Misty, the 10-year-old Golden Retriever who inspired the Senior Dogs Project

The Senior Dogs Project
..........."Looking Out for Older Dogs" ...........

"Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog."
Sydney Jeanne Seward


Why Adopt a Senior Dog?

Find a Senior Dog to Adopt or Foster

Find a Home for a Senior Dog

Featured Agency:

Elfie's Refuge, Brooksville, FL -- "At Elfie's Refuge we have two objectives - One - We provide life-long sanctuary and hospice care for small dogs that are blind, crippled, disabled or terminally ill - dogs that would not be considered adoptable and would otherwise be euthanized. Two - We attempt to take in adoptable dogs that are in danger in public or private shelters. Our goal is to spay or neuter, if needed, provide immediate medical care, and seek out carefully screened homes for these pets. For more information, please pay a brief visit to our website." Phone: 561-755-3118 Email: elfiesrefuge@yahoo.com In the photo at the right you'll see Bailey, an absolutely stunning Peke. Click on his photo to find out more about this amazing dog.

Health Care for an Older Dog

Smoking Harms Companion Animals, too! From the "QuitDay.org" site:

"Many people today are beginning to realize the harmful effects of cigarettes. They are not only hazardous to the smoker, but also to those exposed to the second-hand smoke. However, many do not realize that second-hand smoke is also dangerous in regards to the nervous systems of their cats, dogs, and other household pets. This is because of the chemicals found in cigarette smoke, some that can also cause cancer." Visit the QuitDay site for a free guide to quitting!

The Road Ahead

Finding guidance and comfort when you face the loss of a beloved companion

Adoption Stories and Tributes

The Animal Rescue Site...You can help to feed animals in shelters by clicking on the link that appears here. Sponsors contribute to the cost of food based on how many visitors click on the link each day.

Take Action!

Tell the President of Wayne State University to Halt Cruel Heart Failure Experiments on Dogs --

For more than 20 years, experiments have been conducted at Wayne State University using dogs in heart failure research. Supposedly intended to find out more about heart failure in humans, these experiments have not, in fact, done that. Over that time, hundreds of dogs have been used and killed with no human health benefits to show for it. Since 2000, more than $5 million in taxpayer funding—doled out by the National Institutes of Health—have gone to these experiments. Sign the petition of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to end these inhumane and pointless experiments.

Should Cecil-the-Lion-Killer Dr. Palmer Be Extradited to Zimbabwe? --

We think so..... It doesn't seem very plausible, as Dr. Palmer has protested, that he had no idea the lion he wanted to kill hadn't been lured from the protection of the Preserve on which he had lived for so many years. We think he's not being truthful. Let the Zimbabwe government investigate and decide. If you agree, sign the petition.

And Should "Canned Hunting" Be Outlawed? --

We think so..... Find out more about what it is, and you will understand why we believe it is so abhorrent. If you agree, sign the petition, addressed to the government of South Africa.

In the U.S., "canned hunting" is also known as "fenced-in shooting preserves." According to reliable sources, these "... are private trophy hunting facilities that offer their customers the opportunity to kill exotic and native animals that are trapped within enclosures. Some facilities even allow their clients to kill animals remotely via the Internet." Sign the petition to outlaw canned hunting in the U.S.

Dr. Walter James Palmer -- who claims he had no idea that it was illegal to kill Cecil.....had no idea that the lion had lived for years in a protected preserve and was beloved....didn't think anything of it when the lion was lured to within shooting range by a carcass planted by the guides he hired. Really?

Act Now to End Horse Soring

Bipartisan legislation has been reintroduced into the U.S. House of Representativews (Prevent All Soring Tactics -- PAST Act, H.R. 3268/S. 1121) to end the horrific practice of "soring" -- where trainers deliberately injure horses by burning their legs with chemicals and damaging their hooves to force them into an exaggerated show gait known as the "Big Lick." Read more about this horrific practice and what you can do to help get the bill passed.

Protect Pets in Hot Cars

Acccording to a petition on Change.org, "It takes only minutes for a pet to suffocate and die in a parked car. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can reach 160 degrees, even with the windows cracked." Sign the petition to allow Good Samaritans in Texas to break a car's window if needed to protect the life of a pet, without facing a lawsuit. We're all hoping other states will follow suit.

Factory Farming Doesn't Want You to Know about the Horrors....

The right to free speech belongs to you only if factory farmers say you're entitled to it. If they have their way, laws may soon be passed in some states making it illegal for the public to try to find out and report the truth about factory farming. Sign the petition to prevent ag-gag laws from being enacted.

Our Blog.... an occasional posting of miscellany about dogs, animals, and life in general

Quote of the month:

". . .if we treated animals as they deserve, human inhumanity to humans would stand out all the more appallingly. We might then turn our attention to the next step beyond human civilization: humane civilization. Justice for all." -- Carl Safina, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, p. 411.

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