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


West Virginia

Cottageville Angel is nine years old. She has lived outside for most of her life and isn't housebroken or spayed. Although she is scared at the moment, her basic nature is very sweet. Her family moved and left her behind, which is the reason for her worried state. Although she's confused and fearful and seems to have given up hope, we are not giving up on her. We love her and are determined to help her pick up the broken pieces of her life and find a new forever home that will show her she can trust people again. If that home could be yours, please send a private message via Facebook or email thepawssquad@yahoo.com
Can anyone help little Giz? He is a sweet little senior Chihuahua who isn't snippy or demanding, for he hasn't been coddled. Quite the opposite! Giz was in a horrible situation that was unstable and volatile. He learned to "go with the flow." He is believed to be 8-9 years old and probably weighs 8-9 pounds, needs to be neutered and brought up-to-date on shots but, even more important, he needs to be loved. He will dance to show his appreciation! E-mail: Draema/Bobbie --

When contacting us, please indicate if you are a rescue or adopter.

Animal Rights Fur-Ever (ARF): a group of local volunteers assisting with the Jackson County (West Virginia) Animal Services rescue/transport program. See the list of ARF's adoptable animals.

Cottageville The Paws Squad is a 501(c)3 no-kill rescue with adoption and foster programs made up of community volunteers dedicated to saving the lives of dogs and cats in jeopardy. We provide refuge, aid and care for unwanted, abandoned and abused animals from the high-kill facility in our count , free from the threat of euthanasia and the community when we can.. The Paws Squad is the only group pulling animals from the Logan pound.. We ensure the animals are cared for both emotionally and physically by foster families prior to their rescue and/or adoption into loving, responsible homes, and we strongly support spaying and neutering so that the numbers of unwanted animals in the state of West Virginia be kept to a minimum.


Our email is thepawssquad@yahoo.com

Cottageville Jackson County Animal Shelter
This is a small rural shelter where the staff have been working hard to find homes for all their adoptable dogs. At times the shelter must take in dogs due to legal action, and it becomes very full. If you can take one of the seniors, it would mean so much. Click on this link to see the list of currently available dogs.
Point Pleasant

Mason County Animal Shelter
Mason County Shelter is a small shelter in a very rural part of West Virginia. This shelter accepts animals for $1.00, and most times people won't even pay that, so they toss the puppies, dogs, cats and kittens over the fence or put them in the "night deposit" box. This shelter NEEDS help. The animals here are wonderful! PLEASE help save their lives! Rescues and adoptive homes, please call the Mason County contact people: Judy or Kimberly Oliver (catndog@ezwv.com) at (304-675-6458)or Missy Holestin (x5dogs@aol.com) at (304)395-1312 after 9:00pm for information on how you can send donations or rescue one or more of these precious dogs and cats.


Monroe County Animal League is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Monroe County does not have an animal shelter. All pets are fostered by individuals. We're willing to assist with transportation when needed and anxious to work with you to help you find the pet you desire. Monroe County Animal League, Inc., PO Box 343, Union, WV 24983. Phone: (304) 772-4445; E-mail: mcalwv@hotmail.com

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.