Archive for the ‘PetWork Disabled/Senior Pet Rescue’ Category

The Last Post (Falls Village, Connecticut 06031) was founded by Pegeen Fitzgerald, a New York radio personality, advertising executive, author and animal advocate. Its primary purpose is to provide a safe, homelike surrounding for animals whose previous owners have died or gone into nursing homes.


Animals are left to the Last Post in wills, or special arrangements are made by contacting our Business Manager.

The Last Post has been in operation since 1982, and currently is home to more than 200 cats, several dogs, and a pair of pigs, as well as a goat.

Many of the cats are available for adoption and all are kept up to date with vaccinations and medical examinations.



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The mission of Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary (San Jose, California 95157) is to offer care and a peaceful living environment for abused, physically handicapped, aged or homeless animals. Our goal is to provide an open space facility where these ‘special needs’ animals can be provided with medical care, love, and attention that will ultimately lead to adoption. If necessary, the sanctuary will provide a lifetime refuge for these animals.


The Sanctuary will also provide a relocation point for feral cats in an effort to reduce the growing population in Silicon Valley. Efforts will be made to reduce the population through spaying, neutering, vaccinating and releasing them into a natural and safe environment.

Safe Haven Animal SanctuarySM is a newly formed non-profit organization whose goal is to establish a facility which is unique to Silicon valley. Currently, we are seeking to connect with individuals or businesses that are interested in investing in the vision and mission of the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary.

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Susie’s Senior Dogs is working to bring awareness to and increase senior dog adoptions. Homeless senior dogs have one of the hardest times getting adopted simply because of their age. People fear adopting an older for a variety of reasons, but we’re here to tell a different story.


Senior dogs have so much love to give!  And although it’s true that you might have less time together than you would when adopting a puppy, a senior dog makes up for it with their appreciation of being given a second chance. There’s nothing like earning the love an older animal.

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Everyday, dogs and cats are born or become disabled, and pet owners face difficult decisions regarding their care. Disabilities can include blindness, deafness, birth defects, injuries, inability to walk properly, paralysis and amputation among others. Treatment and rehabilitation are often expensive, and many owners simply cannot afford to treat their beloved pets. Even when funds are available, many cannot commit to the time and emotional investment. Meanwhile, shelters—overcrowded with healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—often euthanize these disadvantaged animals due to lack of funds, knowledge, time and space.


Disabled animals are the least likely to be adopted and among the most likely to be euthanized in traditional shelters.

Animals With Disabilities (Mountlake Terrace, Washington 98043) gives animals a chance to survive and lead near-ordinary lives. We provide support and information for pet owners, as our top priority is to help families keep their pets and properly care for them. When that’s not possible, AWD’s small network of foster homes accepts, treats, and rehabilitates the disabled animals we receive from shelters, veterinary clinics and the general public—so we can return them to permanent, caring homes. We are setting up an extensive online library with information and resources to educate both caregivers and shelters on how to care for special-needs animals. We provide financial assistance to owners who are able to care for their pets but cannot afford the sometimes costly treatments and rehabilitation.

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Muttville (San Francisco, California 94141) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. On a local level, Muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them new homes or gives them hospice. On a global level, Muttville provides information about caring for older dogs and support for people who do.


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Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. Through outreach and networking, Muttville finds suitable new homes for these dogs. Ultimately, Muttville will have its own facility to house dogs that are not yet placed, or that are unlikely to be placed.

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The mission of Panda Paws Special Needs Canine Rescue (Vancouver, Washington 98686) is to end the homelessness, abuse and neglect of all animals. To be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. To stand up and make a change. When we can, to care for those sick, injured, or dying at the hands of others. To nurture and find loving forever homes for them. To make a change, to make a life better, to be an advocate. To care.


Everyone can help; if you’re not sure how you can help, just ask!

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K9Haven Rescue (Broken Bow, Nebraska) is dedicated to the rescuing and rehoming of dogs and cats with special needs, seniors and other homeless dogs and cats.  We work closely with numerous rescue groups to assist these pets that have been thrown away…hopefully giving them the chance they need to find caring and loving homes.



We are looking for loving and caring homes for not only our young, healthy dogs, but also our senior and special needs furbabies who deserve a second chance.

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Bald Is Beautiful Hairless and Small Breed Rescue, Inc. (Greenville, South Carolina 29604) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Bald is Beautiful is an independent rescue whose members – all volunteers – have over 25 years of combined experience in the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs in need. Their members’ reasons for being involved in rescue are varied, from being compassionate lifetime dog lovers to having bought that “cute little puppy in the window” only to have their hearts broken when the puppies became ill from being born to sick mothers kept in deplorable conditions. Or when they sadly discovered that the “home raised” pups were, in reality, puppy mill puppies.

Whatever brought the members to BisB, they stay because they have seen their hard work and dedication pay off in changing the lives of so many deserving dogs.

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The Grey Muzzle Organization (Raleigh, North Carolina 27614) improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide.


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  • We believe old dogs contribute positively to our quality of life and have much to teach us about patience, respect, responsibility, loyalty and unconditional love.
  • We believe every senior dog deserves to live out their golden years, months, weeks or even days in a place of love, security and peace.
  • We believe dogs are not a disposable commodity; rather, they depend on us to care for them through all stages of their lives.
  • We believe at times it is appropriate to make an end-of-life decision based on a deteriorating quality of life or if the dog is harmful to itself or others.
  • We believe in working with diverse organizations from across the country that share our fundamental values.
  • We believe in honest and open decision making that allows us to be accountable to our donors and the organizations we support.
  • We believe in providing educational support, advocacy, and sharing of best practices for those who support senior dogs.

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Senior Animal Medical Aid Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that rehabilitates neglected senior animals and provides a spiritual and peaceful safe haven for terminal senior animals and/or senior animals with geriatric issues to retire in. SAMA provides PAWSPICE care for its terminal residents to thrive by use of homeopathic remedies. All proceeds raised by SAMA help provide cozy shelter and nutritious food for senior animals in need, manage a senior animal’s health for terminal illnesses or geriatric issues, and develop humanitarian programs for the youth in the local community and beyond.

SAMA’s mission is to promote and protect the human/animal bond by teaching humane education, promoting change, and by encouraging humans to think about what animals bring into their lives.  SAMA pledges to foster a spiritual and peaceful safe haven for homeless, abused, and/or neglected senior animals wherein they can retire with the dignity they deserve. SAMA pledges to stay informed, educate others through its knowledge, and to always be a voice for k-9 cancer.

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