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

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.