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


Michigan Shelters and Rescue Agencies
Adrian Lenawee Humane Society (LHS) is a private, non-profit, tax exempt organization, dedicated to caring for unwanted animals and providing them with necessary medical treatment, food and shelter until we can find them a new home. Founded in 1921, the Lenawee Humane Society is incorporated by the State of Michigan but receives no government support. The Lenawee Humane Society is supported solely by donations and membership dues. As a Society, we believe that all life should be revered and that all living creatures should be treated with kindness and respect. Telephone: (517)263-3463

Jethro's Place Animal Sanctuary
has a wonderful website that features the senior dogs currently in their guardianship. The sanctuary makes every effort to find homes for these dogs, who are already housetrained, current on their shots, and have had their health checked by a veterinarian. Please visit the website and click on "Adopt a Senior Pet" to see photos of the dogs and to find out more. Phone: 800-459-3886. E-mail: info@jethrosplace.org

Grand Rapids

Animal Placement Bureau is a volunteer foster care network with no paid staff and no sheltering facility. All of the dogs in the care of this group live with our volunteers and become as much a part of their family as their own dogs. APB is recognized federally as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose primary goal is to place homeless dogs into loving, lifelong homes. APB is funded solely by private donations and fundraisers and does not receive any state, local, or federal funding. Major expenses are the result of the extensive medical care we provide for each dog in our care including wormings, vaccinations, and spay/neuter surgeries.

Jackson Take Paws- Holmes for Pets is a rescue for all breeds of dogs and cats! We have limited space as all of our fosters/rescues are kept in our home but it gives us the advantage of knowing each animal individually. E-mail: takepaws49203@yahoo.com

Pet Resource Network
A tax-deductible charitable organization run by volunteers. They write: "Currently we house over 70 dogs and puppies. Some of these animals are at our kennel and get very little run time outside. In order for the animals to get adequate exercise, we are raising funds to fence in two areas at our kennel, one for small dogs and one for larger dogs. We have quotes ranging from $8,000 to $11,000. If you can help us meet this goal, please send a contribution." Box 3034, Kalamazoo, MI 49003. Phone: (616) 388-2180 E-mail: prnmail@petresourcenetwork.org

Lansing Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 West Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI. Phone: 517.626.6060. E-mail: info@cahs-lansing.org

Guardian Angel Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill rescue organization dedicated to saving homeless dogs and cats and providing them with care in loving foster homes until wonderful adoptive homes can be found. Phone: 734-332-9459; Email: guardianangelanimalrescue@hotmail.com


Friends of Ingham County Animal Shelter
F.I.C.A.S. (Friends of Ingham County Animal Shelter) is a non-profit organization that tries to find loving homes for animals at the shelter.


Shiawassee Humane Society
Adopt a Kennel Program: If you have always wanted a dog or cat, but can not have one where you are living, why not adopt a kennel? For only $1.00 a day, you can help provide medical treatment, food, shelter, and one on one attention to the occupant of the Kennel you sponsor. You may sponsor for any amount of days you would like. We will attach a card to the kennel with your name, and how many days the cage is going to be sponsored. Please call the Shelter for more Info. 989-723-4262

Looking for a specific breed? Purebreds are available from almost every shelter and all-breed rescue agency. But you may also want to check breed-specific rescue groups.