Misty, the 10-year-old Golden Retriever who inspired the Senior Dogs Project

The Senior Dogs Project
..........."Looking Out for Older Dogs" ...........

"Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog."
Sydney Jeanne Seward


Why Adopt a Senior Dog?

Find a Senior Dog to Adopt or Foster

Find a Home for a Senior Dog

Featured Agency:

Tails of Gray, Clayton, CA
"We save the lives of innocent senior dogs left homeless for any reason, providing quality medical care and placing them into loving, responsible and permanent homes. It is our belief that the life of each senior dog is important." In the photo at the right, "Fiona," a 7-9 year old Retriever/Spaniel mixed with a splash of Setter.....a wonderful dog!

Health Care for an Older Dog

The Road Ahead

Finding guidance and comfort when you face the loss of a beloved companion

Adoption Stories and Tributes

The Animal Rescue Site...You can help to feed animals in shelters by clicking on the link that appears here. Sponsors contribute to the cost of food based on how many visitors click on the link each day.

Take Action!

Request The FDA, CVM, to Conduct Risk Assessments on Safety of Rimadyl and NSAIDs for dogs

Doghealth2, an E-mail list with subscribers are concerned about dog health, are calling on the FDA to conduct risk assessments of potential adverse effects and deaths related to Rimadyl and other NSAIDs currently being prescribed by veterinarians. Many of the members of the list have had personal experience with these side effects and deaths of their dogs. Learn more and add your signature to the petition.....

Tell the President of Wayne State University to Halt Cruel Heart Failure Experiments on Dogs --

For more than 20 years, experiments have been conducted at Wayne State University using dogs in heart failure research. Supposedly intended to find out more about heart failure in humans, these experiments have not, in fact, done that. Over that time, hundreds of dogs have been used and killed with no human health benefits to show for it. Since 2000, more than $5 million in taxpayer funding—doled out by the National Institutes of Health—have gone to these experiments. Sign the petition of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to end these inhumane and pointless experiments.

Act Now to End Horse Soring

Bipartisan legislation has been reintroduced into the U.S. House of Representativews (Prevent All Soring Tactics -- PAST Act, H.R. 3268/S. 1121) to end the horrific practice of "soring" -- where trainers deliberately injure horses by burning their legs with chemicals and damaging their hooves to force them into an exaggerated show gait known as the "Big Lick." Read more about this horrific practice and what you can do to help get the bill passed.

Protect Pets in Hot Cars

Acccording to a petition on Change.org, "It takes only minutes for a pet to suffocate and die in a parked car. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can reach 160 degrees, even with the windows cracked." Sign the petition to allow Good Samaritans in Texas to break a car's window if needed to protect the life of a pet, without facing a lawsuit. We're all hoping other states will follow suit.

Factory Farming Doesn't Want You to Know about the Horrors....

The right to free speech belongs to you only if factory farmers say you're entitled to it. If they have their way, laws may soon be passed in some states making it illegal for the public to try to find out and report the truth about factory farming. Sign the petition to prevent ag-gag laws from being enacted.

News from Public Justice!! Idaho Ag-Gag Statute Struck Down
"In a landmark August ruling, an Idaho federal court struck down the State's controversial "ag-gag" statute on federal constitutional grounds, holding that it violates the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause. This is the first ruling in the country on the constitutionality of such laws....." Read more......

Smoking Harms Companion Animals, too! From the "QuitDay.org" site:

"Many people today are beginning to realize the harmful effects of cigarettes. They are not only hazardous to the smoker, but also to those exposed to the second-hand smoke. However, many do not realize that second-hand smoke is also dangerous in regards to the nervous systems of their cats, dogs, and other household pets. This is because of the chemicals found in cigarette smoke, some that can also cause cancer." Visit the QuitDay site for a free guide to quitting!

Our Blog.... an occasional posting of miscellany about dogs, animals, and life in general

Quote of the month:

". . .if we treated animals as they deserve, human inhumanity to humans would stand out all the more appallingly. We might then turn our attention to the next step beyond human civilization: humane civilization. Justice for all." -- Carl Safina, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, p. 411.

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