Senior Sunday – Groot

This weeks Senior Sunday post is a bit different. This week we focus on an specific senior dog, instead of a senior dog rescue.

Note: The Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network is currently fostering many senior Cairn Terriers that are available for adoption!

Groot


 

From the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network website

Please welcome Groot. He’s an eleven-year-old Cairn who loves everyone! Groot is a quiet and distinguished gentleman, who wants to cuddle up with his human on the couch and receive belly rubs. Groot prefers to be with his people and is very quiet; he hasn’t even barked while at his foster home.

Groot

Groot gets along with the resident dog and other dogs he meets in the park and store. He doesn’t even mind the resident cat. Groot is crate trained and house trained, and loves to chase toys – especially ones that squeak!

Groot

Groot has been in foster care for 173 days! Groot really, really wants his own Furever Home, and he just knows you are out there!

Groot

Groot is being fostered in Akron, Ohio and you can apply for him by clicking the link to his Adoption page

Groot

 


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


 

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network has available for adoption, click the following links:

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network Website

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network Facebook

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network Twitter

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network All Available Cairns for Adoption

 


 

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Senior Sunday – Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs in Plum, PA.

Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs

 

From the Shade of Grey Sanctuary website

Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs is an integral part of Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Org. It is included in the SPARRO business plan and as such is a federally recognized 501c3 non profit.

Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs was developed when we saw just how many senior dogs where in need of rescue with no hope of ever getting out of the shelters. Sadly, these beautiful and loyal dogs have been abandon through no fault of their own most times and people are often not willing to adopt a dog they may only get to love for a few years instead of a lifetime.

We have found that those few months or years are often the most happy and joyful times these dogs have ever known and they are especially wonderful for us. We live to see the smiles of the seniors each day who look at us and with their eyes say “THANK YOU” for giving us more quality time in a home where we are loved and treasured. SPARRO rescues and re-homes the young adoptable dogs that every family wants, but Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs gives a future to the old dogs that most have forgotten about. In most cases, the seniors that come into Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs are forever residents and are not available for adoption. WE are their family now and we don’t give up family members!

 


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 Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs.

Kyra

Kyra

Kyra came to us in pretty rough shape. She had fur loss from being covered in fleas. Kyra was very thin, she was shy and she was also nursing a litter of puppies. In the months Kyra has been at SPARRO, she has really come out of her shell. Kyra is now a friendly and outgoing dog who loves people and other dogs.

Kyra has a beautiful soft coat of hair, and her puppies have been weaned and found great homes. Now it is time for Kyra to get a home of her own. Kyra is up to date with vaccinations, wormed, house trained, and crate trained.

Kyra is very active and does jump up on people, so small kids might not be the best for her. Kyra has a very strong interest in small animals, so a home without cats would be best.

To learn more about Kyra, click the link to her Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior DogsAdoption page

 

Anubis

Anubis

Anubis came to us from a rural shelter where she turned up pregnant. Anubis had 7 beautiful pups and is now ready for adoption.

We are not exactly sure what she is, but Anubis seems to have features of a pit bull, but that is just a guess. Anubis is up to date with all vetting, but has not been spayed because of just finishing nursing her pups. Anubis loves people and snuggling and is GREAT with other dogs.

To learn more about Anubis, click the link to her Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior DogsAdoption page

 


 

Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Shade of Grey Sanctuary has available for adoption, click the following links:

* Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs Website

* Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs Facebook

* Shades Of Grey Sanctuary For Senior Dogs All Available Dogs


 

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November is adopt a senior pet month

There are numerous reasons that make older pets a great option for families looking to adopt a pet.…

CALM, COOL, AND COLLECTED

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Older pets are typically calmer than puppies and kittens, often content with a more relaxing day-to to-day routine. As we all know, puppies and kittens, though very fun, are often more rambunctious and may find themselves getting into mischief when they get bored.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Senior Adoption

The low-key, mellow nature of older pets makes them a great fit for households with children. Before ending up in shelters, senior pets often come from some sort of family life which makes adjusting to a new home environment much easier than it could be for puppies or kittens.

YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS

Senior Pet

Senior pets are often already trained and may even be pros at performing basic commands. The great news is that even if they’re not, they are much easier to train than younger animals. Their experience around humans, along with more established physical and mental abilities, allow them to better understand the requested commands and pick up new tasks much faster than puppies or kittens.

COMMITMENT ISSUES

Senior

Unlike young pets, senior pets are not a 24-7 commitment. Many new pet owners underestimate the time and commitment it takes to properly train a new puppy. Because of their relaxing lifestyle, senior dogs they also don’t require the constant attention and exercise that comes with young pets. Of course, they still love to play with the family, they just don’t require as much of your focus and energy.

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET

Your Age

With senior pets, you know exactly what you’re getting. Senior pets’ personalities are already developed so you can tell right away if they will be a good fit for your family. Even things like their size, energy level, and health status are already established so you know exactly what to expect with your new pet.

LOVE

Dream-Time

Story after story suggests that senior pets are especially grateful for their new home. They seem to know they’ve been rescued and owners often notice an extra special sense of love and appreciation from their senior pet.

The list can go on and on, but most importantly, when you adopt a senior pet, or even share knowledge about the need for senior pet adoptions, you are truly saving a life. We, on behalf of all the shelters and senior pets out there, thank you for that.

H/T: Petfinder

 

Senior Sunday – Senior Dog Haven and Hospice

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Senior Dog Haven and Hospice that is located in Wilmington, DE.

Senior Dog Haven and Hospice

 

From the Senior Dog Haven and Hospice website

The mission of Senior Dog Haven & Hospice is to rescue and re-home senior dogs (age 7 and older) and to offer hospice care to rescued senior dogs in our program.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that incorporated in June 2012. SDH&H is an all volunteer foster based organization located in Delaware. Our goal is to be there for the older dogs who have been abandoned at a time in their life when their need for comfort, companionship and care is at it’s highest.

Senior Dog Haven & Hospice, Inc. (SDH&H) was formed in June 2012 by four Delaware residents. The purpose of SDH&H is to rescue the increasing number of homeless or soon-to-be homeless senior dogs (age 7 and above) from area shelters and place them in temporary volunteer foster homes with the purpose of finding them new loving forever homes. We will also accept terminally ill senior dogs and those too old or frail too be part of our adoption program, and place them into experienced permanent foster homes where they will live as a family member until their end. Our activities will focus initially on homeless senior dogs in shelters or being surrendered by their owners in the Tri-State (DE, MD & NJ) area.

 


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 Senior Dog Haven and Hospice.

Winnie

Winnie

Meet Winnie who joined our rescue after being picked up as a stray. Winnie came to us in pretty sad shape – severe dental disease, mammary tumors and skin issues. Winnie has been spayed, had tumors removed and received a dental surgery. Her senior blood work shows she is in great shape and she is now officially ready to find her forever home.

After a much needed grooming to clean up her mats, she is finally beginning to sprout new hair and looks so adorable! Winnie is blind and deaf, but that doesn’t stop her from getting around easily! It takes her about 2-3 days to learn a new environment and then she can navigate her home with ease! Winnie is house-trained, very quiet, spry and sweet and enjoys receiving snuggles. Winnie has shared a foster home with several dogs of large and small sizes as well as young children. She is great with everyone she meets!

To learn more about Winnie, click the link to her Senior Dog Haven and HospiceAdoption page

 

Louie

Louie

Louie, affectionately called “Mr.Louie” by his foster family is a most energetic and loving dog. At just around 6-pounds, our little Yorkie thrives on attention and cuddles from anyone who wants to show him love. Louie is spunky, loves exploring and at 11-years old, he has quite the pep in his step!

Louie is a very confident dog once he settles in to a new environment and because of this- Louie would do best in a home where he is the only dog or with another dog who isn’t very dominate. Louie is not a fighter, but will quarrel with another dog who tries to seek the same attention from his human. Ideally, a no dog household is best for Louie, but if you have a dog that would not mind to share your love and attention, then Louie would be just fine with that! He is great with kids and cats also. He shines as a constant companion and loves nothing more than to always be by your side.

Louie recently visited another foster home, while his foster family was on vacation, and he was very well behaved and adjusted beautifully! Louie does have Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Our Vet recommends a special digestive diet, low dose daily steroid, and a monthly B12 injection in order to properly absorb the nutrition he requires to stay healthy. Louie is also currently used to using potty training pads while inside the home, because he does have to relieve himself frequently due to the medicine he is prescribed. Louie is a dog that never fails to put a smile on your face. We know he will make the right forever family very happy!

To learn more about Louie, click the link to his Senior Dog Haven and HospiceAdoption page

 

Lady

Lady

Meet Lady! This sweet lab was found wandering the streets as a stray. Lady is estimated to be about 10-years old. Lady is a wonderful family dog who is accustomed to being around children of all ages. She is quiet, housebroken and is very polite towards other dogs. You will have to watch your plate around this silly girl, because she is always ready to help you finish a meal. Lady walks well on a leash and loves to go for car rides. Lady is a typical, happy, goofy lab! She enjoys receiving belly rubs and head scratches and will nudge you for attention. Lady would prefer a home without cats.

To learn more about Lady, click the link to her Senior Dog Haven and HospiceAdoption page

 

Marco

Marco

Meet Marco the Magnificent. Marco is a healthy ten year old Chihuahua mix. Marco ended up at the shelter because his former owner could no longer care for him. It is very apparent from his sweet demeanor that he was loved and well taken care of. Marco is an intelligent little guy who quickly learned how to fit into a new household. He is an affectionate fellow who likes to cuddle near you and enjoys lots of belly rubs. Marco plays well with the resident dog, is OK with cats, and he is house-trained and sleeps through the night. An added plus is his neat tidy way of eating–no food spread about. If you are looking for a friendly, lovable ,tail wagging dog – then this nicely behaved gentleman is one you should meet! Marco has been fine with children but would prefer a home without them due to his size and age.

To learn more about Marco, click the link to his Senior Dog Haven and HospiceAdoption page

 

Sunny Girl

Sunny Girl

Meet Sunny Girl! This beautiful Border Collie has lived a long life that we know was full of love. At 17, Sunny Girl found herself in a tough spot when both of her human parents became ill and could no longer care for her. Fortunately, she has adjusted very well in her foster home. Sunny has dental disease, but due to her advanced age is not a candidate for surgery. This does not stop her from having a healthy appetite and eating up everything you give her!

Sunny sometimes struggles to get around, but with her prescribed medicine she has been doing better, and better everyday. This is great news because she absolutely loves spending time outside. She loves nothing more than walking around the yard and exploring. Sunny is house-trained and great with other dogs, cats and other people. She lets nothing bother her! Sunny is deaf and is a very quiet dog who has never barked. She is the ultimate companion and always wants to be within sight of her caretakers. We hope that with the right family this beautiful eyed Sunny Girl can continue to live out her senior years with the comfort and care she so deserves.

To learn more about Sunny Girl, click the link to her Senior Dog Haven and HospiceAdoption page

 


 

These are Senior Dog Haven’s Hospice Dogs

Ella

Ella

Lizbeth

Lizbeth

 

Polo

Polo

 

Claire

Claire

 


 

 

 

 

 


Senior Dog Haven and Hospice contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Senior Dog Haven and Hospice has available for adoption, click the following links:

Senior Dog Haven and Hospice Website

Senior Dog Haven and Hospice Facebook

* Senior Dog Haven and Hospice All Available Pets

* Senior Dog Haven and Hospice Hospice Dogs


 

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Senior Sunday – Green Dog Rescue Project

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Green Dog Rescue Project in Windsor, CA.

Green Dog Rescue Project


 

From the Green Dog Rescue Project website

At Green Dog Rescue Project (GDRP), we aim to rebuild hope for homeless dogs where it’s been damaged or lost. To do this, we provide rescue, care and housing for dogs of all sizes and ages in a non-kennel facility, as well as medical and behavioral rehabilitation when needed. We also work with those who see a need to change an antiquated sheltering industry by providing the environment and methods to learn how to make real change.

We believe that the traditional sheltering model of housing animals in cages or glass closets does not truly benefit the needs of homeless animals, and that we have a responsibility to understand dogs’ basic and natural need to be part of a social pack. We can offer education and training to sheltering industry professionals and volunteers that has proven to increase adoptions, staff morale, and healthier animals, while decreasing the number of animals being euthanized.

Our focus also lies on community education, including the next generation of junior volunteers. At Green Dog Rescue Project, we firmly believe that an ocean of change can begin with a single drop.


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 certainly not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Green Dog Rescue Project.

Fred and Ethel

Fred and Ethel

Ethel and Fred, are quite the sweet elderly couple. They rely on each other. Fred is outgoing, she is more on the shy side, once they get to know you they both seek affection. It would seem they have not been exposed to much in life, so relationships begin slowly and calmly. Once you have won over her trust Ethel is right there by your side wanting to be with you and explore whatever you are doing, not in a high maintenance fashion, but more of hey you are a part of my pack and I want to be with you.

Fred in the meantime is out exploring and making sure all is well for his best friend Ethel. If you love senior dogs and want to keep a sweet pair together, come meet Ethel and Fred.

Fred is a Senior Dachshund while Ethel is a Senior Chihuahua.

To learn more about Fred & Ethel, click the link to their Green Dog Rescue ProjectFred’s Adoption page, or Ethel’s Adoption page.

 

Bones

Bones

Bones is an adult Hound (Unknown Type). Bones is a hiker extraordinaire and loves to spend time with people. Especially if you like to teach him new games. A perfect day for Bones, taking a long hike, working on his training, getting a couple of naps in snuggled on your lap.

Does your family love to go on adventures and have a canine companion by your side? You might be the perfect match for goofy Bones.

Bones would love a home with another dog preferably female and large. Please, No small dogs or cats.

To learn more about Bones, click the link to his Green Dog Rescue ProjectAdoption page

 

Sasha

Sasha

Sasha is a wonderful girl. Sasha gets along well with all dogs, absolutely loves to snuggle and receive belly rubs and loves spa day. Sasha is great on walks, and playing ball is her absolute favorite past time. Take Sasha on a walk though and stop to rest in the park and she’ll snuggle with you on the grass.

Sasha is a perfect dog for a family with older children.

Sasha is up to date on her vaccines, she is microchipped and is full of love. Sasha is also involved with a high school community service dog training program. Sasha leads our walks with the students, sets examples for the other dogs and passes each requirement asked of her. Also, the bond created between her assigned human and herself is priceless.

To learn more about Sasha, click the link to her Green Dog Rescue ProjectAdoption page

 

Gilligan

Gilligan

Gilligan is a Chihuahua who wants a loving family – especially someone who has seen it all and knows that sometimes you just need time to adjust and appreciate your past and also look forward to your future. If you know what we mean, then Gilligan is the guy for you.

Gilligan builds his relationships very slowly and once he knows you have his back no matter what, he is right there by your side. To know Gilligan is to love Gilligan.

Gilligan is approximately 5-6 years of age and weighs 12-pounds. Gilligan is socialized with other dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines.

To learn more about Gilligan, click the link to his Green Dog Rescue ProjectAdoption page

 

Lacie

Lacie

Lacie is a Redtick Coonhound mix and sometimes she loves to follow her nose and sometimes  not. The one thing Lacie knows is she loves to be with people, especially people who love the sound of her voice. Walking with a partner is one of the highlights of her day. When Lacie meets someone new she can be a bit on the shy side, and if does take me time to warm up.

Lacie needs to be an only dog though, as other dogs tend to get her wound up. If you have a large yard, or a large couch and love a Coonhound mix, please come and visit Lacie.

Lacie is approximately 3 – 4 years of age and weighs 65 pounds. Up to date on all vaccines, spayed and microchipped.

To learn more about Lacie, click the link to her Green Dog Rescue ProjectAdoption page

 

Yogi

Yogi

Yogi is a kind, mellow, easy going, whatever you want kind of guy. Yogi has a woman and her name is Pinky, she relies on him, but he plays hard to get. Yogi & Pinky would love to go together, but each could be fine with out the other as long as there is another dog in the home. Yogi does well in the pack with all the dogs, never an issue, fine with cats, and children, enjoys everyone he meets. Yogi is a really nice fellow.

To learn more about Yogi, click the link to his Green Dog Rescue ProjectAdoption page

 

Shenandoah

Shanendoah

Shenandoah is young at heart, but this senior dog has lots of stamina and would be a great walking companion. Shenandoah is a senior girl in need of a wonderful family who understands the breed. Shenandoah is loyal, has great obedience skills, and loves to ride in the car, and easy going around people.

Shenandoah is a bit picky about other dogs with a higher energy. Shenandoah can live in a home with the right dog or if you are okay with one dog, she is great with that. She does fine with cats. As a senior girl Shenandoah might benefit from eye maintenance (part of the breed).

Shenandoah is approximately 6 years of age and weighs between 50-60 pounds.

To learn more about Shenandoah, click the link to HIS/HER Green Dog Rescue ProjectAdoption page

 

McDougal

McDougal

McDougal is a senior Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) just wanting an environment that is calm and someone who wants to enjoy his company. McDougal “Douggie” is fine in the large dog pack, he enjoys their company, but at times can get tired of all the youngsters running around. Douggie is a special guy, who has allergies and needs a special diet, and baths twice a week until he can get his allergies under control. A stable home environment will help him bring back the beauty of his coat.

To learn more about McDougal, click the link to HIS/HER Green Dog Rescue ProjectAdoption page

 

Jayda

Jayda

Have truck, will travel. this beautiful North American Tail Wagger. Jayda is 6-years young and weighs 60-pounds, and is looking to travel. Jayda is very honest about her level of tolerance with too much stimulation and therefore is best suited to be an only dog. Jayda is a GREAT traveling dog, and loves to ride shotgun and offer you moral support while taking your time to reach your destination. Jayda absolutely loves people and is good with children 6-years old and up. Jayda loves, loves, loves to play ball.

To learn more about Jayda, click the link to her Green Dog Rescue ProjectAdoption page

 

C.K.

C.K.

C.K. is looking for a fun loving family. C.K. is self entertaining. Throw C.K. a ball, take him for a walk, or just let him hang out with you and he am beyond happy. C.K. does okay with some dogs, but would prefer to be selective in his choice of housemate, or have a home of his own. C.K. is approximately 6-years of age and weighs 20-pounds.

To learn more about C.K., click the link to his Green Dog Rescue ProjectAdoption page

 


 

Green Dog Rescue Project contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Green Dog Rescue Project has available for adoption, click the following links:

Green Dog Rescue Project Website

Green Dog Rescue Project Facebook

Green Dog Rescue Project Twitter

Green Dog Rescue Project All Available Dogs for Adoption

 

Bones and his Friends

 


 

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