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


Links to Helpful and Interesting Websites

Rescue and Adoption Information

Please see the Ads for Dogs page, the Agencies Listed by State page and the Breed Rescue Agencies on this website for links to organizations that rescue and rehome senior dogs.

Adopt-a-Pet offers listings/links to 9,500 shelters and rescue organizations and advertises companion animals in need of new homes.

Animal Shelter.org
Currently this website lists about 21,000 pets looking for homes, and also provides a directory of local shelters and veterinarians.

The virtual home of 342,139 adoptable pets from 13,737 adoption groups

Pet Harbor
Pet Harbor is an easily searchable database of animals currently housed in shelters across the nation. Updated hourly.

Pet Guardian Angels of America is devoted to pet rescue, adoption, selection assistance, and to providing general and health information for all types of pets: dogs, cats, fish, snakes and reptiles, birds, hamsters, rabbits and other small mammals.

North Shore Animal League offers information, education, and resources that increase adoptions and enhance the lives of adopters and their pets.

Health, Nutrition, and Medical Information

The "Care" page on this website lists many websites that cover various topics -- conditions, diseases, nutrition, medication, etc. -- organized according to the topic they cover. Use the navigation bar at the left of the "Care" page to find the topic on which you need information.

The next step you might take in looking for information on a specific condition, disease, diagnosis, medication, or therapy is to use an Internet search engine. We like the "Google" engine -- http://www.google.com. To search, use a term such as "canine pancreatitis" or "canine vestibular syndrome," etc.

You also may be able to find answers to your questions about health and medication for your dog by browsing some of the sites listed below:

Drs. Foster & Smith "Pet Education" Pages

Dog Owner's Guide to the Internet

Netvet Veterinary Resources -- with links to veterinary-related websites.

ABLEDOGS (formerly ABLEDOX) is an E-Mail group for people who are owned by disabled animals. It was started specifically for Dachshund people who have or are experiencing intervertebral disc disease or other paralysis in their dogs. In the time since its "whelping" our list has grown and now provides support for anyone who loves and is loved by an animal with "special needs" of any kind.

In-depth information on glucosamine's usefulness as a therapy for pets with arthritis can be found on the Internet on the The Pet Arthritis Center of the "Arthritis and Glucosamine Information Center" site. The site states, "The Pet Arthritis Center has been set up to provide you with the information you need to identify and treat arthritis in your pets, inform you of the dangers of certain prescription drugs such as Rimadyl, share tips on how to maximize your pet's nutrition, explain how arthritis progresses in pets and how to recognize the common symptoms of arthritis and osteoarthritis. In a nutshell, we will help you prevent unnecessary pain in your dog, cat or exotic animal and empower you to make a positive change in your pet's life."

Other Dog-related Sites

Rover.com is a trusted community where people can find, list and book pet sitting, dog walking, doggy daycare and other help and information.


The Dog Daily

How to Love Your Dog -- a Great Site for Kids

The Humane Society of the United States

Dogland.co.uk offers a unique reference point on training your dog and teaching tricks.

As local publications go, there's nothing better for residents of and visitors to the Monterey Bay Area in California than Coastal Canine Magazine.

Search Engine

The Senior Dogs Project finds that the google search engine produces the most helpful and relevant information: http://www.google.com