Senior Dog Adopted Then Abandoned Tied To A Rail 48 Hours Later

At 11-years-old, Max was dropped off at The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) when his family moved away. It seemed like the pup was getting a second chance to live out his golden years in a loving home when he was adopted again. But just 48 hours later, the neighbor of a volunteer discovered him tied to a rail in the cold, abandoned. That volunteer, Monica S. da Costa, was both heartbroken and repulsed by Max’s abandonment, … Read more

Woman Requests Shelter’s 2 Longest Residents, Ends Up Adopting 3 Seniors

Leslie Sacks loves “helping out the needs of the lost and helpless.” That’s how she ended up sharing her home and property with five senior dogs, three goats, two Chilean squirrels (Dagos), two flying squirrels (Sugar Gliders), and a handful of cats. All of which are rescues. Sacks’ heart of gold made headlines after a July 24 visit to the Asheville Humane Society in North Carolina. “Which two dogs have been here the longest, with the most special needs?” she … Read more

A Little TLC Helped Turn This Cranky Stray Into A Lovable Lap Dog

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Little Delores was found wandering the streets of Detroit. The 13-year-old Poodle mix was filthy, covered in painful mats, and desperately in need of medical care. She behaved aggressively in her cage, but board members from NBS Animal Rescue knew her attitude was a result of her discomfort. The sassy senior captured their … Read more

Terminally Ill Pup Brings Youthful Spark To Senior Dog Retirement Home

At just 18-months-old, Trigger is by far the youngest resident at Vintage Pet Rescue. The Rhode Island “retirement home” is designed to give senior shelter dogs a place to live out their final days in comfort. Sadly, young Trigger has more in common with his elderly housemates than meets the eye. He is in stage four renal failure and likely has just months to live. The boisterous, happy-go-lucky pooch is blissfully unaware of his condition, and his vibrant presence is breathing … Read more

UPDATE: Rescue Heals The Heart Of 20-Year-Old Abandoned Dog

It’s a scene shelter workers witness all too often: owners relinquishing their senior dogs because they are too old, too sick, too expensive, etc. But when a woman led her loyal 20-year-old Cocker Spaniel through the doors of Carson Animal Care Center in Gardena, California on Tuesday, even the most seasoned staff were shocked and devastated. His name is Sonoma. He is blind, deaf, and at the time he was surrendered, had spent his entire life with one owner. A heartbreaking … Read more