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
......Site Map......


Breed Rescue Groups
That Are
Committed to Helping Senior Dogs Find New Homes
and Usually Have Some Available for Adoption


Click on the name of your preferred breed:

Affenpinscher, Afghan Hound, Airedale, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, American Brittany Spaniel, American Eskimo Dog, American Pitbull, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Basenji, Basset, Beagle, Belgian Malinois, Bichon Frise, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Borzoi, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brittany Spaniel, Brussels Griffon, Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Cairn Terrier, Catahoula, Cavalier King Charles, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested Dog, Chow Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, Corgi, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Doberman, English Springer Spaniel, Fox Terrier -- Toy, French Bull Dog, German Shepherd Dog, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Golden Retriever, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greyhound, Heelers, Hounds, Irish Setter, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Jindo, Keeshond, Labrador Retriever, Lhasa Apso, Malamute, Maltese, Mastiff, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Neapolitan Mastiff, Papillon, Pekingnese, Pit Bull Terrier, Pomeranian, Poodle, Pug, Rat Terrier, Retrievers -- All, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard, Samoyed, Schipperke, Schnauzer, Scottish Terrier, Shar Pei, Sheltie, Shiba Inu, Shih Tzu, Siberian Husky, Sleddog, Springer Spaniel, Vizsla, Weimeraner, Welsh Corgi, Wheaton Terrier, Whippet, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Yorkshire Terrier

Affenpinscher:
Affen Rescue is a national Affenpinscher rescue group. We have volunteers across the country and are willing to adopt dogs long distances as long as the new guardians are willing to fly or drive to pick the dogs up. There is an application process including references and home visits to adopt one of our dogs. Contact: Dallas Rising 612-827-1786. E mail contacts: luna@waste.org; eslteacher@websurf.net

Afghan Hound:
Afghan Hound Rescue of California, located 20 min. south of San Francisco, is a volunteer organization dedicated to saving Afghan Hounds from homelessness and euthanasia. AHROC is an independent rescue group operating under the approved guidelines of, and in cooperation with the AfghanHound Club of America Rescue. Afghan Hound Rescue of California, P.O. Box 3508, Redwood City, CA 94064 PH (650) 678-9984 FAX (650) 364-1957

Airedale:
Airedale Terrier Rescue
Has a special focus on helping find homes for senior dogs.

Akita:

Akita Rescue Western New York "Our mission is to find new, loving homes for our rescues. All Akitas are altered, vet checked and evaluated. An application is a required part of the adoption process and will help to match the right Akita for your household." Phone: 732 674 5708

Alaskan Malamute:
Golden Years Alaskan Malamute Rescue, Muskegon, Michigan

Specializing in the older and special needs dog. Kennel run by Shirley and John Thomas.

NCAMA/MUSH Alaskan Malamute Rescue, Fremont, CA
Places unwanted Alaskan Malamutes in loving and caring homes, educates the public on the behaviors of the Alaskan Malamute, and encourages people to spay and neuter their pets. Telephone: 1-800-399-8155. E-mail: spiritofashadow@aol.com

Alaskan Malamute Assistance League: Seniors/Special Needs
The Alaskan Malamute Assistance League's home page is dedicated just to senior and special need malamutes looking for a final loving home to spend their latter years. These are wonderful Malamutes whose only sins are that they grew old or became ill.

Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association (IIAMRA) is a not-for-profit organization established to shelter and care for purebred Alaskan Malamutes who have been abandoned, turned into shelters, or are in need of a new home. Telephone: 1.847.439.6751. E-mail: ilmalrescue@hotmail.com

Sleddog Rescue Spring City, TN, makes a point of taking senior Malamutes and Siberian Huskies and working hard to place them in permanent homes -- until that permanent home comes along, they get grass and trees and shady kennels to call home. Good Dogs Deserve Second Chances. Telephone: 423-365-6039. E-mail: sleddog @ pobox.com (remove spaces in address before sending)

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
Rescuing Siberian Husdies, Samoyeds,  Alaskan Malamutes and Northern Breed mixes

American Brittany Spaniel:
American Brittany Rescue,Inc.

Celebrated a tenth anniversary in 2001.

American Eskimo Dog:
KCHeart Bandits, Kansas City, KS, is a nonprofit dog rescue organization devoted to the American Eskimo Dog. Rescues Eskies in need, provides loving care, and fins qualified, permanent, adoptive homes for them. Top priority is the right Eskie into the right home. Heart Bandits American Eskimo Dog Rescue Greater Kansas City Chapter. Phone: 913-901-8430 E-mail: KCHeartBandits@aol.com

Heart Bandits Chapter, American Eskimo Dog Rescue & American Eskimo Dog Sanctuary, St. Charles, IA
Dedicated to rescue and sanctuary of American Eskimo Dog "Eskie" Dog. A state licensed and insured, non-profit organization affiliated with Heart Bandits American Eskimo Dog Rescue. Our goal is to never say "No" to a homeless American Eskimo Dog. American Eskimo Rescue and Sanctuary of Iowa, 2567 Kennedy St., St. Charles, IA 50240

Eskie Rescuers United, Rockford, IL -- American Eskimo Dog Rescue, Inc. An all-volunteer organization.

Midsouth Eskie Alliance -- American Eskimo Dog Rescue, Knoxville, TN
allen@midsoutheskiealliance.org
865-405-7597

American Pitbull:
American Pitbull & Staffordshire Terrier Rescue, Houston, TX

Pitbull Terriers, San Francisco, CA
This group calls itself "BADRAP" for "Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls," and has comprehensive information about the breed. The groups offers assistance in placing Pitbulls into new homes, and their site also posts dogs in need of homes.

Australian Cattle Dog:
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue, Redwood City, CA
Several older Australian Cattle Dogs are available to long term foster or qualified permanent adopters. All are or will be spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped and healthy. None are aggressive; all are abuse cases needing various degrees of patience and tender handling to regain trust. Please visit the site to learn more about these wonderful dogs.

New Hope Cattle Dogs, Rescue & Rehoming, Inc. -- Arizona and Colorado
New Hope Cattle Dogs' mission is to help discarded, stray and unwanted Australian Cattle Dogs (ACD's or Heelers) find a forever home and to provide education and training to the public. We believe that there is a special place out there for all unwanted and abandoned ACD's. All New Hope Cattle Dogs will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, dewormed, health checked, have a fecal exam and are up to date on all vaccinations that are age appropriate. Phone: 602-690-8374. E-mail: shannon@newhopecattledogs.com

Australian Shepherd:
The Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc. (ARPH) is a not-for-profit organization that is composed of volunteers who are dedicated to the Australian Shepherd breed. While senior dogs are not an exclusive "focus," there are often senior Aussies in foster care searching for forever homes. Please visit the ARPH website to see available dogs.

Basenji:
BRAT (Basenji Rescue and Transport)

Will find homes for any Basenjis of any age. There are 250 people on BRAT's waiting list, ready to offer a home to a Basenji.
This group will be sure to help you find the perfect Basenji for your family. Contact Jennie Taylor at jenniet@blueridge.net

Basset Hound:
Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, Phoenix, AZ
As a non-profit 501 (c) (3) animal welfare organization, Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, Inc. provides veterinary care, food, support, and shelter to Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds and Basset Hound mixes needing assistance in Arizona. We treat these animals as our own, with the utmost care and respect and make decisions based on compassion for the quality of life these Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds and Basset Hound mixes will enjoy while in our care. We provide necessary support for the dogs while in the care of the foster home using the dogs personalities, behaviors, and special needs as a guide. We work in cooperation with local and state shelters to reduce euthanasia of Basset Hounds, Blood Hounds, and Basset Hound mixes. Phone: 602-225-7800

Golden Gate Basset Rescue has been rescuing Basset Hounds in Northern California since 1996. Based in Petaluma, CA, we cover all of Northern California, from Monterey to the Oregon border and east to Reno, NV. We rescue Basset Hounds of all ages from shelters and from homes where they are no longer wanted. GGBR is a 501 c3 not-for-profit organization. Golden Gate Basset Rescue, Post Office Box 4958, Petaluma, CA 94955. Phone: 707-765-2690.

The Basset House, Fresno, CA
If you can offer a foster home along the 99 corridor between Tulare and Madera, CA, please E-mail for information and an application. Donations of good quality, small kibble, used blankets and contributions toward medical expenses are also always welcome.

Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California, Whittier, CA, offers sanctuary, healing, and placement into a new family, to distressed, abandoned, injured, or homeless Basset Hounds. Raises funds to save as many hounds as possible and strives to constantly grow a network of volunteers and foster homes to provide as many options as possible for every hound in need. Also works closely with Daphneyland in Los Angeles.

Daphneyland, Los Angeles, CA Basset Rescue Network, Inc. (BaRNi), at Daphneyland rescues Basset Hounds and Basset mixes in Los Angeles. One hundred hounds are awaiting forever families. Fosters, volunteers are urgently needed! Adoption Event: 11 AM - 5 PM, Sat. & Sun. (Weekday: by Appointment) Location: 6221 Shannon Valley Road, Acton, California 93510. Phone: 661.269.2682 | Email: Basset911@aol.com

Basset Rescue, San Diego, CA
Contact Jerri Caswell (619)286-8638; E-mail sdbasset@ aol.com

Senior Houndsabout, Orlando, FL 32803
All too many times, dogs of advanced years are rejected by their owners, given up to a shelter, or passed around when an elderly owner is no longer able to care for them. Senior HoundsAbound, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the rescue and lifelong care of senior Bassets and Beagles abandoned by their families or left in shelters. Senior HoundsAbound aims to help when senior dogs are left in cages or ignored in a yard. No hound should be left to spend their golden years ignored or abandoned. More often than not, these hounds are in poor condition and helping them is challenging and costly, yet worth every bit of time, energy and funding.

Bluegrass Basset Rescue, Murray, KY
Bluegrass Basset Rescue rescues Basset Hounds in Kentucky. All Bassets are fully vet-checked before adoption and are brought up to date on vaccinations, altered, and given whatever else necessary to make/keep them healthy
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Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD) takes in senior Basset Hounds from Maryland, Virginia, DC, Delaware, West Virginia, and parts of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. BROOD just about always has several senior Basset Hounds looking for new homes.

Ohio Basset Hound Rescue, Cleveland, OH
If you're looking for a lovely, old Basset in the Cleveland area, be sure to get in touch with Basset Rescue. Adoption fee and adoption application required. Contact Elaine Brown: (216) 661-2965. E-mail: ebrown@pong.accessamg.com or visit www.ohiobassetrescue.org

Eagle Point, OR -- Oregon Basset Hound Rescue -- If you're partial to Bassets, be sure to contact this wonderful organization. E-mail: gsbasset@internetcds.com

North Texas Basset Rescue
E-mail bassetrescuedfw@yahoo.com or call 817-491-9250.

Lone Star Basset Hound Rescue, TX
Telephone: 281-579-7424. E-mail: alicia_ziman@hotmail.com

Beagle:
Arizona Beagle Rescue is a non-profit rescue group dedicated to saving Beagles. They usually have at least one or two wonderful senior dogs in need of a loving home. Please visit the website or call 623-977-1355 for more information about adopting a senior Beagle friend!

Senior Houndsabout, Orlando, FL 32803
All too many times, dogs of advanced years are rejected by their owners, given up to a shelter, or passed around when an elderly owner is no longer able to care for them. Senior HoundsAbound, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the rescue and lifelong care of senior Bassets and Beagles abandoned by their families or left in shelters. Senior HoundsAbound aims to help when senior dogs are left in cages or ignored in a yard. No hound should be left to spend their golden years ignored or abandoned. More often than not, these hounds are in poor condition and helping them is challenging and costly, yet worth every bit of time, energy and funding.

Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland, Inc.
This group is a great source of senior beagles in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. If you are within driving distance of southern Maryland, be sure to visit their website and to get in touch about adopting one of their seniors.

Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland, Inc. also has a special program dedicated to seniors named after Winston, the founding dog of Beagle Maryland, an older gentleman who never made it out of foster care, but found himself loved nonetheless. In Winston's memory, Beagle Maryland has established the "Friends of Winston," a senior dog foster program to create a network of families willing to take older dogs into their homes and provide them with love until they pass over the Rainbow Bridge in their own time. We support each other and the dogs and form a unique sort of family.

Beagles & Buddies, El Monte, CA
Beagles & Buddies focuses on the rescue of purebred Beagles and Beagle mixes as well as other small dogs from pounds, humane societies and the street. Each rescued dog receives a medical exam and treatment. All vaccinations are updated based on the history available for the dog. Beagles & Buddies spays or neuters all dogs to assist in the fight against pet overpopulation. Beagles & Buddies finds safe, new homes for almost all of its dogs. In accordance with their no-kill policy, any dog that is not adopted remains at their sanctuary. For available dogs, see the website. Telephone: 626 444-9664. E-mail: beagles @ beaglesandbuddies.com
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Oklahoma Beagle Rescue, Norman, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Beagle Rescue, Inc., was established in 2004 and is the only known Beagle rescue in the state of Oklahoma. The rescue was founded in response to the growing number of Beagles ending up in shelters all over the state. They began their rescue experience in an all-breed rescue and eventually concentrated all their efforts into rescuing the greatest and most loving of all breeds -- the Beagle! E-mail: okbeagles@yahoo.com

Beagle Rescue, Lemont, PA P.O. Box, Lemont, PA 16851. Phone: (814)-861-3904. E-mail: chabbe@aol.com

Hound Rescue, Austin, TX primarily assists in the rescue and placement of beagles, coonhounds (treeing walker, blue tick, redbone, black & tan), and mixes of these breeds. Visit the website. E-mail: dale@houndrescue.com

Houston Beagle and Hound Rescue, Houston and Surrounding Areas, TX. Telephone: 713-987-2076 E-mail: info@HoustonBeagleRescue.org

Lone Star Beagle Rescue, Dallas/Fort Worth and West Texas
We are a non-profit adoption and referral service specifically for homeless, abandoned and unwanted Beagles and other hound breeds. We currently have a limited number of Beagles in our foster program and many, many more waiting to placed in either foster homes or forever homes. We provide a referral service for municipal shelters, humane societies and other rescue organizations, Beagle, hound, all breed, etc., as well as helping individuals trying to re-home their own dog or a stray they have found.

Old Hounds Retirement Home, West Texas
There is now a place for the senior hounds to stretch and snore. Located out in sunny west Texas, "Old Hounds Retirement Home" is where our very special rescue beagles will live out thier twilight years in comfort. It is run by the infamous Outlaws Sam and Belle Star. Their first guest is the lovely "Miss Oggie" from Tyler Texas. Funds are needed to operate, so your donation would be greatly appreciated.

Beagle Paws is Canada's largest Beagle rescue organization. "We are a non-profit group with many dedicated volunteers across the country, all working together to find loving homes for loving Beagles. We devote much of our efforts to helping senior Beagles find forever homes because we believe senior dogs make the best pets." E-mail: adopt@beaglepaws.com Phone: 709-738-7297. Freckles, in the photo above, is a very loving and very social 10 year old female Beagle looking for a home. She is spayed, housetrained and great with other dogs. Senior dogs make the best pets. Contact Beagle Paws to find out more about adopting this lovely senior beagle.

Belgian Malinois:
Belgian Malinois Rescue
Volunteers of this organization work especially hard on behalf of the seniors they rescue.

Bichon Frise:
Bichon ResQ -- Worldwide Directory

Bichon Frise Rescue -- United Kingdom
The Chairman writes, "Whilst the numbers in the UK are smaller, the problems are the same: the shelters are full of older, large dogs. When we do a home check, we always take our lively Henry with us. People ask, 'Can I keep him?' When we tell them he's ten years old, they change their minds. He's not for adoption, of course, but it just demonstrates the poor attitude towards older dogs."

Small Paws Rescue -- Nationwide
The mission of Small Paws Rescue Inc., a charitable not-for-profit organization, is to rescue and supply any Bichon Frise or Bichon mix, nationwide, regardless of age or medical condition, with love, shelter, food, human companionship, medical care, and spay-neuter services through local veterinarians, until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home.

Border Collie:
Alabama Border Collie Rescue, Montgomery, AL is dedicated to finding new homes for unwanted Border Collies. Border Collies are wonderful dogs, but aren't the breed for just anyone. Telephone 334.270.0627. E-mail contact tdaniel31@charter.net

Animal Rescue Michigan Border Collie Rescue (SE Michigan) is an all- volunteer, non-profit organization rescuing Border Collies and Border Collie mixes in SE Michigan. All our dogs are individually evaluated, up to date on vet work, spayed/neutered and fostered in homes. ARMBCR provides friendly after- adoption support to all our adopters.

New England Border Collie Rescue
You MUST first fill out an adoption application AND have a home visit BEFORE being considered for any NEBCR dog. As this process can take time, we recommend that you complete these first two steps BEFORE inquiring about a specific dog. For more information on the adoption process, please see our website. Call or email Monique at 603-880-9746 or mbfisher@adelphia.net

Glen Highland Farm, Inc is a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to the rescue of abandoned and unwanted Border Collies and Border Collie mixes, and to fostering the human/animal bond through new levels of awareness and connections to the heart, in particular promoting the principles of non-violence between children and their environment through work with the rescue dogs at the Farm in Camp Border Collie for Kids. With 175 acres in the Catskill mountains of NY, GHF has most of the rescued border collies in residence at the Farm. We cover shelters and relinquishments for dogs in NY, NJ, PA, CT We only adopt into the Northeast, and each dog is placed with a lifetime contract. Contact information email: sweetbcrescue@citlink.net, phone: 607*263-5415, address: 217 Pegg Rd, Morris, NY 13808

North American Border Collie Rescue Network is purely a network of rescue people and organizations and doesn't rescue dogs per se, but it is a means of contacting other Border Collie rescue groups.

Rocky Mountain Border Collie Rescue rescues, rehabilitates, fosters, and places Border Collies throughout Colorado and neighboring states. We provide a safe and loving environment for these dogs until they are adopted into their forever homes. Telephone: 303-906-2648, E-mail: bordercollierescue@earthlink.net

Border Collie Rescue Texas
All the dogs that taken into care, and later adopted to a family, will have been spayed or neutered, vaccinations brought up to date, fecal check, heartworm check done and hip X-rays taken to screen for hip dysplasia. The group offers ongoing help with training, behavior, and health questions. If there ever comes a time when the dog is no longer wanted by the adopter, this group will gladly take the dog back into the rescue and find another home. The group's website offers the opportunity for individuals to list Border Collies in need of a new home.

Border Terrier:
North American Border Terrier Welfare, Inc.
US Coordinator: Jo Ellen Wolf, 132 Buckboard Dr., Martinez, GA 30907 Telephone: 706-863-0951. E-mail: jo-wolf@webtv.net

Canadian Border Terrier Welfare
E-mail: info@cbtwelfare.org Telephone: 604-921-8351 or 450-584-3951

Borzoi:
Borzoi Rescue of Northern California
Borzoi Rescue Northern California is an independent, nonprofit organization which provides assistance with rehabilitation, medical care, and permanent re-homing for any Borzoi in a rescue situation. Our principle geographic area is Northern California, Oregon, and Nevada, but BRNC will assist any Borzoi, anywhere, who is abandoned or otherwise homeless.

Boston Terrier:
Boston Terrier Rescue, National

Boston Terrier Rescue of Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue of Alabama (BTRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of the Boston Terrier dog breed. BTRA takes any Boston terrier regardless of age, temperament, and/or medical condition, and welcomes the re-homing of these dogs. Boston Terrier mixes are also an important part of our rescue. All Boston Terrier and Boston Tterrier mixes are spayed/neutered before placement, vaccinated, and all known medical conditions are addressed and treated as appropriate. Boston Terriers are placed in the loving homes of volunteers where they are assessed for personality, and then they are carefully matched to a home that will provide only the very best.

IL-MO Rescue -- Pug and Boston Terrier Rescue, Belleville, IL
"We get more seniors than anything else!"

wonder dog rescue -- Northern California
wonder dog rescue was founded to rescue, rehabilitate and place Boston Terriers and other companion animals at risk of being euthanized due to the pet overpopulation problem. The group has recently expanded to accept many needy cats and kittens. Prior to placement, the animals are cared for by a team of volunteers in foster homes. Dogs and cats arrive at wonder dog through owner surrender and from shelters in Northern California.

San Diego/Riverside -- Boston Brigade Rescue
Boston Brigade Rescue is a hardworking group dedicated to the care and re-homing of Boston Terriers. We focus primarily in the San Diego, Riverside and San Bernadino counties, but work closely with other Boston Terrier Rescues throughout the state and nation.

LA/Orange County -- Boston Buddies Rescue:\
Serving Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange Counties as well as some surrounding communities. Loving volunteers are dedicated to the combined efforts of shelter rescues, owner surrenders, adoptions, and education for you and your present or future Boston Buddy.

New York/New Jersey -- Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue (NEBTR) is a group of volunteers based in NY and NJ. All of our rescue dogs are fostered and evaluated for a two-week minimum to allow us to assess their personality and provide them with basic foundation skills -- house/crate training, basic manners -- to ease their transition into new homes. E-mail: LASkiPlus3@hotmail.com

Nebraska Boston Terrier Rescue is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that operates to rescue Boston Terriers that are surrendered, unwanted, homeless, mistreated, neglected, stray or slated for euthanasia no matter their health, condition or age. Boston terrier mixes are considered on an individual basis. NE Boston Terrier Rescue exists to rehome the rescued Boston terrier and provide foster care in a loving home environment until a happy, safe and "forever" home is found.

Coastal Carolina Boston Terrier Rescue, Pollocksville, NC, specializes in the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of Boston Terriers. The CCBTR all-volunteer network provides a coordinated, professional, and compassionate response to private owners and animal welfare agencies that request help with Boston Terriers in need. CCBTR Strategic Goals: Provide high quality temporary foster care for dogs as they await forever homes. Conduct comprehensive adoptive home screening to determine home/dog suitability, and maximize adoption success. Maintain a veterinary care program that provides for the timely and humane medical treatment of foster dogs. See the website for more about CCBTR Telephone 252-633-0987 E-mail: ccbtr@fastmail.fm

Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue's "Senior to Senior Program - Making the Golden years Golden for each other"
A program designed to bring rescued Senior Boston Terriers and Senior People together in Illinois - Indiana - Michigan - Ohio. Senior people and senior pets make excellent companions for each other! To allow more senior people (60 years of age or older) to adopt our senior dogs (6 years of age or older), the placement fee will be reduced for those who qualify. All of our rescued Bostons are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested and all known medical conditions are addressed and treated as appropriate before placement. All of our placements are done by application. To apply for this program, please let us know you are interested in adopting through the Senior to Senior Program on the placement application.

Kentucky/Tennessee/Ohio Boston Terrier Rescue, P. O. Box 433, Drakesboro, KY 42337

American Boston Terrier Rescue (ABTR), north Texas +
We are an all-volunteer, non-profit group (5013c) dedicated to the health and well being of all Boston Terriers. Rescue efforts take us throughout the north Texas area and beyond when necessary. Our mission and main objective is to vet and responsibly re-home unwanted animals with a thorough pre-screening adoption program that includes checking vet and personal references as well as a home visit. Secondary objectives include pet education, decreasing the number of purebred animals being born with our policy of spay/neuter all dogs before adoption, and educating adopters on the importance of spay/neuter. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every Boston Terrier has the chance to live the life he or she deserves. American Boston Terrier Rescue realizes the importance of homes for elderly and special needs Bostons who are not adoptable to the average pet home and, to this end, promotes a "Seniors for Seniors Program." ALL Bostons deserve a loving home. We accept all Bostons, regardless of age or health. ABTR, P.O. Box 525, Sanger TX 76266 Voice mail: (972) 407-4440. Fax: (775) 417-5189

Boxer:

CALIFORNIA -- Chico -- Chico Boxer Rescue, 4061 Camas Ct., Chico, CA 95973. Telephone: 530-892-2072. Chico Boxer Rescue has been saving Boxers since 1993. They are dedicated to making sure that the Boxers who come through the organization get the best care and are ready to go on to a new home in great shape and as quickly as possible. Online Application @ www.chicoboxerrescue.com

NorCal Boxer Rescue provides a sanctuary for boxers in need throughout California. Boxers come to us from shelters, as strays, and from owners who need to give up their dogs due to changing life circumstances. NorCal Boxer Rescue of California provides the animals veterinary care, spay/neuter, shots, a foster home, and placement into a home for life under a contract that dictates their humane care. Phone: (408) 231-8036 E-mail: info@ncbr.org

FLORIDA/GEORGIA -- Boxer Aid & Rescue Coalition, Inc. B.A.R.C.
Serving North Florida and South Georgia

NEW YORK -- Rochester -- Boxer Rescue -- Genesee Valley
Boxers are considered "seniors" at age 5. This group specializes in re-homing these wonderful seniors.

NEW YORK -- Rochester -- Second Chance Boxer Rescue
A 501c3 not-for-profit Boxer rescue organization that places boxers in NY, NJ and all of New England. An American Boxer Rescue Association (ABRA) affiliate and the only one in the northeast approved by the national organization to do Boxer rescue.

NORTH CAROLINA, Hickory -- Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit Boxer rescue based out of Hickory, North Carolina. Our current coverage area is throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and parts of Virginia. All of our rescued Boxers are in FOSTER HOMES and are not kenneled at a facility. This way, the dogs receive one-on-one care, as well as the love attention that only comes from being in a family environment. We learn their likes, dislikes, and temperament and can address any illnesses or behavior problems quickly. They live indoors with our own pets, as they are our very own! Please visit our website to see our available dogs.

Northeastern Boxer Rescue
Northeastern Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization which is an all-volunteer effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned boxer dogs within the Northeastern United States. We work within Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. When boxers are in need, NBR volunteers respond. Our mission includes hands-on rescue, as well as education. We strive to inform others about the realities of pet guardianship, promote neutering, and encourage responsible care. It is our hope that our efforts will enhance the lives of people as well as companion animals. Join us. Help us to help boxers. Our focus is on difficult medical cases and older dogs. Please go to our web site at www.BoxerRescue.com and call 413-367-9292 or email janescott@BoxerRescue.com for more information.

OHIO -- Dayton -- Boxer Rescue
Boxer Rescue has a number of seniors looking for new homes and loving families with whom to share their mellow years. Rachel Osborne of American Boxer Rescue Association can help find the perfect senior Boxer anywhere in the world.

Homeward Bound Boxer Rescue, West Chester, PA Telephone: (215) 530-2032. E-mail: hbbrboxers@yahoo.com

TEXAS -- Dallas/Ft. Worth/Austin -- Legacy Boxer Rescue
Dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation of Boxers, and routinely take in seniors.

Brittany (aka "American Brittany"):
American Brittany Rescue
-- The link embedded in the name of this organization at the beginning of this paragraph takes you right to the seniors, so you know this organization takes their commitment to finding homes for them seriously.

National Brittany Rescue & Adoption Network (NBRAN) is an alliance of dedicated Brittany rescue volunteers who share a deep love for the breed and who will work to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Brittanys in need, whether abandoned, lost, stray or surrendered to rescue for placement. As volunteers united in a common cause, we are committed to the care of these dogs in foster homes, and to providing for their physical and emotional needs. We are committed in our endeavor to help them with all the resources we have available. We pledge to maintain a community of volunteers who treat each other and the dogs they rescue with respect, courtesy, kindness and love. We will seek always to lend encouragement and to support one another, and to facilitate friendly collaboration and cooperation between our volunteers. We believe that by building a supportive, dog-centered organization founded on respect, honesty and integrity, we will always remain focused on the welfare of the Brittanys entrusted to our care and hold their interests uppermost in our hearts and minds. Our mission is to place these dogs in safe, loving and permanent homes with approved applicants, and to provide a supportive network for our volunteers, who after all, make our goals possible.

Brussels Griffon:
Brussels Griffon Rescue League
-- Many of this group's rescues fall into the senior category, and none are ever turned away. They are dedicated to helping Griffons, regardless of age or special needs. National Coordinator: Marjorie Simon. (Remove spaces in address to send.) E-mail: marjorie @ att.net Telephone: (713) 783-8887.

Bull Terrier:
Bull Terrier Rescue, Inc. (Northern/Central California) accepts senior/special needs Bull Terriers for hospice/retirement care. For more information, please contact Susi at suznchaz@pacbell.net

BAD RAP (Northern California) accepts senior/special needs pit bulls for hospice/retirement care subject to housing availability. For more information, please contact Susi at suz@badrap.org

Bulldog:
Bulldogs -- On the Rebound Bulldog Rescue Foundation
, covering Washington, DC, VA, MD, NC, and SC; reaches out to bulldogs in need and has successfully placed many seniors. Also a resource for health information about bulldogs.

Bulldogs -- Heart of America Bulldog Club covering Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Contact: Beverley Larrickor (913) 583-3624 or E-mail: BLARRICK @ reginvest.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Southern California Bulldog Rescue on a regular basis takes in older bulldogs that are looking for homes.

San Diego Bulldog Rescue is a committed group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing unwanted, neglected, abandoned, and relinquished Bulldogs in the greater San Diego region. We are eager to find loving forever homes for senior Bulldogs in our program. Email: info@sdbr.org

HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization affiliated with the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network. We work cooperatively with the Bulldog Club of Philadelphia to rehome English bulldogs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. We have placed many senior Bulldogs in wonderful homes. E-mail: hsrescue@aol.com

Cairn Terrier:
The Cairn Terrier Rescue Network operates nationally and often has senior dogs available for adoption. They are especially proud of their record in matching the right dog to the right home and family.

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN) -- Please visit the Cairn Terrier Rescue website or E-mail: cpcrn@cairnrescue.com CPCRN operates nationally, with volunteers in almost every state in the US (including Alaska), and also in Canada. CPCRN is the largest not-for-profit, all- volunteer Cairn Terrier Rescue in North America and last year found new homes for over 330 rescued Cairn Terriers and Cairn mixes, including seniors.

Cairn Rescue USA -- an all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing purebred Cairn Terriers and mostly-Cairn mixes. We are incorporated in New York, but we rescue Cairns nationwide. Our rescue Cairns come from animal shelters and humane societies; others are released to us by their guardians. Our rescue Cairns are spayed/neutered, tested and if necessary, treated, for heartworm and other parasites, and brought up-to-date on their inoculations prior to their placement in loving forever homes.vWe do not have a shelter or facility but depend instead on a wonderful network of foster homes throughout the United States who under our officers' guidance evaluate and rehabilitate our rescue Cairns until they are ready for placement. We are committed to rescuing as many Cairns as our funding and number of foster homes and volunteers will permit. To see a list of our available Cairns, please see Cairns For Adoption.

Catahoula:
Catahoula Rescue Network E-mail List
"This list is dedicated to catahoula and other cur breed rescue. The Catahoula Rescue Network is a network of individuals who have in some way shown interest and/or effort in rescue on behalf of individual dogs of this interesting breed who have become homeless.We're attempting to connect up individual rescuers, and concerned individuals, so that in sharing information and ideas, homeless dogs will benefit." You may also wish to see the Catahoula Rescue Website.

Cavalier King Charles:
Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue
Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue (GCCR) is a not-for-profit corporation based in the greater Chicago IL area. GCCR's mission is to help ensure the health and security of abused, abandoned, and otherwise endangered Cavalier King Charles Spaniels by rehabilitating and placing Cavaliers from shelters and similar situations, by assisting breeders and owners in finding new homes for their Cavaliers, and by providing to the public educational materials and consultation regarding Cavalier health and care. E-mail: cavaliers@gccavalierrescue.org

Chihuahua and Other Small Breeds:
Toydog Rescue
Send an E-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
In the message section type: SUBSCRIBE TOYDOG [yourfirstname yourlastname]

Chihuahua and Yorkie:
Arkansas Mountain Home Pets, Inc. is the result of many years of rescue work in Louisiana and Arkansas. As a registered non-profit corporation, the goal of the group is to be the primary resource for rescued, lost and found pets in the area. Working mainly with Yorkshire Terriers and Chihuahuas (and other small breeds as room permits), but also able to help seniors and special needs dogs. A Seniors for Seniors program places special senior dogs with senior citizens.

Chinese Crested Dog
Crest-Care -- Chinese Crested Dog Rescue. Crest-Care is a nationwide nonprofit rescue that takes in Chinese Cresteds (and some CC mixes) of any age or health condition. We have several senior dogs in our rescue in foster homes throughout the country (and a few in Canada too!) Visit our website to see a listing of dogs for adoption and to fill out an application.

Hope's Haven Chinese Crested & Hairless Dog Rescue
Operates with volunteers throughout the U.S. Never turns away any dog due to age or health issues.

Rocky Mountain Chinese Crested Rescue
Rocky Mountain Chinese Crested Rescue is located in Denver, Colorado. But, as the name suggests, the Rescue serves all of the Rocky Mountain region. This includes the states of Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. RMCCR provides foster homes and subsequently rehomes Powder Puff Chinese Cresteds, Hairless Chinese Cresteds and other hairless dog breeds.

Crested Guardians, Inc. is a national non-profit, all volunteer Chinese Crested Breed Rescue with some rescue dogs being a mix of the Chinese Crested Breed. Our mission is to find unwanted, abused or neglected Chinese Crested Dogs who are either an owner surrender, stray or have been placed in a shelter in search of a forever home. We are a volunteer foster home based organization, providing medical and nurturing needs for the Chinese Crested Breed Dog. Visit our website www.crestedguardians.org for listing of dogs and applications to adopt.

Chow Chow:

Chow Chow Rescue of the Sierra Foothills, Grass Valley, CA. Several websites feature dogs from all over the USA regardless of age. Focus on Chow Chows and their mixes but help with just about any breed. See the website: Chow Chow Rescue. A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. Phone: (530) 272-0488 main, (530) 277-1624 cell. E-mail: rescues@chowchowrescue.org

Cocker Spaniel:

BAARK the Bay Area Animal Rescue Klub -- based in the San Francisco Bay Area and the only Cocker Spaniel rescue in Northern California. Always have senior dogs.

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England
Age doesn't matter at this rescue organization. They will take in and try to place any Cocker, regardless of age.

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of the Mid-plains
This group concentrates on rescues in the Midwest Plains states. They have successfully placed many seniors.

American Cocker Spaniel Rescue "Oldies But Goodies" program (near Washington, DC) Located in Fairfax, northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC, this Cocker Spaniel Rescue group has a great "Oldies But Goodies" program.

Colorado's Cockers' Angels
A group of volunteers dedicated to finding homes for rescued and abandoned Cocker Spaniels in Colorado, New Mexico, and surrounding states. All dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, dipped, clipped and treated for any medical needs they may have including Heartworms.Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center - www.cockeradoption.com

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center
The aim of the Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center is to help needy Cocker Spaniels find loving homes by displaying their pictures and descriptions and by telling their stories. We will also provide information on how and where to adopt them. Although we are based in Maryland, we will try to find homes for Cocker Spaniels wherever they need them. We will post information from all over the United States and beyond. All dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and treated for any medical needs they may have, including Heartworms.

English Cocker Spaniel Club of America
This group rescues Cockers of all ages and always has a senior or two in need of adoption.

Okie Dokie Cocker Spaniel Rescue takes in Cockers of all ages including those with health issues.

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio, a non-profit organization, is a small group of volunteers who work to place abandoned and rescued cocker spaniels in new homes. Dogs are vetted and assessed for temperament. If there is a place in your heart and home for one of these cockers, please the hotline at 512-527-9923 or visit the website at www.austincockerrescue.org

Second Chance Cocker Rescue (northern and southern CA) takes in Cockers from many shelters and also accepts owner-surrendered Cockers. Founded by Elizabeth Mazzetti, who covers the Santa Barbara area and southern CA, and Joann Reagan, who covers the Placerville/Sacramento area and northern CA, the organization is dedicated to rescuing Cockers and finding them loving, forever homes. E-mail: Elizabeth Mazzetti - elizabeth.mazzetti@cox.net; Joann Reagan - savak9@sbcglobal.net

Collie:
Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio (AHDRO)'s mission is to provide homeless Collies and other family-friendly dogs a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition, and love until an approved home is found; to reduce the number of unwanted pets by altering all dogs in our rehoming program; to educate the public about the importance of altering pets, and to promote the message that owning a pet is a lifelong commitment.

Hope was found as a stray in Michigan when she followed home a woman who was out walking her own dogs. Hope is a very sweet and laid back dog. She gets along with everybody, dogs and people alike; she rules the roost with the other dogs in her foster home. She is house and crate trained, although we don't know what she thinks of cats. Hope, the beauty with a heart of gold, deserves the very best in her golden years. Please consider giving this wonderful senior a home of her own. The adoption contribution for Hope is $175.00. Contact Daryl at halvacs@aol.com for more information on Hope, or any of our other special dogs.

Norcal Collie Rescue
NorCal Collie Rescue is a nonprofit corporation founded by Collie lovers who are dedicated to taking responsibility for each and every Collie. Collies come to rescue from many sources, including animal shelters, death of the primary caretaker, people whose health has changed, breeders, divorce and many other circumstances. E-mail: info@calcollierescue.org Phone: (650) 851.9227.

The Road Home K9 Rescue covers northern California, focusing on the Sacramento area, and adjacent Nevada, and specializing in shy, older and other special needs dogs. Right now, the emphasis is on Collie rescue, but plans are to expand to an all-breed, senior dog effort. E-mail: collierescue@theroadhome-dogs.org

Collie Rescue -- Central Midwest, Lisle, IL -- Seniors are always available through this dedicated group.

Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue
Finding New Hope and New Homes for Homeless Collies.....Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue (MWCR) is a registered non-profit charitable organization made up of volunteers who are dedicated to the safety and welfare of purebred rough and smooth Collies. The purpose of MWCR is to rescue as many unwanted Collies as possible. Adoptability is assessed and the dogs are placed into loving homes, with the best possible match between dog and new family.

Collie Humane Care, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation formed to serve Collies in the U.S. and in Canada whose owners need help for their dogs' care because of serious family emergency. The group has helped Collies whose owners had cancer, hip surgery, Alzheimers, heart disease or an accident. The organization has provided services in 23 states and in two Canadian provinces. For information, write or phone Barbara Dutton Brill, President, Collie Humane Care, Inc., P. O. Box 234, Dundee, NY 14837-0234. Tel: (607)243-8060. Best time to call: 8:30-10 p.m. ET, or Sunday afternoons. E-mail: brill.barbara @ worldnet.att.net Subject: CHC.

Collie Rescue of Greater IL, Inc.
Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois is a nonprofit organization established in 1995 providing shelter and care to purebred Collies who have been abandoned or turned in to shelters. The Collies are placed in temporary foster homes until a permanent home can be found. Each rescued Collie has a modest adoption fee which covers most of the dog's expenses. E-mail: info@CollieRescue.org Phone: 630.415.1206

Country Pride Rescue, Monson, MA,
Telephone: 413-267-4430. E-mail: collies@samnet.net

TriState Collie Rescue covers Central and Eastern part of Ohio, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia. The site has a special page for senior Collies ready for adoption.

Collie and Sheltie Rescue of Southeastern VA,
The Collie and Sheltie Rescue is a volunteer-staff, non-profit organization, 501(c)3, that rescues and places for adoption unwanted, abused, neglected, or abandoned Collies and Shelties. We are very similar to your local SPCA, but we specialize in collies and shelties. The "orphans" we receive are given personalized attention through our foster care network.

Collie Rescue, Inc., Chantilly, VA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Our mission is to place stray, abandoned and surrendered Collies into loving and permanent homes, educate the public about the Collie breed, and promote responsible pet care. Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy haven for all dogs placed in our care until loving, adoptive homes can be found. Phone: 703-963-7329

Pueblo Collie/Sheltie Rescue of Colorado ("Collie-rado") helps all collies and shelties in need, including seniors. We also help collie-mixes, sheltie-mixes, and occasionally dogs of other breeds that need us. Founded in 1979, PC/SR helps between 100 and 200 dogs a year. Dogs come to us not only Colorado, but from New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota. PC/SR is a registered non-profit charitable organization run by volunteers. Dogs live in our homes as fosters and are given the thorough vet care prior to adoption. Our adoption application and additional information are located on our website. Our email address is info@pueblocolliesheltie.org. To contact PC/SR Director Hope Hemperly, call 719-547-4008, or write to her at 234 S. Hacienda del Sol Dr., Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Collie Rescue of Thompsons Station, TN (just south of Nashville, TN) Telephone: (615) 794-6969 E-mail: colliesrool@aol.com

Corgi:

Southwest Idaho Corgi Rescue specializes in caring for senior dogs and dogs with long-term-care needs. Also takes in other breeds and mixed breeds from other rescue groups when the need arises. Contact Nannette (208) 344-3938.

Corgi Aid has set aside funds specifically for the needs of senior Corgis.

Dachshund:
Dachshund Rescue

A major focus of this site is the senior versions of these great, little dogs; there's also a great, big statement about the need to change attitudes toward adopting seniors. Benny Archuleta, who runs the Dachshund Rescue webpage writes: "I regret to tell you that I have seen an alarming increase in the number of senior Dachshunds needing homes. While the website has had some success in helping the majority of these Dachshunds find new homes (the most recent, a 13-year-old adopted by a person in St. Paul, MN), there are still far too many senior animals in need."

Florida Dachshund Rescue has launched a "Seniors for Seniors" program. If you are 62 or older and meet the other requirements of this program, you may be able to adopt a senior Dachshund for only $95. To qualify for the program, you must show proof of age and have a care plan in place. Senior animals will be identified on the website with the notation "Eligible for the Seniors for Seniors Program" in the bio.

Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education (D.A.R.E.) is a non-profit, 501(c)3, no-kill dachshund rescue in the state of Florida. D.A.R.E. accepts all dachshunds and dachshund-mixes in need regardless of age, health or behavior issues. rehabilitation and re-homing of dachshunds in need. Please visit our website to see our list of available dogs. 727-525-2019. info@DAREtoRescue.com

Dachshund Rescue of North America

Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue

Gulf Coast Dachshund Rescue

Midwest Dachshund Rescue

Almost Home Dachshund Rescue has a special section of their website for senior Dachshunds in need of new homes.

All Texas Dachshund Rescue is a group of dedicated volunteers whose primary goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home neglected, abandoned, disabled and otherwise endangered Dachshunds throughout the state of Texas. We rescue dachshunds in the Austin, Dallas / Fort Worth, Houston & San Antonio metroplexes, as well as in surrounding areas including Abilene, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Longview, Midland and San Angelo. We are a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. As most groups, we rely heavily on donations and contributions which are vital for keeping up with our vet expenses.

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue -- A non-profit 501(c)3 since February 2003, Central Texas Dachshund Rescue provides care and rehabilitation for homeless Doxies in a network of foster homes.

Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas is an all volunteer group in the heart of Texas that is dedicated to the health, welfare and happiness of our Dachshund friends. We are based in Kerrville, Texas, but service all of San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Our volunteers come from San Antonio, Kerrville, and other parts of Central Texas. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. As such, we must rely heavily on donations and contributions, which are a necessity in order to continue to be able to pay the costs of health care, administrative needs, and other necessary expenses for each of our Dachshunds. Diamond Dachshund has rescued, rehabilitated and placed approximately one hundred Dachshunds each year since our incorporation in 1998. This number has continued to climb each each year, now reaching close to 200 or more. That's a lot of happy, healthy dogs and equally happy families! We strive to find the right home for each dog's individual personality and needs, so that the placement is permanent and both the dogs and the humans who adopt them, are equally happy. Currently featured are Abby Fay and Jerry, a bonded pair of seniors.

Dachshund Rescue NW & Dachshund Club of Spokane, WA
A Serving Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia, Canada

All American Dachshund Rescue nationwide headquarters in Nolensville, TN....with a special segment of the site dedicated to senior Dachsies needing homes.

Dachshund Rescue Coordinators by State

Dalmatian:
Dalmatian Rescue Resources

Carolina Dal Pals
A group of volunteers located in NC and SC, this organization is dedicated to finding foster and forever homes for homeless Dalmatians. The goal of Carolina Dal Pals is to prevent Dals from being euthanized in local animal shelters. Carolina Dal Pals provides care for Dals of all ages, including seniors and those with medical issues. Email: dalirious@dalpals.org

Plantation Animal Rescue-Dalmatian Rescue-IL/IN works diligently to place homeless Dalmatians in forever homes with the right loving family. All of our Dalmatians are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for heartworm, and any other needs such as dental work are completed prior to adoption. We do pre- and post-adoption home checks. A veterinarian and personal references are required to complete the adoption and to sign a contract. We encourage people to do research before they commit to a breed as active as a Dalmatian. Dals are very people-oriented and must live indoors as an integral part of a loving family. Contact info: Sara Haddon, fancydals@ameritech.net

Willing Hearts Dal Rescue, Royersford, PA is an all-volunteer, 501c(3) Non-Profit organization covering 12 states, and based in Royersford, PA. We rescue Dalmatians from shelters and abusive situations and foster them in our homes until a new home can be found. We educate the public about Dalmatians and promote spay/neuter. Telephone: 610-948-5898.

Spotsavers Dalmatian Assistance, St. Louis, MO
There are always senior Dalmatians available through Spotsavers Dalmatian Assistance League of St. Louis, Telephone: 314-842-8958. E-mail: info@spotsavers.org.

Dalmatian Rescue of the Carolinas, Greensboro, NC
Dalmatian Rescue of the Carolinas promotes the well-being of rescued/stray Dalmatians by providing foster homes, medical care, sustenance, socialization, and adoption services. It promotes and supports spaying/neutering. A small group of volunteers foster the dogs in their own homes.

Doberman:
Doberman Rescue of New England

Doberman Rescue Unlimited
Since its founding in 1988, Doberman Rescue Unlimited, a non-profit rescue organization, has helped over 1,200 homeless Doberman Pinschers. Why so many? Death, divorce, relocation, abandonment, and landlord problems are some of the most common reasons. Many who are rescued suffer from the effects of abuse and reglect; too many are in poor or life-threatening condition. Most are rehabilitated; only a handful cannot be saved. Medical care and careful screening before placement of a rescued dog are very important to the dog's welfare. Each animal taken in by DRU is examined by a veterinarian, treated, if necessary, vaccinated, and tested for heartworm. All DRU animals are spayed or neutered. Pending placement, the dogs are kept in foster homes or are boarded at various facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Each dog is carefully evaluated before placement. Doberman Rescue Unlimited does not turn away other breeds or other animals and works closely with other rescue organizations. Doberman Rescue Unlimited, Inc., 52 Tenney Rd., Sandown, NH 03873. Hotline (leave a message): (603) 887-1200. E-mail: Doberman@dru.org

Doberman Assistance, Rescue & Education (DAR&E) DAR&E is a Maryland-based non-profit organization dedicated to serving the burdgeoning needs of Dobermans in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and West Virginia areas. Our primary directives are to educate the public about Dobermans, to assist in placing unwanted Dobermans, to provide foster homes and veterinary care for rescued and relinquished Dobermans and to place Dobermans into loving homes through our adoption program. Our primary concern is the health and well being of the Dobermans we foster and adopt out.

Senior and Special Needs Dobermans
Statement from the organization: We are an organization of people with a common goal of helping senior and special needs Dobermans. That need may be financial or it may be only information and/or moral support for the owner of a Doberman with a serious illness or injury. We will also aid in rehoming and fostering senior Dobermans. These Dobermans may be shelter rescues or they may already be much loved companions with a special need. Financial aid may be through donations or through avenues such as online auctions. Every precaution will be taken to assure that the need is real.

Doberman Rescue, Minnesota
DRM arranges for emergency rescues throughout Minnesota, with contacts in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois. DRM also gathers information from individuals interested in adopting or fostering our Dobermans. This information is designed to match appropriate permanent and temporary homes.

Doberman Rescue -- northern Illinois
A not-for-profit organization with the goals of rescuing Dobermans in need, placing them into responsible homes, and educating the public about the Doberman breed. The dogs arrive from animal control organizations, humane societies, and owner give-up situations within Illinois. No dog is ever turned away for age or medical reasons. The "Guardian Angel" program is based in the belief that each dog in the program deserves a rich, full loving life no matter how long that life will last. The program helps senior, difficult to adopt and terminally ill dogs.

Suncoast Doberman Rescue -- Florida
Dedicated to rescuing these fine and wonderful dogs and doing everything possible to place them in good and appropriate forever homes with humans who will love them and treat them like members of the family. All ages of Doberman Pinschers are accepted living within a 100-mile radius of Sarasota, Florida.

English Springer Spaniel:
Oregon English Springer Rescue, Willamette Valley, OR
Willamette Valley Rescue is committed to placing English Springers in loving homes. It is made up of members of the Willamette Valley English Springer Spaniel Association in Oregon. While we do have "committee members," all our club members help when they're needed. We also have some dogs in foster homes maintained by people who care but who are not members of the club. We are allied with the national English Springer Rescue America, working closely with Northwest Regional ESS Rescue, the Puget Sound ESS Rescue and the Golden Gate ESS Rescue.

Mid-Atlantic Springer Spaniel Rescue
Covering the mid-Atlantic region of the continental United States, including: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Rocky Mountain ESRA -- Colorado, Wyoming, Utah & Nebraska
Senior
English Springer Spaniels are usually available, and, in fact they are free to Senior Citizens who qualify. Located at 465 Selfridge Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80916

English Springer Spaniel -- National Rescue Website
To see dogs available nationally, visit the site the national site.

Springers for Seniors National Adoption Program
There's nothing better than a Springer Senior-Human Senior combination, and this organization can prove it.

English Springer Spaniel Rescue, Sacramento, CA
If you are looking for a senior English Springer Spaniel contact Kim 916-456-4469 or E-mail: koskisul@jps.net Website: Golden Gate English Springer Spaniel Rescue

Fox Terrier -- Toy
Toy Fox Terrier Rescue -- A nationwide, 501(C)(3) not-for-profit is pending, rescue organization. It is our mission to rescue and provide safe harbor to as many little Toy Fox Terriers and TFT mixes as we can. We find them as strays dumped on the streets, in kill shelters, with hoarders and in other terrible situations.

French Bull Dog:
French Bull Dog Rescue
Statement from the organization: The French Bulldog Rescue Network is a nationwide, private French Bulldog rescue network, not affiliated with any AKC breed clubs. Our sole and exclusive purpose is to find homes for Frenchies who need them. However, all of the current board of directors are members in good standing with the French Bulldog Club of America, and we fully recognize the good efforts of FBDCA rescue. Some of our current state contacts are also rescue coordinators, or have been rescue coordinators, in the FBDCA rescue network. Our aim is to provide an additional safety net for homeless Frenchies, not to provide an alternate one. Incorporation and 501(c)(3) tax exempt status are pending.

French Bulldog Connection Rescue
This group of French Bulldog fanciers is dedicated to the rescue of French Bulldogs, French Bulldog mixes and other dogs who are honorary French Bulldogs. Dogs are taken in from animal shelters or pounds, via owner surrender, or when found as strays. The group also helps families place their dogs into new homes, seeking the best arrangement for each dog. The groups does all in its power to educate others about French Bulldogs and to protect and advance the interests of French Bulldogs. A non-profit organization and in good standing with FBDCA.

German Shepherd Dog:
German Shepherd Rescue, Northern Illinois

German Shepherd Rescue -- State Listings

German Shepherd Rescue of New England (GSRNE)
German Shepherd Rescue of New England takes in some beautiful older dogs. For more information about adopting a senior GSD, telephone (978) 443-2202 or E-mail: info@gsrne.org

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles, CA, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 rescue saving all ages and kinds of German Shepherd Dogs from high-kill shelters E-mail: peggy@sheprescue.org There are always several senior dogs listed on the website.

German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Houston, Texas
Covering Houston and the outlying areas of the surrounding five counties. Contact: Marrianne Westfall. E-mail: info @ gsdrescuehouston.org
(Remove spaces in address to send.) Voicemail: (281)484-1737

Austin German Shepherd Rescue is a 501-3(c) non-profit, 100% volunteer organization. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home German Shepherds from across the state of Texas. We also strive to educate the public about the versatility and ability of the German Shepherd Dog. Visit our website at www.austingermanshepherdrescue.org, or email us at adoptapp5543@yahoo.com.

Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue, Maryland, Washington, D.C., & Virgnia
This group has a very special and exceptional interest in rescuing and finding new homes for senior German Shepherd Dogs.

Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, serving Virginia, DC, suburban Maryland and the panhandle of West Virginia. In existence 3 1/2 years, and have found homes for 700+ dogs in that short time.

Garden State German Shepherd Rescue Fanwood, NJ
A 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming German Shepherd Dogs. A full-service rescue and referral organization serving New Jersey. Phone - 201-794-474. E-mail - gsrescue@gsgsr.org

San Francisco German Shepherd Rescue
This site is kept very current, and the group does wonderful work in helping find homes for older GSDs.

German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Utah
Northern Utah German Shepherd Dog Rescue works to place loving German Shepherds into permanent homes. These dogs come from a variety of backgrounds, and are carefully screened to check for health and temperament concerns. All dogs placed are wormed, immunized, and spayed or castrated unless their health prevents such surgery. NUGSD Rescue serves the intermountain west, accepting and placing dogs in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. Adopting an older dog can be a very rewarding experience. Please consider making the next addition to your home a deserving senior GSD.

Mississippi Valley German Shepherd Dog Rescue
Serving Cedar Rapids, IA, and Moline, IL. Phone: 309.797.0873. E-mail: normajewell@mchsi.com

German Shepherd Rescue Alliance of Wisconsin is a non-profit, volunteer organization that is committed to saving the lives of unwanted and homeless GSDs and finding great forever homes for them all.

German Shepherd Rescue of Central Alabama is a private, independent rescue organization for German Shepherds. E-mail: gsdcentral@aol.com; phone (334) 272-1218. Chris Wilson, Secretary; Linda Barlow, President. All dogs are altered, heartworm free and up to date on shots when they are placed.

Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue Houston, Kingwood, TX "We are very proud to announce the grand opening of Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue Houston. Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue Houston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome German Shepherds in need. Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue Houston rescues German Shepherd dogs from all over the state of Texas, concentrating our efforts in the greater Houston area. As a volunteer non-profit organization, we rely heavily upon donations from the public as our adoption fee typically does not cover the costs of veterinary care and expenses for each dog. Since we are a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations are tax-deductible. P.O. Box 6038 Kingwood, TX 77325 E-mail: info@secondchanceshepherds.org

Mostly Shepherds (New Monmouth, NJ) is a non-profit animal rescue organization that primarily rescues German Shepherds, but also rescues other dogs and cats. All our animals are evaluated by a licensed veterinarian, receive check-ups and shots, as needed, and are spayed or neutered, if necessary. Our goal is to find the "right owner" for the "right pet". We help you find the dog that's best for you!

German Shorthaired Pointer:
Mid-Atlantic German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, Inc.

The Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue group covers the state of Maryland, northern Virginia and the surrounding
areas.

Mayflower German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, New England often has senior dogs available for adoption. To learn more about the organization and to see GSPs currently available for adoption, visit the website or E-mail: gsprescuema@comcast.net

NorCal GSP Rescue, Menlo Park, CA, is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to placing unwanted and abandoned German Shorthaired Pointers into new homes. All monies received go towards the costs of operating NorCal GSP Rescue and the rescue expenses of German Shorthaired Pointers. Phone:(408) 402-2092, E-mail: info@NorCalGSPrescue.com

German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of Texas accepts senior dogs. There are always a few seniors in our program who are looking for a nice indoor home to spend their remaining years.

German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Northeast PA (GSP Rescue Northeast Pennsylvania) P.O. Box 4145 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 570-325-4722 takes in GSP's of all ages including seniors. E-mail: gsprescuenepa@gmail.com

German Wirehaired Pointer:
Contact Robyn Orloff, ajax @ gbis.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Golden Retriever:
Arizona: Rescue a Golden of Arizona, Phoenix

California: Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue
Many people ask why anyone would want to adopt a Golden who is over 5 or 6 years old. It's hard to explain to anyone who has never been fortunate enough to adopt a senior Golden...but they are very special! There is nothing like "old gold"!

California: Elverta, CA (near Sacramento) -- Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary -- Rescues senior dogs all the time and offers sanctuary to many of them. Also developing a "Golden Oldies" program, under which a senior citizen can adopt a senior Golden and HBGRR will maintain financial responsibility for the dog.

Goldenrod, FL
Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida -- Rescue can take many forms, from a single individual trying to make a difference by saving one dog to a group of people working together for the common goal of saving many animals. GRRMF concentrates on Golden Retrievers because we are passionately devoted to this breed. All across America, local Golden Retriever clubs are working to save Goldens that show up wandering the streets or in shelters. GRRMF provides a wide range of services including: education of new and prospective golden retriever owners; counseling, problem intervention and training; temporary or long term shelter and care of golden retrievers; placement and adoption follow-up; promotion of responsible dog ownership including the importance of spaying and neutering all pets; advice on behavioral problems or other concerns; referral to rescue groups in other geographic locations around the country. GRRMF is an all-volunteer organization and is self-supporting, relying on fund raising and donations to support all rescue efforts including veterinary care. 100% of all donations are used for the rescue effort. GRRMF, Inc. is recognized by the National Rescue Committee, a committee of The Golden Retriever Club of America.

California: Golden Retriever Club, Greater Los Angeles Rescue -- To view senior goldens looking for homes in LA County, go to the website at: http://grcglarescue.org/

Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania: Goldheart Golden Retriever Rescue
This group serves Delaware, south-central Pennsylvania and north-central Maryland. From their mission statement: "Our goals are to encourage and promote responsible dog ownership and responsible breeding practices. We also hope to reduce the abuse and neglect of unwanted Goldens through rehabilitation and adoption."

Georgia: Atlanta -- Adopt A Golden The five founding members of this organization comprise over 35 years rescuing, caring for, and finding loving homes for Golden Retrievers in the Atlanta area. The groups offers services to anyone looking to adopt a Golden, place a Golden, or in need of help regarding a Golden. Visit the website or phone: 404.364.5377.

As Good as Gold, Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois is a membership based, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization . The mission of As Good as Gold is two fold: (1) The rescue, care, and adoption of abandoned, mistreated and/or unwanted Golden Retrievers in the Northern Illinois area. (2) The education of Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment, and humane care. PO Box 5460, Woodridge IL 60517-0460. Phone 630-588-0115.

Lowcountry Golden Retriever Rescue Resource, Charleston, SC
The Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue Resource is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1991, incorporated in 2001 and based in the Charleston, South Carolina area. We rescue Golden Retrievers who have been abandoned, abused or given up by their owners. These Goldens are then cared for medically (spay/neuter, treated for heartworm, etc.). While their medical needs are being attended to, they are kept in foster homes. During fostering time, their behavior is evaluated to see how they interact with other animals and people. This information is used when selecting an appropriate adoptive home. Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue Resource, Inc.
P.O. Box 31256. Charleston, SC 29417. Phone: (843) 571-7177

Almost Heaven --Golden Retriever Rescue, Delray, WV -- Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, accepts senior or "special needs" Goldens from shelters, owner give-ups, and other rescues. Almost Heaven is a refuge for those Golden Retrievers who otherwise may be labeled "hard to adopt" or "unadoptable" by ordinary standards. Some of our Sanctuary Goldens are only with us until they become well enough to be adopted, or until that "special" home is found. Others will receive love and care here at the Sanctuary for the rest of their lives.

New England: Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue

New Jersey, Pennsylvania: Golden Retriever Rescue (Delaware Valley)

Pets Alive Inc., in the Catskills, NY is a not-for-profit no-kill Sanctuary which does NOT believe that euthanasia is the final solution. At any given time more than 40% of their dogs are seniors. There are many and varied breeds and mixed breeds. This organization was founded because an elderly, abandoned Golden Retriever saved the founder's 18-month-old son's life in 1972. Will take in ANY Golden Retriever -- age is NOT a consideration. "They are all welcome to spend their very golden years with our family."

Ohio -- northeast: Golden Retrievers in Need (GRIN) Rescue Service Inc.
Golden Retrievers in Need (GRIN) Rescue Service Inc. takes in senior Golden Retrievers and makes them available for adoption to good homes.

Ohio, Pennsylvania: Golden Endings
This group, serving central & southern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania, and western West Virginia, takes in Golden Retrievers of any age and condition. If a new home can't be found, the dogs live out their natural lives at the house. Visit the website to see the available dogs.

Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue, Oklahoma City, OK. Covering the state of Oklahoma. The Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue has been established for the purposes of placing unwanted Golden Retrievers in good homes, and educating the public about Golden Retrievers and their needs. All incoming dogs are spayed or neutered and temperament and health checked before placement. An in-home interview is conducted with every potential adoptive family to determine that all adoption criteria have been met and to carefully match a Golden with a new and permanent home. Further, the Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue provides in-depth educational materials to all potential adoptive homes and other interested parties, solicits donations, and holds ongoing fund raising projects to help defray the costs of rescue operations. Visit the website or click here to contact.

Golden Bond Rescue of Oregon, Inc. is a volunteer run, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Golden Retrievers. Our mission is to find caring, adoptive homes for Goldens in need and to educate the public to prevent the homeless Goldens of the future. Goldens in need of new homes come from a variety of circumstances. Some come to us due to compelling family situations such as death, divorce, family illness, relocation or economic hardship. Other Goldens are released to rescue because of behavior problems due to lack of exercise and poor understanding of the needs of the breed. Since our beginnings in 1990, we have successfully placed over 1000 Goldens with new loving families.

Old Gold Senior Dog Rescue of Louisiana
Helps find homes for older Golden Retrievers, as well as for young ones.

South Carolina: Midlands Golden Rescue, Columbia, South Carolina
Serves South Carolina from the midlands area. Always open to senior dogs. For more information contact: Mary Williams, PO Box 3545, Columbia, SC 29230-3545. E-mail: starsekr@logicsouth.com

Grateful Goldens Rescue of the Low Country, Charleston SC area.
We rescue Goldens in need in SC and Coastal GA. All our Goldies are fostered in loving homes until adopted. Typically we have several wonderful, loving Seniors looking for their furever homes at any time. Please contact us at 843-8100-0146 or email at info@ggrlc.org

Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (covering Knoxville, TN and Decatur, AL and surrounding areas) was formed in July 1997 to facilitate the adoption of displaced and unwanted Golden Retrievers, to provide a good quality of life for homeless Golden Retrievers, to educate the public in responsible dog ownership, and to reduce the abuse and neglect of unwanted Golden Retrievers through rehabilitation and adoption. Most Goldens placed by TVGRR are currently in foster homes, which enables a better assessment of the temperament of each Golden for matching to an appropriate permanent home and provides prospective adopters the opportunity to visit the Golden in a non-kennel environment. All TVGRR Goldens are spayed/neutered (if old enough); fully vaccinated (including Bordatella); on heartworm preventative and micro-chipped. An adoption application, contract and fee are required.

Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue, Knoxville, TN has long been recognised as a group always willing to take in a senior Golden in need. Even if our doors are closed, there is always room for a senior. We help homeless and displaced Goldens from Tennessee, SW Virginia, SE Kentucky, and NE Alabama to relocate to permanent loving homes all over the country. Heartland is a 501[c]3 organization, established in August 1998. Heartland has helped nearly 700 dogs have a second chance at life. Our first priority is finding the right home for the right dog. E-mail: 4infogoldnresq@heartlandgoldenrescue.org or call 865.765.8808.

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) GRNNT's mission is to rescue, care for, and place in permanent loving homes, neglected or unwanted Golden Retrievers and to educate the general public about responsible pet ownership and the special qualities of the Golden Retriever breed in the North Texas area.

Utah: Companion Golden Retriever Rescue, Logan, Utah
Does not turn away any dog due to age.

West Virgnia: Delray -- Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary
No Golden is ever turned away from Almost Heaven because of age or health. Each Golden is considered a valued member of the "family." Visit the website to Adopt or Sponsor a Golden. Serving West Virginia and regional areas.

Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever (Southeast Wisconsin) "We routinely take in senior Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes. We are able to find forever homes for the majority of the seniors that we take in. If we can't find them a suitable home, we foster them until the end. We're a 501(c)(3) organization. One of the highlights of our site is our tribute to the seniors. We just love them!"

Golden Retriever Rescue -- All State Listings

All Retriever Friends (Oxnard, CA) is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Flat Coated Retrievers and Curly Coated Retrievers. The group helps Retrievers who have been abandoned or lost to find loving and caring homes. Telephone: 1.818.951.8686. E-mail: allretrievers@aol.com

Great Dane:
Great Dane Rescue of North Texas -- This group rescues every Great Dane who comes to their attention in kill shelters in North Texas, regardless of age or health status.

DaneRescueMentors E-mail List
This is a new concept in Great Dane Rescue.....this mailing list is for all individuals involved in Great Dane Rescue.....rescue volunteers/helpers, foster parents, those interested in starting a purebred rescue, Dane shelter contacts, even those folks that strictly donate funds only. Our goal is to mentor those newbies and oldies alike and encourage new Great Dane rescue establishments. Education is the key! No one will be turned down. Learn about how other rescues do newsletters, keep statitics, handle all aspects of Great Dane Rescue. Eventually our main objective is to form a solidarity of rescue folks throughout the nation...."

The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc.
(MAGDRL) is an all volunteer non-profit covering NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, VA, DC, WV, and NC. We rescue Danes and Dane mixes from shelters or directly from owners and place them in foster homes until a permanent home can be found. Phone: 410-945-5454 E-mail: debra.rahl@verizon.net

Great Dane Rescue of the Carolinas
Dedicated to placing abandoned Danes from North and South Carolina in safe environments, where they can receive the care and affection they deserve. Adoption philosophy: "We find people for Great Danes, not Great Danes for people."

Great Dane Assistance League, Inc., Littleton, CO
GDAL
was founded in June 2002 by a group of individuals who are concerned about the Great Danes.

Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue, Bethel OH
Harlequin Haven Great Dane and Saint Bernard Rescue is a NO KILL shelter dedicated to saving and placing abused, abandoned, and neglected Great Danes and Saint Bernards in suitable, loving, and forever homes in Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Eastern Indiana. The welfare and safety of the Great Danes, Saint Bernards and other dogs is our main concern. We carefully screen all adoption applications to assure that the right Great Dane or Saint Bernard is placed in the right home. You are invited to visit. Address: 11567 St., Rt. 774, Bethel, Ohio 45106 Phone: 937-379-2231 Email: info@hhdane.com

Great Creatures Rescue, Inc., Knoxville, TN, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned, abused, and neglected Great Danes and Irish Wolfhounds and placing them in loving new homes. Our dogs come from four major sources: shelters, owners who surrender their dogs to us, strays, and abused and neglected dogs. All of our dogs are vet checked, spayed or neutered, current on shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped. We also temperament test all dogs.

Great Pyrenees:
Pyrangel Rescue Network:
Dedicated to the care and placement of abandoned, abused, and displaced Great Pyrenees. Dog Rescue Articles; Info about Pyrs as Pets

Mid-South Great Pyrenees Rescue, KY
Provides rescue help to Great Pyrenees in need within their specific geographical area. Facilitates adoptions of "homeless" Great Pyrenees into approved adoptive homes. Consists solely of dedicated volunteers who care about and love the Great Pyrenees breed. E-mail: andee200@aol.com

Great Pyrenees Rescue, Devore, CA. The only AKC-recognized Southern California Great Pyrenees Rescue Group.

Greyhound:

Adopt a Greyhound:
After their racing days are over, these sweet, gentle dogs need a retirement home.

Iowa Senior Greyhounds

Greyhound Rescue, Southern Utah -- This group always has senior Greyhounds for adoption and is a great proponent of them. They give a free sample of glucosamine to anyone who adopts a senior greyhound. Proceeds from the sale of glucosamine support their work. Glucosamine pricing is among the cheapest, but quality is the highest.

Golden Years Senior Greyhounds, Cleveland, OH
P.O. Box 24310 Cleveland OH 44124 Promoting and placing Greyhounds at least seven years old. Referral program. E-mail: ohiogreyhounds @ yahoo.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)

New York Greyhond Adoptions, Ballston Spa, NY -- Their statement: "I will take in any senior Greyhound who has no where else to go, whether they have health or emotional issues. I do get involved with other senior breed rescues when able. We are: NY Greyhound Adoptions, 10 Birchtree Lane, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518)885-4960 Trish or (518)725-4319 Sherry theff @ nycap.rr.com or arthur @ klink.net (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Senior Greyhounds
There are senior Greyhounds available throughout the US. Please see the website for the geographical listings.

Italian Greyhound Rescue -- The volunteer representatives of this organization always try to help seniors, and they rescue quite a few.

Heelers:
Desert Hills Heelers K9 Rescue, Phoenix AZ 85024. Telephone: 623-434-0665 or 623-256-0355

Hounds:
Austin, TX -- Hound Rescue primarily assists in the rescue and placement of beagles, coonhounds (treeing walker, blue tick, redbone, black & tan), and mixes of these breeds. Visit the website. E-mail: dale@houndrescue.com

Irish Setter:
Magnolia Setter Rescue, Apex, NC, is the official rescue group for the Irish Setter Club of America in the SouthEast. We frequently have senior dogs in our program.

Irish Wolfhound:
Great Creatures Rescue, Inc., Knoxville, TN, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned, abused, and neglected Great Danes and Irish Wolfhounds and placing them in loving new homes. Our dogs come from four major sources: shelters, owners who surrender their dogs to us, strays, and abused and neglected dogs. All of our dogs are vet checked, spayed or neutered, current on shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped. We also temperament test all dogs.

Italian Greyhound:
Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue
Finding displaced Italian Greyhound puppies and adult dogs new loving homes throughout Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, South and North Dakota.

Italian Greyhound Club of America Rescue (Nationwide)
Giving temporary refuge to homeless Italian Greyhounds, providing medical attention where needed, and evaluating potential homes to find the best home for each foster dog.

Silver Hounds...the senior project...Flagstaff, AZ. Our mission is to raise funds for privately owned Italian Greyhound rescue organizations to help defray medical costs of the senior foster dogs in their care. We supply food and other necessities when needed. Phone: 928-863-1942

Jindo:
Jin-Sohl Jindo Dog Rescue
An organization dedicated to educating the public about Jindo dogs, to providing support and guidance to Jindo owners, and to rescuing Jindos from Southern California shelters when possible.
Email: adopt@jindo-dog-rescue.org

Keeshond:
Bay Area Rescue Keeshonden (BARK), northern CA, is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to rescuing Keeshond dogs in Northern California. We foster the dogs in the homes of volunteers. All dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped, and examined by a veterinarian before placing them in new homes. E-mail: info @ keeshondrescue.org (remove spaces in address before sending)

Labrador Retriever:
Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc., Warrington, PA is a non-profit, all- volunteer rescue group, operating in Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey. BLRR's mission is to help rehome Labrador Retrievers from shelters and homes where they are unwanted or where they can no longer get appropriate care. Labs and adopting families are evaluated by volunteers. A $75 donation is requested for senior labs. Contact: (215) 343-6087 Or E-mail: info@brooklinelabrescue.org (E-mail for faster response) P. O. Box 638, Warrington, PA 18976

Central California (CCLRR) Labrador Retriever Rescue, Stockton, CA, was "born" in July of 1998 due to the great need to find loving homes for abused, abandoned or unwanted Labrador Retrievers in the Central Valley. We are a 501-c non-profit, all volunteer organization covering the greater Sacramento area south to Merced.

LabMed goes far beyond the ordinary in offering help to ill or injured Labs, and in providing assitance in the most challenging rescue situations.

Labrador Lifeline helps with medical expenses for any Lab, regardless of age, when the need for assistance is clearly established.

Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, San Francisco Bay Area. Information is online about the Adoption Process. Or telephone: 650-359-0981. E-mail: djrichardson1@msn.com

Central Indiana Lab Rescue and Adoption (CILRA)
CILRA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose goal is placing rescued, purebred Labrador Retrievers in suitable, loving homes throughout Indiana, Illinois, and surrounding midwestern states. E-mail:
cilralabs @ yahoo.com (Remove spaces in address to send.) Phone: 1-888-882-1900

Quad City Lab and Senior Dog Rescue -- Covering IA, W. IL and MN
Our Love is Labs, our Passion is the seniors. We are a small rescue - based around the Quad City area but covering a wider area -- dedicated to helping Labs and Lab mixes in need, we will do our best to help all and are limited only by funds and space not by our capacity to care.

Labrador Retriever Rescue, Washington, DC
Washington, DC area; this group does amazing work in the DC area, and can also direct you to a Lab Rescue group near you.

Lab-Rescue.com, MD, DC, PA, DE, VA
Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac's rescue branch takes in dogs from shelters, owners, vets and any other sources that request help. Adoptions throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia. E-mail: dmkl @ erols.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Labrador Education and Rescue Network (L.E.A.R.N.) Serving Northern Illinois & Southern Wisconsin.
This rescue group always has senior Labs and/or Lab mixes needing foster homes and adoption.To learn more about their available seniors, telephone: 847-289-PETS. E-mail: learndogs @ yahoo.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Fortunate Pooches and Lab Rescue was formed to rescue Labradors and Labrador mixes and to educate the public about pet overpopulation. The group is not-for-profit and licensed by the State of Illinois. Operates with foster-homes, based in Palatine, IL. Email: labs@fortunatelabrescue.org Telephone: 847-224-9560

Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Southern California. Founded at the beginning of 1998, our organization takes in and fosters or kennels dogs on a limited basis. We also offer a referral system, whereby folks wishing to adopt Labrador Retrievers, or wishing to place them, may utilize our referral list. You can find several lists of available Labradors: our fostered Labs, Labs in shelters, in private homes and with other rescue groups. Covering these areas: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, Victorville and environs, Santa Barbara County.

1-888-554-ALAB

All Retriever Friends (Oxnard, CA) is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Flat Coated Retrievers and Curly Coated Retrievers. The group helps Retrievers who have been abandoned or lost to find loving and caring homes. Telephone: 1.818.951.8686. E-mail: allretrievers@aol.com

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Inc.
Saving Labrador Retreivers throughout Florida, one dog at a time.

National Coordinator for Lab Rescue: E-mail: rescue1@ thelabradorclub.com Also see the National Labrador Retriever Rescue website.

Lab Rescue OK, Inc. is a 501c(3) organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming Purebred Labrador Retrievers in Oklahoma and surrounding areas. Contact via the website.

The Heart of Texas Lab Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization based in Austin, TX. Their mission is to rescue Purebred Labrador Retrievers from shelters, pounds, abandonment, and other situations, and place them in loving, caring homes. The HOT Lab Rescue serves Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding Central Texas communities. It is HOTLR's policy to accept and place dogs ONLY in the state of Texas. All Labradors are neutered/spayed, current on shots, microchipped, and heartworm negative prior to being put up for adoption.Heart of Texas Lab Rescue, PO Box 81821, Austin, TX 78708. Phone: 512-259-5810. E-mail: hotlr @ hotlabrescue.org (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Long Island Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. - All Volunteer, Nonprofit 501(c)(3), Tax Exempt, Charitable Organization based in Long Island, New York, U.S.A. Founded and organized through long time participation and representation with the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. National Rescue Program, The American Kennel Club Breed Rescue Network, Project Breed Rescue, State and National Humane Societies, ASPCA, SPCA and animal welfare organizations devoted to animal rescue endeavors. Region LILRR effort is generally limited to the NY region of Long Island, New York City and North to Scarsdale vicinity.

Lab Rescue OK, Inc., Tulsa, OK is a volunteer organization dedicated to saving Labrador Retrievers in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the surrounding areas...one dog at a time. Lab Rescue OK, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible!

Lowcountry Lab Rescue, Charleston, SC
Volunteers working to find new homes for unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused Labrador Retrievers in the South Carolina Lowcountry. PO Box 80418, Charleston, SC 29416. E-mail: LLR@lowcountrylabrescue.org

North Carolina Lab Rescue: If you need to place a purebred Labrador go to: www.labrescuenc.org/placement; to place a MIXED breed Labrador: www.labrescuenc.org/mixes. If you've found a stray Lab, go to: www.labrescuenc.org/stray.  Questions about adopting or to fill out an application: www.labrescuenc.org/adoption

Fetching Companions Retriever Rescue (FCRR) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, Southern California organization dedicated to rescuing, fostering and rehoming homeless retrieving breeds. We specialize in Labrador Retrievers, but will take in other retrieving breeds from time to time, including Golden and Flatcoat Retrievers, as well as the occasional mixed breed Retriever. Our aim is to rescue dogs of exceptional temperament, regardless of breed, and to find the best possible homes for them. another mission of FCRR is to provide public education regarding the humane care and training of companion dogs, and the benefits to your canine friends and to the public at large of spaying or neutering. We're are a federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation and meet the corresponding California requirements for nonprofits. Palos Verdes, CA. Telephone: 888-4-1-2-FETCH (888-412-3382) E-mail: info@fetchingcompanions.org

Lowcountry Lab Rescue, Charleston, SC
Lowcountry Lab Rescue (LLR) is a 501c3 animal welfare organization that rescues stray and unwanted Labrador Retrievers from life-threatening situations and rehomes them. LLR promotes responsible Labrador ownership and seeks to prevent abandonment through education and spay/neuter advocacy. Ms. San Mitchum, Director, Lowcountry Lab Rescue, PO Box 80418, Charleston, SC 29416. E-mail: smitchum@lowcountrylabrescue.org

Utah Lab Rescue is Utah's only Labrador Retriever Club and Rescue. The organization has non-profit 501(c)3 status and rescues mostly purebred Labradors from the local city shelters, and at times in other special circumstances. The group will be introducing a new program for senior Labradors, funded by their "Peykos Memorial Fund," newly created in honor of the Founder's own Labrador "Peykos" who died tragically in April 2006. This program will allow the group to take in and rehome, or keep with the founder, senior Labradors to give them that much-deserved opportunity to live their last days or years with love, not in a cold, dark shelter. Senior Labradors eligible for this program must be 8 years of age or older. Younger Labradors will be placed up for adoption under the normal adoption program. Utah Lab Rescue PO Box 971511 Orem, Utah 84097-1511 (801)426-5414 info@utahlabrescue.com

Lhasa Apso:
Lhasa Happy Homes, Los Angeles, CA
If you are interested in adopting a senior Lhasa Apso, please complete the application at the bottom of their home page. Telephone: 310-74-LHASA. E-mail: LhasaHappyHomes@aol.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Lhasa Rescue Network (National)
National Coordinator: Meredith Morris
Email Address: meredithwm @ aol.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)
Phone: 301-990-0729
Lhasa Rescue always has wonderful senior Lhasas to place. This breed lives well into their teens and are so very grateful to have loving people care for them. They will give you back so much more than you ever imagined. Please contact us or go to our website to find a state or regional representative near you.

Malamute:
Sleddog Rescue Spring City, TN, makes a point of taking senior Malamutes and Siberian Huskies and working hard to place them in permanent homes -- until that permanent home comes along, they get grass and trees and shady kennels to call home. Good Dogs Deserve Second Chances. Telephone: 423-365-6039. E-mail: sleddog @ pobox.com (remove spaces in address before sending)

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
Specializing in Huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Nordic mixes. Contact Northern California Sled Dog Rescue. Telephone: 800-471-5822. E-mail: rescue@norsled.org

Maltese:
Peke A Tzu Rescue is a Non-Profit Shih Tzu Rescue and Pekingese Rescue exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are also active in Maltese Rescue, Poodle Rescue, Yorkie Rescue and Mixed Small Breed Rescue. Our primary location is in Trufant, Michigan, but we do have foster homes in Indiana and Florida. We rescue dogs from local animal shelters, animal control facilities and private guardians. All are fostered in our homes until they find their Forever Home. We primarily rescue seniors and special needs small breed dogs.

Mastiff
Great Plains Mastiff Rescue is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of volunteers dedicated to saving Mastiffs in need in Oklahoma. Our goal is to find a forever home for those Mastiffs that we rescue. We health check all of the Mastiffs that come in to rescue. This includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, testing for worms and parasites and treatment, heartworm testing, and microchipping. Currently, we are only adopting to the states of Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Colorado. Phone: 1-206-202-4364 Email: info@greatplainsmastiffrescue.org Mailing address: Great Plains Mastiff Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 6173, Edmond, OK 73083-6173

Miniature Pinscher:
Miniature Pinscher Rescue Service, Michigan Area

Miniature Pinscher Service (IMPS), National

Southern Star MinPin Rescue, Inc. (SSMPR), Lubbock, TX is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Miniature Pinschers (minpins) of all ages. Upon entering our care, each minpin is evaluated for general health and updated on vaccinations. After the Miniature Pinscher is restored to good physical and emotional health and spayed or neutered, the search begins for the best and most appropriate home. Serving Texas and surrounding states. Southern Star MinPin Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 16244, Lubbock, TX 79490. Phone: 866.3331.PINS (7467).

Miniature Schnauzer:
Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston, TX

New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue Network Inc.
New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue Network (NJSRN) is a group-run rescue and rehoming service for Miniature Schnauzers and Schnauzer mixes. NJSRN does not maintain a kennel or adoption facility. Its members and volunteers are located throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, and the dogs in its care live with its members and foster volunteers until they are placed. NJSRN has been rehoming Miniature Schnauzers and Schnauzer mixes since 1997 and has placed nearly 1,700 dogs into permanent, loving homes. NJSRN adheres to the American Miniature Schnauzer Club's minimum rescue requirements and is the only Miniature Schnauzer rescue group in its service area that does. Hotline: 732-829-8242; E-mail: info@njsm.org

Neapolitan Mastiff:
Neorescue takes in Neapolitan Mastiffs of all ages. E-mail: KSBigGreyDog@Neorescue.org

Papillon:

Papillon Haven Rescue always has several senior Papillons available for adoption. These Papillons, though considered senior, are active and love going for walks and being playful. Please consider giving one of these joyful, loving dogs a forever home. To start the adoption process, please go to Paphaven.Org and on the home page click on "Adoptions" in the left column. You can then look through all the beautiful Papillons available for adoption. If you find a Pap that tugs at your heart strings, please fill out an Adoption application at the bottom of the page. New dogs are added frequently to the adoption list. PapiIIon Haven Rescue is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit volunteer organization operating nationwide for the soIe purpose of preserving and protecting purebred and non-purebred PapiIIons in need. Veterinary medicaI care, spay/neuter, full dental, microchips and rehabiIitation in foster homes are all provided as needed, along with carefuI screening for placement into a Ioving adoptive home.

Pekingnese:
Peke A Tzu Rescue is a Non-Profit Shih Tzu Rescue and Pekingese Rescue exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are also active in Maltese Rescue, Poodle Rescue, Yorkie Rescue and Mixed Small Breed Rescue. Our primary location is in Trufant, Michigan, but we do have foster homes in Indiana and Florida. We rescue dogs from local animal shelters, animal control facilities and private guardians. All are fostered in our homes until they find their Forever Home. We primarily rescue seniors and special needs small breed dogs.

Safehaven Foster Home PCF. Inc., located in NW Pennsylvania. Rehomes Pekingese dogs of all ages and special needs. A sanctuary where no dog is ever euthanized to make room for another. Two seniors currently in foster care -- Willy a ten year old and Petey who is 9 years old. Safehaven Foster Home PCF Inc., HC2 Box 133, German Hill Rd., Tionesta, Pa. 16353. Telephone: 814-463-5004.

Pit Bull Terrier:
Bull Terrier Rescue, Inc. (Northern/Central California) accepts senior/special needs Bull Terriers for hospice/retirement care. For more information, please contact Susi at suznchaz@pacbell.net

BAD RAP (Northern California) accepts senior/special needs pit bulls for hospice/retirement care subject to housing availability. For more information, please contact Susi at suz@badrap.org

Pomeranian:
NW Pom Rescue -- Portland, OR
Dedicated to finding homes for abused, lost, or unwanted Pomeranians, Pom mixes, Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes. Please call us if you can no longer provide for your pet. We are located in Portland, Oregon, and have many people who are waiting with open arms and hearts for the opportunity to give a "fur-ever" home to a Pom or Chihuahua in need.

Poodle:
Northern California Poodle Rescue
This organization places Poodles and Poodle mixes of any age. They also place Poodles with special needs. Their only restriction is that they cannot place a dog who has bitten a person. Hotline phone number: (925) 295-0353.

Florida Poodle Rescue
The mission of Florida Poodle Rescue is to place unwanted, abused and abandoned Poodles of any age in loving homes where they will be cherished family members for the duration of their lives.

Peke A Tzu Rescue is a Non-Profit Shih Tzu Rescue and Pekingese Rescue exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are also active in Maltese Rescue, Poodle Rescue, Yorkie Rescue and Mixed Small Breed Rescue. Our primary location is in Trufant, Michigan, but we do have foster homes in Indiana and Florida. We rescue dogs from local animal shelters, animal control facilities and private guardians. All are fostered in our homes until they find their Forever Home. We primarily rescue seniors and special needs small breed dogs. 

Pug:
Kentuckiana Pug Rescue -- Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois
Phone: 502.609.5836. E-mail: puglovin @ hotmail.com (Remove spaces in address to send.) Mailing Address: PO Box 782, New Albany, IN 47150

IL-MO Rescue -- Pug and Boston Terrier Rescue, Belleville, IL
"We get more seniors than anything else!"

PROS Pug Rescue Bay to the Borders, northern CA
A non-profit organization that takes in Pugs from northern California that have been abandoned, found as strays or turned in by their guardians. We then spay/neuter, vaccinate, heartworm test and health check. PROS Pug Rescue, PO Box 355, San Ramon, CA 94583 925-974-PUGS (7847) E-mail:
rescue@pugpros.org

"Pug Luv" -- Michigan Pug Rescue
Larry and Kathy Nathan - Chairpersons
248-473-8389
E-mail: puginfo @ michiganpugrescue.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Pug Rescue - Little Angels -- Los Angeles, CA
Dedicated to rescuing Pugs, regardless of their age or physical condition. They are especially concerned with providing homes for the older ones. E-mail: pugdude @ ix.netcom.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Pugs 'N Pals , Newport Beach, CA
A non-profit organization, run by volunteers, dedicated to rescuing Pugs and other small dogs and giving them a second chance at life. We rescue dogs regardless of age or physical condition. We have a soft spot for senior dogs in need. All of our dogs are in caring and loving foster homes until their forever home is found.E-mail: pnp@pugdogrescue.com Phone:
(949) 262-7843.

Pug Rescue -- Southeast US

Pug Rescue -- Orlando, FL

Alabama Pug Rescue and Adoption, Inc.
"Where A Little Hope Goes A Long Way"
E-mail: pugsrescued @ aol.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Heartland Central Pug Rescue, Elkins, Arkansas, is a totally volunteer group that rehomes pugs, no matter what age or condition. Heartland Central Pug Rescue, (479) 643-4255.E-mail: snugglepug@aol.com

Pug Rescue of Memphis, Memphis, TN. An all-volunteer, nonprofit 501-(C) 3 organization dedicated to the Pug breed. Many people who are already "owned" by a Pug find that adding a rescue to the family makes a perfect fit. We at Pug Rescue of Memphis strive to give homeless Pugs the life and dignity they deserve. We encourage contact with the foster home to better understand what type of personality the Pug has and what type of environment they would best blend in with. Our goal is to find the best possible match for the Pug and their new family. We want this to be the rescue's last stop on what has sometimes been a long and painful journey. The purpose of Pug adoption is to provide a secure home for the lifetime of the pug. Phone: 901-606-7833. E-mail: PUGANNAB@YAHOO.COM

Rat Terrier -- Nationwide:

New Rattitude is a nationwide, all-volunteer rescue group for Rat Terriers and Rat Terrier mixes. In private foster homes, abandoned, abused, neglected, sick, or unwanted Rat Terriers are nurtured, socialized, trained, supported medically, and provided with professional veterinary care while we work diligently to find them new and permanent adoptive homes where they will be safe, loved, and properly and humanely cared for the rest of their lives. Adopting a senior dog through New Rattitude comes with special advantages. Because each of foster dog lives in a home setting, we have the chance to learn about the dog's personality and any health issues. We take the time to make all of our foster dogs, seniors included, healthy from their teeth to their toes, so we can give an accurate picture of the dog you are interested in. To see available Rat Terriers, visit New Rattitude's website.

Ratbone Rescues takes in senior Rat terriers to foster and offer for adoption nationwide. On their website you will find information on all of the dogs currently available for adoption. Contact: ratbonerescues@ ratbonerescues.com

Retrievers -- All -- Northeast US:
North East All Retriever Rescue (NEARR)
Rescue all Retrievers -- Labrador, Golden, Chesapeake Bay, Curly Coated, Flat Coated, Duck Tolling.

Rhodesian Ridgeback:
Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc.

Operates throughout the US and Canada and often takes in senior dogs for adoption.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of Northern California has as its mission the re-homing of Rhodesian Ridgebacks in need. The group also pursues all availables avenues to educating people about the breed, and perhaps preventing the need for their re-homing services. For more information, contact Elizabeth Akers at (925) 825-9258. E-mail resqrij@ridgeback.org

Rottweiler:
Rottweiler Rescue, Phoenix Area

Rottweilers of all ages available, from 10 weeks to 9 years. Visit the website to see dogs available for adoption, upcoming events, fund raising info, etc.

North East Rottweiler Rescue & Referral
North East Rottweiler Rescue & Referral (NERR&R) works to preserve the Rottweiler breed through education, rescue, appropriate placement and other services. Telephone: (866) 392-0102.

Happy Tails Rottweiler Rescue, Washington State. Telephone: 509.773.4100

MCM Rottweiler Rescue Inc. , Deer Park, NY. E-mail: ny70_2000@yahoo.com

Saint Bernard:

Arizona Saint Bernard Rescue (AZSBR) rescues and rehomes dogs of all ages. As you may be aware, since Saint Bernards are a large breed, they reach "seniorhood" at an earlier age than smaller dogs. AZSBR is a shelter-based rescue, operating its own 20-dog shelter. When the shelter is at capacity, rescued dogs live at a commercial boarding facility until a space opens up in the shelter. The organization does not reject any dog on the basis of age, and often the oldest rescues are allowed to live out their senior years at the organization's facility if a suitable home can't be found. A partial list of AZSBR's dogs can be found at Adopt-A-Pet.

Samoyed:
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue, Inc. (SFSR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group that rescues Samoyed and Samoyed-mix dogs. All dogs are neutered before placement and are fostered in private homes. If you would like to foster a dog, volunteer, or donate, please contact us at rescue@sfsr.org or 415-451-7175.

Silver Sammies
Dedicated to saving older Samoyeds.

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
Specializing in Huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Nordic mixes. Contact Northern California Sled Dog Rescue. Telephone: 800-471-5822. E-mail: rescue@norsled.org

National Samoyed Rescue is a nationwide assistance organization for regional Samoyed rescue groups. Their website lists dogs available nationally, and the group helps to connect potential adopters with rescue groups in their areas, and assists in coordinating the rescue of dogs when needed. While National Samoyed Rescue does not rescue dogs directly, the organization helps to identify local Samoyed rescue groups across the country that might be able to take in or adopt out senior dogs.

Schipperke:
Midwest Schipperke Rescue, Bloomfield, MI
Formed as a 501(c)(3) group in September 2005, this group often has older dogs available for adoption. Howard & Mary Cox, Midwest Schipperke Rescue, 2766 Heathfield, Bloomfield, MI 48301.  Phone: 248-644-7876 E-mail: shadowskip@aol.com

Schnauzer:
Schnauzer Friends for Rescue and Adoption is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who are trying to match "orphaned" miniature schnauzers with loving adoptive homes. We are based in Cincinnati, Ohio, but our members are spread throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and now in western Pennsylvania! E-mail: Kismet1@fuse.net

New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue Network Inc.
New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue Network (NJSRN) is a group-run rescue and rehoming service for Miniature Schnauzers and Schnauzer mixes. NJSRN does not maintain a kennel or adoption facility. Its members and volunteers are located throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, and the dogs in its care live with its members and foster volunteers until they are placed. NJSRN has been rehoming Miniature Schnauzers and Schnauzer mixes since 1997 and has placed nearly 1,700 dogs into permanent, loving homes. NJSRN adheres to the American Miniature Schnauzer Club's minimum rescue requirements and is the only Miniature Schnauzer rescue group in its service area that does. Hotline: 732-829-8242; E-mail: info@njsm.org

Scottish Terrier:
Central Ohio Scottie Rescue (COSR) was formed to take in surrendered and abandoned Scottish Terriers, attend to their health needs, and find these dogs permanent, safe, healthy, and forever homes. COSR is a non profit, 501(c)(3) organization.Central Ohio Scottie Rescue, P.O. Box 905, Hilliard, OH 43026. Contact: rescue@scottierescue.org

Shar Pei:
North American Shar Pei Rescue -- a national 501(c)3 organization with the goal of rehoming as many Peis as possible. The group also helps smaller, local Pei rescue groups advertise dogs available for adoption. NASPR takes in dogs of every age.

SOSharpei Inc. P.O. Box 1501, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 687-7297 E-mail: dogs@sosharpei.org

Sheltie:
Northwest Alabama Herding Dog Rescue, Inc. NWAL-WV Shetland Sheepdog Dog Rescue, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding new homes for stray, abandoned and owner-relinquished Shelties and Sheltie mixes. We promote responsible pet ownership, bi-monthly grooming, a proper diet and spay/neuter. Since we are a non-profit we gladly take donations, which are tax-deductible. All dogs adopted from us are groomed, bathed, given current vaccinations, spayed/neutered and fed a proper diet. Prospective owners must be responsible, consider basic obedience classes, have a fenced in yard or kennel in back yard with ability to walk dog on leash at all times. We also offer "long term care" for Sheltie owners who have lost their home, been drafted into the service, or have to move and need someone to care for their Shelties until they are ready for their return. Adoption fees for Shelties: $225.00; Shelties under 1 year, $275.00 Shelties over 8 years old, $200.00; mixes are $165.00. E-mail: nwalherd@gmail.com

Gulf Coast Sheltie & Collie Rescue, Inc
Telephone: (850) 626-3466.

Sheltie Rescue of Georgia
Never turn down a Sheltie in need -- no matter how old. (Woodstock, GA) 

Sheltie Rescue, Northern Chesapeake
(Abingdon, MD)

Shetland Sheepdog Fanciers
Long Island Shetland Sheepdog Fanciers has just uploaded their new website. Please visit to check on the latest seniors that are available.

Minnesota Sheltie Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming homeless Shelties of all ages. We take in many senior Sheltie who are looking for a warm bed, a kind word and a gentle touch. Please visit our website for more information on Shelties available for adoption and our adoption process. E-mail: info@mnsheltierescue.org Phone: 612-616-7477

Sheltie Rescue of New England
E-mail: ROBERT.J.VERA.JR @ SNET.NET (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Indiana Sheltie Rescue
E-mail: mcotton@netusa1.net

Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana, Inc
Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana, Inc. ( SRCI ) is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation consisting of caring volunteers who are dedicated to caring for and placing Shetland Sheepdogs into permanent and loving homes. Since 1994, over 500 Shelties have been received into the group's foster care program. Most of the Shelties come from areas in Indiana and are adopted and fostered within the state of Indiana. Contact: Sue Moore, home phone 317-885-1838, cell phone 317-697-0845.

Collie and Sheltie Rescue of Southeastern VA,
The Collie and Sheltie Rescue is a volunteer-staff, non-profit organization, 501(c)3, that rescues and places for adoption unwanted, abused, neglected, or abandoned Collies and Shelties. We are very similar to your local SPCA, but we specialize in collies and shelties. The "orphans" we receive are given personalized attention through our foster care network.

Pueblo Collie/Sheltie Rescue of Colorado ("Collie-rado") helps all collies and shelties in need, including seniors. We also help collie-mixes, sheltie-mixes, and occasionally dogs of other breeds that need us. Founded in 1979, PC/SR helps between 100 and 200 dogs a year. Dogs come to us not only Colorado, but from New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota. PC/SR is a registered non-profit charitable organization run by volunteers. Dogs live in our homes as fosters and are given the thorough vet care prior to adoption. Our adoption application and additional information are located on our website. Our email address is info@pueblocolliesheltie.org. To contact PC/SR Director Hope Hemperly, call 719-547-4008, or write to her at 234 S. Hacienda del Sol Dr., Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue is a non-profit 501c(3) organization established to rescue, rehabilitate, and place lost, abused, and abandoned Shelties where they will be loved, protected, and well cared for. The group takes in Shelties of all ages and gets many senior dogs.

Shiba Inu:
Shiba Inu Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Region
E-mail:
ShibaRescue@yahoo.com

Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue, Chicago, IL., is a non-profit corporation that fosters and places homeless Shiba Inu dogs (and other primitive breeds) into carefully-screened, lifelong homes. E-mail: adoption@shibarescue.org

Shih Tzu:
Shih Tzu Rescue, Adoption & Safehouse, Lockport, IL

Dahna Betts runs this breed rescue and shelter with special attention to the seniors there. You'll find a number of very fine senior examples of the breed under her care.

Peke A Tzu Rescue is a Non-Profit Shih Tzu Rescue and Pekingese Rescue exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are also active in Maltese Rescue, Poodle Rescue, Yorkie Rescue and Mixed Small Breed Rescue. Our primary location is in Trufant, Michigan, but we do have foster homes in Indiana and Florida. We rescue dogs from local animal shelters, animal control facilities and private guardians. All are fostered in our homes until they find their Forever Home. We primarily rescue seniors and special needs small breed dogs.

Siberian Husky:
Siberian Husky Rescue, Delaware Valley, PA

Siberian Husky Rescue Referral, San Francisco Bay Area

Indy Homes for Huskies, Columbus, OH
Siberian Husky Rescue & Referral. Telephone: 317-251-PAWS, Ext. 2.

Sleddog Rescue Spring City, TN, makes a point of taking senior Malamutes and Siberian Huskies and working hard to place them in permanent homes -- until that permanent home comes along, they get grass and trees and shady kennels to call home. Good Dogs Deserve Second Chances. Telephone: 423-365-6039. E-mail: sleddog @ pobox.com (remove spaces in address before sending)

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
Rescuing Siberian Huskies, Samoyeds,  Alaskan Malamutes and Northern Breed mixes.

Blue Eyed Pup Rescue -- Siberian Husky Rescue, Dallas and Fort Worth, TX

Siberian Husky Rescue of New Mexico, Inc. , Cedar Crest, NM. Telephone: (505) 331-3335. Email: piacash@aol.com

Sleddog
Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
Rescuing Siberian Husdies, Samoyeds,  Alaskan Malamutes and Northern Breed mixes

Western Sled Dog Rescue
All Arctic breeds of all ages, including many seniors, are awaiting new homes. This group rescues these breeds: Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed, Finnish Spitz, American Eskimo. Alaskan Husky. Serving Southern Idaho, East Wyoming and North Utah. This private group, funded entirely by private donations, is the only one that does complete kennel surrenders for sleddog kennels. Their largest rescue to date was for a kennel in Blackfoot, Idaho, where 67 sleddogs all needed immediate relocation. This group rescued the entire kennel. Heather Sauers (Director), E-mail: westernsleddogs@aol.com

Springer Spaniel:
Oregon English Springer Rescue, Willamette Valley, OR
Willamette Valley Rescue is committed to placing English Springers in loving homes. It is made up of members of the Willamette Valley English Springer Spaniel Association in Oregon. While we do have "committee members," all our club members help when they're needed. We also have some dogs in foster homes maintained by people who care but who are not members of the club. We are allied with the national English Springer Rescue America, working closely with Northwest Regional ESS Rescue, the Puget Sound ESS Rescue and the Golden Gate ESS Rescue.

Mid-Atlantic Springer Spaniel Rescue
Covering the mid-Atlantic region of the continental United States, including: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Rocky Mountain ESRA -- Colorado, Wyoming, Utah & Nebraska
Senior
English Springer Spaniels are usually available, and, in fact they are free to Senior Citizens who qualify. Located at 465 Selfridge Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80916

English Springer Spaniel -- National Rescue Website
To see dogs available nationally, visit the site the national site.

Springers for Seniors National Adoption Program
There's nothing better than a Springer Senior-Human Senior combination, and this organization can prove it.

English Springer Spaniel Rescue, Sacramento, CA
If you are looking for a senior English Springer Spaniel contact Kim 916-456-4469 or E-mail: koskisul@jps.net Website: Golden Gate English Springer Spaniel Rescue

Senior Spaniel Rescue, Inc. (SSRI), Las Vegas, NV, helps older English Springer Spaniels find foster and forever homes where they are loved and cared for. When life-altering events happen and people who can no longer care for their Springers must give them up, SSRI provides adoption referral assistance. All too often there are senior English Springer Spaniels who have lost their homes because their families have tired of them, become ill, moved to an apartment that doesn’t allow dogs, or have passed away. We are a group of people who love our Springer Spaniels and want to help displaced Senior Spaniels find good new homes. Senior Springer Rescue, Inc. (SSRI) works with other rescue organizations and shelters to place senior Spaniels. Although we specialize in English Springer Spaniels, we occasionally help with the placement of other Spaniel breeds.

Vizsla:
Vizsla Rescue
Steve Shlyen, Rescue Coordinator for Vizsla, writes: "We pride ourselves on our desire (and abilities) to work to save and place the older dogs. We do not discriminate because of age. There is nothing finer than a wise and grand older Vizsla to warm one's heart."

Utah/Idaho Vizsla Rescue is coordinated by Rebecca and Daryl Dowdell in Salt Lake City, UT. It came into existence in November of 1997. For Utah, please call Rebecca at either 801-272-9390 (H) or 801-581-5621 (W), or send email to rebel@utahvizsla.org. For Idaho, contact Penny Fenton in Boise by calling 208-343-6620 (H) or 208-334-0313 (W), or send email to pfenton@utahvizsla.org.

Show Me Vizsla Rescue is dedicated to finding good homes for Vizslas in need and operates one of the more active programs in the U.S. An adoption application is available by contacting our committee members, or by submitting an application under the Rescue link. We are active only in purebred Vizsla placement. Phone: 816/756-1849. E-mail: KCVizsla@sbcglobal.net

Weimaraner:
Heartland Weimaraner Rescue, Pleasant Valley, MO
We are a non-profit non-kill animal rescue organization. Our family foster home system provides safe haven for abandoned, abused or unwanted Weimaraners. All dogs in our care are spayed or neutered and receive all life saving or necessary medical attention. When our foster animals are emotionally and physically healed, we search for the correct human companion(s) for each, ensuring a loving, forever home. We make a "lifetime" commitment to every Weimaraner we accept into our program. Meet Jackson (photo above). After several months in foster he finally found his forever home. Heartland has many other senior Weims waiting for their chance to be "home."

Weimaraner Club of Greater Kansas City

Michigan Weimaraner Rescue, Inc.
Mason, MI. Area of adoption is all of Michigan, No. Indiana, Northwest Ohio and Ontario, Canada. Mission: To find suitable placements, without profit, for adoptable Weimeraners in need that have been relinquished by individuals or organizations. To provide a source of public education about the Weimeraner breed and to encourage responsible breeding practices and consumer education.
Telephone: 866-GOT-WEIM. E-mail: ccweim@juno.com

Weimaraner Rescue of North Texas
4347 West Northwest Highway Suite 120, Box 184 Dallas, TX 75220 Voice Mail 972-994-3572 Fax 512-857-1335 E-mail: bark @ weimrescuetexas.org (Remove spaces in address before sending.) "We have placed senior Weimaraners from the state of Texas, often having them released form the vet when they were taken there to be euthanized."

Northern California Weimaraner Rescue.
Northern California Weimaraner Rescue is a regional group operating under the auspices of the Weimaraner Club of America. We cover Northern California and also work with Weimaraner rescue groups in Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Arizona. We are made up of volunteers who are familiar with the Weimaraner breed and who donate many hours of their time and money to make sure these grey-friends-in-need find loving homes. We are not able to place every dog, but we do have a very good success rate. Dana Giese, Intake Coordinate, E-mail: dana@weimaraner.org

Oregon Weimaraner Rescue
We are a plucky little band of folks. Catherine, Leslie, and Laura. Aided at different times and places by many. We have a deep love and affection for the Weimaraner in all its different shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. We are non-profit (boy is that an understatement!); 100% volunteer. We spend hundreds of hours per year attempting to protect, rehome, and care for the abandoned, unloved, disposed of, sick, injured, abused, and damaged Weims in Oregon and Washington and occassionally in Idaho and northern California.

Louisville Weimaraner Rescue, Inc., is a non-profit corporation, which has 501(c)(3) taxable contribution status with the IRS. "Our objective is to find permanent, responsible owners for Weimaraners that come to our rescue through area shelters or private owners that, because of various situations, are unable to continue to keep their dogs." Phone: 812.256.3967. E-mail: rescue@louisvilleweimrescue.com Currently available, in the photo at the left, is "Micki," a really terrific 7-year-old.

Tri State Weimaraner Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization that takes in and rehomes purebred Weimaraners, doing so throughout the states of NJ, PA and DE. "We take in Weimaraners of all ages. For information on adopting a senior Weim, please visit The Senior Center on our website. We run a half-off adoption fee special for senior dogs every November during 'Adopt a Senior Dog Month.' " Photo is of "Blue," a 10-year-old female Weim belonging to Julie F. Potthoff, President of Tri State Weimaraner Rescue, Inc. Special note: Any senior citizen (age 65 and up) who adopts any Weimaraner 8 years of age or older from Tri State Weimaraner Rescue, Inc., will be entitled to a free senior panel blood test once a year on their adopted Weimaraner, for the life of the dog. The rescue will pay for your Weimaraner to have a full senior panel done once a year in order to insure the dog's health.

Welsh Corgi:
Idaho State Welsh Corgi Rescue

Kathleen Mallery, 28495 Scott Pit Road, Parma, Idaho 83660; 208-722-5003; E-mail: Castell @ WIdaho.net (Remove spaces in address to send.) Registered Rescuer with CorgiAid

Sunshine Corgi Rescue
In several Florida cities throughout the state - see site for nearest contact. Telephone: (407) 275-5787 or (727) 734 0913. E-mail address: timtampwc@aol.com

Wheaton Terrier - Soft-coated:
S'Wheat Rescues (Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Rescue) is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Telephone: 816.506.7283. The rescue's mailing address is: PO Box 26274, Kansas City, MO 64196.

Whippet:
Whippet Club
The American Whippet Club; national chairperson is Peggy Bush in Dallas, TX. Phone: (214) 337-1758. E-mail: whippets @ webtv.net (Remove spaces in address to send.) No purebred Whippet, regardless of age, is ever turned away by this group. Will also help with referrals for Whippet mixes.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon:
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Contact Robyn Orloff, ajax @ gbis.com (Remove spaces in address to send.)

Yorkshire Terrier:
United Yorkie Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue group, takes in all Yorkies or Yorkie mixes, regardless of age or medical condition. More and more senior Yorkies are finding their way to this rescue. See listings at the United Yorkie Rescue Petfinder site.

Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc. is a Yorkshire Terrier Rescue incorporated since 2002 covering PA, NJ, NY, DE, MD, and parts of other states. The founder writes, "We have placed well over 1800 Yorkies since we began. We spay and neuter and microchip all of our dogs prior to placement. We are very finicky about who takes one of our dogs. We take them in from one day old to 17 years. We are always in need of foster homes. We always have Yorkies available. We are one of the few rescues with a phone number to call for information 610-670-2183. In the photo at the right is Max -- a GREAT DOG -- a 12-lb., 14-year-old cutie, a little deaf and somewhat sight impaired. Please call to find out if Max is still available."

Yorkie Friends Rescue, Moulton, AL, believes that all Yorkshire Terriers and Yorkie mixes deserve loving and caring homes and the medical care necessary to ensure the best possible quality of life, regardless of their age or condition. Members will rescue Yorkies and Yorkie mixes, and sometimes other small dogs in need, then strive to work together in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect to achieve that goal for the dogs in our care. We will also strive to educate the public about the cruelty to animals that exists in our country, and how they can help to end it, and about the role rescue plays in ending the misery of animals.

Rescue Me - Yorkie Rescue (PA, NJ)
Serving PA, NJ, and parts of DE, MD, VA, CT and NY. Rescue Me is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of the Yorkshire Terrier breed. We are a small group of rescue buddies who came to know one another through one common interest - saving the lives of dogs. We have decided to focus on Yorkies at this time but have future plans to assist with the rescue of other small breeds as well.
Rescue Me takes great care in the placement of our dogs. All dogs in our rescue live in a foster home where they receive the safety and love they deserve. We are passionate about what we do and take pride in the care given to our dogs. We carefully screen every home with a veterinary reference, phone interview and home inspection prior to approval. Placement of our dogs happens only when the correct match for the dog is found. Each of our dogs is spayed or neutered and brought up-to-date on all vaccinations prior to being adopted. Phone: 717.264.9799. E-mail: rescuemeyorkierescue@gmail.com

Indiana Petite Paws Rescue Angels, Inc., northwest Indiana
Rescuing toy dogs from Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. Focusing on the rescue of the Yorkshire Terrier, but no paw too small. Offering a "seniors for seniors" program. Volunteers and members available statewide. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Always in NEED of volunteers and foster homes.


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