Don’t let the word “senior” scare you. These dogs have a whole lot of life in them and a whole lot of love to give too.
Pot Pie is a spunky little string bean of a Dachshund, about 8 years old. He is a character and he gets along well with other dogs though once in a while he can be a little tough guy and get himself in trouble. He is a pretty easy dog and friendly; would most likely do well with kids though the foster care volunteer does not have any. Pot Pie learns quickly and would make a great little companion dog. He is neutered and recently had his teeth cleaned, is current on vaccines, and micro-chipped.
BeBe is a Chihuahua mix, 8 years young and weighs only 9 pounds. She loves to be near her person, is a sweetheart and loving but alas can also be a grouch to the other dogs no matter their size. Currently, she gets fed separately from the other dogs which is fine because she likes to eat in her crate. She also with you (if you let her) or in a crate at night. BeBe likes her belly rubs and gets real excited when you come home. She is up to date on shots, spayed, micro-chipped, and had some dental done.
Everyone loves a lab! Ta Da – Meet Champ a Labrador Retriever of a certain age who has outgrown his crazy lab-puppy tendencies and is distinguished, polite and affectionate. His previous owners loved me maybe a little too much and overfed him. He became pretty much a couch potato and the extra weight and lack of exercise caused arthritis. Even though his owners overfed him, they took him to the vet to be euthanized. What a crock! Fortunately, his vet saw how awesome Champ is and how much potential he has. In foster care, he lost weight and with some pain meds for the arthritis, Champ’s life has turned around. Champ is also gentle, mellow and loving and gets along great with cats, other dogs, and people. He’s afraid of thunderstorms so whoever is fortunate to adopt this big hunk of love — will have to deal with that but there are plenty of avenues for training and behavior modification. Champ would do well with another dog or two and short daily walks. What are you waiting for?
Meet Apple — she’s sweet as pie! Apple is a Chihuahua mix that weighs about 18 pounds and looks just like a little black Lab. She has the shiniest fur with little patches of white on her front feet, chest, and muzzle. She is a very mellow girl who rarely barks and gets along with everyone – adults, kids, and dogs of all sizes. (She hasn’t been cat-tested, but can be if needed.) She’s not an in-your-face dog, constantly demanding attention, but is very content to follow you everywhere with her tail wagging the whole time. She’s a very calm, gentle companion dog. She’s great on a leash and loves to go for walks. Apple is spayed and completely housebroken with a doggie door. At 10 years old, she’s a very sweet older lady. Don’t let her age fool you – this girl could out-jump a basketball player for a piece of hot dog.
Mollie is sweet, beautiful 6-year old Boxer/Beagle mix (about 45-50 lbs) and currently in foster care. She is very outgoing and loves to be around other dogs. Mollie loves to receive and give affection. She is very playful and easy going. Mollie tore her ACL a few months ago and has had to take it easy so that it could have time to heal. It is still healing, but she is able to be more active. She goes on walks twice a day for at least an hour and does very well on a leash. She loves to play with other dogs and gets along very well with bigger dogs. She also loves to nap and cuddle and interacts very well with other children and adults. Mollie is a very lovable dog looking for her permanent home.
You can find all these senior dogs and more, more, more on the Tucson Cold Wet Noses website.