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

Fanwood, NJ -- Poor Cecil! His owners died, and he is desperately searching for a new home. Cecil is 13 years old, current on all vaccinations, and is on both heartworm preventative and flea and tick medicine.

If you are interested in Cecil, contact Kelly at MS_Resq@comcast.net, and she will put you in touch with the Good Samaritan who is trying to help him.

New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue Network Inc., Fanwood, NJ. Phone: 732.920.8242. E-mail: info@njsrm.org

Sinatra -- "Old Blue Eye" is waiting to meet you and charm you into becoming his very own best friend. A mixture of several shepherding breeds, predominantly the Belgian Tervuren, Sinatra is counting on you to change his luck, and help him write the happiest chapter in his autobiography!! About 9 years old, our charming senior companion probably lived most of his life as an outside dog. While he currently responds to no commands, his natural good manners, people-focus, and vibrant personality will win him admirers wherever he travels. Easy to walk on lead, Sinatra nuzzled me and gave me his full attention whenever we paused on our walk. He has excellent dinner manners, and is extremely gentle accepting treats. Playfully, he tried out the rawhide bone, and cheerfully returned it to me when asked. Energetic and spunky, Sinatra thoroughly enjoyed his grooming session prior to his photo shoot. So many things seem brand new to him, and Sinatra is ready to grab all the gusto he can . . . with YOU, his new forever best friend by his side. More info. Sinatra-98816's Contact Info: Associated Humane Societies-Newark, Newark, NJ. Phone: 973-824-7080. E-mail

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

Currently available for adoption (in the photo at the left): 10-year-old female Labrador Retriever mix "Molly"....arrived with severe mange, but she's been getting the royal treatment since she's been at the shelter, so a lot of her hair has been growing back and she looks better than ever!!! Along with her hair, her personality has blossomed into a super-sweet and easy going canine companion -- good with all sorts of people and a pleasure to have around. Ask for her by her ID number: 72332.

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.

Champ is the sweetest and cutest little Chihuahua. Very friendly little man. He seems to be pretty old and will need some dental work. He also might have some allergies going on, as he's been scratching, but no sign of fleas. Champ is missing some hair in spots, has a couple of scratches on him, but he doesn't let that bother him. How this little one survived out on the streets is beyond belief! Contact Sherry sheiser50@yahoo.com, Camden County Animal Shelter, Blackwood NJ www.ccasnj.org
Name: Marty
Mix/Breed:
Rottie/Shepherd mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 11 years, 80 lbs.
Health: Neutered. Up to date on shots. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Marty and a dog named Jake were given up by their guardian when she moved to FL. He is a big mush and a very friendly dog. She used to take the two dogs to work with her and all of the staff members loved them and looked forward to seeing them. They are all devastated that the dogs are in a shelter now. Marty is not happy about being caged. He needs a forever home. He is an all -round good dog with people and dogs.
Adoption Fee: $55.00
Agency/Location/Contact info:
Closter Animal Welfare Society, Closter, NJ 201-832-8332 E-mail: Petnanny2000@aol.com
Name: Chickie
Mix/Breed:
Shih Tzu mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Female, 9 years old, 15 lbs.
Health: Spayed. Up to date on shots. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Chickie was adopted through our organization four years ago by a woman who can no longer keep her. She is a very lovable dog who adores cuddling. She loves to play and to go on walks, too. She is very calm and would like a calm household to live in.
Adoption Fee: $50.00
Agency/Location/Contact info:
Closter Animal Welfare Society, Closter, NJ 201-832-8332 E-mail: Petnanny2000@aol.com
Name: Skittles
Mix/Breed: Shih Tzu
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 10 1/2 years, small
Health: Altered; up to date on shots; requires inexpensive hypothyroid medication daily
History/Personality: Skittles is a sweet, older gentleman who would really love to spend the rest of his life being adored and doted on. He would be the perfect best friend for a senior citizen who is looking for a companion and walking partner -- a wonderful reason to get up and out of bed in the morning. His hypothyroid condition caused him to lose much of his hair when he was not taking his medication. Now that he is taking it regularly, his fur has been growing back in very nicely. He also has some arthritis and some vision and hearing deficiencies. It's no fun growing old - especially without your very own home! Skittles is being fostered in upstate New York. Please note: E-MAIL INQUIRIES WILL BE RESPONDED TO FASTER THAN TELEPHONE CALLS.
Adoption Fee: $125.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: East Coast Asian Dog Rescue Inc., Mays Landing-ALL EAST COAST STATES, NJ 609-476-2476. Email: info@asian-dog-rescue.org

Name: Midnight
Mix/Breed: Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Female, 8 years, large size
Health: Spayed, up to date on shots
History/Personality: Midnight is a very smart 8 1/2 year old chow/lab mix. She is a special needs dog that has not been able to find her 'forever' home. At six months of age, Midnight had a nice home with a man who seemed dedicated to her. She learned to be a real lady, quiet, calm and even learned some tricks. Her life was nice. When she was about 6 1/2 years old, PAL got a call from her owner saying he couldn't keep her anymore because he had to move. Middy's happy, calm life changed over night, and she ended up back with PAL - going to live in a kennel and going to adoptions once a week. The PAL volunteers loved Middy because she was such a well behaved, calm girl. But as time went on, Midnight started becoming stressed from the adoption life which included barking dogs, strangers petting her, riding in a noisy van - basically a lot of commotion that she wasn't used to. As a result of all of this, Midnight's personality changed. She became less tolerant of strangers and sudden movements in her direction. Because of the uncertainty that she must live with every day, she is more withdrawn and not as trusting. When Midnight is comfortable with her situation she is a charm. Midnight is great on a leash, is wonderful in a car, and is very affectionate. She just can't be overwhelmed. She needs someone who will give her the time and space to get adjusted. PAL is looking for an experienced dog owner who is willing to provide Midnight with a safe, loving environment. This person must be willing to spend time with Midnight to secure a bond and build a trust. With the right stimulation, she can once again become the carefree, happy pup she once was.
Adoption Fee: $150.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: Pet Adoption League, P.O. Box 206, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, phone: 973-584-0095

Names: Camper and Willy
Mix/Breed: Beagle mix, Lab mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Males, 11 years, 38 & 84 lbs.
Health: Neutered. Microchipped. Current Vaccinations. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Poor Camper, he found himself counting the last days of his life with his lifelong buddy Willy. The opportunity to live out his golden years with the only family he's ever known was taken from him because of a divorce. Here's a little bit about them - Camper and Willy arrived at a kill shelter shelter just before closing - their owners have gotten a divorce and decided that neither one of them could take care of the dogs anymore. These dogs adored their "parents" and were so thrilled to come "visit" everyone inside the shelter - until they figured out what was going on. When I took them out (individually), Camper just stood out in the driveway and howled; Willy paced and sniffed everywhere, looking at every passing person, every car. They were both cuddly and latched on to me, but never stopped looking for their people either. When it was time to go back to their pens, they walked in without a fuss and both sat back down in front of their kennel doors, still confused but still smiling. Camper and Willy are 11 years old. Willy is a tall and lean 84lbs. and Camper is a short and squatty 38lbs. Willy is definitely part Lab but maybe some Dane too? Camper to me looks like a Beagle/Lab mix or a Beagle/Spaniel mix, but Beagle is definitely in there some where!! Both are neutered, up to date on their shots, extremely friendly and still very active. These two love people and dance around whenever anyone comes by, but clearly they were very devoted to their owners and are missing them. They were *urgently* in need of rescue, having extremely limited time - that's when Eleventh Hour stepped in. We want to give them a safe and loving home to retire in. They have so much personality and so much love to give...they deserve better than what they have been dealt. They are currently being vetted and will be here soon. When getting picked up from the shelter to be taken to the vets office, Willy was curled up on the cold wet floor in the back of the kennel shaking and shivering, and Camper greeted me at the front of his kennel with tail wagging. As soon as we got them outside they were so excited and ready to romp and play. They do not act like 11 year old dogs- they definitely have pep in their step, and many wonderful years left. It was obvious that they were looking for those horrible people that left them there- whining and looking all around at all of the cars. I told them those people did not deserve their devotion but would soon be with a family that did. Could you be that family? Can you find room in your heart for one or both of these gentle boys?
Agency/Contact info: Eleventh Hour Rescue, Rockaway, NJ; phone: 973-664-0865; email: EleventhHrRescue@aol.com
Ivory is a 6 year old Papillion/long haired Chihuahua mix. She is 7 pounds. Ivory is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She just had bladder surgery where they removed a large bladder stone. She is all ready for a loving home. Won't you give her a second chance?
Ivory is being fosterd at Rosemarie's home in Fairfield, NJ. Contact Rosemarie at 973-882-8363 or e-mail Rdogsnpups@aol.com
Newark, NJ
Name: Andy
Mix/Breed: Shepherd/Retriever Mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, senior, medium size
I.D. number: N15486
Health: Up to date with routine shots, altered and eligible for a gift of the first month of ShelterCare pet insurance paid for by Petfinder.com.
History/Personality: Andy came into the shelter as a stray. His cage card says that he is 10-12 years old. He looked frightened in his kennel, but when we took him out for photos, he was a real doll. He was gentle, and he walked very well on the leash for us. He liked the treats we offered him, and took them very gently from us. He appears to have cataracts in his eyes, but his vision seems fine. This dog really needs a loving home to spend the rest of his life in. Can you open your heart to him?
All pets at this shelter are up-to-date on shots and will be altered and micro-chipped upon adoption.
Adoption Fee: Variable
Agency/Location/Contact info: Newark Shelter. Open 7 days a week from 12pm-5:30pm; for directions call 973-824-7080. Please visit the shelter to meet the many adorable orphans that are available for adoption. When inquiring about a specific animal you saw on this website, please include the ID number following his or her name.
Name: Nala
Mix/Breed: Great Dane
Sex/Age/Weight: Female, 7 1/2 years, 120 lbs.
Health: Spayed. Up to date on shots. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: She is the SWEETEST girl! She is very delicate on her feet and for having lived in the garage all that time she is VERY good in the house. She knows a few commands...SIT, DOWN, STAY. She likes to get in the crate but we haven't shut the door yet. Nala came to rescue when she was just going into heat. She will be spayed as soon as it can be done since we do not adopt un-neutered dogs. Nala craves attention and has beautiful big brown eyes, and a grey stripe across the bridge of her nose. I think she will be a very good house dog, and a wonderful, loving, adoring companion.
Adoption Fee: $275.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, NJ Chapter, Boonton, NJ. Telephone: (973) 334-1628. E-mail: cini.maryfran @ verizon.net (remove spaces in address before sending)
New Jersey Shelters and Rescue Agencies
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.