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.

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Chrissy

Chrissy is sweet as caramel pie and not much bigger than one!  This dainty gal will squish her way onto your lap, wanting to be held close to your heart. She literally melts on your chest. Chrissy likes pajama parties, breakfast at Sniff-anys, and bedtime stories. Though mostly blind, Chrissy...

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Rambo

  Perhaps in dog years, this fifteen-year-old Chihuahua mix is considered a senior, though Rambo continues to have a young, fresh outlook on life. With plenty of life experience under his collar, he dispenses sage advice, including his secrets to the fountain of youth. Rambo is still playful...

Prince

Prince came to Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) from a rural Central Texas shelter back in June 2021. There he had been found as a stray and was constantly overlooked by adopters because of his age and difficulty getting along with other animals. So, the shelter reached out to APA! with the hopes that...

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Finn

 Despite a tough life so far, Finn is all tail wags! This 7-year-old male beagle was transferred to the Norfolk SPCA from Northampton County, NC, where he likely lived outside most of his life.

Finn is the happiest pup around, always ready for an adventure. Finn is a very outgoing and...

Archie

All Archie wants is to love and be loved. He freely comes to your open arms and leans in to be petted and have his soft tummy rubbed. Archie's grateful heart promises to love you back ten fold. He is fostered in a home where he gets along politely with he other dogs and cats, loves all things...

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Buddy (bonded to Lil Bit)

Sweet as a box of chocolates, these little Valentines are proof of all the joy older dogs can bring to your life! Sexy senior citizens (in their own minds), who would be thrilled to enjoy their well-earned retirement in your lap and be spoiled. Like stinkin' rotten spoiled!  Buddy (male) and...

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Little Bit (bonded to Buddy)

Sweet as a box of chocolates, these little Valentines are proof of all the joy older dogs can bring to your life! Sexy senior citizens (in their own minds), who would be thrilled to enjoy their well-earned retirement in your lap and be spoiled. Like stinkin' rotten spoiled! Little Bit (female)...

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Floyd

It has been said that having a senior dog is like fast-forwarding to the best part….a perfect example is Floyd, a twelve-year-old Pug, who has high hopes of finding a family to call his own. Enjoying the company of everyone, Floyd would fit well into any household with his gentle presence and...

Ziggy

Ziggy is an active "senior" so don't let his age dissuade you. He loves running around the yard or going for walks and has been described as having "a lot of happy in him". He will need a family that will continue the work his fosters have started in building his confidence on leash and with...

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Fancy

Fancy is sweetheart that is cared for in a loving foster home. She has lived with other dogs, but best as your one and only so she can soak up all the attention to herself. Who can blame her!  Fancy delights in following you about the house as not to miss anything.  Est. birthdate is 11/20/2009...

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