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


Illinois & Wisconsin

Bloomington, IL -- Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue

Kody and Zoey are two tiny, delightful little Sables. Kody, photo at the left, and Zoey, bottom left. Both are super sweet, playful and loving. They are a bonded pair and must stay together. Kody is 8 years old, Zoey, 6 years old. Surrendered due to circumstances in their former home. E-mail: natalie.whalen@frontiernet.net

Zoey -- playful and super sweet! See above.

PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is Chicago's largest no-kill humane organization. Our work is focused on alleviating our city's tragic pet overpopulation problem through spay/neuter and pet adoption. PAWS Chicago envisions a no-kill Chicago--a city in which pets are not destroyed due to homelessness.


Save-A-Pet, 31664 North Fairfield Road in Grayslake, IL. E-mail: information@save-a-pet-il.org, phone: 847-740-7788, ext. 100. Save-A-Pet is a no-kill shelter.

Hinsdale The Hinsdale Humane Society is a 53-year-old not-for-profit agency dedicated to the care and adoption of unwanted and abandoned animals and the offering of humane education programs to prevent suffering and neglect. Our Friends for Life Program places animals six years of age or older with seniors 65 years of age or older at no charge. Hinsdale Humane Society, Hinsdale, IL. Telephone 630-323-5630; Website: www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org; Email: info@hinsdalehumanesociety.org.
Oak Park Village of Oak Park Animal Control, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL. This shelter is very pro-active on behalf of their adoptable animals, including the seniors. Volunteers and staff take time to get to know the animals and share their insights with prospective adopters. Phone: 708-358-5480; email: charley@oak-park.us
Palatine Young At Heart Pet Rescue was formed in 2005 to aid in the rescue and rehoming of older dogs and cats in the Chicagoland area. 100% of the animals we rescue come from municipal pounds with high euthanasia rates for older animals. Our mission is to find a new home for every adoptable older animal that comes through our door, to educate the public on the benefits of adopting older pets, and to decrease the euthanasia rate for older, adoptable dogs and cats in Illinois. Each dog or cat that we rescue receives the best veterinary care, and we do not turn away animals that need a little extra medical attention. All of our pets are vaccinated, tested for infectious diseases, are microchipped, spay/neutered, and the majority receive a geriatric screening and a dental. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with an all-volunteer staff, so all donations go directly to the care of our animals. It also means that we rely on the generosity of pet-lovers to support our mission and our rescued animals. E-mail: info@yahpetrescue.com phone: 847-529-2025 address: Young At Heart Pet Rescue, PO Box 1293, Palatine, IL 60078

Pets for Seniors
Organized in late 1999, this group of volunteers specializes in matching senior humans (age 62 and older) with senior pets. For information, e-mail: pfs@ocslink.com or call (309) 446-9721.


Crawford County Humane Society at 618-544-8698. E-mail: cchumanesociety@yahoo.com


Rockford, IL - Winnebago County Animal Services --Winnebago County Animal Services is dedicated to finding forever loving homes for all the cats and dogs that come through our facility. We often have senior pets available for adoption. Call 815-319-4100 for information, visit our website, or better yet come and visit us at 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103.


Humane Society of Monroe County, Waterloo, IL
The Humane Society of Monroe County was founded in 2002 by a small group of people with an interest in helping those animals who lack the love and care of a good home. HSMC is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization supported entirely by donations. The Mission of the Humane Society of Monroe County is to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Wisconsin Shelters and Rescue Agencies
All Wisconsin

Wisconsin Pet Rescue and Adoption Network
A not-for-profit, self-policing rescue and adoption network comprised of Wisconsin animal shelters, Humane Societies, and Wisconsin Rescue Groups.

Bowler Central Wisconsin German Shepherd Rescue, Telephone: (715)787-4230. E-mail: artisans@frontiernet.net
Madison Badgerland German Shepherd Rescue is an incorporated group of individuals volunteering their time, money, love and efforts to rescue German Shepherd Dogs, whether or not purebred, who have been abandoned, surrendered to animal shelters/humane societies, or surrendered to BGSR by their owners. Telephone: (414) 256-1325; E-Mail: gsd4me @ bgsr.org;
Southeast Wisconsin Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever (Southeast Wisconsin) We routinely take in senior Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes. We are able to find forever homes for the majority of the seniors that we take in. If we can't find them a suitable home, we foster them until the end. A 501(c)(3) organization. One of the highlights of our site is our tribute to the seniors. We just love them!
Viroqua Vernon County Humane Society (VCHS) is a very active volunteer organization that is dedicated to the welfare and protection of all companion and domestic animals by promoting programs which benefit the health, safety and well-being of all residents of Vernon County. We have 501 (c) 3 status. VCHS runs a no-kill animal shelter in Viroqua, Wisconsin (southwest region); email: Adopt@VCHumane.org ; phone (608) 637-6955

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