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


Delaware, Maryland, & Washington, DC
Maryland, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia

Chesapeake Shepherd & K-9 Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, senior dogs and disabled dogs. We serve the Maryland, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia areas.

Wilmington, DE

Faithful Friends, Wilmington, DE, was founded in 2000, as Citizens for the Protection and Care of Animals, by a group of local animal lovers who believe there is a better way to address the problem of pet homelessness than mass euthanasia. Mission: to end the routine killing of dogs and cats through rescue and adoption of homeless pets, affordable spay/neuter programs that target the neediest pet owners in our community, and outreach programs that prevent pet relinquishments. 3 Germay Drive, Suite 4, Wilmington, DE 19804. Phone: 302.427.8514.


Senior Dog Haven & Hospice, Wilmington, DE
The mission of Senior Dog Haven & Hospice is to rescue and re-home senior dogs and to offer hospice care to senior dogs in need. We are a small, dedicated group of fosters and volunteers. We strive to improve the lives of senior dogs who find themselves without a family to care for them anymore. We do not have a facility. Our dogs live in our homes as members of our families, not in crates or kennels. We provide care, comfort, companionship and, most of all, unconditional love. Our website is currently under construction, but please visit us on petfinder and facebook or email us at SDHH_Rescue@yahoo.com
Bowie, MD

Bowie, MD SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County
"We are a 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization dedicated to local animal welfare. We run an active rescue-and-adoption program, a progressive spay/neuter program, and our county's only independent humane investigation program. Because we make a lifetime commitment to the animals we place, they often come back to us later in life when their owners cannot or aren't willing to keep them. We often need help placing these special pets and spreading the word about them." 301-262-5625, info@pgspca.org

Elkton, MD

CompAnimals Senior Pet Rescue, Elkton, MD
Call 410-392-2269 or E-mail companimals@earthlink.net

Frederick, MD

Frederick County Animal Control, 832 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. Phone: 301-694-1546

Southern Maryland

The Humane Society of Southern Maryland, Inc.
Founded in 1997, this group has a multi-faceted, well-formulated animal welfare program. They help as many dogs as they possibly can, and, among those dogs are seniors, of course.

Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline counties, VA

Pet Network
The Pet Network website presents directions for locating the shelters in each of the counties listed at the left. You can use the Shelter Links for information about other animal shelters and rescues that may be able to help you find or place a pet.

Prince George's County, MD

Prince George's County, MD, Animal Management Division
Always work hard to place the seniors who wind up at the shelter.

Maryland, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia areas.

Chesapeake Shepherd & K-9 Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, senior dogs and disabled dogs. We serve the Maryland, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia areas.

Southern MD
St. Mary's Animal Welfare League, Southern MD
Telephone: 301-863-8207 E-mail: llgc @ olg.com
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Westminster, MD

Reach Out Rescue and Resources, Westminster, MD
"We are a small group of rescuers with a big amount of passion for dogs. In shelters we know that the last to be adopted or saved are the black dogs, senior dogs and hounds. So we are dedicating this Rescue to trying to help this group of dogs." Please see dogs that are currently available. And, if you don't find one on their site, you can contact them to tell them more about yourself and the kind of dog to whom you'd like to give a home.

Metropolitan Washington, DC Area Hedgesville Hounds Metropolitan Washington, DC Area. The Hedgesville Hound group was formally established in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) organization comprising people who, combined, have several decades of experience. Together we placed more than 120 wonderful dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes in wonderful homes across the Maryland and D.C. Metropolitan area in 2006. "Hedgesville Hounds" exist everywhere. They are dogs of every breed, every size, and every age who by circumstance, ignorance, or cruelty and neglect, were put at risk. Sometimes they are cats, and even rabbits. Our effort has been quite simple: to give them a voice. And a little help with arrangements. And then let these wonderful creatures do the rest.
Northern Virginia/Washington DC

Homeless Animal Rescue Team, Northern Virginia/Washington DC
A volunteer from HART writes: "We are a group that prowls the area shelters, accepts owner surrenders, strays, etc., and places every dog eventually. As of October 2000, we had already doubled our 1999 placement of 500 dogs. We accept puppies and very young dogs into our program, but the majority of our dogs are older. We try to take as many as possible from the shelters, as their short time has run out. Like most rescue groups, we struggle to raise enough funds and awareness to get our work done."

Washington DC

Washington Animal Rescue League
The Washington Animal Rescue League in Washington, D.C., is a small, restricted admission, private, no-kill shelter that frequently has senior dogs available for adoption. Currently in residence in the senior category and waiting for adoption are a 9-year-old female Poodle mix and an 11-year- old cat. The Washington Animal Rescue League is located at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW, Washington, D.C. Telephone: (202) 726-2556. Liz DiSimone, Adoption Manager.

Washington DC

Washington Humane Society DC Shelter
Always does its best for the seniors that are left in their guardianship. Please visit the shelter at 1201 New York Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20002. Telephone: 202-576-6664 (24 hours)

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