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

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

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



New River, AZ -- Miles -- a 9.5 year old Welsh Terrier. Miles says:

"Hey there, Miles here! I am an active senior who loves water, playing fetch and running around. You won't see me lying around like these other oldies out here at the sanctuary! I really want a home with no kids, no cats and no dogs, yeah just me! Let's go hiking or swimming and take lots of walks together, okay?!" Contact: rustysangelssanctuary@gmail.com


The Cottonwood Shelter/Verde Valley Humane Society always has some wonderful, mature dogs. Because they can accept only a certain number of animals, they must euthanize when the shelter becomes full. Telephone: 520 634-7387. Visit: 1502 W. Mingus Ave. Cottonwood, AZ. E-mail: apatge@sedona.net


Valley Cats and Dogs, Gilbert, AZ - A group of professionals joined together to aid cats and dogs who have been abandoned, neglected or otherwise placed in harm's way. Mission: To provide a sanctuary for the temporary housing of adoptable cats and dogs and a refuge for hard-to-place or unadoptable cats. To promote and encourage the responsible care of pets, especially spaying and neutering and vaccination of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Phone: 480.898.3647; E-mail: adopt@valleycatsanddogs.org


Arizona Homeless Animals Rescue Team (AZ-HART)
Begun as a haven for abandoned and stray cats, this organization has expanded to help dogs, too, and seniors are definitely among them.


Arizona Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Mesa, AZ. AzARS is a privately run, non-profit organization placing dogs and cats into new homes in accordance with their polilcies and standards. Arizona Animal Resuce & Sanctuary is a proud member of Maddie's Fund. Maddie's Fund is active in Maricopa County through Maddies Pet Resuce Project and Maddie's Spay/Neuter Project. Funded in November 2002 Maddie's Pet Rescue Project is working with Maddie's Spay/Neuter Project in Maricopa County to end the killing of healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats countywide within ten years. Telephone 480-503-DOGS (3647), E-mail: adoptions@azars.org

New River Rusty's Angels Sanctuary Senior Dog Rescue and Sanctuary, New River, AZ
Our Mission

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for senior and special needs canines. Through rescue, foster, adoption, education and hospice; we create secure nurturing homes for them to live out their twilight years. Most of our rescues come to us because their owner has passed away or has moved into a nursing home situation. As long as the dog is healthy enough to handle a transition into a new home then we do our best to find the perfect forever home. If the dog is not healthy enough then they live out whatever time they have left here at our sanctuary knowing unconditional love until the very end.
Phoenix Desert Hills Heelers K9 Rescue, Phoenix AZ 85024. Telephone: 623-434-0665 or 623-256-0355
Phoenix Valley

R.E.S.C.U.E. (Reducing Euthanasia at Shelters through Commitment and Underlying Education)
Covering Phoenix Valley, including Ahwatukee, Tempe, Chandler, and Mesa.


Yavapai Humane Society has been serving western Yavapai County and the Prescott area since 1972. Our mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of pets. We operate a shelter that has around 270 animals at any one time. We are proud of our no-kill ethic and our live release rate is currently the highest in Arizona, 94%. We offer free adoptions through our Senior for Senior program when a senior (59+) adopts a senior dog or cat (5+). 1625 Sundog Ranch RdPrescott, AZ 86301Phone: (928)445-2666
You may also wish to check the list of breed rescue agencies.