Available Senior Dogs

Adopting a dog is a serious decision.  All of our dogs receive medical care prior to adoption, including a senior wellness exam, blood work, vaccinations, microchip and any other necessary procedures needed to improve their quality of life.  We also encourage our adopters to take a proactive approach with their new senior dog’s diet and health.  Our adoption process includes the following once an application is APPROVED (if your application is not approved, you will not hear from us):

  • Meet & Greet (with family and all pets)
  • Home Check (includes all areas accessible to dogs)
  • Sign an Adoption Contract
  • Pay Adoption Fee of $100/dog

Please note we only adopt our dogs to homes in/around Idaho. We require a home check and so do not adopt out of state. Filling out an adoption application does not guarantee approval for adoption.  

 

**All available dogs are also available to sponsor while they are in the care of the rescue.

Seeking an Adoption application? Click on the link below!

Available Dogs

Sweet Pea

MEET SWEET PEA: Are you looking for a new pea to add to your pod?! Sweet Pea joined our rescue in November 2019.  She lives for belly rubs and dinner time!

Sweet Pea’s personality is true to her name, she is truly a sweetheart who loves being near her people. Sweet Pea is a 13 year old shih tzu mix and is roughly 30 pounds.

Sweet Pea is special needs as she is diabetic and blind. She is not fond of her insulin shots (for diabetes) and needs someone who is patient and willing to work with her as long it takes for her to get used to it. Long term medical care is required for Sweet Pea, regular follow ups with a veterinarian to make sure she’s on the right dosage of insulin.

We are working on getting her comfortable in her new surroundings. She will do best in a home where someone is home for most of the day, as she can get nervous and cry when left alone for long periods of time. We believe this is partially due to her being newly blind. She does well in her foster home with small dogs her size and cats who do not try to interact with her. Sweet Pea does not wish to play or cuddle with other pets in the home but does not mind that they are there as long as they respect her space ‘bubble’.  Sweet Pea does best being separated from other dogs whenever food is involved.

  • Characteristics:  Sweet, Playful, Belly Rubs, Special Needs, Loving, Cute 
  • Background:  Sweet Pea was surrendered to our rescue in January 2020.
  • Falling in love?! EMAIL US for an adoption application for Sweet Pea! 
Charlie

SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET CHARLIE!  – ADOPTION PENDING

Charlie joined our rescue in May 2020. He is a 17 year old Shih Tzu and weighs around 15 lbs. He was surrendered to our rescue in awful shape.  Now that he is with us, he is currently on the mend from neglect and malnourishment.  

Charlie is a sweet old man with a lot of love to give.  He loves to go on car rides, enjoys taking sun baths, and likes to spend time around people.  We recently learned that Charlie enjoys to be groomed as he received a positive report from his groomer.  It also seems he appreciates weekly baths with a gentle shampoo. It has been confirmed that Charlie does fine with other dogs of all sizes, but doesn’t interact with them.  He would do well in home that has another dog that respects boundaries.  He hasn’t been cat tested yet, but we suspect he would do just fine in a home with friendly felines.  Charlie hasn’t spent time around kids since he’s been with us but we are open to homes with children that are dog savvy and understand a senior dog needs a lot of time and patience.  

As far as Charlie’s health goes, he recently had blood work that shows he is healthy overall.  Kidney values were slightly elevated, but it could’ve been related to the extreme urinary tract infection he had when he joined our rescue.  Unfortunately, Charlie is still recovering from the infection as his most recent urinalysis showed there was still some bacteria in his urine. The vet did discover during an ultrasound that Charlie has a couple of small growths on his bladder.  It could be the reason why he has an infection and could also be the reason why he has a leaky bladder. We are actively working with our vet to determine how to proceed with the growths.  He is scheduled for a dental on August 18.  

  • Characteristics: independent, quirky, sweet, quiet
  • Background:  Owner surrender May 2020
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for C
Jack

SEEKING A SPONSOR-To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET JACK! – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Jack is a 17 year old chihuahua mix and weighs around 15 lbs.  He’s full of personality and very loyal to the people in his life.  Due to Jack being a bit overweight, we are working on improving his health with weekly walks and a high quality diet. His little legs have to work hard, causing his knees to be weak, so it’s imperative he remain on a healthy diet to avoid additional weight gain. He LOVES to eat! 

Overall, Jack is in decent health for an older yet dignified canine.  Bloodwork did depict some liver issues and remaining teeth are in need of a cleaning.  We will be doing more bloodwork before deciding on a dental, to be sure he can go under anesthesia.  

In the best interest of Jack, we have decided it’s best that he be an only dog.  He can cohabitate with other dogs, but would need a very experienced human to manage his bossiness with other dogs.  Usually, it’s a bark here or there, but in the wrong environment with an inexperienced person, it may escalate with a reactive dog.  Jack tends to act like he’s 150 pounds versus 15 pounds and doesn’t always know his limits.  A quiet retirement home without competition would be ideal for our little man.

 

  • Characteristics: lap dog, people lover, independent, foodie
  • Background:  Pulled from Humane Society of North Texas and transported to us via Dog is My Co-Pilot in June 2020 
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Jack
Opal

SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET OPAL! – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION 

Hi! I’m Opal, Im a sweetheart who LOVES people and bonds quickly. I’m also a foodie who LOVES to eat. I know how to ask for what I want by using my voice & give kisses on command. 

Opal is a senior chihuahua pulled from an overcrowded shelter in Texas.  She is around 10 years old and is a whopping 4.9 pounds. She has a large mammary tumor that we are getting a second opinion on. We think it’s very likely Opal has had many litters of puppies, likely for profit, which would explain the mammary tumor. She has not yet been spayed as we are waiting for more information regarding her mammary tumor. Opal also needs a dental cleaning. She is currently available for adoption, if she gets adopted before her medical is all sorted out the rescue will still provide her spay / tumor care / dental cleaning. We are actively seeking sponsors to help us cover the cost of Opal’s medical care.  If her prognosis is good, we will likely have the mammary tumor removed. To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE. Many thanks to Boise Pet Photography for the beautiful photo.

  • Characteristics: sweetheart, cuddler, sassy, lover, nurturer, foodie, smoocher 
  • Background:  Pulled from Dallas Animal Services and joined our rescue July 15, 2020 via Dog is My Co-Pilot. 
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Opal! 

Cookie

SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET COOKIE! – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION 

Cookie is a roughly 10 year old, 10 lbs, adorable senior Min Pin who is looking for her forever home! 

My name is Cookie, but my foster mama calls me Cookie Boogie because my little bum is always wiggling like I’m doing a little dance. I get so excited at dinner time that I spin in circles and jump up and down while I am waiting for my food. I may be a senior, but I still have plenty of pep in my step! 

Cookie is the sweetest old lady! She does not see very well, but it doesn’t slow her down one bit! She does really well when it comes to navigating her surroundings. Cookie does have a bit of anxiety and will need an adopter that is patient and willing to take time to ensure that she is loved and safe. Because She can get a bit anxious by herself, Cookie would do best in a home where she is not left alone for long periods of time, especially if she is the only dog in the home. She loves attention but is also content to snooze on her dog bed all day. Because Cookie is a bit nervous, and her vision is limited, she would do best in a home with no small children as sudden movements startle her. Cookie gets along great with the other small dogs in her foster home but can be a bit selective with her feline friends. She does live with cats in her foster home now, and it is completely manageable. Cookie LOVES to lay in the sun and explore her outdoor space, so a fenced yard is a must for this girl! 

Cookie had a dental cleaning and vet check August 2020 and is overall fairly healthy for an old gal. Cookie is an adoptable hospice pet as she has limited vision and anxiety, but appears to hear well. She is shy at first, but not aggressive. Once she knows you she loves to be held and will cuddle on your chest. 

  • Characteristics: sweetheart, cuddler, gentle, shy, dances, small 
  • Background:  Cookie was pulled from a shelter in Emmett, Idaho and joined our rescue in May 2020 . 
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Cookie 

Lady

SEEKING A SPONSOR-To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET LADY! – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Are you looking for a leading Lady in your life?? Well look no further! I’m at least 10 years old and came from a shelter in Texas, I got to fly on an airplane to continue the search for my forever family! 

I am a petite, calm girl. I do well with other dogs and sometimes get the zoomies and prance around! I can be a bit shy and take a bit of time to warm up. Once I decide you are okay I will be your constant shadow, I like to watch the action happen. I like to go on walks and may enjoy another dog friend my own size, though I do well with dogs of many sizes who respect my space. I am shy so get nervous is super busy areas, I prefer calm slow paced adventures. I do well with dog savvy children. I like to be pet, but am not as into being picked up or snuggled. I appreciate my space. 

Lady would love a home where she is allowed on the couch (it’s her new favorite thing!) She also enjoys looking out the window on car rides.  

Lady is an older gal but is in good health overall. She joined our rescue end of August 2020 recently received a dental cleaning. She sometimes has accidents overnight but appears to have been potty pad trained before coming to us, as she will use a potty pad at night if one is left for her.  

  • Characteristics: sweet, shy, chill, lady, petite, fluffy, calm 
  • Background:  Pulled from Dallas Animal Services and joined our rescue August 22, 2020 via Dog is My Co-Pilot.
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Lady

Shuggie & Sissy

SEEKING A SPONSOR-To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET SHUGGIE & SISSY –  BONDED PAIR AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

 (*must be adopted together)

Meet Sissy (light blonde) and Shuggie (darker blonde) and are roughly 10 years old and 10-15lbs each. They grew up together, and are a bonded pair with Sissy depending on Shuggie, and must be adopted together. They are both little love bugs, and get along great with other dogs and love people. Both have not been tested with cats or children. They have great attitudes and no barking habits. We would say Sissy & Shuggie are definitely on the younger side of a “senior” dog and have done so very well adjusting to all the recent changes within their lives. We’re so happy they’re with us. They are still being evaluated medically as they just joined our rescue August 8th, stay tuned for updates! 

They are currently in a temporary foster home, but are still looking for a special foster family that is willing to open their home and heart to a bonded pair of senior chihuahuas. The rescue covers all expenses while the foster family provides all of the love! 

If you are interested in fostering this special pair, please EMAIL US for a foster application. We are also open to “foster to adopt” if you might be interested in adding *double the love* to your family. 

To learn more about our sponsorship program, click here.

  • Characteristics: Love bugs, friendly, playful, young at heart 
  • Background:  Owner surrender and joined our rescue August 8th via Weiser Pound. 
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Shuggie & Sissy 
SEEKING A SPONSOR-To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET MARGO! – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Margo is an itty bitty 5 lbs chihuahua. She is technically a hospice pet but is available for adoption, she has beginning dementia which causes her to walk in circles. We call her our little ballerina! 

She loves her food despite having no teeth, she has an amazing appetite.

She is not really a fan of being carried around or snuggling, she’s way too independent for that.  She does have some limited vision due to cataracts but managed to get around really well. She loves to move, will wander around your home or backyard endlessly, this girl is committed to getting her 10,000 steps per day!

Margo is looking for her perfect retirement home, lots of fluff for bed arranging, yummy soft food, and plenty of time to roam in the sun. Margo is working on being housetrained so will need to go to an adopter ready to help her continue figuring out where the correct place to go potty is. It appears she may have been trained with potty pads before coming to us. 

Margo joined our rescue end of August 2020 and had a dental cleaning during which the remainder of her teeth were removed. She can still eat, though sometimes her tongue does hang out, which only adds to her charm. 

Margo is happy to coexist with other dogs but does not wish to “play”, she likes her space. She has not been tested with cats. She would do well in a home with older dog savvy children, she is a little gal so may not do well younger children who may not respect her space or be startling.  

 

  • Characteristics:  tiny, independant,  
  • Background:  Pulled from Dallas Animal Services and joined our rescue August 22, 2020 via Dog is My Co-Pilot.
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Margo 

Scrappy

SEEKING A SPONSOR-To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET SCRAPPY! – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Arrghh Matey! It’s me, Scrappy! I’ve recently become a one eyed pirate and am looking for a family to give me a loving home for my golden years! 

Scrappy joined our rescue end of August 2020 and is at least 10 years old & 20 lbs. He has multiple health issues but is a tough cookie! He was surrendered to a rural Texas shelter and flown to Idaho via Dog is my Copilot. He arrived with poor eyes that were clearly infected and one was bulging and very painful, he also has a heart murmur and skin issues with thin fur. We believe him to be an affenpinscher mix. 

Scrappy was neutered and had an single enucleation (eye removal) surgery Sep 21, 2020, his heart did well under anesthesia! 

Scrappy is looking for a calm home to retire in, full of love and ideally with a yard to explore! Scrappy does well with other dogs, has not been tested with cats. He would do best in a home without children as he is adjusting to life with one eye and could be startled by children’s loud noises and quick movements. 

 

  • Characteristics: one eyed, pirate, Sweetheart, heartthrob, gentle disposition, happy, 
  • Background:  Pulled from Dallas Animal Services and joined our rescue August 22, 2020 via Dog is My Co-Pilot. Scrappy’s surgery was sponsored by Stellas Shelter Fund. 
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Scrappy

Calvin

SEEKING A SPONSOR-To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET CALVIN! – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Calvin will join our rescue in early October 2020. Stay tuned! 

 

  • Characteristics: Sweetheart, heartthrob, gentle disposition, happy, 
  • Background:  Pulled from Dallas Animal Services and joined our rescue October, 2020 via Dog is My Co-Pilot.
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Calvin

Brie

SEEKING A SPONSOR-To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET BRIE!- AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Brie will join our rescue in early October 2020. Stay tuned! 

 

  • Characteristics: Sweetheart, heartthrob, gentle disposition, happy, 
  • Background:  Pulled from Dallas Animal Services and joined our rescue October, 2020 via Dog is My Co-Pilot.
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Brie

Bud

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