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.


 Adopt a Senior Dog —

It’s Amazing!

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

“More people are adopting old dogs — really old dogs…”(Headline in The Washington Post, March 2018)….

“When a German Shepherd rescue organization posted Elmo’s photo online last fall, it made no effort to mask the dog’s problems. He wore a cone around his neck to prevent him from licking the large open sore on his hip. His fungus-ridden feet were swollen. His graying, 11-year-old face held a pathetic, ears-to-the-ground gaze. “Steve Frost, a retired fire captain in Northern California, … immediately decided he wanted the dog.”  Read the article….

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

 See the Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog…..  Read testimonials to the joys of adopting a senior dog….  Find a senior dog to adopt in your area ……  Learn the Ten Tips for Keeping Your Older Dog Healthy.

Product Recall!  March 22, 2018 — The J.M. Smucker Company has announced a limited voluntary recall of specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen dog treats, distributed nationally, because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.

 Spring Weather Is on the  Way!  Some Things to Think About Doing with Dogs….

We love the suggestions for spring at — from protecting your dog against pests to taking a new rescued dog into your family…..  “Lucky” in the photo below is ready to help you celebrate spring — he can be found at Tails of Gray in northern California


 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.



 What people are saying about  “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