The concept for L4SP started years ago when our founder, Isabeau Maxwell, adopted her first senior pet. A Cocker Spaniel she lovingly named Apple. Isabeau had a lifetime of raising pets but it was this very special senior that stole her heart. The two were inseparable for the few years they were together. Apple’s dog tags still hang in Isabeau’s car as a daily reminder of her dear friend.
Fast forward a few years, two kids off to college and an empty nest, Isabeau began adopting seniors again. First was Francis, an 18 year old toy poodle mix. Soon after, four more furry oldies followed, creating her “golden” pack.
But adopting senior pets herself wasn’t enough. Knowing there is power in numbers and love to be given, she built a platform focused on two very important tasks. Reducing the fear and suffering of as many senior animals as possible and creating opportunity for people to experience love and gratitude through senior adoption. Love for Senior Paws was born!
Shelters We Work With
The Pixie Project
The Pixie Project is a non-profit animal adoption center and rescue located in the heart of Portland, Oregon.
At Pixie, they make animal adoption and rescue a fun, family friendly, and positive experience. Their dedicated staff focuses on finding life-long matches between pet and adopter and takes a hands-on, personal approach to each and every adoption.
Family Dogs New Life Shelter
Family Dogs New Life is a non profit 501c3 no kill dog shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehoming needy dogs of all ages, breeds and backgrounds. Their organization was built on the belief that all dogs deserve a second chance at a new life. It’s not about being the perfect dog, it is about dog and adopter being perfect for one another.