Skip to main content

Senior Spotlight

We envision a world where every senior dog thrives, and no old dog dies alone and afraid. Ensuring senior dogs find loving, forever homes is central to that vision. There are many benefits and reasons to adopt a senior dog, and we hope to show the world what incredible companions they are.

Here are some adoptable senior dogs located across the country. Please check in with each organization to learn more about how to adopt a shelter or rescue dog.

Mixed breed dog Baylord


With my greying 8 year old muzzle, big brown eyes and velvety soft coat; I’m hoping you’ll let me curl up next to you! My name’s Baylord and I’ve come a very long way to earn my happily ever after. I was found injured and sore at Honolua Bay last month. They gave me medical care, fattened me up and...

White dog Mario in wheelchair

Mario aka Pip

Sweet Mario aka Pip has been partially paralyzed since he was a puppy. But don't feel sorry for this happy little guy, he doesn't know there is anything special about him! Mario has a wheelchair that he loves going for walks in, but most of the time, he's content to cuddle with you without his...

Roscoe the hound mix


This easy going gentleman appreciates all the love and meals he receives. Roscoe happily lives with dogs and cats, but it's Vienna sausages that puts a sparkle in his eyes. Being an older fella and having short legs, he needs a home without steps. House trained, vaccinated, neutered, and...

Toby the Pekingese


Introducing Toby, the Pekingese! This handsome 10-year-old gent was almost cast as an Abercrombie & Fitch male model in his hay day, but the company opted for a buff Golden Retriever instead. How predictable?! Their loss is our gain because now he’s a senior model for Poodle and Pooch! Other than...

Wire Haired Dachshund mix Kona


Kona is a sophisticated lady embracing her new life! She has really come into her own while in foster care and we can't wait to see what lucky family adopts this playful girl!

Kona is friendly with other dogs. She is really affectionate and adventurous too. Hiking, camping, road trips, you name it...

White Chinese Crested dog Lexi


Meet Lexi, our resident Chinese Crested dog! She is funny, quirky, and super spunky. She spins in circles and darts around the apartment in excitement when her foster mom prepares her meals. And, Lexi will let you know how happy she is about going on walks by bounding up and down until you head out...

Milo in stroller


Our love affair with Milo at PAWS Atlanta goes way back. We met him years ago, when he was a young pup someone dropped him over our shelter fence one night. When we first saw him, he bounded out of darkness and we froze, unsure of what to do. We still laugh about that moment six years later. All...

Shar Pei Corgi Mr. Crabby Pants

Mr. Crabby Pants

Hey there, I'm Mr. Crabby Pants. Yes, you heard that right—Mr. Crabby Pants is my name. How did I get that name you ask? Well, I'm a cantankerous old man, set in my ways and well, can be a bit crabby at times. I'm super adorable and sweet when I want to be, but when things are not how I want them, I...

Yorkie Maybelle


I'm Looking For: A quiet and consistent home with a patient and loving family. I am still learning that people are wonderful, and I would really appreciate a family who will take the time to help me grow. I would do just fine with a doggy sibling and love gentle pets and attention! I have a hard...

Hannah with paws crossed


Beautiful and intelligent, Hannah just wants a family of her own. A mature lady with simple needs and few demands, Hannah is happy to be with you. Anything you do is fine with her. Content to sit at your feet, or lay by your side, Hannah is grateful for everything she has. Hannah wants to be a part...



Liam is a 10-year-old, 35 lb, Cocker Spaniel. This dapper boy is the sweetest senior dog you can imagine. He’s definitely a velcro-dog and just wants to be by your side 24/7. Liam would be best in a home that has carpet, lots of runners or rugs to help him keep traction. His hips aren’t like they...



“Dogs, for a reason that can only be described as divine, have the ability to forgive, let go of the past, and live each day joyously.”

JR, a 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, has spent his life without attention or affection, yet after only a short time at Little Shelter (in NY), he already knows...