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.

Possible Connection Between Diet and Canine Heart Disease
If your dog is eating food made with a predominance of vegetable protein, you will want to read this latest information from the FDA.


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….  If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can attend a conference on this topic offered on July 18, 2018, by SAVA.
California’s efforts to improve the lives of farm animals….

A measure will be on the November ballot….learn 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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 “The site is wonderful!” — Lily’s Legacy

 “We love the site!  The nationwide listing of rescue groups is a great resource.” — Peace of Mind Dog Rescue