Senior Sunday – Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary

 

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary in Phoenix, Az

Rusty's Angles

From the Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary website

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for senior and special needs canines. Through rescue, foster, adoption, education and hospice; we create secure nurturing homes for them to live out their twilight years.

Our goal is to rescue senior and special needs canines who have been displaced from their homes. We then foster these animals until they are well enough to go to a new forever home.

Note: Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary provides unconditional love until the very end.

 


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 Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary.

 

Ralph

Ralph

Ralph is a 12-year old Dachshund. If you are interested in making Ralph a part of your family, please fill out our adoption application or contact us for more information.

To learn more about Ralph, click the link to his Rusty’s Angels SanctuaryAdoption page

 

Snow White

Snow White

Hello my name is Snow White. I am a 12-year old Spitz/American Eskimo. Looks can be deceiving, I only weigh about 20 lbs. I am a very calm girl who just wants an unconditional home to retire in.

My original owners thought I was around 15-years old but the amazing people here have a hard time believing that since I have done so well. I am potty trained, crate trained, leash trained and good with cats and dogs. I love daily walks but also love just watching the birds laying in the sun. I would prefer a home that is calm where I can be someone’s companion.

To learn more about Snow White, click the link to her Rusty’s Angels SanctuaryAdoption page

 

Dakota

Dakota

Dakota is a sweet 10-year old Queensland Heeler active girl that loves dogs but especially people and her toys. She came to us very over weight and slowly with restricted diet and exercise we are getting the weight off. She recently had her exam with our vet and was given a clean bill of health so now she is looking for her new forever home.

Dakota would love a home with large dogs her size, no cats and with someone who is active and would enjoy taking her for daily walks. Dakota is kennel trained, potty trained, leash trained, never barks, loves to go in the car and is just an all around joy to be with.

To learn more about Dakota, click the link to her Rusty’s Angels SanctuaryAdoption page

 

Jody

Jody

Jody is a 13-year old Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix. Jody is so very loving and loves walks and playing fetch. Jody would enjoy a calm home with other dogs.

To learn more about Jody, click the link to her Rusty’s Angels SanctuaryAdoption page

 

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie is a 10-year old Chihuahua. More information coming soon.

To learn more about Charlie, click the link to his Rusty’s Angels SanctuaryAdoption page

 

Nubby

Nubby

Nubby is a 14-year old Chihuahua. Nubby is so sweet and loves walks and sitting on the back of the couch. She also loves belly rubs and giving kisses. She would love a human and doggy companion to retire with.

To learn more about Nubby, click the link to her Rusty’s Angels SanctuaryAdoption page

 

Bristow

Bristow

Bristow is the most loving boy you will ever meet and has the best manners. Bristow really loves, loves, loves people and would love a home with someone who is retired and home a lot.

Bristow wants someone who doesn’t mind me laying at their feet snoring while you watch TV but also someone who will take me for walks everyday. Bristow lived on the streets for a very long time so he wants to know that he has a safe and comfortable place to spend the rest of my life.

To learn more about Bristow, click the link to his Rusty’s Angels SanctuaryAdoption page

 


 

Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary has available for adoption, click the following links:

Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary Website

Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary Facebook

Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary Twitter



 

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Senior Sunday – Young at Heart Pet Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Young at Heart Pet Rescue in Palatine IL.

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

From the Young at Heart Pet Rescue website

Young at Heart is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving the lives of senior pets. Young at Heart rescues 100% of our senior pets from open-door shelters, reducing the euthanasia rate for adoptable senior pets at area shelters. Young at Heart also provides community outreach to help keep senior pets out of shelters in the first place, from providing pet food to low-income food pantries, to educating the public on senior pet care, to helping other organizations network their senior pets.

Young At Heart does not have a shelter facility, but saves lives through the use of donated boarding and foster homes throughout the Chicagoland area. We have a small donated adoption centers for cats inside Best Friends Pet Care in Prairie View, IL and Petco in Lake Zurich, IL.

Note: In 2017, Young At Heart Pet Rescue will be opening Chicago’s first adoption center and sanctuary specifically for senior dogs and cats on 8-acres purchased in unincorporated Woodstock, IL!

 


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 Young at Heart Pet Rescue.

 

Martha

Martha

I’m Martha, a gorgeous and sweet All-American Mutt! My adorable frosted mug will win your heart over the minute you meet me, and if that doesn’t win you over, my sweet demeanor will. I’m a healthy girl with a bit of arthritis, so I am taking daily medication to help me be more comfortable. I will need a quieter home, and love to be with you, so I would make a nice companion for someone who is home a lot.

To learn more about Martha, click the link to her Young at Heart Pet RescueAdoption page

 

Tinkerbelle

Tinkerbelle

My name is Tinkerbelle, and I am a social and talkative 10-year-old little girl. I would love a very quiet home with an adult or retired person where I can enjoy a relatively predictable lifestyle and where peace and quiet reign. Once I am settled into my new home, you will find that I am a happy and talkative kitty who is very social and loving. I might even do well with one other chill kitty friend.

To learn more about Tinkerbelle, click the link to her Young at Heart Pet RescueAdoption page

 

Murray

Murray

Howdy folks! I’m Murray, and if you are looking for a happy dog to bring a smile to your face, then I’m your guy! I’m a very sweet boy who is enjoys other dogs, but definitely cannot be around kitties. I’m pretty sure they taste like chicken. I am a healthy boy. The rescue is just getting to know me in my foster home, and will post more as they learn more.

To learn more about Murray, click the link to his Young at Heart Pet RescueAdoption page

 

Sadie Lou

Sadie Lou

I’m Sadie Lou, the world’s most wonderful 10+ year old pittie girl! I am sooooo sweet and absolutely adore everyone I meet. I am such a good girl that, prior to coming to Young at Heart, I was the dog that little kids got to walk at the shelter! I’m wonderful on a leash and very laid back. I’m good with other dogs and good with kitties, too! I’m house trained (but will need a little patience adjusting to your schedule at first) and am very happy snuggling up on the couch with you. I would do best in a home where someone is around a lot since that is what I was used to in my old life, and would love a home with another dog. I’m already a fast favorite here at the rescue!

Adopted!

 

Ora

Ora

I’m Ora, a 23-year old kitty. Yes, that’s not a typo, I’m really 23-years old. I am a happy and beyond sweet old gal. I’m really not too fond of other kitties, so I’d love to find a quiet home where I can just be the lone kitty who is spoiled rotten for whatever time I have left. I am looking for an adoptive home that will just let me live out my days in comfort and full of all the love I could ask for. I love my people and if I could just be in a lap all day.

To learn more about Ora, click the link to her Young at Heart Pet RescueAdoption page

 

 

Mindee

Mindee

My name is Mindee, and I am uber super duper beyond sweet!!! I am such a wonderful little girl, and I am so happy to be at Young at Heart. I am 12-years old, quiet (and sometimes a little shy). I am really good with other dogs and pretty much ignore cats. I am a healthy girl overall, but do have chronic skin issues due to allergies that Young at Heart is currently getting to the bottom of to see what exactly makes me itch. I enjoy spending my time snuggling and being petted, so if you need a buddy to keep you company, I’m your girl.

To learn more about Mindee, click the link to her Young at Heart Pet RescueAdoption page

 

 

Milo

Milo

I am a very sweet 9-year-old kitty. I am very mellow, love the company of my family, and enjoy a good snuggle. I am good with other kitties, good with my litterbox, and healthy, too. I would love to spend my days curled up next to you on the couch, watching the birds out your windows, and enjoying quiet Sunday mornings warming your lap while you drink your coffee. Are you my new family? I’d love to meet you!

To learn more about Milo, click the link to his Young at Heart Pet RescueAdoption page

 

Lucy

Lucy

I’m Lucy, and I am a very sweet and very snuggle one-eared lab mix! Yes, you read that right – one ear! I’m super unique and everyone wants to talk about me on walkies! I get to meet so many new friends! I am good with other mellow and respectful dogs, and am housetrained. I probably should not live with kitties. I love to lay my head in your lap to soak up your love, go for walks and car rides, and I loooove treats! I like kids, but also shouldn’t live with small ones since I can’t hear them coming up to me when I’m sleeping. Older kids that can remember that I cannot hear them coming would be just fine with me. I love love love to be your sidekick, so I would be a great dog for someone who is home a lot – I love it! I am so very sweet and cannot wait to start my new life with you!

To learn more about Lucy, click the link to her Young at Heart Pet RescueAdoption page


 

Young at Heart Pet Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Young at Heart Pet Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

Young at Heart Pet Rescue Website

Young at Heart Pet Rescue Facebook

Young at Heart Pet Rescue Twitter

Young at Heart Pet Rescue Youtube

Young at Heart Pet Rescue – Meet Our Newest Seniors!

Young at Heart Pet RescueAdopt a Dog

Young at Heart Pet RescueAdopt a Cat


 

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Gordee – Rest in Peace

Gordee1998 to September 23, 2016


This is a bereavement post about the passing of Gordee, who was Divinity’s foster-home brother. Gordee helped teach Divinity to learn about being a dog in freedom.

Gordee came into the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network late in 2005 at the approximate age of seven. Gordee was found as a stray in Iowa and released to Col Potter. Gordee’s foster mom was Marge, the same person who fostered Divinity. Marge fostered Gordee, fell for him and adopted him.

Gordee was a very vocal guy, he would look out the window and howl. Gordee loved to play fetch with a ball and would have done so for hours if someone was willing to keep throwing the ball. Gordee’s favorite spot was on top of the sofa were he could see what was happening all around him.

Gordee passed from this world in his own home in him mom’s arms on 9/23/2016 at the approximate age of 18-years from cancer. Even though he came to his mom with some baggage, she loved him dearly, and will miss him terribly

Bob’s House for Dogs has two dogs as Senior Dog Prom Finalists!

Pups are People too! People.com wrote a sweet story about the Grey Muzzle Organization’s #SeniorDogProm.

Well Divinity’s friends from Bob’s House for Dogs have two of their senior dogs as Senior Dog Prom Finalists!

 

Libby and Rusty

 

From WEAU TV

Life can be ruff sometimes. But when you have fur and have a chance to go to prom, life cannot be any sweeter or rather cuter.

A homeless shelter for senior dogs called the Grey Muzzle Organization in North Carolina needs your help to decide who will be crowned king, queen and cutest couple. But guess who’s a finalist to win cutest couple? Libby and Rusty of Bob’s House for Dogs in Eleva, Wisconsin!

Nikki Ristau with Bob’s House says the organization sent out a Facebook post for their senior dog’s prom photo contest. Nikki chose to enter a variety of photos and the two made it to finals.

The contest has gained so much popularity; it’s made its way to Today.com and People.com

You can vote once a day for Libby and Rusty to take home the top prize until May 31st. Rusty is also up for adoption at Bob’s House for Dogs.

See all the Grey Muzzle’s Senior Dog Prom Finalists

 

Senior Sunday – Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat in Haymarket, Virginia.

Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat

From the Grey Face Acres website

We are Bob and Debbie. The two of us along with all of the precious rescued friends live on 10 beautiful, secluded acres in Haymarket, Virginia. We have been rescuing and fostering dogs for 13-years, and in April of 2016 started Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat. The mission of Gray face Acres is to provide the comfort and love of a home and family for senior dogs abandoned or left in shelters. We work with many of the local shelters taking senior dogs who have medical issues and other special needs, whose chances of adoption are slim to none. Many of them retire here with a life of love and comfort. Some cross over Rainbow bridge with us by their side, and not alone. Others are adopted into the loving homes of people we meet who also have big hearts for senior dogs.

After so many years of fostering, nearly 250 dogs, so many of the seniors ended up staying here. That is when we decided to make Gray Face Acres official, and continue focusing on the need to help our older four legged friends. We feel very strongly that it is not an option to leave the very senior and sick dogs in shelters to spend their final days, or weeks. We are growing our network of senior and hospice homes because our goal is to help as many senior dogs as we possibly can. We are a registered 501c3, all volunteer charity, entirely funded by ourselves and generous donors.

 


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 Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat.

Bocelli

Bocelli

My name is Bocelli! I’m a cute little Black and Tan guy. I am about 12 lbs and only about 4 years old!  At the shelter they thought I was older because i am completely blind, but the vets says I’m just a kid!  I have probably been blind for life because it does not really slow me down! In fact, nobody believes my foster mom when she tells them. I am a healthy, happy little love muffin!  If you sit down I will pile right into your lap and soak up the attention. I would be a great little lap dog or companion dog for anyone, including a senior person!!  They call me the Italian Lover!!.

To learn more about Bocelli, click the link to his Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and RetreatAdoption page

 

Gladys

Gladys

Gladys just arrived a few days ago and is settling in to her foster home. Foster mom says she is doing so well. She is sweet and friendly. Gladys was even very friendly on her first vet visit, and greeted everyone very nicely.

To learn more about Gladys, click the link to her Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and RetreatAdoption page

 

Skippy

Skippy

Skippy is a sweet, senior hound dog mix who is looking for his forever home. Not very much is known about his history. After apparently living for quite some time as a stray, he ended up at the Alexandria Welfare League of Alexandria. Skippy absolutely loves other dogs, he is a true pack animal.  He would do best in a home with at least one other dog. If you think that Skippy would fit into your life and home, please consider giving this deserving guy a safe and loving home for the rest of his years!

To learn more about Skippy, click the link to his Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and RetreatAdoption page

 

Bernie

Bernie

Bernie is a 9-year old Miniature Greater Swiss Mountain Dog we, have been told! He is simply lovable and Goofy. Benie gets along with all dogs and people he has met. He does enjoy attention and brushing.

Bernie’s ideal home would have a fenced yard with a comfy covered area where he can enjoy the outdoors most of the time. Also someone willing to work on him coming in the house. We have done that here often and he finds a bed and sleeps.  He still cant wait to go back outside..  he would do best with no small children.

To learn more about Bernie, click the link to his Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and RetreatAdoption page

 

Grey Face Acres contact links

To learn about all the dogs, Grey Face Acres has available for adoption, click the following links:

Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat Website

Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat Facebook

Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat Twitter

Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat Petfinder


 

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Ghost Dog: Afterlife & a loss for words

Ghost Dog

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peek.
I could see that you were crying…you found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear.
“It’s me, I haven’t left you…I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea.
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today, your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, you tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you that I am not lying there.

I walked with you toward the house, as you fumbled for your key,
I gently put my paw on you. I smiled and said, “It’s me.”

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.

It’s possible for me to be so near you every day.
To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew…
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over…I smile and watch you yawning
And say, “Goodnight, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you and we will stand, side-by-side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to be with me.

-Author Unknown

H/T: Blind Dog Rescue Alliance, painting by Briton Riviere, digitally enhanced ‘ghost’ dog image by LissiS.

Senior Sunday – The St. Louis Senior Dog Project

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the St. Louis Senior Dog Project in St. Louis, Missouri.

From the St. Louis Senior Dog Project website

The St. Louis Senior Dog Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the state of Missouri. We are an all volunteer organization that rescues dogs of all ages but especially dogs 5-years of age and older.

We actively promote the adoption of older dogs. We spay/neuter all dogs, bring them up to date with shots, worming, microchipping and heartworm prevention. We provide our dogs with all necessary veterinary care, including treatment for such things as heartworm disease, kennel cough, pneumonia, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections, fleas and ticks, and dental care.

Our regular adoption events are held at the Kirkwood Petco every 2nd and 4th Saturday 11AM and 3PM.  We always have many dogs present to come and see, and even more online!


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 St. Louis Senior Dog Project.

Tilley

Tilley

Tilley is around 10-years old. She is a tall hound. Very friendly and loving. loves to walk and play in the yard

To learn more about Tilley, click the link to her St. Louis Senior Dog Project web page – Tilley

 

Rebel

Rebel

Rebel is a 13 year old back Labrador retriever who is looking for a retirement home where he can put his napping and snugging skills to good use. He is housebroken, good in the car and good on lead. This very sweet 90 lb dog just likes to hang out with his humans. Rebel is neutered, microchipped, and up to date with shots.

To learn more about Rebel, click the link to his St. Louis Senior Dog Project web page – Rebel

 

Rosebud & Pixie

Rosebud & Pixie

Rosebud & Pixie are a bonded pair of senior dachshund/Terrier ladies. Rosebud weighs 6.5 lbs and is 11 years old. Pixie is 9 lbs and 10 years old. Both walk well on lead and are not your typical senior citizens. They are still plenty active and playful. Both come spayed, microchipped and up to date with shots. They have also had their teeth cleaned.

To learn more about Rosebud & Pixie, click the link to their St. Louis Senior Dog Project web page – Rosebud & Pixie

 

Georgie & Frederick

Georgie & Frederick

Georgie & Frederick are sweet little Bichon boys that must be adopted together. These boys came from a wonderful home where their family could no longer keep them. Georgie is 13 years old and 22 lbs in great health and acts younger, and Frederick is 3 years old and 17 lbs. Both have been around kids and other dogs and do excellent. They have been very well socialized. The boys like to go for walks and would prefer a fenced yard, but that’s not a deal breaker for the right home. They are house trained, have great manners, love to play once in a while and are total love bugs !

To learn more about Georgie & Frederick, click the link to their St. Louis Senior Dog Project web page – Georgie & Frederick

 

Coco and Max

Coco & Max

Coco and her brother Max need a new home. Their former owner moved and left them behind. We’re hoping that someone out there will offer them a home where they can remain together.

To learn more about Coco & Max, click the link to their St. Louis Senior Dog Project web page – Coco & Max

 


To learn more about all the senior dogs available for adoption from the St. Louis Senior Dog Project, click the link to their Available Dogs web page

 

St. Louis Senior Dog Project contact links

St. Louis Senior Dog Project – Website

St. Louis Senior Dog Project – Facebook

St. Louis Senior Dog Project – Twitter


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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