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 Agencies:

Brookhaven, New York -- The Brookhaven Animal Shelter has been serving this Long Island community since 1984, when the shelter was built. Originally designed to house 77 dogs, the count often now exceeds 100. Director Ashley Boyd writes: "The population of the township and the animals in it has grown exponentially while the shelter size has remained the same. ... I have tried for as long as possible to keep this shelter from euthanizing for space....We have dogs stacked in crates and in rooms that don't usually hold animals. It seems we have absolutely no options other then reaching out to rescues or euthanizing." This shelter has an outstanding program for community outreach, but it is in crisis now. There are dogs of all ages available for adoption, including seniors. Broc, in the photo at the right, is looking for a new family to love.

Animal Rights Fur-Ever (ARF): a group of local volunteers assisting with the Jackson County (West Virginia) Animal Services rescue/transport program. See the list of ARF's adoptable animals. In the photo at the right: 9-year-old Daisy Mae

Senior Dog Haven & Hospice, Wilmington, DE
The mission of Senior Dog Haven & Hospice is to rescue and re-home senior dogs and to offer hospice care to senior dogs in need. This small, dedicated group of fosters and volunteers strives to improve the lives of senior dogs who find themselves without a family to care for them anymore. We do not have a facility. Click here to visit petfinder and
a list of seniors currently available for adoption.

Health Care for an Older Dog

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!

Announcement from American Wild Horse Preservation:

Say NO to BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout - Sign & Share Petition

"The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that on August 20th it will begin a massive helicopter roundup of nearly 1,000 wild horses from the Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Wyoming. The action is Step #2 in the agency's plan to wipe out wild horses from two million acres of land known as the Wyoming Checkerboard and turn the public lands in the area over to the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA). The RSGA's members view wild horses as competition for cheap, taxpayer subsidized grazing on our public lands. The BLM is marching to the orders of these ranchers, who want our federally protected wild horses gone from the western landscape.

"While we explore legal options to stop this outrageous action, will you please join us in taking a stand against the BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout? By signing and sharing this petition, you can help us achieve and surpass our 25,000-signature goal!"

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.

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

Quotes of the month:

"Always hold firmly to the thought that each one of us can do something to bring some portion of misery to an end." Author unknown

"The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality." -- Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher

"A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives." -- Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian Theologian, Musician, and Medical Missionary

Other quotes about the treatment of animals.....


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