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


South of San Francisco, CA -- (Redwood City, Menlo Park, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Jose, Pacific Grove, etc.)

Hollister All Creatures Great and Small Rescue, Inc., Hollister, CA. ACGSR, Inc. is a foster-home-based animal rescue organization located in Hollister, CA. The group assists the local shelter in saving the lives of animals that would otherwise be euthanized due to lack of space or special-needs veterinary care.
Merced Merced County Animal Shelter Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-1:00 2:00-4:30 (closed for lunch from 1-2) and on Sat 10:00-12:00 1:00-3:00. (closed for lunch from 12-1). Closed Sundays & holidays. Located at: 2080 Grogan Avenue, Merced, CA 95340. Telephone (209) 385-7436, Fax (209) 722-3627. Information (209) 385-7338
Monterey Monterey SPCA, Monterey, CA In 2005 The SPCA for Monterey County celebrated 100 years of caring for animals and those who love them. Guided by a comprehensive, long-range strategic plan, the SPCA will maintain its majestic 200+ acres of land for animal welfare needs, and expand its community outreach, education programs, and community collaborations administered by hundreds of volunteers and staff members.
Pacific Grove

Animal Friends Rescue Project, Pacific Grove, CA is dedicated to finding lifelong, loving homes for stray, abandoned, and abused cats and dogs. Rescues animals that are at risk of being euthanized at local animal sheltersand serves as a safety net for senior animals, animals with medical needs, underage animals, and nursing or pregnant animals as well as for animals that have just been in a shelter too long. Telephone: 831-333-0722, E-mail: info@animalfriendsrescue.org

Yogi, in the photo at the left, is a 10-year-old, 40-pound terrier mix who was recently adopted, thanks to the efforts to AFRP. For more adoptable, adorable dogs like Yogi, be sure to visit the Animal Friends Rescue Project website (Pacific Grove), and, if you find a photo and description of a dog you might want to adopt please fill out an online adoption application.

Pacific Grove Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, Pacific Grove, CA
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue is dedicated to finding new loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging circumstances, and to finding homes for senior dogs in animal shelters. Visit the site to see currently available dogs.
Redwood City

Pets In Need, Redwood City, CA
Based in Redwood City, CA, this wonderful organization hosts an excellent web page with very helpful information on adoptions.

San Mateo

The Peninsula Humane Society (PHS/SPCA), San Mateo, CA, a private, non-profit guided by the humane ethic, builds healthy relationships between people and animals. As an ethical choice, we accept all animals in need of care and often provide a second chance to the neediest animals: those who would otherwise be turned away at so-called "no kill" agencies that accept only highly adoptable animals. We also serve as our County's provider of animal rescue and control services and, as such, have no control over the number of incoming animals. Our record is outstanding. Since 2003, we have placed into homes 100% of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats. E-mail: pawmaster@PHS-SPCA.org Phone: 650.340.7022 Time is always of the essence in getting a senior dog out of this shelter because the demand for space is so high. The Peninsula Humane Society is at 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401. Phone: (650) 340-7022.

Santa Clara Santa Clara Humane Society
To see the available senior dogs, please visit the Shelter at 2530 Lafayette Street in Santa Clara. It is located at the intersection of Lafayette and Martin Streets. E-mail: imospock@yahoo.com
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County Animal Services, Scotts Valley, CA. Telephone: (831) 454-7303. E-mail: jennifur001@comcast.net Mission Statement: Through community involvement, education, adoption, and humane law enforcement, we work to preserve the well being of all animals and bring an end to the homeless animal crisis. Telephone: (831) 454-7303. E-mail: asa140@co.santa-cruz.ca.us
You may also wish to check the list of breed rescue agencies.