Special Note: All Sanctuary dogs are spayed or neutered before being adopted. All dogs living in the potential adopters' home must also be spayed or neutered. Please be responsible. Spay or neuter your companion animal.
Fill out the adoption application and return it to the Sanctuary.
We check your references, review your application, and contact you by phone for an interview.
We will arrange a meeting at our Adoption & Education Center in Cleveland with the dog of your choice.
Once you have decided on the dog, we schedule a home visit.
If approved, you can make arrangements to pick up your new best friend as soon as possible.
Adoption Fee (non refundable): $125.
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Please Adopt Us!
The dogs featured on this page are available for adoption from The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs. All of our dogs have been altered, evaluated for temperament, and provided with necessary medical care. Our dogs are indoor dogs, looking for a home in which they will be valued family members. Please see our adoption procedures to the left.
Please do not post our adoptable dogs on any other web site, in any e-mail, or on any Internet list serv without our written permission. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs does not euthanize our dogs for space. A senior dog in our program has a place for life.
Click below to download an adoption/foster application. You must have Adobe Reader to open and print this file. Adobe Reader is available as a free download at www.adobe.com. Please print the application and return it to the Sanctuary by mail. You can also scan the completed application and return it to us by e-mail. Please note that you cannot type on the form and send it back electronically. Dogs featured on this page are not normally in need of foster caregivers. We do need additional fosters, however, in order to be able to bring in more abandoned old dogs.
Not ready to adopt? Consider fostering. You will save the life of an abandoned senior dog. Click on the application link below.
PLEASE ADOPT US!
If you would like to meet these great old dogs, please contact The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs to arrange a meeting. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs also holds Adoption Sunday the last Sunday of every month from 2-4 PM at our Adoption & Education Center, 4681 Broadview Road, in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland. Drop by to meet our adoptable dogs. You just might find a new old friend! If there is a specific dog you are interested in, please call first to make sure she will be there.
Come meet your new best friend on May 26, 2013, from 2-4 PM at our Adoption Sunday! Or call to schedule an appointment.
SANCTUARY SENIORS LOOKING FOR A HOME
Billie, a younger Coonhound (blue/red tick) thought to be senior by the sending shelter but actually only about 5 years old, according to our vet, arrived recently. She is a smaller dog weighing about 40 pounds, healthy, and happy. She will be spayed and ready for her own special home as soon as she is out of heat. Look for more pictures of Billie soon. If you are interested in her in the meantime, she can be seen by appointment. Contact the Sanctuary to set up an appointment to meet Billie. You will be glad you did.
Harmony, an 8-year-old Lab mix, came to us in terrible shape. She had a hernia that demanded emergency surgery. With her first big hurdle behind her, she began treatment for heartworm. Because she began to cough after the first round of treatment, our vet decided to space her treatments a month apart. Harmony will complete her treatment at the end of May and, if she tests negative, will be available for adoption. She is a sweet-natured girl who deserves a lifetime of love to make up for her past neglect. If you are interested in learning more about harmony and how you can apply to bring her into your loving home, please contact the Sanctuary.
Ella, an 8-year-old Shar Pei mix is loving and friendly, but quite shy. Once she knows you, she is your best friend. Ella needs stability and love in a home that will go slowly with her and show her unconditional love. For more information on Ella, please contact the Sanctuary.
Zippy, an 8-year-old Rat Terrier, is a sweet-natured gal; healthy and happy. She loves to play and cuddle. If you are looking for the perfect companion, don't over look Zippy. She is looking for love and stability in her life. For more information on Zippy, please contact the Sanctuary.
Mango, an 8-year-old Rottie mix, is a petite girl weighing only 40 pounds. She was surrendered to a Western PA shelter when her family lost their home and had to move in with relatives. A little shy at first, Mango warms up quickly and often gives quick little kisses to those she trusts. She loves to run and play in her securely fenced yard. Friendly to people and most other dogs, Mango would love to share your warm, loving home. For more information on Mango, please contact the Sanctuary.
Kitty, a gentle 10-year-old Pug who is recovering from a vestibular incident, has arrived at the Sanctuary. She is an absolute sweetheart and is ready to move right into your home. She has a lingering head tilt from her vestibular incident, but that does not stop her. She recently had a much-needed dental and a soft mass removed. She is recovering and looking for her new home where she can understand unconditional love. If you would like more information on Kitty, please contact the Sanctuary.
Lucy Lu, a 7-8-year-old, incredibly sweet Rottweiler/Shar-Pei mix, has arrived at the Sanctuary. She has been recently spayed and is now available for adoption. Lucy Lu is a comical, friendly gal. She loves to play, and she loves to give kisses. Her skin issues have cleared up with weekly medicated baths, and she is ready for a life filled with fun and adventure. Come on out to Adoption Sunday and meet Lucy Lu. She will keep you smiling. If you would like to bring Lucy Lu into your loving home, please contact the Sanctuary.
Rayna, a blind and partly deaf 10+ year-old Yorkie/Poodle, has arrived at the Sanctuary. She has had a much needed dental; her eye infections have been treated, and she is just waiting for her very own home. Rayna loves to snuggle and will quickly become your best buddy! This picture was taken while she was still at the shelter. Look for updated pictures soon! For more information on Rayna, please contact the Sanctuary.
Giuseppe, fondly called Grandpa Joe at the City of Cleveland Kennel, quickly became a favorite of the volunteers there. Covered in painful mats and pitifully thin, Giuseppe seemed to have given up on life. With the support of Friends of the City of Cleveland Kennel, Giuseppe was offered boarding until the Sanctuary could open up space in a foster home. The Sanctuary made sure that his medical needs were met so that he could get a head start on his road to recovering his health and his comfort. A 10-12 year-old Shepherd mix, he is an easy dog who loves attention and playing with other gentle, friendly dogs. Giuseppe is slowly gaining weight and confidence and would love to spend his golden years in a home where he will know unconditional love for the rest of his days. To learn more about Giuseppe or to apply to adopt him, please contact the Sanctuary.
Trudy, a 10-year-old Boxer mix, came to the Sanctuary after spending eight months in a central Ohio animal shelter. She was clearly a favorite there, going home for weekends, and getting lots of love and special attention. Trudy came into the shelter with a little dog, and shelter staff credit Trudy with saving the little dog's life by keeping her warm when her body temperature was dangerously low. Shelter staff came in to check on the dogs and were able to save Trudy's little friend. She is now happily adjusting to life in a Sanctuary foster home. Full of energy and good cheer, Trudy has been recently spayed and is healthy. She has some problems in her rear legs, perhaps stemming from an old, untreated injury, but they do not slow her down at all. She does the bunny hop and runs and plays with enthusiasm. She will make an excellent best friend to the person lucky enough to adopt her. For more information on Trudy, please contact the Sanctuary.
FayFay, a gorgeous, small Black Lab mix, was the much-loved elder pet of a family fallen on very hard times who could no longer care for her. She came to the Sanctuary with some bad spinal arthritis and in the midst of a false pregnancy. At 11-years-young, FayFay is full of energy and loves to play, especially in the snow. Although she runs slower than she used to, she enjoys a good romp around the yard, and she absolutely loves to chase those evil squirrel invaders from her yard. She gets along well with friendly dogs and will make a wonderful addition to the right family. FayFay has been spayed and is improving every day. She is now looking for her new home and her new life. For more information on FayFay, please contact the Sanctuary.
When Penny, a Miniature Pinscher, was adopted recently from an area animal shelter, she promptly ran away, ending up unclaimed in a different animal shelter. That's where we found her, abandoned and afraid. A young senior, Penny was listed as 7-8 years old, but our vet has aged her a bit younger, possibly 5-6 years. Penny is a sweet-natured dog who loves to cuddle and who gets along well with most friendly dogs although she can be a little protective of her food and toys. If you are looking for a lovable adult dog to share those long winter nights, Penny is your girl. For more information on Penny, please contact the Sanctuary.
Penny visited WKYC Sunday morning news in October. Click here to see her segment. Penny on TV
JinJur, a beautiful 8-year-old Shepherd mix, is an energetic dog with personality to spare. Ever eager and curious, JinJur will lead you on many adventures. She loves adults and rides well in the car. She will be fine sharing her home with a friendly dog if she is properly introduced. JinJur is a dog with character, loyalty, and a sense of fun and adventure. If you would like to know more about adding JinJur to your loving home, please contact the Sanctuary.
JinJur was on WKYC Sunday morning news in September. Click to see JinJur's segment. JinJur on TV
Lindy, a 9- to 10-year-old mixed breed dog, came to the Sanctuary from a dog pound in neighboring county. A favorite of staff and volunteers there, Lindy was in temporary housing in Youngstown, Ohio, where her temporary foster family reported that she was no trouble at all. She joined us recently as an official Sanctuary dog. Lindy gets along with dogs, cats, puppies, and everyone she meets. She will make a fine family pet. She has some arthritis that makes steps difficult for her (unless there is something she in interested in at the top of the steps!), and she is currently being treated for Cushing's disease. She has responded very positively to the medication, and her symptoms are under control. Lindy would love to find her place in a family that will shower her with unconditional love and care. For more information on Lindy, please contact the Sanctuary.
Annamarie, a 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel, found herself abandoned apparently because she was no longer young. A laid-back dog, Annamarie is quite content to sit at your feet and share a quiet afternoon or evening. She is friendly with other dogs, walking away if they get too rowdy for her tastes. She has an ear infection and a case of dry eye, conditions common to her breed. Annamarie is looking for love and stability in her life. If you would like to offer her the love she needs, please contact the Sanctuary.
Priscilla, a beautiful Dachshund who is full of life, energy, and spirit, came to us from a rural Ohio shelter. She has only three teeth, but that does not stop her from enjoying her meals. At about 8 years old, Priscilla is friendly with people and other dogs. She has been treated for heartworm and is ready for her very own home. Priscilla is a comedian who loves life and makes those around her love life, too. She is irresistible. For more information on Priscilla, please contact the Sanctuary.
Update: Priscilla is still testing positive for heartworm. She will remain with the Sanctuary until she tests negative. At that time, she will be adopted by her loving foster caregiver. Good news for Priscilla.
Priscilla was on WKYC Sunday morning news. Click to see her TV debut. Priscilla on TV
In addition to the dogs offered for adoption, the Sanctuary cares for Forever Foster dogs in permanent Sanctuary homes. They are not available for adoption, but you can sponsor one of them if you would like to help us with the ongoing costs of our hospice and permanent foster dogs. Click here to go to the Forever Fosters page. If you are interested in fostering an adoptable dog or a permanent foster dog, please contact the Sanctuary. Your work will save the life of an abandoned old dog.
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