Susie's Senior Dogs (@susiesseniordogs) โ€” A 501c3 organization bringing adoption awareness to overlooked, homeless senior dogs. ๐Ÿถ susie.doggie@gmail.com  ๐Ÿ’Œ DONATE! ๐Ÿ’ธโ†™๏ธ
SILVER SPRING, MD: Lucy is all things family! This girl loves to greet familiar
SILVER SPRING, MD: Lucy is all things family! This girl loves to greet familiar human faces at the end of the day and is the perfect companion for a happy household. Lucy is an active senior who enjoys a good game of tug or a long walk, but as it goes with a lot of senior dogs, she doesn't need to be entertained all the time. Such an enjoyable balance! Lucy is located just outside of #WashingtonDC and hopes somebody nearby will see her story soon. PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County wrote, "Lucy is a 9 year old #bulldog / #boxer mix who was returned to the shelter after six years with her family because of 'landlord reasons.' She lived with another dog and a child, and currently lives with a 9 year old shepherd in her foster home. Lucy is a happy, active dog who loves car rides and long walks. She is crate-trained and house-broken with a regular outdoor toilet routine. She enjoys playing tug with people and dogs, but is content to sit and just chew on her toy of choice, usually a bone or rope toy. She's not a ball-player. She did well at the dog park, but is sometimes reactive on leash. She doesn't bark much, unless someone's at the door, in which case she is very vocal. She is very sweet with people, excited when her fosters comes home, and has a tail that can't be ignored when she wags it, which is often. She likes watching TV, especially Animal Planet, and seems determined to figure out where inside the TV the cats are hiding. She would not be good in a house with real cats. We are an all-volunteer group. All of our animals are in foster homes, and we ask interested adopters to meet the animal before we finalize an adoption. Due to our requirement for a home visit, we generally do not place animals more than an hourโ€™s drive outside Washington, DC." To adopt Lucy, please email the adoption coordinator at pgspca.adopt@gmail.com to request an application! โค๏ธ #seniordog#maryland#adoption#adoptme#adoptdontshop
20.09.2018 21:18:30
When Thursday is Saturday and Saturday is Monday and Monday is Friday... ๐Ÿ˜ #life
When Thursday is Saturday and Saturday is Monday and Monday is Friday... ๐Ÿ˜ #lifeofadog#adoptdontshop
20.09.2018 20:29:27
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BIRMINGHAM, AL: Jilly loves to cuddle so much that she'll paw you and nuzzle you
BIRMINGHAM, AL: Jilly loves to cuddle so much that she'll paw you and nuzzle you until you give her more love! What a sweetie! She's had no adoption interest to speak of, and her application inbox keeps turning up empty after each post on SSD. ๐Ÿคจ Jilly has been living in a boarding facility but recently moved into foster care. She's a very easy dog to love--it's a mystery why no one is interested in adopting her. Jilly prefers a home without dogs but she'll room with cats any day! Overall, Jilly is a beautiful #goldengirl who needs a home to call her very own. PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ’›โญ๏ธ๐ŸŒโ˜€๏ธ @adoptagolden_bham wrote, "This is Jilly and she weighs a tiny 39 pounds of cute. She's a tripod; her left rear leg was amputated some time ago. But here's the good stuff, sheโ€™s usually smiling and ready for an ear scratch, is sweet and pretty and calm, and is a great companion dog. Jilly is a sweetheart, but she would rather be your ONLY sweetheart and not share her home with other dogs as they kinda scare her since she doesn't have all four legs. Jilly ignores dogs as long as they respect her space and arenโ€™t in her home or in her face (but she is *not aggressive* on leash walks or when she is sitting a few feet from other dogs if they are also on leash and not interacting with her). Jilly loves to cuddle with people, she gets along great with cats, she rides well in the car, and her foster says 'she is the easiest dog ever.' Itโ€™s time for Jilly to find a nice owner and a nice home and a really good bed, don't you think? She hopes so; she's looking for you. Please make her dreams come true." Jilly is located in #Birmingham,#Alabama. She can be adopted out of state, but adopters MUST travel to meet and adopt Jilly in person - no transport without meeting Jilly first. To adopt Jilly, please email info@adoptagoldenbirmingham.com with any questions or to request an application. โค๏ธ #seniordog#prettygirl#adoptme#adoptdontshop
19.09.2018 21:11:51
With his breeder life far behind him now, 8 year old Garfield found freedom! He
With his breeder life far behind him now, 8 year old Garfield found freedom! He got ADOPTED! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป Garfield was surrendered to @friendswithfourpaws when he could no longer breed puppies. He has a few reminders of his past life, but a little patience and TLC will go a long way! Garfield now lives in Brooklyn with his new mom Alyse and is adjusting beautifully. He may not have the best past life...but his future is gold!! ๐Ÿ’ฐ Alyse wrote, "We are getting settled. I wasn't necessarily looking for a senior dog, but a friend of mine who has had two senior dogs is always sending me posts of adoptable dogs on Instagram. I saw Garfield's posting and thought he was adorable! I had watched a #Pomeranian earlier this year and was taken by their sweet demeanor and cute looks. I met Garfield last week and was so smitten with his relaxed demeanor and sweetness! He is a perfect size for me because he can accompany me to work daily, and can easily go in a tote bag if he gets too tired walking. I was also very taken with his story - he had a busy past life with a breeder; now he's enjoying the finer things in his retirement! We took Garfield to the groomer to get rid of his matted hair. I think he was inside a lot in his previous life so we are working on going to the bathroom outside. He gets a little afraid of the motorcycles and big trucks on our walks but I think heโ€™ll adjust to Brooklyn in time. He is so sweet and relaxed and Iโ€™m happy heโ€™s in my life!!!" โค๏ธ #seniordog#adoptdontshop
19.09.2018 14:12:46
(near) CHATTANOOGA, TN: Hazel is a low-key pooch looking for a low-key human to
(near) CHATTANOOGA, TN: Hazel is a low-key pooch looking for a low-key human to share life with. She is truly everything you need to come home to at the end of a long stressful work day! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Hazel loves to veg out and soak up the relaxing side of life. And being that she is only 7 years old, she has just started her retirement journey! Unfortunately, Hazel is already nine months in to her shelter stay. โ˜น๏ธ And we really hope to help Hazel find her way before she hits the one year mark. PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ“ฝ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ›‹ @heschatt wrote, "Have your Netflix and chill nights been lonesome? Do you need someone to give you a kiss when you get home? Do you yearn for company on your beautiful autumn walks? Have we got a perfect pup for you! Hazel is a calm older dog. She's 7 years young and still has lots of years left to lounge beside you and watch your favorite TV show. This low-maintenance, mellow gal isn't too needy or too playful - she's just right! Live a hectic, stressful life? When you home to this beauty nothing frazzles her. She's there to remind you to slow down and kick your feet up. Everything will be all right. Hazel prefers to be your one and only dog, but if you do have any dogs who wouldn't edge in on her relaxing time and her position as the 'big boss,' then Hazel says she can make it work. If you currently have a canine at home and are interested Hazel, we request a meet and greet to make sure she approves of a canine sibling. Because our shelter is assisting Humane Society United States in housing the dogs displaced from Hurricane Florence shelters, we have discounted our dog adoption fees to $25 to try and free up space for the incoming animals. Adopters need to fill out an adoption application to be approved by staff. We prefer you meet the dog in person prior to adopt, but we've made exceptions in the past and transport is possible, with help, to the right home!" To adopt Hazel, please email the shelter volunteer at rebectn@hotmail.com with any questions. Humane Educational Society is located at 212 N Highland Park Avenue, #Chattanooga,#TN. โค๏ธ #seniordog#movienights#tennessee#adoptme#adoptdontshop
19.09.2018 01:08:21
ALAMOGORDO, NM: Sometimes trying to get adopted can feel a bit like being stuck
ALAMOGORDO, NM: Sometimes trying to get adopted can feel a bit like being stuck in the mud. Senior sweetheart Timber is back for her THIRD time on SSD. She hasn't been able to move forward to a forever home, not even an inch! Timber loves other dogs of all ages and would make a great addition to almost any household. She has an overall low-key personality and would love to get "unstuck" and find her forever family soon! PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• @arcticrescuesouthwest wrote, "Timber is a super sweet senior gal looking for her forever home. She is 8-9 years old and was surrendered to a shelter when her owners could no longer care for her. She is sweet and laid back. And she is an extremely loving dog who gets along with all people and other dogs. She weighs in at 79 pounds, but Timber is working on a weight loss journey to help with her overall health and mobility. Since coming into rescue this girl has lost 12 pounds and boy is she feeling great! Between having some bad teeth taken out, a cyst removed from her eye, and losing a few pounds, Timber is feeling like a pup again! She loves destuffing squeaky toys and chewing on bones is her absolute favorite. Timber would love a home with a doggy door where she has access to a yard of her own and can keep her own potty schedule. She loves relaxed walks or easy hikes and hanging out watching TV on the dog bed or couch. She is good with other dogs ranging from puppies to other seniors! She was very good about being groomed and travels well in the car. We adopt out of state and have adopters across the country, but do require our adopters to pick up Timber in person." To adopt Timber, please email arsw@arcticrescue.com with any questions or to submit your application! โค๏ธ #seniordog#newmexixo#alamogordo#southwest#adoptme#adoptdontshop
18.09.2018 17:25:48
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ALBANY, NY: Believe it or not, 8 year old Mae is back for a third plea in search
ALBANY, NY: Believe it or not, 8 year old Mae is back for a third plea in search of her forever home. Mae is so sweet, but, sadly, she's had a tough go at life so far. She's had countless litters of puppies and likely never been considered a part of anyone's family. At first Mae may act shy, but she comes around quickly with gentle love and care. We are determined to help this momma dog find the life she's always deserved but has never had the chance to find until now. PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ @helporphanpuppies rescue wrote, "Despite what has clearly been a hard life, Mae has slowly blossomed into a more outgoing, confident girl who enjoys living the spoiled life in a home (and who can blame her for that!). Because Mae can still be frightened occasionally by new things, she would do better in a quieter home. She adores children, but would probably do best with quieter older children. And it's important to give her the time to settle in and learn the routine and rules of her new home. Mae is grateful for every act of kindness, loving touch, and kind word. She will lay at your feet while you work, or happily curl up to you on the couch or in your car. She's currently in foster care with multiple other dogs of all sizes and gets along with everyone! She is interested in the cat, but does not chase. Mae is a #hound and thus will pick up a scent and follow it to the end of the Earth! Because of this, she'll need a secure, fenced-in yard with a minimum 4-foot fence. Mae came in with 12 tumors and heartworm disease, but she has recovered from the heartworm treatment and all of her tumors have been removed and were benign! Additionally, she had a fractured right leg which was initially thought to be the result of the multiple BB pellets which could be palpated in her leg. Sadly, it was later determined that what was believed to be BB pellets are actually multiple bullet fragments. The vet has recommended not to remove the fragments given their location and that they appear to be older, but it should be monitored. Mae is located in #Albany,#NewYork. She can be adopted within ~60 miles.โ€œ To adopt Mae, please email rescue@helporphanpuppies.org to apply! โค๏ธ #seniordog
18.09.2018 00:50:34
๐Ÿถ HAPPY MONDAY! A huge thank you to the incredibly talented @ladyaxolotl (Sophie
๐Ÿถ HAPPY MONDAY! A huge thank you to the incredibly talented @ladyaxolotl (Sophie) for choosing Susie's Senior Dogs as the recipient of her winnings from a recent design contest!! *Sophie handed over her $500 to senior dogs!!* Many of you are familiar with the ever-popular, ever-inspiring @wolfgang2242 - or, Steve, as he is otherwise known. ๐Ÿ˜Š Steve held a design contest for his latest t-shirts and Sophie's art was the chosen winner! Instead of keeping the money (which would have been a perfectly acceptable thing to do), she generously chose to pass along the money to SSD so we could continue helping more senior dogs in need. (Also to be noted, Steve generously gives half the proceeds of his t-shirt sales to SSD!!) I asked Sophie to write a little bit about about why senior dogs hold a place in her heart... Sophie shares, "A few years ago I lost my mixed-breed border collie Millie at 15. She was the sweetest, kindest dog ever, and was loved all her life - but it was clear she needed so much more from us as she got older (just like people do). I hate the thought of older dogs in need not having a loving family around them in their older years, it's so important and each one of them deserves it. I also love the quirks rescue animals often have - they each have their own stories to tell which I think makes them more special and interesting. I rescued my cockatiel Freya last year - nobody wanted her because she had a bald spot, but she's the sweetest (and strangest!) little bird ever. She's living proof that looks aren't everything (even though I think she's adorable)! I couldn't be without her now, and would absolutely adopt an older dog in the future instead of buying a new puppy - while every animal deserves a good home, older animals deserve a second chance at life and need our love so much more." โค๏ธ #seniordogs#mondaysarentsobad
17.09.2018 14:55:03
Popped by #adoptapalooza in #NYC today and met this little senior cutie! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Nona
Popped by #adoptapalooza in #NYC today and met this little senior cutie! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Nona! Volume up for a quick blurb on how @waggytailrescue rescued her from the @nycacc. Nona is 13 years old and has been to several adoption events now, but nobody submits application for her. ๐Ÿ˜• She is good with dogs (who wonโ€™t pounce on her) and respectful children. She still has tons of energy and needs a good home!! Nona weighs 9 pounds and is up for adoption in NYC. ๐Ÿ“ง waggyadopt@gmail.com โค๏ธ #seniordog#newyorkcity#adoptme#adoption#adoptdontshop
16.09.2018 20:29:24
"Iโ€™ve been following Susieโ€™s Senior Dogs for years now and have wanted to adopt
"Iโ€™ve been following Susieโ€™s Senior Dogs for years now and have wanted to adopt a #seniordog for the longest time. When I moved out of my momโ€™s house I adopted an absolutely amazing #pitbull mix named Wilbur, and though heโ€™s no senior, heโ€™s been the absolute light of my life. Fast forward two years and I set my sights on adopting again. My childhood dog was an absolute angel named Tommy, a dachshund who lived to be almost 16. I knew I loved the breed so I did some searching on Petfinder and came across Frankโ€™s face. He was at a local shelter and had been there a while. He had been pulled from a county shelter to a smaller, no-kill facility (@bfas_atl of #Atlanta) and had a bite record at both places. The rescue guessed his age to be around 10. At the shelter I went in to meet him and fell in love. He seemed quiet, sweet, and just really starved for affection (not starved for food though- the dude was extremely overweight). I brought Wilbur in for a meet-and-greet two days later and by the end of the week I brought him home. Frank is without a doubt the most challenging dog Iโ€™ve ever known. He bites if you pick him up the wrong way, heโ€™s got extreme food aggression, he resource guards like a literal dragon, and he has a tendency to eat his own poop. But past that, he is crazy affectionate, loves nothing more than to snuggle, and has become my fat little shadow. In his grumpy old man eyes, it is so plain to see how much that little guy loves me and relies on me. It took some time, serious frustration and wondering how this was ever going to work, but itโ€™s now been two months and Frank has settled his way into my heart. Love, Shelly, Wilbur, and Frank" โค๏ธ #adoptdontshop
16.09.2018 17:09:22
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SOUTH BEND, IN: Tessa isn't grey, she's sugar coated!! This 11 year old dame has
SOUTH BEND, IN: Tessa isn't grey, she's sugar coated!! This 11 year old dame has a sleek style with high intelligence to match. She also has a carefree side to her -- a dip in the kiddie pool anyone? Tessa is just so fun! So, you'll probably be surprised to hear that this lovely lady has been waiting at the shelter for SIX loooong years. ๐Ÿ˜” She has such a desirable personality and it's a shame she's been without a family for all this time. PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿญ A shelter volunteer wrote, "Tessa is a very well-trained, 11 year old mixed-breed dog. She was adopted from Pet Refuge when she was a 10 month old puppy. We later learned that Tessa and the other dog in the home never got along well, and when Tessa was 5 years old she was returned to Pet Refuge. Tessa is incredibly smart, has done agility classes, is highly food-motivated, is a skilled snuggler, and LIVES for car rides, walks and special treats - cheeseburgers. She loves to be told how good she is and is always ready to sit, stay, shake or 'sit pretty' for a treat. Tessa has gone to grammar schools to visit children. She loves to swim in kiddie pools, and wade in lakes, and run and roll in grass and rest with her head on a pillow. She is a laid-back, loving dog who has never met a human she doesnโ€™t like. She is great with all people! Tessa is reactive to other dogs and small animals. She can be distracted from reacting to other dogs by using treats and keeping a distance while on walks, but Tessa needs to be the only animal in the home, and she requires a fenced-in yard. Tessa has also been on anti-seizure meds for some time. Her seizures are well controlled, but she will have to stay on meds for the rest of her life. She has been overlooked for years. Tessa is fiercely loved and treasured by us, but every dog deserves her own people. We believe Tessaโ€™s forever human is still out there waiting to meet her and take her HOME." To adopt Tessa, please email shelter volunteer Kristen at vandykemiller@gmail.com with any questions or to request an application! @petrefugesouthbend animal shelter is located at 4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN. โค๏ธ #seniordog#indiana#adoptdontshop
15.09.2018 01:13:01
"We wanted to send you an update on Shadow - originally 'Alma' at @miamianimalse
"We wanted to send you an update on Shadow - originally 'Alma' at @miamianimalserv - who we adopted after seeing her posted on Susie Senior Dogs in the spring of 2014. I convinced my husband to let us adopt her while I was pregnant with our third child and we were getting ready to move into a new condo in the city of Chicago. Looking back, it was an impulsive decision and we are very lucky it worked out. We had to invest in a LOT of training when we first got her, including an intensive two-week boot camp and follow-up class. She was initially very leash reactive to dogs and squirrels and was completely untrained. Now she is easy to walk around the neighborhood, follows basic commands, and is #GoodCanineCertified. Shadow is great with our children, especially our exuberant youngest. And while she and our other dog Cocoa will never be friends, they each accept the otherโ€™s presence. Our vet estimates she is likely 12 to 14 years old now. Other than a single surgery to remove a wart and a grade 1 MST, and a daily Proin, she does not have any health issues. She has a lot of energy for an old dog! She loves chasing the ball in our front yard in the city. And she still makes it up our 2nd floor walk up three times a day! -Jennifer" โค๏ธ #seniordog#alittlelovegoesalongway
14.09.2018 20:23:28
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