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


North and Northeast of San Francisco, CA -- (Chico, Lake Tahoe/Reno, Novato, Petaluma, Red Bluff, Redding, Rohnert Park, Sacramento, Sonoma, Willits, etc.)

Anderson Valley

Animal Rescue of Anderson Valley is located in the redwoods of Northern California, about 2 1/2 hours north of San Francisco. Telephone: 707.895.3785. E-mail: emal50@yahoo.com

Chico Butte Humane Society
2579 Fair St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 343-7917 ext.104
Hours: Mon 12-7; Tues-Wed CLOSED; Thurs 12-7; Fri-Sun 12-6
E-mail: resourcedeveoper@buttehumane.org
Eureka Friends for Life Animal Rescue, Inc., Eureka, CA. Telephone: (707) 442-5999. E-mail: ffl@dogrescuers.org
Grass Valley NewDawn Dog Rescue, Grass Valley, CA., e-mail: newdawnrescue@yahoo.com, phone Dawn at 530-274-2236

Amador Animal Shelter, Jackson, CA. Telephone: (209) 223-6378. For special attention to your request to adopt a senior, contact volunteer Jim by phone: 209.296.6856 or e-mail: birmj@volcano.net

Lake Tahoe/Reno

Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation
Lake Tahoe, CA /Reno, NV -- Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation is a small group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing companion animals. They state, "We have no shelter and rely solely on foster homes and adoptions to save lives. We rescue animals that are in imminent danger of euthanasia, usually directly from the euthanasia holding rooms of local shelters. We have rescued over 500 animals from certain death since March of 1999, but millions more were not so lucky and died--unloved and unwanted--in shelters across the country. We hope that you can help us turn the tide of suffering and death." Telephone: (775) 833-2319. E-mail: tahoepet@yahoo.com


Marin Humane Society's Pet Partnerships Program, Novato, CA
Pets who are abandoned, surrendered or strays get a broader opportunity to find a new home in northern California, thanks to the Marin Humane Society's "pet partnerships program." In this most compassionate of commitments, the society accepts animals from 29 different sanctuaries, adoption agencies, and rescue organizations in northern California. Hundreds of animals get increased visibility and a better chance of finding a new home.


Oroville, CA -- North West SPCA
Please visit the website to find out about the currently available senior canines, and to find out the shelter's exact location and hours of operation.

Petaluma North Bay Canine Rescue, Petaluma, CA--Dedicated to rescuing dogs from crisis situations, some of which include euthanasia by animal shelters, neglect and other forms of abuse, or "free to a good home" ads, which result in dogs being bounced from one home to another, or being acquired by animal brokers ("bunchers") and sold to research laboratories where they are used for testing, then discarded ("cruelty industries"). Dogs rescued by North Bay are spayed and neutered prior to placement and are placed only after home checks, medical evaluations, vaccinations, "return to rescue" agreements, contracts, and adoption fees. Dogs are fostered in a home environment, rather than a kennel, if at all possible. This group takes pride in their promise that, ". . . at any time and for any reason in the dog's life, if the need arises, he or she has a safe place with us ('return to rescue' policy)." Telephone: (707) 795-7575. Fax: (707)769-9667. Snail Mail Address: North Bay Canine Rescue & Placement P.O. Box 4522 Petaluma, CA 94

Petaluma Pet Pals is a 501c3 (State ID: 2227763, Fed ID: 68-0437-271) Address: P.O. 750934, Petaluma, CA 94975-0934. Devoted to fundraising for rescue and spay/neuter surgery. Phone: 707-762-3783


Redlands, CA -- Redlands Animal Control/Shelter
We are a small shelter with just 28 dog kennels and one catery. On average, we house 60+ dogs (sometimes up to 85 dogs) and 80+ cats. Our volunteer group - REDlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) (www.facebook.com/REDFOSA) helps the shelter by finding adopters, assisting in rescues and taking animals to offsite adoption events. Address: 504 N Kansas St. Redlands, CA 92373; Ph: 909-798-7644).


Sacramento, CA -- Sacramento SPCA
The Sacramento SPCA is a non-profit organization located at 6201 Florin-Perkins Road, Sacramento. Shelter Hours: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday -- 11am - 4pm; Wednesday & Thursday -- 1pm - 6pm. Closed Mondays and some holidays. Phone Number: (916) 383-PETS (7387). The shelter has many wonderful pets who need loving homes -- many of them seniors. Also needed are volunteers and foster homes. Please call or E-mail if you are interested. Make a difference in an animal's life! E-mail: savak9@sbcglobal.net


Sacramento, CA -- Friends of Auburn-Placer County Animal Shelter
Telephone: 916-663-3335. Friends of Auburn - Placer County Animal Shelter.

St. Helena

We Care Animal Rescue, St. Helena, CA
1345 Charter Oak Ave., St. Helena. Telephone: 707.963.7044.
We Care Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization established in 1982. Our shelter serves as a refuge for homeless cats and dogs in the Napa Valley. We foster and promote the general welfare of animals by caring for homeless cats and dogs, finding homes for them and educating the public on animal welfare in the Napa Valley. We are funded entirely by private donations and fundraising efforts. At out shelter in St. Helena where we provide nurturing care for up to seventy-five animals, we abide by a 'no-kill' philosophy.

Sebastopol Wing and a Prayer Rescue
Sebastopol, CA. E-mail: stewball3@comcast.net
Shasta Lake

City of Shasta Lake Shelter
The City of Shasta Lake Shelter is located near Redding, CA. We are a very small facility, with only ten dog kennels and nine cat kennels. Not many people know of our shelter, so we are hoping to provide more exposure for our highly adoptable animals. Thank you for viewing and considering one of our pets. They all need a "second chance".


Pets Lifeline Animal Shelter, Sonoma, CA
Waives all adoption fees for any Senior over 65 when adopting an adult cat or dog. This group is great at finding good, stable homes for their older cats and dogs, and provides the benefits of pet adoption to senior citizens without the upfront expense.


Dragonfly Rescue, Sonoma County, CA. Telephone: (707) 479-1818. E-mail: dragonflyrescue@yahoo.com.

Stockton Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue, Stockton, CA. Telephone: (925) 228-6192. E-mail: nbrauer @ sbcglobal.net (remove spaces in address before sending)
Vallecito Calaveras Humane Society, Vallecito, CA
"The mission of the Calaveras Humane Society is to promote an excellent quality of life for the animals of our county. Our vision is to work for the day when every adoptable animal will have a forever home and when sterilization is a routine part of dog and cat care. WHO WE ARE: We are an all-volunteer force of citizens who simply care about the destiny and comfort of pet animals. We try to pick up where the county government leaves off. WHO WE ARE NOT: We are not the government, nor are we funded by them. We rely totally on donations and on fund raisers. In fact, we provide most of the animals' food, the shelter's labor, and the medicines needed to prepare an animal for adoption by the community, at no charge to the county government. This is truly a labor of love and duty." Phone: 209.736.9417.
Willitts The Milo Foundation
Willitts and Berkeley, CA. Telephone: (510)548-9301. E-mail: milo@pacific.net

You may also wish to check the list of breed rescue agencies.