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

Dominic

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

Dominic is a very special boy who has recently gone blind due to an unfortunate condition linked to his diabetes. 

Dominic is the cuddliest little guy!  He loves to sit on your lap or lay with you in bed. Since his eyesight failed, he is re-learning how to go on leashed walks and doing great! He has no interest in kibble and only likes soft canned food. At every meal he scarfs down his food as if he’s never eaten before.  He just loves to eat.  

Dominic does require insulin twice a day by injection, and if treats are involved he takes it like a champ. Dominic is great with other dogs and I have not seen an aggressive move from him in the few months I have had him. When he could see he liked to chase cats. Now that he can’t see that’s a moot point. This guy deserves to live his retirement out in style. If you are a patient human who is not afraid of needles Dominic would like to interview you to determine if you are trainable.

Characteristics: Cuddly, energetic, patient 

  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Dominic
Jilly Bean
Jilly Bean

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Jilly Bean is looking for her forever home. This sweet girl can best be described as quiet and dignified.  She loves her human companions and is content just lounging on a comfortable bed near them.  We think Jilly Bean is at least 8 years old & is blind yellow lab/heeler mix. She’s working on losing a few pounds, but is overall a healthy girl.


An ideal home for Jilly will be low-energy with plenty of room to roam. Patience will be needed because she is still working on confidence when on a leash and when learning new environments. 


On Jilly Bean’s wish list is a home free of cats and little dogs though she seems to be good with calm dogs her size but definitely needs her own space.

Characteristics: Sweet, quiet, low-energy

  • Background:  Nicki was pulled from Stockton, California shelter in February 2021.
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Nicki
Nicki

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MEET NICKI!  – Nicki is approximately 16 years old and looks to be a rat terrier mix. When Nicki arrived, she had a raging skin infection.  She was itching continuously with no relief, i.e. bright red skin, no hair and skin was black & crusty. Her foster family immediately started a routine bathing protocol, 3-4 times/week with medicated shampoo and an allergy medication for two weeks. She was also fully vetted. Her thyroid was tested due to her loss of hair, but it came back in normal range.  She’ll need another thyroid test in about six months. Since Nicki has been with us, however, her skin has been improving and she is no longer itchy.

Nicki’s adopter should know the following: 
 
  • Loves car rides, loads and unloads w/o assistance
  • Likes walks and is good on a leash but loves to stop and smell every where.
  • She is very independent 
  • She is house trained but initially had accidents before learning foster home routine.
  • Loves sun baths!! 
  • LOVES to burrow in blankets!
 
Nicki is a charming little lady and will knock the socks off of you!  She would do well in a quiet home with another small dog as she has learned to take cues from the other small dog in her foster home.
 

Characteristics: sweet, Blanket lover, cozy gal 

  • Background:  Nicki was pulled from Stockton, California shelter in February 2021.
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Nicki

Spike

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MEET SPIKE –  

Spike is approximately 10 years old and is a border collie mix.  There aren’t enough words to describe how wonderful Spike is.  He’s truly perfect in every way.   He doesn’t bark, he’s extremely loyal, he’s a great companion for walks around the neighborhood and a great dog for camping adventures.  Overall, he is a healthy boy but he’s starting to show some signs of cognitive decline, i.e. will pace, not enough that it’s affecting his quality of life but it is something his adopter should know long-term  He still has plenty of energy and will seek out attention. In fact, he loves to be with people.  He’ll occasionally mark in the house, but easily preventable with a structured routine including regular time outside and regular walks.  He is used to wearing a belly band (to prevent urine from marking indoors) if needed.  Anyone that adopts him will be the lucky one because he’s definitely a well-rounded dog that does great with other dogs, small animals, including cats and loves kids. His previous life was spent in a backyard-it’s absolutely necessary that he enjoy the comfort of the *inside* of a loving home for the rest of his life!

  • Characteristics: Sweetheart, energetic, loving, food motivated
  • Background:  Pulled from Cache Humane Society in January 2021 
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Spike.
Lala

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MEET LALA –

Little Lala is a petite 6 year old female chihuahua mix. She is a playful girl, full of personality She LOVES to play fetch despite her diagnosis of intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). 

Her spinal condition has led to full incontinence, requiring her to wear a diaper.  She is currently on pain medication because she has exhibited signs of pain in her back legs (related to IVDD). 

Lala joined our rescue in April 2021.  She is pending a medical evaluation with our vet to see how we can help minimize her IVDD pain. It’s likely we will move forward with regular laser therapy and acupuncture. 

Lala’s adopter will need to have the means to manage her ongoing medical needs to help her remain pain-free as well as patience to help with Lala’s incontinence.

Lala’s special needs make her extra special.  She makes it easy to love her! She is good with other dogs but can be a bit bossy when it comes to play time. She can be a bit feisty with cats and would do best in a home without small children (because of her spinal condition, she will need dog savvy children that are gentle and patient with her). Lala is very passionate about playing fetch which means she can be a bit, ahem, intense if another dog in the house also has the same passion. 🙂 

  • Characteristics:  playful, spunky and very vocal
  • Background: pulled from Humane Society of Northern Texas 
  •  EMAIL US for an adoption application for Lala 
Allie

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Meet Allie – Allie is currently seeking a new foster family or a foster-to-adopt family.  She is quite the special girl and is very eager to please.  

At this time, Allie needs to be an only dog, no cats and dog savvy children.
 
She has been trained in her previous life, is thought to be around 6 years old and is extremely loving.
 
She does have spinal pain that requires pain medication but it doesn’t deter her from enjoying walks and playing fetch.
 
Allie is extremely intelligent and will quickly bond with a very dedicated human willing to be there for her. She loves to be praised and even thinks she is a *lap dog*.
  • Characteristics:  intelligent, loyal, playful, loving
  • Background: pulled from Stockton shelter in May 2021
  •  EMAIL US for an adoption or foster application for Allie.
Maggie 

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Meet Maggie – Maggie is an 8 year old rat terrier mix.  She’s a perky girl that loves to play! Play time, walk time, fetch…she loves all of it! Maggie does not do well with cats and would be best in a home without small children (per our typical requirements, dog savvy children only).  Maggie currently lives in a home with other dogs but can be dominant at times with dogs more passive than her.  With the right adopter, all will be peaceful and harmonious as Maggie is eager to please.  When she arrived, she was overweight, but she’s getting closer to a healthy weight. 

  • Characteristics:  energetic, loving, sweetheart, playful
  • Background: Maggie’s was surrendered to our rescue in March 2021 after her owner went into hospice.
  •  EMAIL US for an adoption or foster application for Maggie.
Bear

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Meet Bear – Bear’s frosty face immediately pulled at our hearts, which is why we brought him in after we learned he was desperately in need of a new home. He joined our rescue in May 2021, one day after his owner suddenly died.  His story breaks our hearts but we are now here for him as he adjusts to a new life.  Bear is still pending evaluation and is not available for adoption at this time.  He had a vet exam on May 14, 2021, waiting on blood work results.

  • Characteristics: Easy going, friendly, adaptable
  • Background: Bear was surrendered to our rescue in May 2021 after his owner died.
  • Currently not accepting adoption applications for Bear.
Tia

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MEET TIA – Tia first joined our rescue in March 2020 after she was pulled from an overcrowded shelter in Los Angeles.  She was adopted early summer 2020, but unfortunately, she was returned to us in May 2021.  

Tia is very shy and timid.  She requires ongoing patience as she is very slow to adapt to new environments and scares easily. She is a healthy girl, had a dental last August and bloodwork from a year ago came back normal.  We will follow up with additional bloodwork for her yearly exam.  

Like many senior chihuahuas, Tia has luxating patellas, which means it’s important she stay off of elevated areas, i.e. furniture, to avoid additional injury to her knees.  Though she does potty when she’s outside, she will potty inside. Being that she’s very shy, she doesn’t seek attention, but will be held and accept attention. She is fine in a home with other dogs, but remains her own island and doesn’t interact with other dogs, is very passive and will avoid if another dog tries to interact with her.

The more encouragement Tia receives from humans, the more she steps out of her shell but it’s a VERY SLOW process for her.  One thing that she LOVES to do is sunbath…and will accept light massages while resting in the sunshine.

We don’t want to put Tia through any additional change unless there’s someone out there willing to commit to her for the rest of her life.  We will only consider serious inquiries for such a sensitive girl that has been through a lot within the last year. Potential adopter must realize she has limitations and be willing to accept all of them.   

  • Characteristics: Quiet, shy, sweet 
  • Background: Tia was originally pulled from a Los Angeles shelter in January 2020.
  •  EMAIL US for an adoption or foster application for Tia. 

Mardi

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MEET MARDI-

Mardi is a blind 2 year-old German Shepherd. Mardi is a playful young girl who adjusts well to new environments. She quickly is able to “map” new environments and is a curious energetic sweet girl.

Mardi is young but considered special needs due to being blind. Our organization is fortunate to attract people that don’t allow dogs with special needs to stop them from fostering! She is a wonderful dog but currently needs to be the only dog and no cats. Dog savvy children only, 12+. 

Mardi came to us from Texas via Dallas Pets Alive & Dog is My CoPilot, Inc. July 4th, 2021.

  • Characteristics: loving, playful, young, blind
  • Background: Cinnamon was pulled from an overcrowded shelter in Texas and entered foster care in Idaho during the summer of 2021.
  •  EMAIL US for an adoption or foster application Mardi

Cinnamon

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MEET CINNAMON- Cinnamon is a senior female chihuahua who has two favorite activities: lounging next to her foster mom’s pool and going on walks! Cinnamon has been described as potentially “the most chill dog ever” who is up for anything her humans are doing, especially cuddles! 

Cinnamon is currently being fostered in a home with another small dog and has done very well. She enjoys keeping to herself, or to socializing with humans. 

Being a senior gal, Cinnamon should go to a home that can both accommodate her age, and still enjoy daily walks and activity with her.

Cinnamon previously had heart worms that she has overcome, and also has a luxating patella (dislocated knee) that will need to be monitored, but does not seem to currently bother her, nor disrupt her activity. 

If you are looking for a dog to relax and soak up the joys of life with, Cinnamon is your girl! 

  • Characteristics: Sweet, calm, loving
  • Background: Cinnamon was pulled from an overcrowded shelter in Texas and entered foster care in Idaho during the summer of 2021.
  •  EMAIL US for an adoption or foster application for Cinnamon. 

Eli

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MEET ELI- Elijah is a blind 11-year-old pitbull that needs a committed foster or adopter!

Eli is the cutest and sweetest friend you’ll ever find! He seems to bond easier with the ladies but has so far been friendly with everyone he’s met.

He will be your shadow and will want to be wherever his human is. He loves walks and is always excited for an outdoor adventure.

He has spondylosis so he needs to be limited to moderate walks/activities even though he will try to convince you that he can go much further. He pulls on the leash but corrects easily. Aside from being blind and having spondylosis, he is a very healthy guy!

He’s on a few medications but he loves peanut butter so giving him his pills is a breeze.

Aside from his excitement for his walks he is pretty calm and loves to nap! He’s a funny, happy guy and will be a great addition to the right home. He doesn’t let his lack of vision get him down and is a pro at learning the layout of his surroundings.

Eli has had some scuffles with larger dogs in the home so he will need to go to a home with no other dogs, or with calm smaller dogs. If you are interested in fostering or adopting this very special boy, please send an email to greenheartrescue@gmail.com

  • Characteristics: Sweet, friendly, loyal
  •  EMAIL US for an adoption or foster application for Eli. 
Peppy

Peppy is a senior male chihuahua pulled from an overcrowded Texas shelter.  We are still working on dates for transport.