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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Nevada -- Dogs Available for Adoption

Carson City, NV-based Dogtown Rescue always has several older dogs in residence. Here are just a few, with brief descriptions of their circumstances (from top left): Butch and Kelly are 16 year old siblings, owner had to move and could not take them (maybe they don't allow dogs in California?). Honey is 10-year-old Greyhound mix; family decided to let the shelter euthanize her rather than get her teeth fixed. Keeper's "mom" was supposed to move a year ago, but since we took him, she seems to have changed her plans-- but doesn't want him back. Chica (the Chihuahua, below) lives in her own little world, but she's happy there! Another refugee from Washoe Animal Services, Susie (bottom, left) has a mind of her own; she's been adopted and returned four times, so we figure she's "ours." We figure we'll wind up keeping all of these old guys, since nobody seems to want them. Once we get moved, we'll be starting up a retirement home for them and their buddies. Wish more people could look at it this way: these dogs are all going to go sometime, so why not make what time they have left the best it can be? Dog Town Canine Rescue, Carson City, NV. E-mail: dogtownrescue@excite.com

Name: Trooper
Mix/Breed: German Shepherd
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 9 years, approx. 100 lbs.
Hypothyroid, up to date on shots, neutered, microchipped
History/Personality: Trooper was an owner turn in used as a stud dog for a breeding kennel. He became too old and ended up in rescue. Trooper is excellent with kids and other dogs (small to large). He has also had special training and understands both English and German. Trooper is housebroken and crate trained. He loves to go for walks, ride in the car, and play basketball. Trooper is smart and can figure out how to get the ball even when hidden or on top of something else. This is a really special dog and he deserves a home where his new family will love and care for him without asking for anything in return. Trooper will love you back with kisses and big paw prints on your shoulders. Please no kitties.
Adoption fee: $100.00
Agency/Contact info: German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions ; email: bhgsd@cox.net or gsdlv@aol.com ; (702)492-4707 or (702)339-1175

Name: Sassy
Mix/Breed: Border Collie mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 8-10 years
Health: Neutered.
For health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Sassy is a very nice dog, though he is a little timid upon first meeting a new person. He has lots of energy, and once he gets to know you he wants to love and be loved. He, too arrived at the Winnemucca Shelter when his guardian died. He has lived mostly outside, though at the shelter he has done well inside and out.
Agency/Contact info: Winnemucca, NV, City-County Animal Shelter. Telephone: (775) 623-6403 or contact volunteer Janet Vaughan at (775) 625-1056 or E-mail: thedoghouse @ truevine.net (remove spaces in address before sending)
Name: Henry
Mix/Breed: Yellow Lab/Heeler mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 8-10 years
Neutered. For further information on health, please contact the agency listed below
History/Personality: Henry is an absolute sweetheart with a gentle spirit and personality. He is the quietest of the three seniors who just arrived at the shelter following the death of a guardian. He has been mostly an outside dog, though at the shelter he has been fine both inside and out.
Agency/Contact info: Winnemucca, NV, City-County Animal Shelter. Telephone: (775) 623-6403 or contact volunteer Janet Vaughan at (775) 625-1056 or E-mail: thedoghouse @ truevine.net (remove spaces in address before sending)
Other places to find a dog in Nevada: 

Incline Village, NV -- Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation

Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation has a special place in our hearts for senior and disabled pets (although we prefer to call them "special"). At any given time, most of the animals available for adoption have been deemed "unadoptable" and were scheduled for euthanasia. With help from people like you, we have been able to place each and every animal that we have rescued into a loving home. Some of the animals on the Dog and Cat pages are considered senior, but to us they are just beginning. Please visit our Adoptable Animals pages to see the pets that we have available right now. And again, if you don't see what you are looking for please contact us - given a little time, we can find whatever it is that you are looking for. Telephone: (775) 833-2319. E-mail: Sam@tahoewarf.com

The Reno Gazette

Whether you are looking for a dog to adopt or need to advertise a dog who is looking for a new home, ads in the Reno Gazette can work wonders. Check the ads in today's edition for adoptables. To place an ad -- Telephone: 775-788-6361; fax 775-788-6436; voice mail for ads: 324-0225, ext. 1361. If you are placing an ad, try to talk to Elaine in the Lifestyle/Petfinder Dept. She is very helpful about writing/formating ads. Including a photo is very effective in getting responses. RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL, 955 KUENZLI STREET, Reno, NV 89502. Att: Elaine/Saturday Lifestyle/Petfinder Department.

Silver Springs, NV,  Spay/Neuter Project

Silver Springs, NV, Spay/Neuter Project
Lee Bloomquist is the caring, compassionate director of this organization, which takes animals from the local shelter and, in the case of seniors who have not been adopted, gives them a home for life. E-mail: renegadebooks @ powernet.net
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SPCA of Reno, NV

SPCA of Reno, Nevada
They really care about the seniors here, and are always interested in finding the best possible foster and permanent homes for them.

Carson City

Dogtown, Carson City, NV. This organization has "a special spot in our hearts for the older crowd." Always happy to help with finding a home for an old dog.