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



Corpus Christi

Noel is in the guardianship of Gulf Coast Humane Society in Corpus Christi, TX. She has been taken into a program called S.A.V.E., which means she has a special advocate working on her behalf to find a loving home for her. She is seven years old and has found a special place in the heart of her advocate, who writes, "Noel has become a very loving animal over time. She enjoys human interaction and is very attentive. She is recommended to be with children 13 and older, but should definitely be the only animal in the house. Noel is overall a wonderful animal to have." E-mail: veronicaadeleon@hotmail.com for more information or call at 361-225-0845.


"NEED SOME SWEETNESS AND SMILES?? Then I am your girl! My name is Betsy and I love riding in the car, playing fetch, meeting new people, cuddling, and hearing all about your day. I am a 60 lb. Terrier mix who was brought into the shelter as a stray and I am looking for a calm home where we can relax and watch movies together. You bring the popcorn and I will snuggle close to keep you warm! Also, since I am 10 years young I have seen a lot and know that it is better to keep calm and carry on. I am not jumpy, hyper, or easily bothered; just give me some pats and ear scratches and I will be yours forever! So, if you could use somebody to snuggle with who really loves you, come on over and take me home!" Betsy's adoption fee is only $25.00!!! EVER THOUGHT OF FOSTERING? Well, Betsy would be perfect for your first time! Whether short-term or until adoption, anything would help. The Shelter staff will walk you through the process and it would mean so much to Betsy (and all the folks at Pflugerville Animal Shelter). Pflugerville Animal Shelter is located at 1600 Waterbrook Dr, Pflugerville, Texas, 78660. Telephone 512-990-7387.

Friendswood ADOPTED!! Thanks to the efforts of the staff at City of Friendswood Animal Control (FAC), Trudy, in the photo at the left, a senior female Labrador Retriever mix with a beautiful, short chestnut coat was adopted. Trudy is a wonderfully calm dog, walks well on a leash, and loves treats. Although she's found a new, loving home, there are many more like her at FAC. The staff will help you find the perfect dog for your home and family. Phone: 281-996-3390 E-mail: Lbragg@friendswood.com

The City of Friendswood Animal Control (FAC), Friendswood, Texas, operates under the direction of the Friendswood Police Department and is here to serve and protect the citizens and to protect all animals. FAC rescues animals in distress, relocates wildlife to suitable environments and investigates reports of animals running at large. FAC receives and places dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small domestic animals for adoption. Other shelter services include a volunteer program, a lost and found program and a humane education program. Phone: 281-996-3390 E-mail: Lbragg@friendswood.com

Texas Shelters and Rescue Agencies

Pet Helpers Rescue, Austin, TX. To check on currently available dogs, telephone: 512-264-4220. E-mail: hmsusieq@yahoo.com

Austin Austin Animal Center, Austin, TX.

Homeward Bound Animal Rescue, Inc, Bedford, TX, is an all-volunteer, non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to rescuing companion animals and placing them into foster homes until they can be permanently adopted. We are based in Bedford, Texas. The best way to get in touch with us is to call (817) 792-5122 and leave a message.


Baytown Humane Society, Baytown, TX
to relieve the suffering of animals and to improve their chances for adoption into loving and forever homes. Vision... that no animal entering into Baytown Area Shelters need be destroyed due to a lack of loving homes and responsible pet owners. Please don't confuse Baytown Humane Society with Baytown Animal Control!! The city is charged with diminishing the numbers of unwanted animals, while The Humane Society works very hard to find them loving homes before they are destroyed. Telephone: (281) 424-3103


Coppell Animal Services. Coppell, TX
Telephone: 972-304-3515. E-mail: animalservices@ci.coppell.tx.us

Corpus Christi The Gulf Coast Humane Society is the largest no kill animal shelter in South Texas.vWe are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter that houses and cares for hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats. We were founded on January 15th, 1945 by a group of animal lovers with Frances Weil leading the cause. In April of 1998, we began operating out of our current facility which was donated to us by Tom and Cora Keeler. Since our beginning, we have been dedicated to providing the best care possible to the animals under our roof. Our mission is to find loving, responsible forever homes for all of the orphaned animals at GCHS.

Corsicana, TX -- Humane Societey of Navarro County, where staff refuse to give up on finding an old dog a home. For seniors waiting for homes at the shelter, telephone: 903-654-4928 or 903-874-7012. Or E-mail: jtroper@pflash.com


Dallas, TX -- Dog & Kitty City is truly a no kill shelter. Many senior dogs are available for adoption there. Located at 2719 Manor Way, Dallas TX 75235 E-mail: info@dognkittycity.com Or visit the website.


A Different Breed Animal Rescue, Dallax, TX, has a unique approach -- "Attacking the Problem at the Source." The organization's mission is to address the tragic consequences of pet overpopulation by focusing on sterilization, adoption and education. In 2003, the city of Dallas impounded 32,738 dogs and cats. Out of these, 26,157 were killed by lethal injection. A Different Breed Rescue believes the solution to this epidemic is simple: Stop the births! Spay one female dog or cat at four months of age, and in seven years you have prevented 7,300 births. Cats and dogs are born faster than they can be adopted. Founding ADB directors: Monique Voelker, Barbara Canter, Debbie Ferrell, Becky Haisma, and Cathi Wood. A Different Breed Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 600278, Dallas, Texas 75360-0278. Telephone: 214-446-0553


Dallas, TX -- Safe Haven Animal Shelter
A no-kill rescue organization, with a shelter facility in the planning stages; currently operating with foster homes. A designated committee promotes senior animals and special adoption days for the seniors in their care. Safe Haven Animal Shelter, 800 E. Hubbard St., Mineral Wells, TX 76067. Telephone: 817.328.1501.

Dallas/Ft. Worth

DFW CARES (CAnine REScues) E-mail List
Dallas/Ft. Worth-based coalition of breed rescue and all-breed rescue groups. E-mail list used to list available dogs, request assistance, arrange transport and, in general, to network among the members of the rescue community. To subscribe, send an E-mail to: majordomo@click-l.com. Leave subject line blank. In the message section type: subscribe dfwcares. To receive mail in digest form also type: set dfwcares digest

Ft. Worth

Furever Friends, Ft. Worth, TX
Furever Friends, Inc. is an animal rescue organization founded in 1995 by experienced animal welfare volunteers who wanted to work with local animal shelters, veterinarians, and the community to find homes for unwanted and abandoned animals. Furever Friends is not a shelter, but a group of volunteers who foster animals in their homes until permanent homes can be found. Foster animals are brought to adoption sites around the Fort Worth and mid-cities area until suitable homes can be found. No adoptable animal is ever euthanized because a permanent home could not be found. Furever Friends, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization run solely by volunteers. We have no paid staff and all moneys raised through donations, fund raisers, and adoptions are used for the care of Furever Friends' animals. For information about our cats please call (817)361-7205 and for dogs please e-mail shellys@fureverfriends.org

Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie, TX -- Animal Haven Rescue in Grand Prairie, TX. Call them to find out who is currently available: 972-263-4635. E-mail: animalhavenrescue@yahoo.com

Gunbarrel City

Gunbarrel City, TX


Hamilton, TX -- Huts for Mutts Dog Rescue -- The purpose and objective of "Huts For Mutts" is to find homes for loving animals and spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. The group, from small beginnings, has achieved enormous success in the Hamilton area.


Houston Beagle & Hound Rescue, is a non-profit 501-(c)-3, all-volunteer organization dedicated to beagle and hound rescue. We are a small group of volunteers who foster dogs in our homes. Most of our animals come from high-kill animal control facilities where they were scheduled to be euthanized. Our goal is finding homes for the dogs with families who want to continue our mission of giving the neglected dogs a second chance. Houston, TX.; Telephone: (713) 987-2076; E-mail: info@houstonbeaglerescue.org


McKinney, TX -- Animal Care Center at Stonebridge Ranch is a full service veterinary hospital with an adoption program for the medically and behaviorally challenged. Please contact Animal Care Center at Stonebridge Ranch, 972-540-2220 or E-mail docfordogs@yahoo.com


The Oasis Animal Sanctuary, Mission, TX is a small, home- based no-kill animal shelter. We rescue all types of animals, and care for them until they are adopted into loving forever homes. Contact us at animaloasis@hotmail.com or (956) 519-1587.


Pflugerville Animal Shelter is a municipal open intake shelter for the stray, unwanted and homeless animals of the City of Pflugerville. Pflugerville Animal Shelter houses and cares for stray animals, has an adoption program, and works with many reputable rescue groups. The shelter frequently takes in unwanted and stray senior dogs. Adoption includes spay/neuter, de-worming, and vaccinations. Pflugerville Animal Shelter is located at 1600 Waterbrook Dr, Pflugerville, Texas, 78660. Telephone 512-990-7387 Email: PETS@pflugervilletx.gov In the photo is Betsy, a 10-year-old spayed female 60 lb Bullie mix; loves car rides, playing fetch, & cuddling.

San Angelo

The Humane Society of Tom Green County, San Angelo, TX is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting animal welfare through provision of shelter, community education, leadership, and action. Our vision is to end euthanasia of adoptable animals so that, one day, no healthy companion animals will be euthanized for lack of a home, for lack of space, for lack of compassion. Contact Information: Kristin Pfluger, Humane Society Executive Director, TomGreenHumane@wcc.net. Telephone: 915.653.8056.


Guadalupe County Humane Society, Sequin, TX
E-mail: mjdogs1@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 1-830.372.2055.


Sherman, Texas -- Animal Refuge Foundation
ARF, Martha and Jim Hovers' Animal Refuge Foundation, wasn't planned. According to Martha, "The dogs just started showing up." A 25-acre property is home to more than 150 dogs; the bedroom is sleeping quarters for a minimum of 12. ARF, 3377 Spalding Rd., Sherman, TX 75092.

Waco Waco Humane Society -- Energetic, caring, and compassionate people manage and staff this shelter, and focus on ending neglect, cruelty, and overpopulation of companion animals.

If you're looking for a specific breed, please also check the list of breed rescue agencies.