sanctuary contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Sezar Sanctuary, click the following links:

* Sezar Sanctuary – Website

Sezar Sanctuary Facebook

Sezar Sanctuary Twitter

Sezar SanctuaryInstagram

Sezar SanctuaryYouTube

Sezar SanctuaryThe Pets at Sezar Sanctuary

 

Sezar Sanctuary

 

 


 

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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Senior Sunday – Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue in Newington, VA.

November is Adopt-A-Senior Month

 


 

From the Oldies But Goodies website
Our Mission

To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cocker spaniels and spaniel mixes of all ages, while providing a positive experience for our community of adopters, volunteers and supporters

Fun Fact

Many people think the name “Oldies But Goodies” references the senior dogs that were saved by OBG; however, legend has it that the name “Oldies But Goodies” came about because our founder said that people threw out dogs like a pair of old shoes (no matter what their age).

Top-Rated Rescue

 


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


 

Superman

Here are some, but certainly not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue.

 Birdie

Birdie

In honor of National Bird Day, we named this 11-year old sweetie Birdie! Birdie was in a northern Virginia shelter before flying up this way to find her forever family. She is doing well with the other dog and cats in her foster home.

Birdie weighs just 18-pounds and is deaf from previous total ear canal ablation surgery so she will not need any ear cleanings. Birdie loves to follow her foster around the house and enjoys their yard too. She sleeps all night long and is housebroken. She is very healthy and oh so adorable!

Birdie is in need of a forever home now!

To learn more about Birdie, click the link to her Oldies But Goodies – Adoption page

 

Dilly

Dilly

Dilly joined OBG after his owner passed away and the local shelter reached out to see if we would accept him. We, of course, scooped up this 9-year-old, 35-pound buff guy! Dilly loves people and is also good with other dogs, but rumor is that he doesn’t care for cats. Dilly was very sweet to the transporters children, as well.

Upon arrival, our vets noted his ears were very painful and very stinky! He immediately went to our specialist who determined that sweet Dilly needed Total Ear Canal Ablations (TECA) surgery for both ears. The surgery cost $3,500 and he is already feeling so much better post-surgery! If there is some good news, it is that he won’t need ear cleanings! In the cocker world that is a bonus. Dilly rides quietly in a car and walks well on the leash. He can be a little chatty when first left alone or crated so no apartments for this guy.

Dilly needs a foster home now to continue to recover from his surgery and start to heal his heart with a new forever family.

To learn more about Dilly, click the link to his Oldies But Goodies – Adoption page

 

Honey

Honey

Please welcome our new girl, Honey! She is as sweet as her name suggests. Honey was dropped off at a South Carolina shelter because she couldn’t stand. She was scheduled for euthanasia the same day until the shelter trimmed her nails which allowed her to stand, walk, and play! The shelter reached out to one of our intake team volunteers and Honey was quickly accepted by OBG!

Honey is 10-years young and weighs 40-pounds. She needs to lose a few pounds but also tested positive for hypothyroidism. Honey has started daily inexpensive medication for this condition. She is good with dogs and cats too! Honey loves people, rides quietly in the car and walks well on the leash. Honey is housebroken too. Honey appears to have cataracts but can see and will be visiting our eye specialist in northern Virginia for an assessment.

To learn more about Honey, click the link to her Oldies But Goodies – Adoption page

 

Edgar

Edgar

Hi, y’all – I’m Edgar, or my foster Dad calls me Eddie sometimes, too! It is nice to meet you! My previous owner surrendered me to animal control in northern Virginia with little information about my history. I’m an 11-year-old, 26-pound, adorable buff-colored cocker spaniel. I’m fine around other dogs but don’t know about cats, but my foster Mom thinks I would be fine with them.

My ideal forever home is with someone who is home often or a doggie door for access to a fenced yard. After visiting the doggie specialist, I have something called colitis or I’ve heard the term “irritable bowel”. This means that I need special prescription food and daily meds to keep my tummy feelings it’s best! Additionally I have arthritis so I take daily pills for that too. I take all my pills easily in my yummy dog food. My foster pawrents tell me everyday how sweet I am and I loooove when they pet me. I ride nicely in the car too. I can be a bit of a chatter at home so apartments aren’t ideal and please no children but visiting kids would be okay.

To learn more about Edgar, click the link to his Oldies But Goodies – Adoption page

 

Star

Star

Please welcome our shining Star! Star is 10-12 years old and weighs just 22-pounds. Star was found as a stray, but she was clearly a cared for pet in the past.

Star is wins the prize for easiest foster dog ever! She settled into her new foster home in about 5-minutes. She is house-trained, gets along well with the dogs and cats in her foster home, does not get up on furniture, does not get into any trouble at all, and has yet to bark. Star is gentle and sweet and a delight to have around. Best of all, she gives tiny little kisses and takes treats very gently.

Star is blind, but she doesn’t let that slow her down. She explores her surroundings fearlessly, and she walks well on a leash. Star loves being outside in this beautiful weather. She is also mostly deaf, but she does hear some noises. Star has a history of cancerous tumors that were removed, so she is on an NSAID (carprofen) to slow down growth/spread of any remaining cancer cells. She doesn’t have any signs of cancer currently. Otherwise, she is in good health.

To learn more about Star, click the link to her Oldies But Goodies – Adoption page

 

Luke

Luke

Luke arrived from a southern Virginia shelter as an owner surrender and has charmed everyone along the way to OBG! Luke is 10-years old and acts half his age! He is a larger cocker weighing in at 36-pounds and has a beautiful long tail that wags all the time. Luke is good with dogs and cats per his surrender information.

Luke is treat motivated and has enjoyed all the attention showered on him by the shelter staff, transporter and vet staff. He is doing great in his foster home and has very good house manners. He knows sit and hi-five too! Luke loves to go for long walks and will need someone to work with him on his leash manners.

To learn more about Luke, click the link to his Oldies But Goodies – Adoption page

 

Darla

Darla

Darling Darla needs you to open your heart and home for her. She was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and would like to be in a forever home for the time that she has left. We don’t know how much time she has but right now she has good energy, abundant cuteness and an incredible personality! Darla is around 12-years old, 14-petite pounds and came to us from Georgia. What a peach of pup! She is super playful and energetic.

Darla is great with other dogs, walks nicely on a leash and rides quietly in the car. She loves to snuggle, snuggle, snuggle and wants to be your shadow. Darla is housebroken, knows a few commands and loves treats. She needs a daily pill for her lymphoma and is a happy girl! Please adopt this sweet girl and make her dreams come true!

To learn more about Darla, click the link to her Oldies But Goodies – Adoption page

 

Dylan

Dylan

I’m Dylan, and looking for my forever family to adopt me! Is that YOU? Let me tell you a few things to win you over! I am 12-years old, 33-pounds and pretty darn handsome, right? I like other dogs and kitty cats. My last owner had to move and sadly was unable to take me. But with the new year and this great rescue, I’m feeling confident that I will find my new people.

I’m housebroken and crate-trained but prefer to be left out of the crate, of course. I take daily inexpensive medicine for hypothyroidism. I really like adult humans, but I need a minute to warm up, so kids under the age of eight make me a little nervous. Not sure how well I hear these days but hand signals work just fine with me. Oh did I mention that I LOVE LOVE food?!? I take it very gently but get very excited for snacks. I like going to the groomer and feel so much better after a good groom! I have allergies so need consistent ear cleanings and hypoallergenic dog food please!

To learn more about Dylan, click the link to his Oldies But Goodies – Adoption page

 


 

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Senior Sunday – Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) in Dallas, TX.

Note: This is the first in a series of three Golden Retriever rescues that I’ll be publishing.

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas


 

From the Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) website

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) was incorporated in 1997 with a mission to rescue, care for, and place in permanent loving homes, Golden Retrievers in need in the North Texas area and to educate the general public about responsible pet ownership as well as the special qualities of the Golden Retriever breed. We focus on cities in North Texas and the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW) including Dallas, Fort Worth, FT Worth, Allen, Arlington, Burleson, Carrollton, Cleburne, Colleyville, Denton, DeSoto, Flower Mound, Garland, Grapevine, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, Weatherford, Benbrook, Mansfield, Keller, Southlake, North Richland Hills, Forest Hill, Terrell, Waxahachie, Ennis, and others.

We are an all-volunteer rescue organization, with NO paid employees. We do not own nor operate a shelter or kennel space and instead place all of our dogs in loving, volunteer foster homes until the dogs are adopted. Foster families care for the dogs of as if it were their own dog for the period of time it takes to find a permanent home. Many of these dogs have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. Our foster Families provide their foster dog with quality dog food, toys, basic training, stability, and, most of all, love. The love they provide is a large part of the therapy the dog needs in order to adapt successfully to his or her new forever home. GRRNT covers all medical expenses for the foster dog.

More than 90% of our total budget goes directly to the dogs for veterinary expenses. The hard work and countless hours of our volunteers enable the growing success GRRNT has experienced since 1997.

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)


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


 

Seniors Available for Adoption

Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT).

Esther

Esther

Esther is an 7-year old female who is extremely loving. She has a calming effect on those around her, and her foster family can see her as a therapy dog. She is very energetic, and loves to play with toys that squeak. Esther is about 20-lbs over weight will need a low calorie diet for a while. She loves to explore and is very smart. Esther enjoys our daily walks, and she gets along very well with other dogs. She knows basic commands, but needs some work on walking on a leash, she will try to take you for the walk.

Esther is well behaved in the home. She is house trained and has not chewed on anything but dog toys. She will tell you when she needs to go outside. She does have an issue with lighting and thunder and will wake you up in the middle of the night to say she is afraid, but she calms down very quickly when you reassure her. Esther would make a great pet for a family with young children and will make a wonderful companion for anyone.

Note: Esther is an owner surrender to GRRNT due to a change in her family’s circumstances. She is settling into her foster home and we will know more about her soon.

To learn more about Esther, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)Adoption page

 

Zoe

Zoe

Zoe is a 9-year old Golden Retriever that is a lovely older lady. She is house-trained, knows basic commands (sit, shake) and walks well on a leash. She is currently living with 3-Golden Retrievers and gets along well with all of them. She does need a slow introduction to new dogs, and takes a day or two to accept them. She likes other dogs once she knows them and wants to play with her housemates, however, Zoe is not a dog that can be taken to the dog park. Zoe takes treats very gently, and enjoys chewing on bones. If you leave a tasty morsel out on the counter within reach she is happy to help herself!

Zoe does not like to be confined. She would not do well in a home where she would be left alone most of the day or a home that wanted to utilize a crate. When confined, she will do in anything in her power to escape. She currently stays loose in the home with her foster siblings while the family is away, and she doesn’t have any issues with that arrangement. Zoe does not board well, and will need a family that either plans to take her with her when they travel or that will have someone stay with her at their home.

Zoe knows how to navigate stairs like a champ so two story homes are not a problem. She is a very affectionate girl with little concept of personal space. If you are looking for a velcro dog, she’s your girl. Zoe currently sleeps in bed with her foster family and demands pillow access in the bed. She’s even been known to go get her own pillow and pick her spot on the bed!

This girl loves attention and will nudge her nose up to you if you spend too long on the computer. She likes to remind you that it’s belly rub time. She enjoys spending time outside chasing the squirrels but hasn’t shown any interest in fetch. Zoe currently lives with a 5ft chain link fence and doesn’t make any effort to scale or jump it. She is capable of doing so if she desired, so any physical fence will be sufficient for this gal. Zoe loves water and would adore a home where swimming would be available. Zoe has a very nice energy level for her age and loves to play. She would love to go on regular walks and outings with her forever family. Zoe rides extremely well in the car and loads herself right up.

Zoe does have thunder storm phobia, and she will need to take some prescription medication help her through thunder storms. Thankfully, the medication does work and she has been able to calm down when the weather turns bad. Zoe is happy to be your alarm system if someone knocks at the door. She has quite the bark! But she quickly calms down once the danger has passed or visitors have entered.

We think Zoe would do best in a quieter household without kids or young grandkids visiting. She can get anxious when the home is bustling with activity. Initially we thought Zoe would need to be the only female dog in the home, but she is currently living peacefully with a younger female dog, and has been comfortable with a couple of other female dogs that visited overnight. With calm and slow introductions to other dogs Zoe does just fine in a multi dog home. We feel she would do best with another dog for companionship, and making the right match will be important. However, no kitty siblings for this girl. This gal is looking for her retirement home to live out her Golden years. Zoe has lots of love to give and will brighten your life for the rest of her days.

Note: Zoe was adopted from GRRNT a few years ago, and recently returned due to a major change in her family’s circumstances.

To learn more about Zoe, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)Adoption page

 

Duke

Duke

Duke is a sweet boy who has lots of love to give to the lucky family who adopts him. Don’t let the white face & gray fool you. Duke is bubbling with energy, warm and friendly. His fur has been trimmed but will grow out into that long silky coat you expect on a golden. Light and graceful, going on walks are one of Duke’s favorite activities. You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen him jumping up and down while standing up on his hind legs.

Duke is well behaved but doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of common commands. He will come when called and has a strong understanding of “no.” Treats work well as a positive reward as does enthusiastic verbal praise supplemented by rubbing him. You will find him very eager to please. He loves being scratched, rubbed and petted. The antler and a stuffed animal are his favorite toys. He has shown interest a couple of times in climbing on the furniture which we don’t allow. The only exception is when it is thundering as he has thunder phobia. When it is thundering, he likes to lay quietly on the sofa next to you. He needs a little comforting during storms. Otherwise, Duke sleeps peacefully on his bed which is placed near his foster parent’s bed.

Duke is great about letting you know when he needs to potty. When he becomes excited and in your face, you know it is time to go outside. Very short spurts in the backyard are fun for him. He has never wanted to spend longer than 15-minutes in the yard by himself. When he was new in our household, he was a little shy and really appreciated having someone go outside with him. Waiting patiently, Duke is very good about letting you wipe the water & mud from his paws before entering the house. We even blew him dry one day after spending time in a soaking rain!

Curiosity runs strong in Duke. He likes to explore everything inside and out. He is even interested in the laser light toy we use with the cats, sometimes trying to catch the light. Our cats are his friends and family. When one has gone out, he searches the house looking for the missing kitty. If a cat runs into the house Duke will chase but is easily stopped by voice command. He’s just doing what dogs do–chasing running animals.

Duke will be happy in an fairly active family. He would do well with cats and other dogs in the household. He will enjoy daily walks and lots of attention from his forever family.

Note: Duke was picked up as a stray by local animal control. The shelter treated his very infected ears and asked GRRNT to help find him a new home. Duke is just settling into his foster home and we will know more about him soon.

To learn more about Duke, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)Adoption page

 

Daisy

Daisy

Daisy was an owner surrender to GRRNT. She was a very sick little girl and needed emergency spay surgery for a uterine infection. She is recovering in her foster home and getting lots of TLC. She also has heartworms, and will need to undergo treatment once she is well enough. Daisy will not be ready for adoption for a couple of months. Please check back on her progress.

To learn more about Daisy, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)Adoption page

 


Senior Permanent Fosters

Here are some, but not all of the Permanent Fosters Dogs currently available to Sponsor from the Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT).

 

Pippen

Pippen

Pippen is an 8-year old Golden Retriever Mix. Unfortunately, Pippen is Heartworm Positive and has Spondylosis.

To learn more about Pippen, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)Sponsor page

 

Oliver

Oliver

Oliver is a 10-year old Golden Retriever.

To learn more about Oliver, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)Sponsor page

 

Callie

Callie

Callie is a 15-year old Golden Retriever. Unfortunately, Callie has a Heart murmur, Vestibular syndrome, and some Large fatty masses.

To learn more about Callie, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)Sponsor page


Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) has available for adoption, click the following links:

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) Website

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) Facebook

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) Twitter

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)Golden Oldies

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)All Golden Retrievers Available for Adoption

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)All Permanent Foster Dogs

 


 

 


 

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