This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Green Dog Rescue Project in Windsor, CA.
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
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 Project – Fred’s Adoption page, or Ethel’s Adoption page.
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 Project – Adoption page
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 Project – Adoption page
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 Project – Adoption page
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 Project – Adoption page
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 Project – Adoption page
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 Project – Adoption page
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 Project – Adoption page
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 Project – Adoption page
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 Project – Adoption 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
Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs
Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups
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