Our Senior Salute

We have placed some awesome seniors this year. Rocky, Bruiser, Gin, Digger, Maggie, Getty, Abraham, Samuel and Fitzgerald have all been adopted but there are more seniors waiting for their furever homes. Our heartfelt thanks goes to the volunteers who foster and care for our "golden agers".

Angela in Ohio, Sheba in Pennsylvania, Moon in Tennessee, Tucker and Stryker in West Virgina and Sara in Massachusetts still need their furever homes. The charming Miss Lily in New York is nine years young and has just come into rescue and Mr. Peabody in Connecticut is on the early edge of senior at seven. Please click on their name above for their pooch profile or email info@nationalpyr.org if you would like to know more about any of them.

If you can't adopt, please consider making a donation to help with the medical care for our senior dogs. 

What's so appealing about adopting an older dog? According to the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs:

Senior dogs love to sleep and cuddle the day away. They enjoy a brisk daily walk, but the best part of the day is the nap. They love for you to join them.
Senior dogs have a tremendous amount of love to give. When you rescue a senior dog, you have a best friend for life.
Senior dogs reward your care with an unwavering devotion. Nothing matches the gratitude of a senior dog for his rescuer.
Senior dogs have learned many of life's lessons. They know, for example, that shoes are for walking and bones are for chewing.
Senior dogs know that the great outdoors is for eliminating and the house is for relaxing. Your carpet will last longer with a senior dog.
Senior dogs can learn new tricks and be valuable family and community members. They make excellent therapy dogs.
Senior dogs often fit into your household with ease. They find the softest, warmest spot in the house and claim it for their own, but they will share with you, too.
Senior dogs make excellent companions for everyone, especially senior people.
Senior dogs are often overlooked in shelters and pounds. Passed over for cute and cuddly puppies, they often do not have a chance and must go to make space for more puppies.
Adopting a senior dog saves a life!

Please visit our adoptable dogs page to learn more about our available seniors. Click on the "General Age" header at the top of the column to sort the dogs on this page by age group.