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, provided with necessary medical care, and have lived in a foster home prior to adoption. Our dogs are indoor dogs, looking for a home in which they will be indoor, 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.
Come meet your new best friend on December 29, 2013, from 2-4 PM at our Adoption Sunday! Or call to schedule an appointment.
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.
Rocky, an 8-10-year-old Puggle, and his friend DixieGirl, an 8-10-year-old Dachshund. Strays from north Royalton Animal Control, these dogs are friendly, loving, and ready to start a new chapter of their lives. Look for pictures and updates soon.
SANCTUARY SENIORS LOOKING FOR A HOME
Gizmo is a sweet 10-12-year-old Chihuahua who is active and very friendly. He gets along well with other friendly dogs, and he loves to cuddle as well as play. He is as cute as can be and just as loveable. If you would like to learn more about how to bring Gizmo into your home, please contact the Sanctuary.
Charlotte, an 8-10-year-old Hound mix is full of life and personality. She has never met the person she did not like. Adopted earlier this year from an area shelter, Charlotte was severely neglected with untreated medical conditions, especially an eye infection that must have been very painful. Through the collaborative efforts of many people, Charlotte (along with Theo below) was removed from her home in southern Ohio and brought to the Sanctuary. In just one week, her eye infection cleared up, and she is now on the road to complete recovery. Charlotte is a real "people dog." If you would like to more information on adopting Charlotte, please contact the Sanctuary.
Theo, a 10-year-old gorgeous mixed breed fellow, was the companion of Charlotte (above) in a very neglectful home. Deprived of medical treatment for his skin issues, Theo actually got much worse after leaving a southern Ohio shelter with his adopter. He was removed from his adoptive home along with Charlotte. A thorough medical exam revealed that he suffered from low thyroid, a condition easily treatable with inexpensive daily medication. In addition, Theo is also heartworm positive and will begin his treatment as soon as he regains his health. Look for updated pictures of Theo as his health continues to improve. He will be available for adoption when he has completed his heartworm treatment.
Little Pumpkin came to us from the City of Cleveland Kennel where she was frightened and alone. The day after she entered her foster home, she developed kennel cough that very quickly turned to a dangerous form of pneumonia. She spent four days hospitalized on IV's before she was well enough to return to her foster home. Now that she is out of the kennel and feeling good, she likes nothing better than to cuddle up with you and while the hours away. She is spayed and healthy now and ready for her very own home. If you are interested in bring Pumpkin into your loving home, please contact the Sanctuary.
Jude, an older Beagle gentleman, found himself homeless at an age where he should be a cherished family member enjoying his golden years. He is loving, friendly, and laid back. It took him a while to adjust to his foster home, but we knew he was comfortable when he finally climbed on the couch to relax. Jude was recently neutered; he is healthy and happy and very easy-going. If you are looking for a best hound friend, Jude is your man! For more information on adopting Jude, please contact the Sanctuary.
Kiki (formerly Edith Ann), is a tiny 9-pound, 10-12-year-old Shih Tzu who came to us with perhaps the worst hot spot we have ever seen. It easily covered over half of her back! Her eyes were very painful with long untreated dry eye. She has been with us for almost a month now, and she is a new dog! Her hot spot is gone, and her fur is growing back; her eyes are being treated daily with medication so that she produces tears that she will need for life, and she is a well-adjusted, happy dog. She shares her foster home with another Shih Tzu and two Newfies! So she gets along well with other dogs. Kiki loves to run and play in her fenced-in back yard. She will make the family lucky enough to adopt her very happy with her sunny ways and happy outlook. If you would like more information about little Kiki, please contact the Sanctuary.
Candy, a 6-year-old Beagle/Chihuahua mix, is a sweet little girl, weighing in at just 12.5 pounds. She is an all-around good little girl; she likes other dogs and gets along well with them. In addition, she is house trained with good house and leash manners. Her favorite time of the day is meal time when she becomes quite animated. The rest of the day, she is a laid back gal, just happy to get some good loving. Candy is just waiting for you to contact the Sanctuary to find out how to make her a part of your family.
Billie, a beautiful 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 has been spayed and is ready for her new home. Billie is a bit shy with men at first, so she will need experienced adopters who can allow her to adjust to her new home slowly, making her feel safe and loved. She gets along very well with friendly male dogs, but her introductions to female dogs need to be carefully supervised. Contact the Sanctuary for more information on 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 has completed her treatment and is available for adoption. Calm and gentle, Harmony is a sweet-natured girl who deserves a lifetime of love to make up for her past neglect. She is laid back and agreeable. A real gem. 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.
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 (AKA Madge), an 8-year-old Rottie mix, is a petite girl weighing only 40 pounds. She was seized in a hoarding case in March of 2011; she then spent two years and one day in a shelter waiting for the court case to be settled. A little shy at first, Mango warms up quickly and often gives quick little kisses to those she trusts, but she remains wary of and a little anxious in new situations. She loves to explore her securely fenced yard and pass the time with other friendly dogs. If you have the patience to help Mango gain confidence and feel secure in your quiet, low-key home, she will quickly become your very best friend. For more information on Mango, 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 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.
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
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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