Create a sanctuary where basic needs such as food, shelter, and community are guaranteed for all, regardless of age, breed, or circumstance.
We will adopt senior dogs (defined as age 6 years or older) from traditional animal shelters like The Humane Society, SPCA, and countless scores of smaller organizations in the vicinity of Reno, NV and give them a forever home at our sanctuary. These lucky few (known as Sanctuary Residents) live out the remainder of their years under the care of our organization’s employees and volunteers.
Sanctuary Residents won't just sit back and enjoy their retirement years; these dogs will play an important role as ambassadors for senior dog adoption. By finding unique ways to share their inspirational story, as well as their calm disposition, general ‘love-ability’, as well as aptitude for animal therapy and emotional support work, we hope to open the hearts and minds of those in our community to the benefits of adopting a senior dog.
To increase the reach of our message, we will document their adventures, as well as our experiences at the sanctua/shery, both here and on our Facebook Page. With this body of evidence, we will prove once and for all that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Make Your Home a Senior Sanctuary
There are thousands of wonderful senior dog companions waiting for homes in shelters across the country. Although we would love to provide sanctuary to every senior in need, we could never address the problem on our own.
We don't just encourage others to adopt seniors, we want to create a network of senior dog adopters to extol the virtues of this fine breed.
Would you like to turn your home into a Satellite Sanctuary and help us advocate for Senior Dog Adoption?
What Constitutes a Senior Dog?
How do you know if a dog is a senior? Does he/she display "Seniority"? Traits like: short walks in the morning, long naps in the afternoon, loves to snuggle, has a grey muzzle, and generally prefers people to puppies.
For us, senior status is more than just a number. Dogs as young as 6 years old are statistically less likely to be adopted from traditional shelters and therefore qualify for special consideration from those of us who appreciate the qualities of a mature companion.
Why Choose Senior Shelter Dogs?
We started adopting senior dogs because we figured they make good pets without many of the drawbacks that come with a younger animal. We continue to adopt seniors because we have found them to be endearing companions and loyal friends.
A Senior dog may not be the right choice for everyone, but in many circumstances they are not only a good choice, but a better choice than a younger animal. Find out if a Senior Dog is right for you!