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
"A few months ago after seeing this beauty on Susie's Senior Dogs we drove 150 m
"A few months ago after seeing this beauty on Susie's Senior Dogs we drove 150 miles to adopt a dog who was in 'jail' for about two years. Alice (far right) was somewhat 'vicious' -- growling and biting those who did not have food in their hand. She had bad teeth, was about 2lbs overweight (treats were the only way to handle her) and she was just plain disagreeable, nervous, and untrusting. Fast forward a few months...Alice is calm, doesn't bite any longer, kept all her teeth after a thorough cleaning, and now gives kisses. Alice has become one of us in a remarkably short amount of time. You see we live and travel full time in an RV. Our children do not want to have kids of their own we will not be grandparents so we have our well loved pups. Since adopting Alice from @austinpetsalive she has traveled to Corpus Christi & Brownsville, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Yuma, AZ, Reno, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Moab, UT, the Grand Canyon, Vail, CO, Arapahoe National Forest in CO, and now we are in Denver visiting friends. Alice went from walking a block to now walking a mile. We also just adopted two additional senior rescues from @maxfund. Scooter and his seeing eye dog Cheech (a big thank you to @Wolfgang2242). Our family is complete. Follow our silly RVing journey at @Senior_Dogs_RV! -Diana and Mike" โค๏ธ #seniordog#livingthelife#RV#travel#travelwithdogs#adoptdontshop
21.07.2018 16:55:40
NEW YORK, NY: Repost for Fern! How can this be? Fern has been up for adoption fo
NEW YORK, NY: Repost for Fern! How can this be? Fern has been up for adoption for over four months, and she even attended SSD's recent adoption event in June. But her โ€œadopted fileโ€ still keeps turning up empty. ๐Ÿ˜• Fern is very friendly with other dogs and she LOVES cats! She may act a little "aloof" with you at first, but she very quickly warms up and before you know Fern will be dancing every time you walk in the door. PLEASE SHARE! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ @waggytailrescue wrote, "Fern is a 10 year old, 8lb spayed #Chihuahua. She was in a high kill shelter for almost two months then went to a longtime trusted foster but had no luck finding her forever home. She now has a new foster and still searching for a forever home. Fern is a chill, quiet little pup who loves dogs (especially other Chihuahuas!) and, amazingly, she loves cats! Her mood is 'silly' (in a cute way!). And she jumps and wags her tail a lot and it's 'party time' every time you get home. She is quite energetic for her age and loves to play and run up and down the long hallway.' At first, Fern is stand-off (ish). But she becomes more affectionate with time and will sit in your lap and allow you to hold her. And eventually she will follow you everywhere in the house, like a little shadow. Fern will do best in an environment with no children, since she requires some handling experience. She is trained to use the wee wee pad (most of the time!). If you think you can offer her a fantastic environment in her golden years, we urge you to apply!" To adopt Fern, please email waggyadopt@gmail.com with any questions or to submit your application. Adopters MUST meet Fern in person in NYC! She cannot be transported. Adoption application will be required. โค๏ธ #seniordog#nyc#newyork#adoption#adoptdontshop
21.07.2018 01:23:19
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"Hi Susie's Senior Dogs,

I wrote to you last summer when we lost our Oliver Jam
"Hi Susie's Senior Dogs, I wrote to you last summer when we lost our Oliver James Picklebottom at age 16 (after adopting him at age 12). I said that I would do it all over a million times again because he was so worth it. I'm thrilled to say that our sweet Oliver sent us another senior dog and we would love to introduce you to Mr. Franklin Theodore Lizardlips. Frank came to us from @UmbrellaofHope. He was found as a stray, taken to our local shelter and was never claimed. He was our foster dog for all of 5 hours before we knew he was staying even though we most certainly do NOT need six dogs (how does this keep happening?). I have to say that one of our other dogs, Duma, REALLY campaigned to keep him. Frank is around 7 years old. Like our Oliver, he had to have all of his remaining teeth removed because they were rotten and so his tongue sticks out like Oliver's did. Also like Oliver, he feels entitled to the good things in life, expects to sleep in the bed with us, chases lizards in the backyard, LOVES to go 'bye-bye' and flirts with all of the ladies. This dog has NEVER had a bad day in his entire life. I want to point that out because not all rescued dogs were abused or had bad beginnings. Not all of them have baggage and many just seamlessly fit into their new families as if they have always lived there. This is Frank. I'd like to think that he was a loved pet and something happened to his person which resulted in him getting lost and ending up at the shelter. He is confident, loving and precocious. He is housebroken and leash trained. This is a dog who has slept in the bed with someone almost every night of his life and he KNOWS he deserves it. And he is ours... Thank you for sending him to us, sweet Oliver. -Dee, Shawn and the Poo Crew (Sally, Willy, Santa, Humbug, Duma and Frank)" โค๏ธ #seniordog#scragglemuffin#loved#adoptdontshop
20.07.2018 17:31:09
Doesnโ€™t everyone shower with their dog?! ๐Ÿ›€ ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜† #savewater
Doesnโ€™t everyone shower with their dog?! ๐Ÿ›€ ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜† #savewater...more
20.07.2018 02:39:07
(near) SAN DIEGO, CA: Beauty and brains and lover to all! Pearl is the total pac
(near) SAN DIEGO, CA: Beauty and brains and lover to all! Pearl is the total package! Unfortunately, despite being such a gem this special senior hasn't had even an ounce of adoption interest. Pearl's journey to finding forever love for her retirement years began back in December 2017 when she was at the shelter. Her personality is top notch, she is a lover of other animals, and just a true sweetheart. She's a girl's girl, a guy's girl, an animal's girl...she's everyone's girl! Can't we help her find what she deserves? PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘ @bff_pet_rescue wrote, "So far there has been no interest on Pearl. There have been no adoption inquires and her foster posts her multiple times a day. Pearl arrived at the shelter in December 2017. She became stressed and her health started to deteriorate at the shelter so the shelter staff considered humanely euthanizing her. We decided to pull Pearl and her foster stepped up to offer her home thinking we would only have her a few days or weeks. But under her foster's care, Pearl has thrived. Pearl is is very easygoing. She is fostered with Chihuahuas, pit bulls, maltipoos, etc! She is overall easy. She just wants a decent meal, some scratches on the head, a comfy place to lay down and a short walk a couple times a day. She had most likely never been in a house, but quickly learned how nice it is and loves it. Sheโ€™s 95% potty trained, we go a week or so and she might have an accident and we think itโ€™s probably because of smell (she is fostered with lots of puppies). But for the most part she holds it until she is let outside. She would love to be in a home with someone that isnโ€™t gone for long periods. And she likes being a princess, so she doesnโ€™t care if they have other dogs or not at home. Pearl is on apoquel for itching, CBD, and metacam. She will need these life long maintenance. And distance is not an issue, adopter would just need to cover the costs associated to transport." To adopt Pearl, please email summer.parker@yahoo.com to apply! Pearl is located in #Temecula,#CA - 1.5 hours from #SanDiego. (Photo by @lartelgphotography) โค๏ธ #seniordog#adoptme#socal#adoptdontshop
20.07.2018 01:29:41
(near) HELENA, MT: Sweet Suzy Sunshine! This 9 year old lady still has the spiri
(near) HELENA, MT: Sweet Suzy Sunshine! This 9 year old lady still has the spirit of a puppy with the charm of seniorhood under her belt. Suzy is one of the longer residents at her shelter and is hoping to make her way out soon. And who can resist that sunny smile?! Beautiful Suzy is eager to find a snuggle-buddy to curl up to after you've had a long day at the office - she'll truly melt all your problems away! PLEASE SHARE to help Suzy find forever love! โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ @macleananimaladoptioncentergf wrote, "Suzy is a 9 year old #Labrador mix. She was an owner surrender โ€“ her elderly owner had medical issues. Suzy was living with two small breed dogs so she does enjoy the companionship of other dogs, so long as they are well mannered. She did play well with some younger, small dogs here but doesnโ€™t like it when they get in her face. She is an absolute sweetheart โ€“ and she has been a bit stressed as her previous owner took back the two smaller dogs so now Suzy is all alone. Donโ€™t let her age fool you, this girl is young at heart with the playful spirit of a puppy. She loves to go on walks and would do wonderfully at any dog park. She is a sweet loving girl who will keep you warm while you snuggle up to read your favorite book. The best home for Suzy would be one that has a calm atmosphere, probably best with adults and older children. She doesnโ€™t need an overly active owner but one who does enjoy walks. Suzy is current on all routine vaccines, spayed and house trained." To adopt Suzy, please email Jackie at operations@macleananimaladoptioncenter.org with any questions or to apply! @macleananimaladoptioncentergf is located at 900 25th Avenue NE, #GreatFalls,#MT. โค๏ธ #seniordog#montana#adoptme#adoptdontshop
18.07.2018 23:22:51
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(near) SAN FRANCISCO, CA: 8 year old Miss Izzy can't understand why she's having
(near) SAN FRANCISCO, CA: 8 year old Miss Izzy can't understand why she's having so much trouble attracting a human. She is dog friendly, great with children, and very quiet in the house. She's had a few people inquire about her...but then everything fizzles out. So frustrating! Izzy was originally found abandoned on a boat and near starving. She has been looking for a permanent home for a several months now and can't wait to get started living her best life yet! But in order to do so, she needs someone to give her that chance. PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’• @oaklandanimalservices wrote, "8 year old Izzy was found on a boat, close to starving by Oaklandโ€™s animal control officers. Itโ€™s not clear if she was abandoned or if her owner passed away. She's a huge cuddle bug (possibly the best cuddler in the world!) who just wants to give you love and kisses. Izzy has plenty of energy and still loves to play, but she's fairly undemanding and happy to spend the day lounging on the couch. During a recent lake walk, she kept play bowing at her canine walking buddy and demonstrated how great she is with people (postmen, children, etc!). You can take toys and even food directly from her and she won't bat an eye. And she is a fast learner -- she learned a hand command for 'sit' in only a couple weeks. Izzy is great with other dogs. She's always happy to see and sniff other dogs when on a walk. She is *never* aggressive towards them, even if they're reactive and snap at her she'll back off but still be just as willing to engage in a friendly manner. Given her history with food insecurity, it would be best to feed her around other dogs with supervision at first. But she would probably get used to that quickly in a house she shared with another dog. Izzy has some mobility struggles in her back legs. She can still walk and run (quite fast actually) but has a hard time balancing. As a result she can't really climb more than a stair or two. Potential adopters must meet Izzy in order to adopt.โ€ To adopt Izzy, please email oasfostering@gmail.com to apply! Izzy is up for adoption with @oaklandanimalservices in #Oakland,#CA. โค๏ธ #seniordog#adoptme#northerncalifornia
18.07.2018 00:57:35
"Hi Sara and Simon,

I wanted to introduce you to my version of Sara and Simon,
"Hi Sara and Simon, I wanted to introduce you to my version of Sara and Simon, Sophia and Scrappy. Before I happened upon your page, I was a lost college kid suffering from depression and looking for ways to cope. I ended up getting a tiny, scruffy Chihuahua off of Craigslist - which wasnโ€™t the most well thought out decision for me, but it ended up being the best one I could have ever made for myself. He was an overweight, 5 year old Chi with overgrown nails and fur. Adopting Scrappy helped me through some dark times and eventually lead me to becoming a veterinarian. The week after I graduated, I made the second best decision and adopted a 3.5 year old pit bull named Princess Sophia, or Sophia for short. It was a bit challenging to find the right dog for us, given I wanted a running partner that would tolerate the grumpy old man Scrappy has become. Well, weโ€™ve had Sophia for two months now and she completes our little family. She gives Scrappy his space and loves her runs in the afternoons with me. They both go to the dog park occasionally and itโ€™s quite a site to see them, as Sophia runs throughout the entire property while scrappy stays on the perimeter peeing every 5 feet. I have always preferred adopting middle aged/old dogs. I have fostered every age through Purple Power Animal Welfare Society, but seniors are exactly my pace. I know mine have completed my life in ways I never knew could be. Love, Dr. Carolyn, Scrappy (11 yr), and Sophia (3.5 yr)" โค๏ธ #seniordogs#happytails#somuchlove#adoptdontshop
17.07.2018 21:46:50
Sheโ€™s a super-lucky-duck shelter pup! 8 year old Nikita got ADOPTED!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜ Nikit
Sheโ€™s a super-lucky-duck shelter pup! 8 year old Nikita got ADOPTED!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜ Nikita was one of 800+ animals at @mcaspets who were (are) yearning for a home. Supposedly, โ€˜Texas tan dogsโ€™ are overlooked often at the shelter because people feel they are โ€˜ordinaryโ€™ looking rather than getting to know the personality type. ๐Ÿ˜ Thankfully, Natasha and John were on a mission to get to know Nikita. And wow! Did everyone win! After a (natural) settling in period, Nikita is thriving with her new family and - even better - her personality is shining!! ๐Ÿ˜ Natasha and John wrote, "After seeing Nikita on SSD, I knew she was the right dog for us! We brought her home on the 9th and it took her a few days to relax and settle in... But wow what a dog! This sweet, quiet, licky girl has had a hard life but she is very happy to have found her retirement home. She is the best at walking on a leash and likes slow walks with lots of sniffs best. She loves her toys and is content to squeak them to herself when it is time for the kennel. Her favorite sleeping position is on her back with a paw in each direction, and she loves to give her sister (a 12y/o golden mix) quick licks as she walks by. Though we know it will be a long road, we can't wait for her to recover from her heartworms so we can start playing ball in the backyard (accidentally dropped a tennis ball and she seemed to have a blast chasing it down) and taking her on a jog when she fancies it. We look forward to many years of toothless grins and sloppy kisses with this amazing girl." โค๏ธ #seniordog#luckyduck#adopted#adoptdontshop
17.07.2018 01:51:50
**EDIT: IN-RESCUE!!** (near) LOS ANGELES, CA: Oh-so-bonded and having an oh-so-h
**EDIT: IN-RESCUE!!** (near) LOS ANGELES, CA: Oh-so-bonded and having an oh-so-hard time getting any human love! Senior boys Dusty and Frosty were found together on the streets of #LosAngeles. They loath being apart and feel anxious when separated. The shelter is working hard to find them a home together but not having any luck. Frosty has some skin allergies that needs desperate attention - something that only a special adopter and forever home can truly provide. A shelter can only do so much, and it's TLC that is needed most right now. PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก @sgvhumanesociety wrote, "Dusty and Frosty are very bonded, very gentle and super sweet senior #LabradorRetriever mixes. Dusty is 10 years old and 55lbs and Frosty is about 13 years old and 74lbs. They were found lost roaming together streets and while we are not certain that they are biological brothers, we can tell that they share a very strong bond. They were microchipped but nobody came to look for them and the shelter has not been able to locate owners after several attempts. And, sadly, there has been no interest in them from potential adopters. Both boys are rather medium energy, they walk good on leash, although Frosty can pull sometimes. They are very affectionate and very good meeting different kind of people. And probably would be very good with kids. They have been socialized with other dogs in our parallel dog runs and on walks to the park and they are relaxed. (Potential adopters are encouraged to bring their pets to the shelter for a Meet-and-Greet with boys to make sure that everyone gets along.) Unfortunately, the shelter does not test dogs with cats. Dusty is in a great shape with no medical issues. Frosty experiences an allergy which manifests as very itchy lesions on his body. Although these lesions got a little better since Frosty got to the shelter they are still not improving enough and are very uncomfortable and itchy. Frosty needs professional care and a comfortable environment to spend his golden years with his best friend Dusty.โ€œ To adopt Dusty & Frosty, email rescuecommittee@sgvhumane.org to apply! @sgvhumanesociety is located at 851 E Grand Ave, #SanGabriel,#CA. โค๏ธ #seniordog
16.07.2018 23:34:55
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ALAMOGORDO, NM: Got room on that couch? Timber is looking for a spot to stay! Th
ALAMOGORDO, NM: Got room on that couch? Timber is looking for a spot to stay! This pretty, voluptuous gal is more of a cuddler rather than your outdoorsy type - although, for health reasons, it's been recommended she get lose a few pounds and she does enjoy her (slow) walks! Timber is great with other dogs of all ages and is a special companion with many happy days ahead of her to be had. She just needs someone to give her that chance! PLEASE SHARE! ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’“ @ArcticRescue wrote, "Timber 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 90 lbs (!!!) but will be working on returning to a trimmer figure now that she is in rescue. Timber likes to go walking but isn't up for much strenuous exercise right now because she needs to lose some weight. We're working on getting her on a diet and stepping up the regular exercise. She'll probably always be more of a cuddler than an adventure junkie. On her walks she walks ok on leash and tends to like to enjoy the scenery as she goes, sniffing and meandering along, rather than walking with a purpose! She could use a refresher on basic obedience, but is so mellow that it is not really an issue. Timber's previous owner reported she was good with kids and cats, but we do not have any first hand information. However, 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#newmexico#adoptme#adoptdontshop
16.07.2018 01:30:05
Remember Rocky from the Texas shelter with over 800 animals? We are so happy to
Remember Rocky from the Texas shelter with over 800 animals? We are so happy to announce that Rocky got ADOPTED!! ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’• You may think...what's one success story in a sea of so many homeless animals in need? Well, for Rocky it truly means EVERYTHING. And we encourage every pet lover and anyone contemplating bringing home a new pet to give a shelter dog the same chance that Rocky has found. Thanks to his new mom Ann who followed her heart, Rocky's life is changed for good for his forever!! Ann wrote, "I heard that Rocky from @mcaspets in Texas had a following and that you might enjoy a few pictures. He is a completely different dog, and just joyful! Itโ€™s heartwarming to see such a transformation. I always prefer adult and senior dogs for adoption. They are calmer, there is less chewing and destruction than with puppies and young dogs, they are usually housebroken (or are easy to train because their bladders are fully developed), they are appreciative, grateful, and loyal. And, they desperately need our help. As you know, there is a high euthanasia rate in shelters because seniors are very frequently overlooked or passed over for younger dogs and puppies. Plus, I am getting older and feel more comfortable with an older dog. I lost my senior American Bulldog/Sharpei mix unexpectedly in March, and was devastated. I never intended to get another dog, but MCAS posted urgently that they were over capacity. That means many dogs are risk for euthanasia. I contemplated for a few days and kept hearing a voice in my head and heart, maybe it was my sweet lost Stubbs, telling me that I had the ability to save a life. I decided to honor Stubbs' spirit by adopting an older dog who otherwise might not make it out. Rocky is a lovely boy, and everyone is getting along very well. He is a very welcome addition to our family. Rocky is part American bulldog, and even looks similar to my Stubbs. So far, he is a perfect fit, and he is so joyous now! He's putting weight on and is looking healthy and happy. I am honored that I could give him a good home to spend his senior years." โค๏ธ #seniordog#adopted#loved
15.07.2018 18:48:11
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