"I volunteered walking dogs at our county shelter. Nate was brought in with a female pittie. Their owner was distraught. She had these two since they were puppies but was moving and could not take them. Nate was 8 years old.
The female was adopted within one week! But Nate, weeks went by, then months. I told Nate every week, 'you are gonna get adopted this week.' He was getting depressed, not eating, and becoming reactive. So I talked to hubby. We had three seniors at home, but Daisy, our boxer mix, was still playful and I thought Nate would be a perfect companion for her.
It’s been over a year since Nate came home. He’s perfect in every way. He is sweet with all our dogs, plays well with Daisy and sleeps at the head of our bed right between my husband and me every night. 😊 The first time we took him out in the pasture, he was so happy- and we learned he loves to fetch. It's like he has always been here. My only regret is we didn’t get him sooner.
People missed out by not adopting this senior pittie but we hit the jackpot! -Kathy" ❤️ #seniordog#lovestory#adopted#familydog#happilyeverafter#adoptdontshop
📬💌 Calling for love story submissions! As the brisker weather sets in, we all know there is nothing more enjoyable than reading a senior dog adoption story while cozy on the couch (most likely while simultaneously snuggling with your pup). We want to hear all about the story of how you fell in love with your very own senior rescue dog. Please submit stories to be shared on Susie's Senior Dogs at email@example.com (don't forget quality pics 🤗). We look forward to reading. Old is gold! 💛 #ageisaprivilege#seniordog#adoptdontshop
GREAT BEND, KS: Beefy and Shadow are best buds. When their elderly human mom passed away her grandson left the dogs overnight in the shelter's "drop box." The local residents quickly got to the bottom of who Beefy and Shadow belonged to, and they want to help keep the senior brothers together - what their former mom would have wanted. Beefy and Shadow are quiet and love cuddling. They will make wonderful companions to your family for all the rest of their years! PLEASE SHARE! 👬
Golden Belt Humane Society wrote, "Beefy is a 7 year old #boxer who is his bonded with his senior mate Shadow. They belonged to an older lady who passed away and Beefy and Shadow went to her grandson. Clearly, he didn't care enough to keep them and dumped in overnight in our outdoor pen.
They are very, very sweet natured, laid back dog. They love to be petted, and Shadow loves to be held. Both are quiet dogs all the time and they are good with other animals. (Shadow will growl, but it's like the little dog syndrome...lol.) Shadow had a dental and bloodwork done and all shows everything within normal limits. Beefy appears to have skin issues, but after scrapes nothing has been found. We are using revolution on him. They both now have been neutered as well. Beefy and Shadow are current on vaccines, de-wormed, heart worm tested negative, and micro-chipped." To adopt Shadow and Beefy together, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with all questions.
Golden Belt Humane Society is located at 151 S. Highway 281, Great Bend, KS. ❤️ #seniordog#brothers#lookingforlove#family#adoptme#kansas#adoptdontshop
(near) MEMPHIS, TN: This is the 5th post on SSD for Julio!! 10 year old Julio has been in the shelter for the last 7 years. Julio is dog friendly and a really good boy. We're not sure where the disconnect is, but handsome Julio cannot catch the attention of anyone serious enough to submit an application and move forward with adopting him. This boy has waited long enough for a dog-loving home; a shelter is a not a home. PLEASE SHARE! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 The shelter wrote, "Julio was rescued with his siblings, his mom, and several other dogs during the process of a cruelty investigation. Julio's mom had just given birth a couple of days before, under a truck. His date of birth is 8-1-2007. They were all filthy and covered in fleas. Julio was quickly adopted however was returned to us when he was 3 years old so has been at our shelter for the majority of his life.
Julio does well with other dogs and always has a friend to play with at the shelter, but he requires a quiet household. He is a very loving boy and he does well with other dogs but would prefer a home without cats or small children.
We are a no kill shelter in rural Tennessee, right outside of Memphis. We are on five acres so most of our shelter is outdoor large yards, so Julio has a lot of room to play and always has a dog roommate, but we would prefer to find him his own forever home. Julio is a special boy who will make somebody a wonderful companion, he just needs a few manners since he is so big - almost 70lbs!
Julio has been neutered, is current on all shots, is on flea & tick prevention, and heartworm prevention, is microchipped, and comes with a 30 day pet health guarantee. The adoption fee is $95 with an approved application." To adopt Julio, contact Laurie of Fayette County Animal Rescue by emailing email@example.com or calling 901.854.2565.
PLEASE come out and join our efforts!! We also ask for your help in spreading the word for the 1st ever SSD senior-dogs-only adoption event in Los Angeles! SATURDAY, November 4th • Cheviot Hills Recreation Center • 16 Los Angeles area city & county shelters are participating and will be in attendance with their adoptable senior dogs who need good homes! The senior pups and their shelters need your support. We hope you'll come out to join us in promoting the homeless senior dogs of LA! (NOTE: You can also support our cause by donating. The more donations we receive, the more senior dogs and their vet care needs we can sponsor!! Link in bio.) ✌🏽👍🏽✌🏽 #seniordogs#losangeles#adoptionevent#adoptdontshop#ageisaprivilege
(near) TOPEKA, KS: Blue and Roscoe are gorgeous senior brothers who have quickly become depressed at the shelter. These boys went from living with an owner who cared for them all day, every day...to living in a shelter that is only staffed for 2 hours per day. Kennel life and the lack of human interaction is very hard on them. The shelter really wants to find these brothers a cozy home, but they need help! Like so many shelters with limited resources (and even though with resources), it's a struggle to find two large breed senior dogs a loving adopter. PLEASE SHARE! 🆘
@caringheartshs wrote, "Blue and Roscoe are two senior #pitbulls who were dropped off at our facility in July. Their long-time owner lost his job and was moving to a town with a bully breed ban. He brought them to us the day he was leaving town, so we had no choice but to take them in. They are both 10 years old.
Blue and Roscoe are exactly what you'd expect #seniordogs to be - slow-moving, gentle and perpetually #sleepy. The boys each have their own kennels when we aren't full, because our kennels are not that big. If we get many stray dogs in, we room them together. Because of their low activity level, they would do well in nearly any type of calm household. They are fine with kids and all people, but have gotten into the habit of mounting new dogs that they meet, which turns off people who aren’t willing to put in the time to help with that behavior. We would prefer that they go to a home without cats or small dogs just because they show a little too much prey interest for small animals.
Because shelter life is difficult on senior dogs, we have decided to completely waive the fee for those interested in adopting both of these guys. Roscoe & Blue are having a particularly hard time. The lack of human interaction at the shelter seems to be making them #depressed and lethargic. The boys would both be so content with a soft bed or couch and a place outdoors to stretch their legs." To adopt Blue and Roscoe, please email volunteer Katelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
🌈 "I’m so very sorry to report that sweet George died in August from a rare and serious condition. With the help of a wonderful and caring veterinary staff, I made the decision to let him go. We had only eight months together, and I so wish we could have had more. But I’m beyond grateful to have known him and to have been the one to see him out. It’s a privilege I don’t take lightly.
I was worried about Nicholas - they’d been together for (presumably) most of their lives - but he was with us at the vet (they went everywhere together), so he was a part of the goodbye process. I was worried he’d spend time looking for George and wondering where he went, but he really didn’t seem to do that at all, so it seems he’s wiser than I realized. He was definitely more clingy and anxious afterward, and I thought perhaps I’d have to get him another friend/therapy dog of his own. But we stuck it out and I’m really glad we did.
Our Nick has really come into his own – a lively, loving, sleepy, sweetheart. He was all of those things before, but he was focused on George for the most part. Now he tucks in behind me the way he used to with George (he’s snoring back there as I type this) and is handling himself like a champ. And he’s a little Houdini! He managed to get through the locked dog gate the first day I went back to work after George died, and he made it clear to the cat that they would have to mend fences. So the gates are now open wide, and Nick and Ozzie are, if not best friends, coexisting peacefully, and I don’t think that we’d ever have gotten to this place before.
George is the 7th beloved pet I’ve had to say goodbye to, and I can tell you it doesn’t get easier. And people have wondered why I’d take on older dogs, knowing that the time is short. But we never know how long we have with any living thing we love. I think I’m more generous, more present and even more openly loving than I might be, because I know Nick and I won’t have all the time we might want. That's why I’m so grateful for George and part of why I miss him so much.
In case you missed yesterday's post... SSD human tees are back in stock!! BUT, quickly selling out. Hurry and get yours...100% of profits go to helping homeless senior dogs AND by wearing your SSD tee you are providing "free advertising" for our cause! SSD is a 501c3. Link in bio. 🤗🤣 (Also, SSD doggy shirts are coming soon. Promise!) 👚💕👚💕👚💕👚 #adoptdontshop#seniordogs#tshirts#spreadthelove#spreadtheword
SSD T-shirts are back for sale! Human ones. Dog shirts coming soon. But Sara and foster dog Andy make perfect models in any case... 😁 100% (yep, 100%!!!) of profits go to senior dog rescue. (SSD is a 501c3.) No silly business. All for dogs. Wear one to spread the word. 😍 Link in bio. Thank you for supporting the SSD cause! ✌🏽👍🏽👊🏽 #adoptdontshop#tshirts#nonprofit
CINCINNATI, OH: Paris endured severe neglect for the first 9 years of her life and she is now looking to be spoiled for the best years of her life - her golden years! Like all dogs, little Paris has always been at the mercy of humans. But, unfortunately, the human that life paired Paris up with didn't treat her like the princess she is. And that is no fault to Paris. This girl needs to find someone to write the final chapter of her life as the best chapter of her life! PLEASE SHARE! 📙💝 @luvfurmuttsrescue wrote, "Paris had a rough start at life that no dog should ever have to go through. She was severely neglected by her owner and she was one huge mat of fur filled with her own pee and poop. After 9 years of neglect, her owner surrendered her to a shelter because she was getting married. This poor girl was in the shelter for months with no interest, scared to death and hiding in a corner.
Paris has come a long way in the time we have had her. We knew a shelter was no place for a dog like her. She is a poodle/schnauzer mix who weighs 20 pounds, a beautiful girl under all that matted fur! Paris is potty trained, gets along well with other dogs, and is friendly towards children. One of her new favorite activities is simply running around outside. Something she never got to do in her previous life.
Even though Paris has just entered her seniorhood years, she still has many "firsts" in life to discover and to enjoy. She is in the prime and she needs someone to step up and show her what goodness is all about!
To adopt Paris, please email email@example.com to apply! (Glamour-shot photos by Kaylee Wiesner Photography.) ❤️ #seniordog#ohio#adoptme#adoptdontshop
🐶 SENIOR DOGS ONLY adoption event! The first ever in Los Angeles • Saturday, November 4th!! The senior pups of the Los Angeles city & county shelters will be hanging out in one location hoping to find love. Whether or not you are in a position to adopt, we encourage you to drop by and show your support for the seniors of LA! Rescue partners welcome!! 💕❤️💜💕 (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. If you have an SSD adoptee, we'd love to meet them!) 🐶 #seniordog#seniordogs#adoption#adoptionevent#adopt#losangeles#events#adoptdontshop#ageisaprivilege
BROOKLYN, NY: Dogs are amazing for so many reasons, but their lack of self-pity just might be their most admirable trait. 9 year old Miles has plenty of things we'd all agree that he has the right to complain about, but instead Miles just walks around life with a big ol' smile on his face! Miles has been dealing with a broken leg for many months now - it's not healing properly and will likely need to be amputated. Whether he has four legs or three, this sweet boy just needs a loving him to live out his remaining years in. He needs a life without a care in the world. PLEASE SHARE! 💛🖤💛🖤 @rescuedogsrocknyc wrote, "Miles is a 35 pound sprightly beagle mix who loves people, cats, and other dogs. He would love to be your cuddle and play buddy! The vet (and his distinguished #greymuzzle) says he's about 9 years old but he has the energy of a much younger pup.
Miles is the picture of resilience. Pulled from the city shelter with a broken leg, Miles has withstood two surgeries with unending smiles and tail wags. He loves to be greeted by kids on his walks, is gentle and patient with his foster home's kitten, and enjoys snuggling with a fellow nine year old beagle. He can be a little territorial with his snuggle space and food, but he's earned the right to be a little particular about who enters his turf. He is adored by his foster parents, his vet and his dog walkers. We would all love to find him a home with room to sniff everything.
Miles loves to fall asleep in the funniest positions and will keep you laughing. He will make a wonderful family or single person pet!! Rescue Dogs Rock adopts throughout the #Northeast, so as long as you meet Miles in #Brooklyn. He would be happy living outside of the city!" To adopt Miles, please email his foster at email@example.com to apply! ❤️ #seniordog#heinz57#heinz57dog#adoptme#newengland#newyork#adoptdontshop
(near) MYRTLE BEACH, SC: So close to finding love...but still no home for Zeus! This 10 year old fella has come so far since the day he was found abandoned and emaciated, wandering the streets alone. Zeus loves everyone and is good with other dogs and cats. It's hard to say why this angel boy can't find someone to come through for him yet. All he wants is to take your last name and be a part of the family! PLEASE SHARE to help Zues find an adopter! 💕💕💕 The shelter wrote, "We were so excited after his last post – 5 families wrote about Zeus! But it looks like all five ultimately decided they couldn’t adopt. Zeus is an approximately 10 year old (likely) shepherd/lab mix. He’s about 65lbs. He was found just wandering a busy street. And his former family didn’t come back to look for him.
Zeus is cool with everyone – well, except going to the vet! But, as long as you aren’t trying to give this big guy a vaccine, you’ll have a friend for life. Zeus likes giving kisses and tail wags, he likes to go for (short!) walks, and he likes to nap. He is indifferent to cats and most other dogs. And he dislikes uncomfortable kennels with cement floors and humid days!
From the best we can tell, Zeus is house-trained. When he goes out for a walk he knows just what to do! He doesn’t have quite the same energy as a young whippersnapper, but you’ll be grateful for that when you see how mellow he is walking on leash.
We hate having old dogs spend any more time in a shelter than they absolutely have to! Old dogs should have their best days ahead of them, being loved and pampered in a home. And Zeus is ready for his pampering!" To adopt Zeus, please email Devon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and to submit your application.
Saint Frances Animal Center is located at 125 N. Ridge Street, Georgetown, SC. ❤️ #seniordog#adoptme#adoptdontshop