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



Sierra is a 9-year-old Corgi mix at Cobb County AC in Marietta GA desperately in need of a new home ASAP. This lively little girl has lots of energy and a sparkle in her eye. She is up to date on shots and will be spayed, heartworm tested and microchipped when adopted. Sierra arrived at the shelter as a lost doggie. Best estimate of her age is 9 years. She is trim at 42 lbs. Cobb County Animal Control, 1060 Al Bishop Dr., Marietta, GA 30008. Phone: (770) 499-4136, 770-590-6593 Fax: (770) 590-5620 Shelter hours:Tuesday thru Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm to 5 pm. Closed Monday. Ask for Sierra by her ID # 575537. She is in Cage 333.

Dogs on Death Row Dogs on Death Row This organization rescues dogs in imminent danger of being euthanized -- by arranging for financial sponsors, foster homes, or medical care that will ultimately make the dogs adoptable. Another major objective of the organization is to create awareness of the need to eliminate the use of gassing and heart-prick methods of euthanizing -- both of which are inordinately painful to the animals and inhumane. The organization has headquarters in Larkspur, CA, but works closely with Georgia shelters to help find homes for Georgia's homeless dogs.

Athens-Clark County Animal Control
45 Beaverdam Road Ext., Athens, GA. Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.); 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Sat.) Telephone: 706-613-3540.


Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption is a nonprofit, volunteer-based no-kill animal shelter located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We are dedicated to finding great homes for homeless purebred and mixed-breed dogs and cats. For more information or to see pets currently available for adoption please visit our website.

Atlanta, College Page, Sandy Springs Briarcliff Animal Clinic has locations in Atlanta, College Park and Sandy Springs. Please visit us online at briarcliffanimal.com to learn more about us and our approach to veterinary medicine. Thank you, Catherine Muller, Briarcliff Animal Clinic (404) 874-6393 ext. 108, cmuller@briarcliffanimal.com

The Atlanta Dog Squad is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to placing abandoned and unwanted retrievers in new homes. We rescue, foster and find permanent homes for Labrador, Golden, Chesapeake Bay, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling, Flat-Coated and Curly-Coated Retrievers, as well as retriever mixes. Atlanta Dog Squad is registered with the IRS as a charitable organization under code section 501(c)(3). E-mail: info@atlantadogsquad.org


Pet Orphans is a pet adoption referral website for homeless animals in the Atlanta area. The Pet Orphans website is a service provided by SPOT-Stopping Pet Overpopulation Together, Inc. in order to help independent rescue groups find great homes for their purebred and mixed breed orphaned family dogs and cats. All of the pets pictured on the Pet Orphans website are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and heartworm tested (dogs) or combo tested (cats) prior to adoption.


Small Dog Rescue is a no-kill, all volunteer-organization dedicated to providing permanent homes for homeless dogs in the Atlanta area. All dogs in rescue live at foster homes until adopted. SDR does not receive any funds from local, state or federal agencies.


Columbia County Humane Society, a non-profit, no-kill animal welfare group. Plans for a shelter are in the works, but currently, all animals are in foster homes. There's a $95 adoption fee for all animals. All potential dog adopters must have a fenced-in yard. Visit the website, telephone 706-860-5020, or E-mail: info @ cchshumane.org (remove spaces in address before sending

Dallas Paulding Animal Shelter is located in Dallas, GA, west of Atlanta. It is a kill shelter and, while staff try to get as many animals adopted as possible, space is limited. Phone: 770-445-1511.
Danielsville Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, near Commerce GA. MOAS has little luck in placing older dogs, and welcomes your interest in them. Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, PO Box 453, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Decatur DeKalb Animal Services, Decatur, GA (metro Atlanta area). Contact the Rescue Coordinator, Megan, at this E-mail address for more information: rescue@dekalbanimalservices.com
Duluth Companion Animal Rescue League Inc. (C.A.R.L.) Duluth (Atlanta) GA. E-mail carl@mail2help.com

Society of Humane Friends of Georgia, Inc. (SHF) is a small group of volunteers registered as a non-profit animal welfare organization. Our mission is to rescue and find new homes for dogs and cats. We have no paid staff members and receive no government funding. All donations are 100% tax deductible. We accept cats and dogs on a space-available basis and operate on a no-kill philosophy. Pets are housed either in our licensed shelter or in a foster home until ready for adoption. All pets offered for adoption are healthy, spayed or neutered, and fully vetted. General info 770-217-3699; E-mail: humanefriends@yahoo.com


The Humane Society of Griffin-Spalding County is an all-volunteer foster care program that depends on the participation of the community in the form of donations, fund-raising events, and the offer of foster homes. As we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible to the extent provided for by law. We have wonderful dogs and cats who need a home -- your home. Volunteers in the area are keeping them safe and warm right now in foster homes, but they need the love and attention that only you can give. Phone: 770-229-4925. E-mail: griffinhumanesociety@yahoo.com Humane Society of Griffin-Spalding County, P.O. Box 758, Experiment, GA 30212


Kennesaw, GA -- Mostly Mutts
Mostly Mutts is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, pulling dogs from local animal shelters each week. Mostly Mutts houses, rehabilitates and vets the dogs, then adopts them to families who pass a careful screening process. The group has a strong focus on spay/neuter through their "Stop 'LITTERING'/Spay/Neuter " campaign. Email: adopt@mostlymutts.org Phone: 770-325-7300


Gwinnett Animal Control
The Gwinnett Police department operates the Animal Shelter to enforce animal control laws and to shelter animals that have strayed, gotten lost, or been turned over for adoption. With pet overpopulation on the rise, we're proud to report a decrease in incoming animals and an increase in animals placed to individuals and rescue groups through our shelter. Phone: 770-339-3200


Gwinnett Humane Society,
A foster home/humane organization that accepts owner-surrenders and rescues from kill-shelters. You'll always find a few seniors here. Phone: 770-798-7711


Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue is a domestic non-profit organization licensed through the Georgia State Department of Agriculture. The group consist of all volunteers dedicated to finding wonderful homes for rescued pets and to reducing the pet population. All rescued pets are spayed / neutered, vaccinated and heartworm tested prior to adoption. We are working to secure a happy healthy future for all beloved pets.

Marietta Cobb County Animal Shelter, 1060 Al Bishop Drive Marietta, Georgia 30008, call (770) 499-4136
McDonough Henry County, GA Shelter -- Henry County Animal Control is dedicated to reducing the numbers of healthy adoptable animals that are euthanized at our facility. Every day we hear a list of reasons why owners are surrendering their pets they dig, they claw the furniture, allergies, we have a new baby, etc. In an effort to keep these otherwise healthy and wonderful pets from becoming yet another animal shelter statistic, here at the shelter, we have begun offering pet owners do-able solutions to common pet related problems.

Newnan-Coweta Humane Society
Coweta County Animal Control, Telephone: 770-254-3735. Or voice mail: 770-253-4694. Address: 91 Selt Road Newnan, GA 30263. E-mail: Donna Rossi dfrossi @ bellsouth.net (remove spaces in address before sending)


Shelter Rescue/Please Rescue Me is an all-volunteer, non-profit (501c3) organizaton licensed in the state of Georgia. Shelter Rescue/Please Rescue Me, PO Box 72571 Newnan, GA 30271.Shelter Rescue takes animals from the Newnan Shelter. The group helps with both adoptions and fostering arrangements. "We depend in part on your generous donations to help us rescue shelter pets. Quickest and easiest way to reach us is via E-mail: shelterrescue@bellsouth.net OR luvcat@bellsouth.net. Snail mail address: Shelter Rescue/Please Rescue Me, PO Box 72571 Newnan, GA 30271.

Powder Springs

Southern Hope Humane Society was originally a rescue group that fostered homeless animals in private homes. In 2003, SHHS assumed responsibility for running a local county animal control facility -- Fulton County Animal Services. Southern Hope Humane Society (the foster home program) is and always will be a no-kill organization. Fulton County Animal Services, unfortunately, is not no-kill at this time. Please visit the websites (linked by the organizations' names above) to see available dogs. Southern Hope Humane Society, Powder Springs, GA 30127. E-mail:shhspvar@aol.com Call:770-445-7294

Summerville Chattooga County Animal Control Shelter, 464 Red Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia (706) 857-0679

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