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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Ohio

Dogs for Adoption
Cambridge

Meet Bear.......he is a 7-8 year old male very handsome Collie mix. He was surrendered to the shelter because his owner passed away and there was no family that could take him. Sweet as they come -- a little scared, but loves attention. This senior needs a good, loving home to retire in. See more at petfinder. Contact: Guernsey County Dog Shelter, 62824 Bennett Ave., Cambridge, OH 43725. Phone: (740) 432-2219. E-mail: dogwarden@guernseycounty.org

Agencies and Shelters
Canfield Angels for Animals....Angels for Animals in Canfield, OH takes in senior dogs. Mission: "Angels for Animals believes that animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic measure. Our mission is to educate the people of our community about pet overpopulation and regular veterinary care for pets; cultivate an awareness and responsibility toward the needs of companion animals; provide for the well-being of our community's animals that are abandoned or otherwise in need; and instill respect for and appreciation of all living things."
Cleveland

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to the rescue, adoption, and life long care of senior dogs. All dogs who come to the Sanctuary live in a home with guardians who watch over them and provide lots of love and excellent care. Serving Northeast Ohio and beyond. E-mail: seniordogs@aol.com. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, P.O. Box 609054, Cleveland, OH 44109. Telephone: 216-485-9233

Clinton Humane Society of Ottawa County, 2424 Sand Road Port, Clinton, Ohio 43452. Phone: 419-734-5191 E-mailo: hsoc@bex.net
Coshocton Coshocton Four Paws Friends will make it easy for you to find just the right dog for you and your family. Coshocton Friends of the Animal Shelter, 504 Main Street, Coshocton, OH 43812. Phone: 740.575.4519.
Columbus

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio (AHDRO)'s mission is to provide homeless Collies and other family-friendly dogs a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition, and love until an approved home is found; to reduce the number of unwanted pets by altering all dogs in our rehoming program; to educate the public about the importance of altering pets, and to promote the message that owning a pet is a lifelong commitment.
Eaton

The Humane Society of Preble County, Eaton, Ohio (25 miles from Dayton). Telephone: 937/456-PETS (7387). E-mail: adoptprebleco@yahoo.com

Shown at the left: Gretta, a 10-year-old female Beagle, 30 pounds, in very good health; may have some hearing loss. Gretta very loving and calm and good with other dogs. Adoption fee: $75.00.Telephone: 937/456-PETS (7387). E-mail: adoptprebleco@yahoo.com

Erie County

St. Francis Animal Sanctuary
The sanctuary is located in Erie County, Ohio. We have 30 acres of quiet and peaceful natural beauty. The work we do here is for the love of the animals. That is why we take the sickest of the sick and the oldest of the old and give them a home for the time they have left on this earth. The animals we take in are the ones no one else would have because of age or illness.

Fremont Society for the Protection of Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 1047, Fremont, Ohio 43420. To fill out an application go to the website (scroll down to lower right). Or call 419-334-2773.
Mt. Gilead Mt. Gilead, Ohio -- Morrow County Dog Shelter
The Morrow County Dog Shelter is a shelter and a rescue and adoption center for dogs, and also the home of the Morrow County Dog Warden's office. This agency responds to callers' complaints on stray, problematic, abandoned, neglected and abused dogs, taking appropriate action as necessary. The agency's goal is to help all dogs find permanent, loving homes with responsible, caring owners. Click here to see currently available adoptable dogs. Phone: 419-946-1747 Email: morrowdogwarden@redbird.net
Mount Vernon Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Hours of operation - Tuesday through Saturday Noon until 4:00 PM Wednesday evenings until 7:00 PM During the month of June we will be open on Sundays from 1 to 4 PM for adoptions only. Telephone: (740) 392-2287 E-Mail: humane@core.com
Northeastern Ohio Paws and Prayers is based in the Northeast Ohio region. Our primary mission is to rescue, care for, and find loving homes for homeless cats and dogs. Our secondary goal is to make sure all of these animals are spayed or neutered. It is a big task, but we are ready! We operate as a non-profit, incorporated organization that functions solely with foster homes and adoption volunteers. We have many senior dogs looking for homes. Please visit the adoptable pets on our site or call Jennifer at (330 )475-8300.
Ravenna

Portage County Dog Pound
ALL of the dogs at this shelter have only days to live and need to be saved DESPERATELY!!! The Portage County Dog Pound is a county animal control facility that picks up stray dogs and holds them for three days to allow an owner to claim before releasing them for adoption. The staff is forced to humanely euthanize any animals that aren't/can't be adopted/rescued two times per week due to the overwhelming number of dogs and the limited amount of space at the shelter. This is why all the dogs on the website are marked URGENT. The dogs marked VERY URGENT will be euthanized sooner. Adopt a pound dog...they'll be grateful for life! Portage County Dog Pound
8120 Infirmary Rd
Ravenna, OH 44266Phone: 330- 297- 6924
Email: bkirkhart@portageco.com

Youngstown Mahoning County Dog Pound, 589 Industrial Rd., Youngstown, OH 44509. Phone: (330)740-2205 ext. 2 when prompted. Email: DogWardenTEMP@mahoningcountyoh.gov
Seniors don't always get a chance at adoption at this shelter, and, like the very sweet but senior Golden mix shown at the left, may be deemed "unadoptable" and put immediately into the "back room" to await euthanasia. Be sure to ask to see all the seniors, even if the shelter has pre-determined that "no one would want such an old dog."

Also look for a senior to adopt at Mahoning County Humane Society, Phone: 330-533-5451.

Zanesville Zanesville Animal Shelter, Zanesville, OH We are always in the need of foster homes for dogs that are coming out of the prison programs. They are house trained, crate trained and know basic manners. If you are interested, please e-mail Becki at assicelldogs@rrohio.com
You may also wish to check the list of breed rescue agencies.