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 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!  AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

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 Charlie!
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!  CURRENTLY BEING VETTED

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. Opal is one of our newer dogs and still being vetted.  We do know she is a sweetheart and bonds quickly to people.  She has a large mammary tumor that we are concerned about, but will be taking her to our vet his week for a diagnosis. We think it’s very likely Opal has had many litters of puppies, likely for profit, which would explain the mammary tumor.  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
  • 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! (currently not accepting applications for Opal)
Sadie Sue

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

MEET SADIE SUE! CURRENTLY BEING VETTED

Sadie Sue is a senior dog that was surrendered to our rescue.  She’s originally from Texas, but was able to join Opal on the Dog is My Co-Pilot flight that took place July 15, 2020.  So far, we know that Sadie Sue is a sweet, gentle girl that needs reassurance.  We are certain she will blossom as she learns she is safe and sound with her foster home.  Stay tuned for more details about Sadie Sue as we get to know her!  Sadie Sue is actively seeking a sponsor to help pay for her senior wellness exam that includes bloodwork.  Sadie Sue will also likely need to have a dental.  To learn more about our sponsorship program, click here.