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.


Hills Product Recall — Certain varieties of Hills canned dog food are being recalled due to issues with Vitamin D content.  For information, visit the Hills site.
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 senio

New York Area — Low Cost Mobile Vet travels to you and offers lower costs than other clinics!  The Low Cost Vet Mobile program is brought to you by several charitable organizations. Prices are structured to be 50% or more lower than New York area market rates, and 33% or lower than Manhattan, Long Island, CT, and Westchester Co. rates.  Find out more on their site….


Marietta, GA — The Cobb County Animal Shelter happens to be housing a number of middle-aged and senior dogs right now — and they can’t be held very long……  We particularly noticed “Jake,” (photo at the left) who is a grand dog — a German Shepherd mix, six years old, who has a lot to offer any family that adopts him.  Contact the shelter as soon as possible to find out more.  Jake doesn’t have much time……
Can the use of a collar hurt your dog’s neck and cervical spine and cause health problems?  Read Dr. Peter Dobias’ take on this issue…..
CBD Oil — The latest entry in the field of alternative medicine for dogs is a substance derived from  hemp.  The AKC site has current information about its status as a treatment for various canine health issues.  And NBC news recently covered the topic.

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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