Why Adopt a Senior Dog

  • Older dogs are usually house trained. You won’t have to go through the difficult stage(s) of teaching a puppy house manners and mopping up after accidents.
  • Older dogs are not teething puppies and won’t chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.
  • Older dogs can focus well because they’ve mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly.
  • Older dogs have learned what “NO” means. If they hadn’t learned it, they wouldn’t have gotten to be older dogs.
  • Older dogs settle in easily because they’ve learned what it takes to get along with others and to be part of a pack.
  • Older dogs are good at giving love once they get into their new, loving home. They’re grateful for the second chance they’ve been given.
  • What You See Is What You Get. Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and their personality.  Puppies can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first.
  • Older dogs are instant companions — ready for hiking, car trips, and other things you like to do.
  • Older dogs leave you time for yourself because they don’t make the kinds of demands for your time and attention that young dogs do.
  • Older dogs let you get a good night’s sleep because they’re accustomed to human schedules and don’t usually require night time feedings, comforting, or bathroom breaks.

Hospice Adoption

Salty Dogs Senior Animal Rescue Hospice Program is for dogs that arrive with untreatable terminal illness. SDSAR waives the $200 adoption fee and offers support and guidance to the hospice families as they provide a loving home for the dog’s remainder of life.

Questions? Send us an email or contact us through the Contact Us page!

To get started, fill out our Adoption Application. Check the box notifying us you are interested in a Hospice Adoption. We will schedule a brief interview. When the right match comes along, we will let you know!