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.

Adopted

Martha

Meet Martha the Marvelous, a 45 pound love bug who has never met a person she didn’t like…alot.  She lovingly greets everyone with an open heart and wagging tail and that includes the little ones too. Martha is comfortable around children, especially when they give her plenty of attention....

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Rusty

This well-oiled machine is Rusty, a thirteen-year-old Chihuahua mix. Still quite spry and engaged in life, he looks forward to every day, hoping it will be the one he finds a family to call his own. Smart, affectionate, and loyal, you couldn’t ask for a better companion. This savvy senior is the...

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Rugby

A twelve-year-old Yorkie mix meet a confident little lady named Rugby. In addition to writing her memoirs, this senior still has a full schedule, participating in all the Kennel 2 activities. Drawing on her life experience, she knows the importance of staying engaged and has plenty of helpful...

Jamice

Jamice is a sweet 7.5 year old white female with the squishiest face and one blue eye. She is a calm, super affectionate cuddle bug who loves sunbathing and car rides. Jamice is fully house and crate trained, but she doesn't need a crate. She does great by herself while her humans are at work....

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Ellie

Loveable, darling Ellie is friendly with everyone she meets! She's the talk of the neighborhood as she struts her stuff on walks working her fan club.  Hiya!  Her winsome smile melts hearts everywhere she goes. This lover girl is fostered with other dogs, but cats are not friends of hers.Tennis...

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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...

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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...

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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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