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Senior Spotlight

We envision a world where every senior dog thrives, and no old dog dies alone and afraid. Ensuring senior dogs find loving, forever homes is central to that vision. There are many benefits and reasons to adopt a senior dog, and we hope to show the world what incredible companions they are.

Here are some adoptable senior dogs located across the country. Please check in with each organization to learn more about how to adopt a shelter or rescue dog.

small black dog with grey face

Papa (bonded to Nana)

Papa and Nana met in high school and have been sweethearts ever since. Papa remembers asking Nana to be his companion at the prom, but she remembers it was homecoming. These little muffins attribute their continued happiness to never going to bed angry and always sharing treats. Papa likes to chill...

brown and black dog


Meet Cudi the sweetest senior boy ever! he just wants a forever home with someone who will be home all the time. He very much loves his people and has some anxiety when he is left.  He loves to ride in the car and hang his head out in the breeze.  He is good with other friendly dogs and just wants a...

grey muzzled dog with red toy


Lorenzo is like a fine wine - aged to perfection with just the right mix of energy and a desire to be a couch companion! It's hard to believe, but he was found at a stray in Utah and was transported to SpokAnimal in Washington State in hopes of finding a home through their Hearts & Paws program...

smiling dark grey pit bull


Hiya, thanks for stopping to meet me. I just want what every dog does, a safe and comfortable home where I can be treasured.  I'd really like a home with a doggie friend. Cats are fine by me too!   I'm a fun loving gal who delights in car rides... head out the window feelin' the breeze!  Couch...

grey and white pitbull


Hi, I'm Brutus aka Bru! I'm a sweet senior fella who's looking for my retirement home. I've lived a life full of adventure and fun, and now it's time for me to settle down and live out my golden years with a family who can show me what it's like to be truly loved. No feline friends in the home or...

beige chihuahua

Fancy Nancy

After living life on the streets as a stray, Fancy Nancy, an 11-year-old chihuahua, is quite comfortable on her own. She hasn’t always enjoyed humans…they are big and scary or small and noisy. But the care of her current foster family is starting to change her mind a bit. She was rescued by Friends...

black and white dog


Meet Rico! Rico is a 10-year-old Lab/Pointer mix. He's spry for his age and loves walks and playing ball in the yard. He's potty-trained and amazing with canine and feline friends. Better still... he's a big snuggler... if it weren't for his size, he'd be on your lap any chance he could get! He's...

white and fawn dog with blue bandana


Young in spirit, boyish in appearance, Sam's convinced he's in his prime and not letting a frivolous term like senior slow him down. This happy gentleman finds contentment in gentle petting, soft words, and leaning next to you. The talk of the neighborhood, Sam works his fan club as he struts his...

shih-tzu on leash


Like most women of a certain age, Gabby is confident in her abilities, outspoken and decisive. Knowing her own mind, this eleven-year-old Shih Tzu mix prefers to be your one and only, certain she can meet all your needs. Remaining energetic and active, she enjoys sniffing out new opportunities...

white dog on orange leash


Full of flavor and spice this delicious twelve-year-old Shih Tzu mix is Quesadilla. Outspoken about things he’s passionate about, such as senior discounts and access to the best treats, he doesn’t hesitate to make his feelings known with an occasional refined bark! Marching to his own drum, he’ll...

grey dog and white dog on leashes

Gem & Gemmy

Gem, an  eleven-year-old Poodle mix and Gemmy, a seven-year-old Maltese mix  are Little Shelter’s “two peas in a pod”. Best friends since kindergarten, they have been inseparable their entire lives and are therefore looking for a home together where they can continue their perfect partnership...

shaggy white dog with tongue sticking out


Sally was found as a stray in ruff condition, she was severely emaciated, flea-infested, and thick crusty fur covering her eyes rendering her practically blind. Fast forward a couple of weeks in the care of an amazing foster home and Sally is doing great. This little dynamo LOVES food, albeit she...