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.



Bernice is a sweet lady with the most sunny disposition! She loves meeting new people and going for slow casual strolls. She is looking for a home that can provide hospice/end of life care.



Rye’s Dad died in a car accident and his mom took her in, but she also ended up passing away a couple months later.  She loves to be petted and loved.  She was described as a couch potato and a total love bug!  Since arriving at her foster home she is having fun playing with the other dogs, but...



Murphy is one of those dogs who teaches us the meaning of the word "resilience." When he greets you, he will put his paw into the palm of your hand to say hello followed by quick tiny kisses.

Murphy can be very enthusiastic in his desire to play with new friends, which can be too much...


Leighla Lou

What's the saying? Age is just a number? Leighla Lou doesn't agree. She thinks 7 is the perfect number! Young enough to have some spunk, but old enough to be mellow at all the right times. She may not be winning any fetch awards, but she will definitely win you over with her mad snuggling skills...



Helio is an awesome senior boy looking for a home where he will be spoiled! This sweet 7-year-old came to IndyHumane severely emaciated and with signs of kidney failure. A lot of laboratory work was done to determine if his condition was treatable, but it looks like it can be managed with...


Midnite is a spunky old girl who came in due to the passing of her owner. She is a good girl and is house trained. She will sleep all day on your couch or lay next to your feet. We noticed Midnite likes having a routine: she looks forward to her daily visits to the beach. She loves to take a dip...



Jager is seven-year-old mixed breed dog who weighs a little over 70lbs. Jager has been at Asheville Humane Society since January 2022, and no one can really understand why. He's a calm, easy-going dog with an adorable face. The volunteers say he loves to ride in the car and he's great on walks!...


Handsome Jake is just an amazing dog!  He listens well and will make someone a GREAT companion.  He has good energy and a positive outlook on life despite spending over three months in the shelter.  He's very food motivated and knows basic comands.  He is also good around otherdogs and he's...



Maybe in dog years eleven years old is considered a senior, but this gracious Southern Belle keeps a youthful outlook on life. She flashes a Miss America smile all day, everyday, wherever shegoes as if to say "live the life you love, don't worry be happy!" It's not official, but we're pretty...


Hi, I'm CoCo! I'm a very friendly guy who can't wait to find my furever home! I came to HCH when my original family was moving and couldn't take me with them. I was adopted in November but brought back in May when my new family couldn't care for me anymore. I really just want a stable place to...



Carlos has been in the shelter for almost a year and we just can't figure out why! He is a super sweet cuddle bug! Carlos has a lot of energy and likes to play, but he can also relax and enjoy a good movie night. He is friendly with all people and would be fine with older kids (he might knock...



Mark Twain once said, "To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with."  Who better than your best Buddy? This affectionate, agreeable ten-year-old Terrier mix is the ideal one to share the day to day simple pleasures with, whether it be a stroll in the park or an...

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