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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Virginia

Partners Among Cats And Canines (PACC) is a mixed breed rescue for dogs and cats. PACC has a network of foster homes for the animals to live until forever homes can be found. Webstite: www.pacconline.org Email: pacc@pacconline.org Address: PACC, P.O. Box 1133, Franklin, VA 23851 Phone: 757-562-0202. See "Toto" and "Powell" at the left.

Toto: "Hi, my name is Toto. I am an approximately 8 year old Miniature Pinscher. I am a small guy weighing only 12 pounds. I was rescued from a puppy mill where I spent the majority of my life. I am a sweet little fellow with a heart of gold and would love nothing more than to be a spoiled little house dog! My favorite pass-time is having my side rubbed and snuggling on the couch. I have spent all of my life either in a puppy mill or foster home and I would LOVE to someday have a home and family of my very own!" Toto is neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped, heartworm negative (also on preventative), and is on flea preventative. The adoption donation for senior pets is $50.00. Click here to learn more about how to adopt Toto.

Powell is an approximately 7 year old beagle. He is very sweet and low maintenance. Powell is independent and does not require much attention. He does his own thing but enjoys laying on the couch when he is ready for some down time. Powell has the traditional beagle bark or shall we say howl:) Powell has dry eye syndrome and requires saline drops one to two times a day. Dry eye syndrome is caused by eyes that do not produce enough tears to keep his eyes lubricated. Powell is a nonchalant dog and just wants a family to call his own. Could that be you? Powell is neutered, HW negative and on preventative, and up to date on shots. Click here to learn more about how to adopt Powell.

Name: Chen
Mix/Breed: Lab/Sharpei Mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Male , about 7, 65 lbs
Health: Neutered, Excellent Bloodwork, Microchipped, Up-to-date on shots.
History/Personality: 9-20-07 UPDATE: Chen is still looking for that perfect family to love him. He's now taken up swimming at the beach; surfer-dudes beware! He's the peacekeeper around his foster brother and sister, always one to break up a scuffle. He's such a character; what a great personality. LEFT BEHIND! Chen is a sweet, 7-year-old Lab/Shar-Pei mix, leaning more towards the Lab side. Poor Chen's adoptive family separated, and now he has nowhere to go. He's great with children, and he gets along with most other dogs. He's very mellow, and he loves to go for walks on the beach. He's ever so obedient and comes right when he's called. He's very loyal and devoted, and he's just heartbroken that he's lost his family. Chen is full of love and energy for your active side, yet at the same time gentle and easy-going. He enjoys throwing around his stuffed animals and is always up for a good game of tug-of-war. Chen is a super-good boy who just wants a second chance. Chen is eagerly seeking a place to call his forever home. Will you be that person?
Adoption Fee: $150.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: www.SOSharpei.inc., Virginia Beach, VA 757-491-1141. E-mail: sharpeirescue@cox.ne
Name: Bubba
Mix/Breed: Sharpei Mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Male , over 10, 55lb
Health: Neutered, Excellent Bloodwork , Microchipped, Up to date on shots. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Bubba is quite simply a bundle of love. Bubba's second chance has given him a burst of energy and a second youth. He has short-medium reddish-brown hair. He loves to ride in the car, go for walks, and then, after a day of activity, curl up on a warm bed by your feet (he's good at that)! He is good with other dogs (but doesn't need other dogs to be happy), cats and kids. He has the most loving, 'come-pet-me' eyes. Of course he' housebroken. A great dog for an easy-going household, or a senior, or just anyone who desires a loyal companion. A nicer four-legged companion would be hard to find. He says: "I love going for walks with my neighborhood friends. My foster mom is taking me to Obedience Class where I get to make many friends. I have no lack of energy so I am picking up on all the new tricks. Bathing and Nail clipping are a piece of cake and boy do I enjoy the cake."
Adoption Fee: $150.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: www.SOSharpei.inc., Virginia Beach, VA 757-687-PAWS
E-mail: info@sosharpei.org
Name: Athenia
Breed: German Shepherd
Sex/Age/Weight: Female, 12 years, 65 lbs.
Health: Spayed. Up to date on shots. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Athenia wandered off from her home in Southern Maryland and was found several weeks later by the Animal Shelter. The parents decided that, since the children presumed she was dead, they did not want to bring her back from the animal shelter and upset the children. Athenia is a wonderfully friendly girl. She loves bellyrubs, lying at your feet and just being with people. She even loves playing with her foster mom's three cats. She was friendly with the dogs at the vet, was fantastic throughout her vet exam and even took her biscuit nicely from the doctor. She is obedience trained and responds well to commands. She walks nicely on a le ash and looks forward to her two mile walks everyday. Athenia may be 12 years young, but she still has a lot of spunk left.
Adoption Fee: $150.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, Sterling, Va. Telephone: (703)435-2840. E-mail: contact@shepherdrescue.org

Name: Bert
Mix/Breed: Beagle
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 11 years, 40 lbs.
Health: Neutered. Up to date on shots. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: What an easy going guy Bert is. He loves to spend time laying on his dog bed and watching the world go around. Of course, he does have his playful times. He loves to play with other dogs. He gets along with everyone. If you are looking for a gentle companion, Bert may be the guy for you. Sure he is older, at 11 years, and he is a bit (alot) overweight, but that does not affect his ability to love you at all.
Adoption Fee: $250.00
Agency/Location/Contact info:
Noah's Ark Foundation Telephone: (703) 831-4153. E-mail: pets @ nafva.org
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Name: Mulligan
Mix/Breed: Shepherd mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Female, 6 years.
Health:
Spayed, and up to date on shots.
History/Personality: Mulligan writes: "Hello, I am Mulligan. Here are just a few of my good qualities: I am very affectionate and playful. I am great with children of all ages and I get along with both dogs and cats. I like long moonlit walks. I love to be brushed, and I even try to be a lap dog. Not only am I beautiful but I know some basic commands such as sit and come. I am also house trained! I love to play with my stuffed squeaky toys. They will keep me busy for hours. I love to just sit with them in my mouth and squeaky them!"
Adoption Fee:
$100
Agency/Contact info:
K-9 New Life Center, Virginia Beach, VA. Telephone: (757) 721-BARK. E-mail: info@k9newlife.com
Name: Emma
Mix/Breed: Border Collie
Sex/Age/Weight: Female, 8 years
Health: Spayed, current on shots, and in good health
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History/Personality: Emma was abandoned. She seems to have been a house dog at some point and may be fully housebroken, but we would recommend brushing her up on crate training due to her time in the kennels at New Hope Sanctuary. Emma is very sweet and a real attention hog who is utterly grateful for any kind words or petting. She does well with all people but likes only certain animals. (She does love Chewie, the older Border Collie that she came in with, and responds well to some other dogs.) Tired and bored with being a kennel dog, Emma needs a warm and loving indoor home where she can be a part of the family for the many years that she has left.
Adoption Fee: Contact agency.
Agency/Contact info:
New Hope Sanctuary, Lynchburg, VA. Transport to new home provided if needed. Jennifer Martin-Director 540-297-9559. E-mail: MeandDuke@aol.com
Agencies and Shelters in Virginia
Arlington

The SPCA of Northern Virginia is a non-profit, all-volunteer, private organization and receives all our funding from membership dues, donations, and fundraising events. We do not have a shelter facility, and depend on foster parents to care for domestic animals until adoption. Investigating reports of cruelty, abuse, neglect, and abandonment is one of our primary functions. In most situations, an animal need not be removed from its home. Education is the key to successful pet ownership and the prevention of future inhumane treatment of animals. The SPCA of Northern Virginia will adopt to residents of Northern Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland only. Arlington, VA. Telephone: 703-799-9390. E-mail: Dog_Committee@spcanova.org

Arlington County The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) is Arlington County, Virginia's, official animal shelter and humane society. Dogs and puppies, cats and kittens and small companion animals are available for adoption to residents of Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. This organization participates in the Purina Pets for Seniors program, which is called Wise Whiskers, and which discounts the fee for adoption of senior (over 3 years old) spayed/neutered cats. Senior dogs that have had behavioral evaluations and have received several vaccinations and health tests are usually available for viewing at the shelter. The shelter is located at 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington VA 22206. Photos and descriptions of the dogs available for adoption can also be seen at the AWLA website.
Chesterfield

HAPPE (Homeless Animal Protection-Placement-Education) in Chesterfield, VA, is a group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and placing homeless and at-risk cats and dogs. The group is committed to decreasing dog and cat overpopulation through education regarding responsible pet guardianship and spay/neuter programs. Telephone: 804.425.6236 E-mail: happemutts@comcast.net

Franklin Partners Among Cats And Canines (PACC) is a mixed breed rescue for dogs and cats. PACC has a network of foster homes for the animals to live until forever homes can be found. Webstite: www.pacconline.org Email: pacc@pacconline.org Address: PACC, P.O. Box 1133, Franklin, VA 23851 Phone: 757-562-0202
Front Royal

The Humane Society of Warren County, Front Royal, VA, is a non-profit organization providing services to the Warren County area. The Society was incorporated April 1, 1947 by Julia Wagner to provide shelter, food, and care to the lost, stray, and abandoned animals of this area. We have also provided shelter for abused equines, pot-bellied pigs, donkeys, and goats. E-mail: hswc@lynxconnect.com Phone: 540-635-4734. Website: www.warrenco.petfinder.org Address: 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630

Hadensville

Pet Rescue Foundation is primarily a sanctuary for special needs homeless animals. Special needs include the elderly, the physically and emotionally abused, and the injured and handicapped. The rescue is located in Western Goochland County equally distant from Charlottesville and Richmond off I-64. We believe there is a home for each of the dogs we take in, and we work to match each dog with an understanding adopter who appreciates the dog's special needs. We are always available to give support to our adopters for the life of the pet. Pet Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Hadensville, VA 23067. E-mail: PetRescuer@AOL.com

Lynchburg

New Hope Sanctuary, Lynchburg, VA. Jennifer Martin-Director 540-297-9559. E-mail: MeandDuke@aol.com

Midlothian

Chesterfield United Rescue Education (CURE), Midlothian, VA, is not a shelter, but an organization that pulls dogs from the local shelter and places them in loving foster homes. All dogs are immunized, groomed, spayed/neutered and provided other medical attention. Dogs are on heartworm and flea/tick prevention. Adoption fees are $90.00 for dogs, $75.00 for cats. The adopttion fee does not cover the total expenses incurred for dogs and cats but helps the effort to continue pulling animals from a shelter environment and giving them the care they need. E-mail: dfmevers@aol.com

Oak Hill

HART (Homeless Animals Rescue Team), Oak Hill, VA. You can contact the HART office at 703-691-4278 or E-mail: hart90@erols.com HART prefers to adopt within the Washington DC metro area.

Radford

Pound Pals of Radford, Inc., Radford, VA, works toward the prevention of suffering, neglect, abuse and cruelty to animals by cooperating with local animal shelter in all phases of animal placement and rescue. Pound Pals of Radford, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. E-mail: pals@psknet.com

Richmond

Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation, Richmond, VA Telephone: 804-254-0800. E-mail: AARFVA@hotmail.com

Stanley

Page County Animal Shelter, Stanley, VA. Telephone: 540.778.2101 E-mail: pgedogs@shentel.net

Virginia Beach

K-9 New Life Center, Virginia Beach, VA
An all breed no kill rescue center located in Virginia Beach, VA. The K-9 New Life Center is like no other shelter. Dogs are taken in and given their own rooms, toys and beds. The rescued dogs are able to romp and frolic with other dogs as well as a group of caring volunteers everyday! Hours: Fridays from 4 to 6 and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5. Address: 2993 Seaboard Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Telephone: (757) 721-BARK.

Central Virginia

RAWL (Rappahannock Animal Welfare League). based in Central Virginia, manages the daily operation of the only "no kill" Animal Shelter in the area. RAWL can adopt only to people in the following areas: Northern and parts of Central VA, MD, DC, parts of PA, WV, and NJ. Rappahannock Animal Welfare League. Telephone: 540-937-3336. E-mail: patriciawant@aol.com

Northern Virginia

The SPCA of Northern Virginia is a non-profit, all-volunteer, private organization and receives all our funding from membership dues, donations, and fundraising events. We do not have a shelter facility, and depend on foster parents to care for domestic animals until adoption. Investigating reports of cruelty, abuse, neglect, and abandonment is one of our primary functions. In most situations, an animal need not be removed from its home. Education is the key to successful pet ownership and the prevention of future inhumane treatment of animals. The SPCA of Northern Virginia will adopt to residents of Northern Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland only. Arlington, VA. Telephone: 703-799-9390. E-mail: Dog_Committee@spcanova.org

Prince William County

Save a Dog, Save a Cat (SADSAC) is a non-profit organization located in Prince William County, VA. Mailing Address: SADSAC, PO Box 972, Dumfries, VA 22026. Phone Number: 703-221-0324. E-mail: SadSac01@yahoo.com

Southeastern VA

Southeastern VA -- Hampton  Roads Pet -- "A free online directory and community for the area pet lover" -- A unique informational resource online, Hampton Roads Pet is the most diverse Web site of pet information for the Hampton Roads, Virginia area on the Internet. Hampton Roads Pet is dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare and pet rescue as well as putting an end to animal abuse.

Chesapeake Shepherd & K-9 Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, senior dogs and disabled dogs. We serve the Maryland, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia areas.

For more adoptable senior dogs, check the list of breed rescue agencies.