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

The Senior Dogs Project


Photo:  Andy and Teri G. with 10-year-old “Tux,” adopted from Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, Pacific Grove, CA.  Photo by Jane Goldman,

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.

What people are saying about

“The site is wonderful!” — Lily’s Legacy, Petaluma, CA.  March 2018
“We looked at and we LOVE it!  We’ve been using the link to the page you built that has senior dogs rescues organized by state to help respond to intake questionnaires, because we do receive requests from all over the country. Thank you for compiling such thorough lists of resources.  This is a wonderful resource and we’d like to spread the word!” — Allison Souza, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, Pacific Grove, CA.  March 2018







THE SENIOR DOGS PROJECT: Helping senior dogs find new homes and a happy, healthy future