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"Woody" was given up when his elderly guardian could no longer care for him
Product recalls and other action items for your attention
Six-year-old "Wrigley" was considered "unadoptable"; he is living happily ever after in his forever home

THE ADOPTION CENTER

Lists and descriptions of agencies, apps, other resources to help you locate a senior dog to adopt

Relax, enjoy, give it time.....

GETTING SETTLED.....and BLOSSOMING

Advice from the field.... down-to-earth suggestions on how to begin and continue a good relationship with your adopted dog

A senior dog should have a wellness check-up every six months.

THE WELLNESS CENTER

The top ten health tips and a handy chart on aging symptoms and how to deal with them.

12-y-o Golden Retriever "Gypsy" on a trip to San Francisco

THE LIFESTYLE CENTER

Safety, happiness, fun.....so many ways to keep your senior safe, comfortable, and engagged

Christine Derr, foster volunteer, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, CA
How to find a new home for a senior......how to get financial help
If only they could read!

NEWS and VIEWS

News -- current topics
Views -- commentary on some interesting issues

 

Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary, Spring Hill, KS

ABOUT THE SENIOR DOGS PROJECT

Teri Goodman with Tux, 12 years old, October 2018

Teri Goodman founded the Senior Dogs Project in 1997, when she became aware of the plight of senior dogs in shelters -- they rarely made it out alive, no matter how loving or sweet they may have been.  She has a B.A. in Psychology, specializing in human and animal learning, and has written for Dog Fancy magazine on the topic of senior dogs. In founding The Senior Dogs Project and maintaining the srdogs website, her goal has been to inspire and facilitate the adoption of senior dogs and to provide useful, up-to-date information on how to keep senior dogs healthy and happy.  The mission of the Senior Dogs Project is to ensure that every senior dog leads the happiest, healthiest life possible in a stable, loving environment.  More on the back-story.....

COMMENTS ABOUT THE SENIOR DOGS PROJECT

Senior male chocolate brown labrador retriever dog sitting facing the camera isolated on a white background

"The Senior Dogs Project has been a strong and active consumer advocate, beginning with the B.A.R.K.S. (Be Aware of Rimadyl's Known Side Effects) campaign of 1998, which led to the FDA's mandate to include a Consumer Information Sheet with all prescriptions for veterinary medicines."

-- Jean Townsend (who lost her senior dog "George" to Rimadyl poisoning) Former Editor, Dog Health E-mail List