The Adoption Center

 The site has several lists you can browse to look for a senior dog to adopt:
  • Seniors-Only Rescue Groups and Sanctuaries — This list is organized by state and describes organizations that will have dogs as young as seven years and sometimes into their teens.  In addition to adoption, there will be opportunities for foster care and “hospice” care.
  • Shelters, Other Rescue Groups  — Also organized geographically, the list cites organizations that will have dogs of all ages, but have made a commitment to do all they can to adopt out the seniors who come their way.  They will usually start their “senior” category at seven years.  Both adoption and foster care are generally possible through these groups.
  • Breed Rescue Groups  –These organizations are focused on rescue of a specific breed and will have dogs of all ages, including seniors.  And, of course, you can offer to foster, if you're not ready to adopt.

If you don't have time to browse lists, here are other quick ways to look:

  • Petfinder — Just type in your Zipcode and specify “dog,” and you’ll find listings in your area.  You can then further refine your search by choosing "senior."
  • Petfinder App — This app for your phone enables you to search by geographical area, type of pet, and many other categories, including “senior dog."
  • Adopt-a-Pet -- another search engine you can use
  • Interactive Map —   Dots on this map pinpoint the locations of senior dog rescues in the United States, and include a brief description and the opportunity to get driving directions via Google.  Senior dog rescue groups are forming all the time, so the map may not be up to date.