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



St. John's, Newfoundland -- Beagle Paws

Beagle Paws is Canada's largest Beagle rescue organization. "We are a non-profit group with many dedicated volunteers across the country, all working together to find loving homes for loving Beagles. We devote much of our efforts to helping senior Beagles find forever homes because we believe senior dogs make the best pets." E-mail: adopt@beaglepaws.com Phone: 709-738-7297. Freckles, in the photo at the left, is a very loving and very social 10 year old female Beagle looking for a home. She is spayed, housetrained and great with other dogs. Senior dogs make the best pets. Contact Beagle Paws to find out more about adopting Freckles.

Vancouver, British Columbia -- Terrier Rescue of BC

Ewok was recently adopted through the efforts of Terrier Rescue of BC, an organization that works to rescue and rehome terrier mixes and, on occasion, purebred terriers in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Their adoptable dogs can be seen at www.terrier.petfinder.org E-mail terrierrescue@hotmail

Vancouver, British Columbia -- SPCA

The Vancouver SPCA is one of 32 branches of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Mission of the BC SPCA is to prevent cruelty to, and promote the welfare of animals. Website: www.vrbspca.bc.ca E-mail: vancshelter@spca.bc.ca Phone: (604) 879-7721

Vancouver, BC -- Border Collie Rescue for British Columbia

Spud, pictured at the left, is a 12-year-old purebred Border Collie who found the wonderful home he deserved, after a life of neglect, thanks to IBorder Collie Rescue for British Columbia, a rescue agency for Border Collies and some mixes, as well as limited other herding breeds, located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. "Working Hard To Rescue and Rehome Hard Working Dogs." Border Collie Rescue for British Columbia

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada -- Clarington Pet Connection

Clarington Pet Connection is a non-profit shelter working in co-operation with Municipal Pounds and Shelters with the hope of re-homing good-natured pups and dogs who might otherwise not have that second chance for life. Visit the website or E-mail: claringtonpetconnection@sympatico.ca Telephone: 905-623-6631

Ontario, Canada -- Hamilton SPCA

Ontario, Canada -- Hamilton SPCA

Seniors often appear at the Hamilton SPCA, both strays and surrenders. Once admitted, they are carefully observed and evaluated for health and temperament. You'll find the staff here both compassionate and friendly. Please check the website or call to find out about currently available seniors: (905) 574-7722 extension 305

Senior Rescue E-mail Lists

A senior rescue E-mail list has been organized, which is "contact central" for dogs needing rescue and people who want to rescue them. It is called RescueSeniorDogs.

SaSNDR (Senior and Special Needs Dog Rescue) is another list dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Senior (7+) and Special Needs Dogs.

British Columbia -- SAINTS

SAINTS -- Senior Animals in Need Today Society, Mission, BC, Canada
Mission Statement: "We are an end-of-life sanctuary for senior and special needs animals that have no where else to go. We provide a special place to be loved, cherished, and to receive proper medical care for the rest of their days. All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow. Because of their infirmities and physical challenges, many homeless senior and special needs animals have very little chance of finding a new home. At various shelters throughout B.C., dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to find these special animals a place to finish their journey in comfort and in love. SAINTS exists to help senior and special needs animals when all else fails. If we can, in time, find them a special home of their own, then we do. If that very special home never comes, they will be safe and cherished until the end of their days. We pledge to love them, to care for them, and make their dreams come true. We promise each of them that they will never be alone again..."