Susie's Senior Dogs@susiesseniordogs

A 501c3 United States organization bringing adoption awareness to overlooked, homeless senior dogs. ๐Ÿ’– [email protected] ๐Ÿถ DONATE! ๐Ÿ’ฐโ†™๏ธ

MENDHAM, NJ: Meet Mimi! She is a 13 year old beauty queen with a few old lady lumps and bumps that simply add to her charm. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Mimi was surrendered because her family was going on an extended vacation and couldn't find anyone to care for her. Sadly, euthanasia was going to be an option despite her being healthy. ๐Ÿ˜ข Mimi absolutely loves life and you can still find her playing and chasing for toys! Remember friends, old age itself is not a disease! It is simply a stage of life to be adapted to, like anything else. Mimi is a fantastic companion dog and she cannot wait to find her forever home. PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ @bigdogrescueproject wrote, "Mimi came to BDRP as her only family she ever knew was going to Greece for a month and they couldnโ€™t find anyone willing to care for her due to her age, and they were going to euthanize her. Mimi had been with her family since she was an 8 week old puppy.
Mimi loves all people, cats, kids, and mellow dogs. She is a silly and happy #yellowlab. She is always wagging her tail and has a smile on her face. She loves toys and tries to chase them. When she gets tired she smiles at you for you to fetch the toys for her!! She truly lives every day to the fullest.
Mimi is about to turn 13 years old. She is in good health for an old girl her age. She does have old lady lumps and bumps but the vet said they are fatty masses. None of them seem to bother her. Mimi is able to get around well and she is house broken. We are looking for a family who has room and a big soft dog bed for our old gal.
As long as an adopter lives in a drivable distance, we can make it work. We would not fly her, sheโ€™s too old. We do home visits for all our dogs." To adopt Mimi, please email @bigdogrescueproject at with any questions or to begin the adoption process. โค๏ธ #seniordog #oldlady #wonderful #elderly #ageisnothingbutanumber #adoptme #adoptdontshop


DENVER, CO: Whether you've been on the search for the perfect family dog or newly in a position to help an easygoing gal out, 12 year old Tasha needs you! She is very gentle with people and friendly with other animals. She loves family life so much that she will follow you around the house just so she can be a part of the mix! Tasha is diabetic, but no experience is necessary to handle it! Tasha has no issues with her insulin and is able to continue living a happy life. She just needs to find that fairytale...PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ @pawsco wrote, "Tasha is as sweet as a dog can be, a bit shy at first but warms up soon enough. She was surrendered to a shelter when they couldn't afford her insulin treatment. (It seems they were in a very difficult financial situation.) Tasha has now been in foster for 2+ months with two other dogs, & two young children. She is very affectionate, loves to be cuddled and incorporated into the family. She will be a great companion for someone.
Tasha is fine with other calm, polite dogs. We don't know how she would be around cats but hasn't shown any predator instinct, more of a gentle older gal. She is a low-energy senior, mild-tempered, and gentle with children. Needless to say adults are instant pals, paws down! Tasha has good manners: she doesn't bark or scratch or chew on stuff or do any of those young whippersnapper things that other dogs may do.
Tasha is diabetic. That means she needs twice daily insulin shots for the rest of her life. If you have experience with special needs like this, thatโ€™s great, but if you donโ€™t itโ€™s easy donโ€™t worry, it's easy and she doesn't mind it one bit. Because of her diabetes, Tasha does drink more than the average dog, which of course means she goes potty more, too. For that reason she prefers a home where she will be let out every couple hours, or else has a dog door so she can go in and out freely (she would need to be taught how to use it first though). She weighs 73 pounds.
Tasha can be adopted by someone in any location but we are #Denver, CO based so adopter would need to arrange their own transportation." To adopt Tasha, please email Tiffany at โค๏ธ #seniordog


BURBANK, CA: Oh the many faces of adoptable Billy Bob!! This 8 year old, 114 pound hunky lover boy has been at the shelter since September. That is 7 months too long! Billy Bob is very #laidback and absolutely adores being around people. Burbank Animal Shelter has a caring staff, but the concrete kennel life is difficult and no place for a senior. Billy Bob is a great dog. He's waited long enough for somebody to see his value! PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜– @burbankanimalshelter wrote, "Billy Bob he is still at the shelter waiting for adoption. I didnโ€™t receive any interest for him. No emails. We are still crossing our fingers this guy gets adopted soon. Billy Bob is a sweetheart. We have had him since September of last year. He was surrendered by his owner who could no longer care for him.

Billy Bob is an 8 year old, well tempered brindle #Mastiff and #Boxer mix who loves affection and some down-right good conversation. Billy Bob is seeking an owner with large dog handling experience, and will gain greatly from regular, focused basic training. Who says you can't teach an older dog new tricks? You can when they are as sweet and sociable as this big fella!
This handsome lad loves people, is good with kids, and is ready to find a family! This big boy is surely worth making room for! We've taken him out to several offsite events and he has done absolutely fantastic. We think he would get along well with other dogs and, as always, we require an introduction at the shelter with other dogs in the family.
Transportation is not available, unfortunately." To adopt Billy Bob, please email with any questions or to set up a meet & greet.

Burbank Animal Shelter is located at 1150 N Victory Place, #Burbank, CA. โค๏ธ #seniordog #adoptme #california #bigdog #lover #adoptdontshop


When you literally have nothing else to do but find a piece of sunshine. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž #thegoodlife #adoptionistheonlyoption #adoptdontshop #adoptdontbreed


After 2 years of bouncing between different shelters & foster homes, 11 year old Janis got ADOPTED!!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ Her name is now Alice. And she was truly found WONDERLAND! Alice has some behavior issues that made most people impatient, & was the reason she was bounced around so much. It was also the reason nobody wanted to adopt her. However, her perfectly matched human - Diana! - was not only not deterred by Alice's behavior, she adopted her BECAUSE of it!! Diana wrote, "I have been watching your postings but the other dogs had rules to adopt that didn't fit our situation. We knew we wanted a senior dog because most people do not. When I visited Alice I did not realize she has aggression & biting issues if pressed. When I saw that she had these issues, I knew that she needed to come home me no matter what because of a dog we had name Gizmo. Gizmo bit us for no reason unexpectedly & without a growl or anything. We loved him like crazy. So I knew I could handle Alice!! We are at almost 48 hours of knowing each other & she is staring to love me. We travel and live in a 38 foot RV. We live this way because I like to travel but I do not like hotel beds and we do not like to leave our pups. They are so terribly spoiled we have never found a kennel situation that we would trust with all of there idiosyncrasies and issues. This morning at 7AM, Alice came up close to my head and she put her paw on my cheek. The young lady that helped me at @austinpetsalive had told me that when she wants you to pet her she will lay her paw on you. So I calmly scratched the scruff of her neck & she made the sweetest sounds. She turned her face & head as though to lead me to the places she wanted rubbed and scratched: her ears, her eyes and between her eyes. For one hour I pet her all over & then just like that she was done & became aggressive & moved away from me as that was enough for now.

Mike, my husband, is taking things slower with Alice & has taken out to potty a couple times & given her a few treats. Our dogs love Mike because he never makes them behave...yup I am the bad guy the one who makes them follow rules." โค๏ธ #seniordog #adopted


NEW YORK, NY: We can feel it, 11 year old Pandora is sooo close to finding her forever home BUT she is STILL on the search!! Pandora attended SSDโ€™s adoption event this past weekend hoping to strike lucky-in-love. And while she had several suiters, she still hasn't had that official adoption proposal yet. ๐Ÿ˜• Pandora does want to be the only dog in the home, but she is perfectly fine in social settings, walking on the leash, and out in public. She is super-duper sweet and ready to go home today!! PLEASE SHARE!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ @PupStarzRescue wrote, "This 11-year-old, 80 pound gentle giant is ALL ABOUT love, affection, and being near her people. Sporting a permanent eye wink, Pandora is a #SharPei / #RedboneCoonhound mix, and her big, unique, #wrinkly face only adds to her sweetness and charm. She is a champion smoocher and enjoys giving kisses as much as she enjoys receiving them. As a senior gal, Pandora is well-behaved, relaxed and #mellow, and will be content hanging out with you while you watch TV or surf the net. She is unfazed by ringing doorbells, unfamiliar people, or screaming children.
Pandora does prefer to be the only animal in the home; she doesn't want to live with other pets. She is totally not reactive to other dogs in public, but she 100% needs to be the only dog in the home.
Pandora also travels well in a car and, you might have already guessed by now, is 100% reliably housebroken. Her foster works long hours and Pandora holds it up until the very end. (If the foster will be gone for extended hours, a pee-pad is left down and Pandora will use the pad only if she can't hold it any longer.) Pandora is up for adoption in the #TriState area. As long a potential adopter is within reasonable driving distance and can come meet her in person." To adopt Pandora, please email with any questions or to submit your application. (Potential adopters MUST submit an application to be considered.) โค๏ธ #seniordog #nyc #newyork #adoptme #adoption #adoptdontshop


(near) CHARLESTON, SC: Through-and-through, adoptable Lucie is a lover. She's the type who seeks out every person in her vicinity in order to maximize giving & receiving love. She was originally be found living around a gas station, and it's likely her days before that weren't the best. Sweet Lucie does have some lingering health needs due to her neglectful past, however, she deserves a good home just as much as any dog. And she truly needs our help to find that perfect person for her. PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ’œ

Saint Frances Animal Center wrote, "Meet Lucie, a #blacklab whoโ€™s about 8-10 years old. Lucie was found in the parking lot of a gas station on a busy highway. One of our shelter's volunteers stopped in, and friendly Lucie greeted her in the parking lot immediately. This old gal has had a family โ€“ you can tell by how trusting and sweet she is - but whoever her family was, they didnโ€™t come looking for her.

Though Lucieโ€™s whiskers are a bit greying & her attempts to jump up to greet you look more like old lady hops, we know Lucie has lots of life left in her. Sheโ€™s a bit of a busy body, and is always curious about what youโ€™re doing. She doesnโ€™t love other dogs, though โ€“ she needs to be the only dog at home. However, Lucie is fine with cats!

Lucie has been treated for heartworm, but her case was fairly advanced. From her x-rays, it appears that she probably has some heart damage from the heartworm. She can be adopted as is, and sheโ€™s symptom free; but she will live with this heart condition for the rest of her life. It doesnโ€™t stop her, though โ€“ sheโ€™s energetic as all get out!

Additionally, Lucie has a mast cell tumor near her anus, that weโ€™re not removing because the surgery is too near nerve endings that could leave her incontinent. Mast cell tumors are slow-growing, and thereโ€™s no evidence of a systemic mast cell infection right now, so though itโ€™s not the best news, itโ€™s also not any kind of immediate death sentence.

We will transport Lucie to the right home within 600 miles." To adopt Lucie, please email Devon at with any questions.

Saint Frances Animal Center is located at 125 N. Ridge Street, #Georgetown, #SC. โค๏ธ #seniordog


From stray days to shelter days to foster days...10 year old Julia Roberts has finally found her forever home and that is definitely something to smile about! Julia got ADOPTED!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Julia Roberts goes by the name of "Tick" (for Bluetick Coonhound), as she was affectionately nicknamed in her foster home, and now continues by that name in her forever home. Tick is a great gal who really had a tough time finding a forever family. She was found as a stray, then sat for two months unclaimed at the shelter, and then moved into foster care with high hopes of finding an adopter soon but still waited another four months despite much networking!! But thankfully all that waiting and hardwork by her shelter and foster paid off because Miss Tick has found the best parents ever. She's the "first" and only child at home and will get to spend of her days gloriously loved and doted on. It truly doesn't get better than this! ๐Ÿ˜

Britt wrote, "I saw Tick (or Julia Roberts as she was called at the shelter) on SSD April 2nd. My partner and I loved her from first glance, but wanted to make sure we could give her a good home. When the second post went up, there was no question. I got in touch with her foster and put in our application. Both of us have had family pups in the past, but sheโ€™s our first since leaving home.
We adopted Tick almost the moment we met her and I made sure to work from home the next day. Weโ€™d been told she was more of an indoor dog, so you can imagine my surprise when all she wanted to do was go out and explore! Sheโ€™s settled right in, a lot more quickly than we expected, although she can get a little cranky as her arthritis meds wear off later in the evening. Tickโ€™s favorite are frozen green beans, and sometimes carrots. She also loves car rides and giving kisses, a whole lot. Itโ€™s like we adopted a dog and got a natural exfoliator! But even more so, we got an incredible friend and family member. "Her Instagram is @coloradobluetick - she came with quite the #fanclub and may soon surpass my own Instagram following!" โค๏ธ #seniordog #adopted #thegoodlife #bff #family #adoptdontshop


โ€œHey fwiends! Make thure to get tested!!โ€ ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ As a super senior, Simon gets his bloodwork done by-annually to be on the safe side. Catching something early can really make all the difference. And if everything is A-OK then that peace of mind is priceless. โœŒ๐Ÿฝ If cost is a concern, many areas in the United States offer low-cost vet care (you may just need to do a little research). And some shelters or rescues even offer free annual basic services such as bloodwork or vaccines for dogs adopted from their shelter. Especially seniors! (Pet insurance is also something to look into!) People often assume adopting a senior dog means breaking the bank - but itโ€™s not always the case and, like humans, all dogs age differently. Itโ€™s best to be prepared when adopting any age dog. And doing your homework on what facilities offer the best price services in your area can potentially save you a lot of money. Itโ€™s worth the effort! ๐Ÿถ #seniordog #adoption #adoptdontshop


(near) SAVANNAH, GA: They're still waiting! Senior brothers Gator & Midnight are still up for adoption and haven't found their forever home yet. How disappointing! ๐Ÿ˜‘ They were posted once on SSD so far and did receive some interest, but nobody submitted an actual application. Sadly, Gator & Midnight's former owner's health was failing and was unable to care for them any longer. They were surrendered several months ago and it was a rough transition for the boys at the shelter, however, they have shown that with love and consistency they will absolutely thrive in a home again. PLEASE SHARE!! ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŠ Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society wrote, "Gator and Midnight were owner surrenders at ages 12 and 14. Their owner had health issues and was unable to care for them anymore. And, sadly, no other family members stepped up.
When they first arrived at the shelter, they both were terrified. And tried to bite. But as you can see in the pictures, they have come around! Gator is not as social as Midnight is, but he likes barking for attention, running around and playing etc.
Midnight is 22 lbs and Gator is 23 lbs. They would be fine with cats (they ignore them). They were dog-tested with a large, passive female and they did great. Everyone minded their own space, etc. They also did well with a puppy and another small male dog.

We have vaccinated, dewormed and neutered them. And they are hearworm negative. One of Midnight's eye is small and it had a ruptured cornea. The vet said it would do more damage and pain to remove it and recommended just leaving it as is.
SOAPS is a very rural shelter. The city employs only one person to stay at the shelter, pick up dogs, feed, and clean, etc. (There are limited resources.) As far as transport, as long as itโ€™s safe then we are OK with it." To adopt Gator and Midnight, please email Casidy at with questions or to submit your application.
Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society shelter is located at 52 JA Yawn Road, #Hazlehurst, #GA. โค๏ธ #seniordog #seniors #brothers #georgia #adoptdontshop


(near) CHICAGO, IL: If you don't think 12 year old Libby is cute then you need to check your pulse! Libby has been up for adoption since November 2016 - after her owner brought to the vet requesting euthanasia. She is looking for a home within her local area and, although she hasn't had much luck so far, we're pretty hopeful the SSD community will help Libby find her happily-ever-after! Due to an old injury, Libby does need someone special who can continue to take her to physical therapy. But for all the extra TLC Libby needs, she'll repay you in love and cuteness tenfold! PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

@perfect_pooches_ rescue wrote, "Libby is a 12 year old, 5.7lb toothless #Chihuahua who is looking for her forever home. Libby's former owner took her in to the vet to have her euthanized. The vet thought she had more life to live so convinced owner to relinquish.
Libby is a sweet little lady & her favorite pastimes are burrowing under blankets & being pet. She does great with potty training, either pottying outside or on pee-pads. She is quiet in the home, low key, and does well on a leash - so she would be a great candidate for condo living. Libby gets along with other dogs, both large and small, but she does like her personal space. We have not ever seen her around cats yet.

Libby had surgery to remove some pre-cancerous mammary growths and has been given a clean bill of health, but she will need to be monitored for any new growths in the future. When we got Libby she had not been using her rear right leg due to what our vet believes was an old soft tissue injury. We currently have her in physical therapy to help her regain use of her leg. Due to her mobility situation we would like to see her placed in home without small children.
Libby's adoption donation of $175 helps to cover the cost of her medical care, which included her vaccinations, heartworm testing, microchip, dental, spay, growth removals, biopsy & preliminary physical therapy.

We prefer applicants live within a 1.5 hour driving distance from #Romeoville, IL. We do not ship dogs. Application, reference checks, & home visit required." To adopt Libby, please email โค๏ธ #seniordog


BECKLEY, WV: 8 year old CJ is STILL smiling despite the sad fact that he is STILL looking for a forever home!! Not only that, CJ has had ZERO adoption inquiries. Not one person has asked about adopting him. This happy boy is such a trooper. He lived on a chain in rural West Virginia for most of his life and then was surrendered to the shelter a year ago. All he wants to do is make up for lost time. He's eager to be around people and soaks up any attention he can get. CJ truly deserves The Good Life that he has never yet been able to experience. PLEASE SHARE!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Raleigh County Humane Society wrote, "CJ is still at the shelter and he's had no inquiries at all. He is 8 years old and weighs 55 pounds. He was originally adopted from our shelter but he was brought back after several years. Unfortunately, CJ lived outside on a chain for a long time. His ears are scarred up from fly bites, but his personality is his best feature and makes you not even see his scars. He is always grinning and is eager to be with people!

CJ can definitely live in harmony with another dog if they are they type to leave him alone. He would do better in a home with calm dogs - he does not play. And he does not take correction well from other dogs. His behavior in playgroups has been zero play. He just wanders amongst the other dogs and enjoys being outside and keeping to himself. He cannot live with cats (as they are fun to chase). CJ is your typical old man and would prefer not to have children lean on him or rough house with him. He really deserves an indoor home to live out his golden years.

We have a two page adoption application. After it is filled out, our adoption counselor looks over it, and verifies that any current pets are up to date on vaccines. We do adopt out of county, and out of state. Transport is regularly available to Staunton, VA, and to as far north as Plymouth Meeting, PA, once a month." To adopt CJ, please email with any questions or to submit your application.
Raleigh County Humane Society is located at 325 Grey Flats Road, #Beckley, #WV. โค๏ธ #seniordog #adoptme #westvirginia #adoptdontshop


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