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."
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Sydney Jeanne Seward

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New Jersey

New Jersey and Eastern PA

Rogers Rescue, serving New Jersey and Eastern PA, a VIRTUAL SHELTER, without facility or kennel. All of the adoptable pets on our Petfinder site are currently living in the homes of our volunteers where they're being loved and treated as members of the family. While in foster care the rescued dogs are fully vetted, treated for any known illnesses, evaluated, socialized and if need be, started on housebreaking and obedience training. After your application is reviewed and approved, you will get to talk to the foster parent(s) and learn all about the dog you're interested in adopting.

New Jersey Rescue, Transport and Foster

New Jersey Rescue, Transport and Foster
Perhaps you can't take a dog into your home right now, but you may still be able to help with foster care or transportation. Visit this website to see the opportunities. The group writes, "We handle dogs of all ages and would never turn down a dog based on age."

Southern NJ

Animal Adoption Center is a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats in southern NJ. We shelter, nurture, and support all loving animals until they find their families and can leave us for safe, caring homes. Phone: 856-435-9116, E-mail: info@animaladoption.com

Valley Dog Rescue E-mail List

Valley Dog Rescue E-mail List and Website -- a forum for rescuers in New England, Eastern NY, NJ and the rest of the Northeast

Bergen County (Teterboro)

The Bergen County Animal Shelter is a county-operated shelter providing animal control to 49 communities in Bergen County, NJ. The shelter is located at 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ. Phone: 201-229-4600 E-mail: shelter@co.bergen.nj.us

Bloomfield

The Friends of the Bloomfield/Bukowski Animal Shelter works with the municipal shelter in the community of Bloomfield. The group is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You can visit the shelter -- just off the Garden State Parkway (exit 150 North) in Bloomfield, NJ, or call the shelter directly at 973-680-4135. E-mail: Ellen_Powley@Bloomfield.edu

Burlington County Burlington County Animal Alliance
Rescues companion animals from the Burlington County shelter and keeps them in foster homes until they are adopted.
Clark

Noah's Ark Animal Placement and Rescue, Inc. , is an all-foster-care rescue group based in the Clark, NJ, area. Foster homes are always needed. All expenses are covered by the rescue group; foster homes give only their time, their love, and temporary place in their home. All animals are vaccinated and altered prior to being placed in a loving, new home. Telephone: 732-815-1633, E-mail: eromlig3@aol.com

East Green Brook

Rawhide Rescue, East Green Brook, NJ was formed to serve the needs of homeless dogs and cats by providing loving and expedient rescue, foster homes and permanent placement. We network and teamwork with other rescue groups and shelters. Rawhide Rescue is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Rawhide Pet Rescue 83 Rock Road, East Green Brook, NJ 08812 Phones: (908) 581-3417 (cell) or (908) 561-8056 Email: rawhiderescue@hotmail.com

Hackettstown Pet Adoption League, P.O. Box 206, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, phone: 973-584-0095
Hamilton

Pet Rescue of Mercer is an all volunteer, not-for-profit animal rescue group based in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, NJ. PRM rescues neglected, abused, and abandoned animals from local shelters by finding quality homes for them. We always have several senior dogs, as well as many other dogs and cats available for adoption! We are also always looking for dedicated volunteers. Please contact us via our website.

Hanover

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter
A limited-admission facility that prides itself on a 90% adoption rate; low administrative overhead; specialized behavior modification programs; participation in animal rescues from overcrowded facilities and abuse situations. 124 Route 10, East Hanover, NJ 07936. Telephone: (973) 386-0068.

Hillside

People for Animals
Founded in 1980, People for Animals, Inc., is a nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to ending animal suffering. Chosen by the State of New Jersey to participate in a pilot program to reduce animal overpopulation, and in 1985, opened the first Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic of its kind in the State. Over 5,800 spay and neuter surgeries are performed yearly, thus preventing the birth of thousands of unwanted dogs and cats. 433 Hillside Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205. Telephone: 908-964-6887 (clinic) 908-688-1073 (hotline) E-mail: lpaws@earthlink.net

Ledgewood

For more than 40 years Noah's Ark has been a true haven for homeless pets seeking a second chance at a loving home. Operating with a 'no kill' philosophy, no animal is ever euthanized due to age or breed and no time limit placed on an animal's stay at the shelter. Objective: to find wonderful, forever homes for as many cats and dogs as possible. Mission: To prevent cruelty to animals, provide care for homeless animals, and educate the public in responsible animal care, guided by a belief in the dignity of animals and the importance of the human-animal bond. Shelter: 973-347-0378
Association Office: 973-347-4499
Spay/Neuter Hotline: 973-347-5469
E-mail: info@noahsarknj.org
Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association, Inc.
1915 Route 46 West
Ledgewood, NJ 07852
Lindenwold

Animal Adoption Center, Lindenwold NJ, is a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats in southern NJ. Shelter, nurture, and support all loving animals until they find their families and can go to safe, caring homes. Phone: 856-435-9116, E-mail: info@animaladoption.com

Shown at the left: Snickers, a quiet and sweet Asian breed mix, recently placed into a loving home.

Vineland

The Cumberland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CCSPCA) was founded in 1891 and incorporated in June 1947, as a non-profit organization and a chapter of the NJ State SPCA. The staff and board of trustees are deeply involved and committed to all aspects of animal care and welfare. In its function as a humane society, the shelter serves as a refuge for thousands of stray, unwanted, abused, abandoned and sick animals. Phone: 856-691-1500. Address: 1244 N. Delsea Drive,Vineland, NJ 08361. At the left is a photo of "Sugar Snap," who arrived at the CCSPCA after 14 years in an abusive home. She was emaciated and very sick from flea infestation. After regaining her health in a foster home, Sugar is now a relaxed dog who loves to spend her days napping in the sunshine. She is happiest when she is wrapped up like a baby in a blanket. This beautiful lady probably had to guard her food to survive and now continues to do so with other animals. If Sugar is to go to a home with other animals, her owner should have an understanding of food guarding and she should be fed seperately. Sugar returned to the SPCA in hopes of someone seeing her and wanting to take her home, but no luck. She was feeling so sad all alone in her kennel, so her foster mom took her back home. Please don't let Sugar think the world has forgotten her. Please contact Maria at CCSPCA_Foster@yahoo.com for more information.

Voorhees The Animal Orphanage, Voorhees, NJ
Senior Dogs and cats tend to stay at this shelter longer than most other animals, simply because of their age. And the majority of the time, they are the most wonderful dogs and cats in the world, because they are mature. Take take a look at the seniors at this shelter! They are in need of a warm, loving home. 419 Cooper Road, Voorhees, New Jersey 08043. Phone: 856-627-9111
Westfield

Orphaned Pets Inc., Westfield, NJ
This group writes:  "We'd love to hear from you. Call us at any time to talk. Whether you're interested in a pet right now, are thinking of getting a pet in the future, would like to volunteer or just want to have your questions answered, call Diane at (908) 232-4153 or Debbie at (973)635-7395. We're very friendly, we love animals and we'd be happy to hear from you." E-mail: petstop33@aol.com

Mercer County

Pet Rescue of Mercer is an all volunteer, not-for-profit animal rescue group based in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, NJ. PRM rescues neglected, abused, and abandoned animals from local shelters by finding quality homes for them. We always have several senior dogs, as well as many other dogs and cats available for adoption! We are also always looking for dedicated volunteers. Please contact us via our website.

New Monmouth

Mostly Shepherds Rescue, New Monmouth, NJ, is a non-profit organization that rescues German Shepherds and other dogs/cats. All animals are evaluated by a veterinarian, receive check-ups and shots, and are spayed or neutered, if necessary. Our goal is to find the "right guardian" for the "right pet". Please view our website. E-mail: libcook @ aol.com (Remove spaces in address before sending.) Telephone: 732-671-3708

Voorhees

The Animal Orphanage, Voorhees, NJ
Senior Dogs and cats tend to stay at this shelter longer than most other animals, simply because of their age. And the majority of the time, they are the most wonderful dogs and cats in the world, because they are mature. Take take a look at the seniors at this shelter! They are in need of a warm, loving home. 419 Cooper Road, Voorhees, New Jersey 08043. Phone: 856-627-9111.

Wayne Friends Of Wayne Animals, Inc. is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) (nonprofit) rescue organization based in Wayne, NJ serving the North Jersey area, dedicated to the welfare, sheltering and placement of homeless animals. "We are committed to educating the public about the humane treatment of animals, preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation and promoting animal welfare. OUR VISION To end euthanasia of adoptable animals so one day, no healthy companion animal will be euthanized for lack of a home, space, or compassion." "We care for them until you do" Facebook: FOWA Rescue Phone: 973 902 7512 E-mail: fowarescue@yahoo.com
Westfield

Orphaned Pets Inc., Westfield, NJ
This group writes:  "We'd love to hear from you. Call us at any time to talk. Whether you're interested in a pet right now, are thinking of getting a pet in the future, would like to volunteer or just want to have your questions answered, call Diane at (908) 232-4153 or Debbie at (973)635-7395. We're very friendly, we love animals and we'd be happy to hear from you." E-mail: petstop33@aol.com

You may also wish to check the list of breed rescue agencies.