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! 

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

MEET Calvin!  – When Calvin first joined our rescue, he was skittish and unsure of everything but his foster dad. Now that he’s been with us for a while, he has relaxed and has proven to be quite the sweet heart! His foster family says that he doesn’t know how to play, no matter how often they encourage him to play.  He can still be leery about new experiences, but does need someone who will be patient and let him learn to trust at his own pace.  Calvin is a very active dog, weighing around 75 pounds (give or take a few pounds) and would do great with an active family.  Our ideal adopter would be someone who loves to hike, someone who is able to spend a great deal of time at home with him to provide the attention he needs and deserves.  Calvin loves and does well with other dogs.  He is currently living with two smaller dogs but it would be great if Calvin’s adopter had a canine companion that can show Calvin the ropes.  Based on his reactions on walks, Calvin would do best in a home without cats and his adopter should note that he fixates on squirrels, whether in the yard or on walks;-).  We don’t know how Calvin is with children but are requiring any children in the home be at least 13 years old and are dog savvy.   Calvin is a healthy boy but does need a slow bowl for his meals as he tends to be overenthusiastic about eating, which can cause digestive issues. 

  • Characteristics: sweet, athletic, lover
  • Background:  Pulled from overcrowded Texas shelter in July 2020
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Calvin

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


Freddy is a tiny chihuahua mix who joined our rescue after his previous owner abandoned him at a vet clinic. Tiny Freddie has taken some time to decompress. It’s obvious that he has some post traumatic stress from his previous life. However, with patience and lots of love, he’s turning out to be quite the sweetheart with a playful personality. He still hesitates when meeting new people and if someone tries to pick him up, he screams as if he’s being harmed, but he quickly settles. Freddie has been fully vetted-he is healthy and we had him neutered shortly after he joined our rescue.  Freddy is on the younger side, approximately 7-8 years old.

  • Characteristics: playful, energetic, cuddly
  • Background: Joined GHR after we learned he was abandoned by his owner.
  • EMAIL US for an adoption application for Opal! 

Shuggie & Sissy

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


 (*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.


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