Andy and Teri G. with Tux, adopted from Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

The Senior Dogs Project

Thinking about getting a dog? Why not adopt a senior dog — say, over the age of five years?  Or even a senior dog of unlimited age?  We’d like to guide you toward successfully providing a new home and a new life for a senior dog.  Even though many people gravitate toward puppies, senior dogs offer a host of benefits that compare well to younger dogs.  We refer you to our list of the Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog.  If you’re concerned about health care for a senior dog, you’ll find help beginning with our list of the Ten Tips for Keeping Your Older Dog Healthy.  You’ll discover a lot about yourself when you adopt a senior dog — especially about your capacity for compassion and for making the world a better place — and not only for the senior dog you adopt.  As Ghandi once said, you can tell a lot about a society by the way its animals are treated. Treat them with compassion and kindness, and you’ll enlarge your own heart and, through your example, expand the hearts and minds of those around you.



Granville County, North Carolina….
Some cases really break your heart….like “Tyson,” between 12 and 15 years old….lived his whole life outside, tied to a tractor, now dumped at the shelter due to a health issue.  $450 has been raised to help with medical expenses, but he needs somewhere to rest his head. Contact: Roxanne Blackburn, Granville County Animal Shelter, Volunteer Rescue Coordinator,  919-482-0175.


Revaccination for Rabies — can it harm your senior dog……?

Should your senior dog be revaccinated for rabies?  Read about the dangers and how to assess them for your senior


What about medical marijuana for a dog in need of pain relief?  Read about Denise’s Lab-mix “Myles,” and how marijuana designed for veterinary application effectively replaced Tramadol….  News — October 2018:  Newly-enacted laws designed to address the nationwide opioid crisis are having a negative impact on veterinarians’ ability to provide pain relief.  One survey reveals “…shortages have had the unintended results of creating unnecessary pain, suffering, and death of animals because alternatives are less effective and are more expensive.”  Read more….
Will massage help your senior?
The folks at Doq Quality think so….You’ll find information and a video showing how it’s done on their site.

More demos at Rocky Mountain School of Animal Accupressure….

….and at Bonnie and Clyde.



See the Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog…..  Read testimonials to the joys of adopting a senior dog….

(Photo: Andy and Teri G. with Tux, adopted from Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, Pacific Grove, CA. Photo by Jane Goldman)

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