Love for Senior Paws2020-01-25T21:20:26+00:00

Our Mission Statement

Much like how senior citizens are often neglected and abandoned by their families, when pets age they too are often left at shelters by the families they’ve loved their entire lives. Our mission is to make sure this overlooked population of love-deserving animals does not spend the remainder of their lives in shelters, scared and alone.

By supporting Love for Senior Paws, you help secure homes and provide more affordable healthcare for those pets that otherwise will spend the last of their days in shelters, or subjected to euthanasia, scared and in a room of strangers.

Our mission is to support senior animals in shelters by funding much needed medical care, providing transportation, raising awareness for senior pet adoption and assisting owners of senior pets to prevent surrender.

What We Do

Funding Medical Care for Homeless Senior Animals

Most seniors that come into the shelters have medical issues that need to be taken care of. And not all shelters have the funds to handle all their needs. This is where we come in. We sponsor senior homeless animals to get the medical care they need so they are comfortable and not in pain while they wait for their new home. Dental disease, skin conditions and arthritis are extremely common with in surrendered senior pets.

Transporting Animals Out of Kill Shelters

When the shelters we work with and support have room for additional animals, we provide the transportation needed to rescue animals from kill shelters. By removing them from the kill shelters and bringing them to areas where senior adoption rates are higher, they are given the opportunity to live the rest of their lives out in a warm, loving environment.

Success Story – Meet Sugar Baby

Sugar Baby was obese and had a horrible case of dental disease when she was surrendered to a local shelter. Shelters see this quite often because medical bills is one of the leading reasons people abandon their senior pets.

Dental disease is VERY common in senior dogs and cats. Sugar Baby’s teeth were so rotten they were falling out in her bedding while she slept at night. She moved very slowly and cautiously, clearly dealing with a lot of pain. It was no surprise that she did NOT want to be touched.

After paying for the dental surgery, which is one of the more expensive procedures shelters run into, she made a full recovery and is a new dog! She now jumps and leaps when she is excited. And best of all, she begs to be pet and adores having her jawbone rubbed.

She was adopted into a loving home at the age of 15 and is now thriving and pain free. Watch to the end of the video as she gives an awkward kiss to her new owner. We suspect “giving kisses” wasn’t something she did a lot of because her dental disease was so advanced. Awkward or not, she is a happy, pain-free girl now.

Sugar Baby Before Surgery

Sugar Baby After Surgery


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Success Story – Meet Pierre

Pierre, a 6 pound toy Poodle, was surrendered to a local shelter at the age of 16. He was abandoned with his fur brother named Oreo, also a toy Poodle. While it wasn’t directly said, there was a strong inkling from the shelter staff that the owner didn’t want to face the death of his two dogs. While this can be hard to hear for many people, it is sadly a popular reason why people abandon their senior pets.

The staff at the shelter had to do some major clean up work (as you can see in the photos), because it was clear Pierre and Oreo had not been groomed in a very long time. They were dirty and matted and clearly neglected.

Pierre and Oreo both had medical issues. Pierre’s medical situation was treatable but not his brother’s. Oreo passed away within a week of being dropped off at the shelter. This left Pierre alone and depressed.

Having lost his human of 16 years and now his brother, he was all alone. He stayed in a kennel with two other small dogs but spent his time curled up in the corner, cowering.

The staff was concerned he would not be adopted but we are excited to announce that he was. He spent less than two months in the shelter. Even though this is a short stay in comparison to other seniors who need to be adopted, we are sure it felt like a lifetime for Pierre.

He is coming out of his shell and adapting well to his new home and two new doggie friends. He is adjusting to the pack life and the massive amount of love he receives everyday. Congrats Pierre!

Oreo and Pierre After Being Surrendered to the Shelter

Pierre During His First Grooming Session

Pierre Adopted and Going to His New Home


Join Our Pin Club and Become a Member of Our Pack!

  • Love for Senior Paws 2020 Pin Series
  • Guaranteed Authentic L4SP pin each month delivered to your door
  • Designer card backing included
  • New original design each month
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  • Free shipping
  • All profits are used to help homeless senior animals

Contributing to our mission through our Pin Club helps us to sustain the important work that we do. From transporting senior pets out of scary kill shelters, to making a animal’s shelter stay more physically comfortable until they can find their forever home, your contribution makes a HUGE difference. Here are a few perks to being a part of our pack:

  • A monthly enamel pin created by our artist pack and delivered directly to your door
  • First look at the animals we are assisting and our successes
  • Behind-the-scenes updates of our goals and our process
  • Polls and opportunities to weigh in on our important tasks
  • Knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of homeless senior pets

Join the Pin Club before March 14th to receive the #3 Pin in the 2020 L4SP Series


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While our Monthly Pin Club starts at $15/month we won’t stop you from contributing more! Just reach out to us at info@loveforseniorpaws.org.

Before humans die they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I would ask…

To a poor and lonely stray I’d give my happy home, my bowl and cozy bed, soft pillow and all my toys, the lap which I loved so much, the hand that stroked my fur, and the sweet voice that spoke my name.

I’d will to the sad, scared shelter dog the place I had in my human’s loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.

So when I die, please do not say “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.” Instead, go and find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him.

This is the only thing I can give… the love I left behind.

~ Author Unknown

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