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

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Click on your locale to find an agency or shelter near you: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California/Northern -- San Francisco and the Bay Area; East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, etc.); SF North Bay and Northern Counties; SF South Bay; California/Southern -- Los Angeles, etc., Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.....Canada......Great Britain
For purebred dogs: There is a rescue group for almost every breed of dog. It's also important to know that about 25% of all dogs turned into shelters are purebred. If you're looking for a specific breed of dog to adopt, check both the state pages and the listings of Purebred Rescue Groups.
Other types of agency listings . . .
If you haven't been able to find a nearby shelter or rescue agency on your "State" page, please see our broader list of agencies.

There are a few senior dog rescue groups that are exclusively devoted to finding homes for older dogs. In some cases, these groups are involved in out-of-state rescues and adoptions.

There may be a sanctuary near you. Sanctuaries often put up for adoption older dogs they have rescued, and also, when necessary, offer care for life for dogs that are not adoptable. Best Friends sanctuary in Kanab, UT, encourages visits from animal lovers and permits out-of-state adoption.

There are a number of groups that match senior dogs with senior citizens. These programs are operated by a growing number of shelters and rescue agencies and offer many benefits to senior people (usually age 55+) who adopt senior dogs, including reduced fees for adoption and veterinary care.

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