Did you know that many senior dogs die in animal shelters or rescues without receiving the love, attention, or comfort they deserve—or worse, euthanized due to overcrowding at shelters Senior dogs are often overlooked at animal shelters in favor of younger dogs.

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But senior canines are still dogs and also deserve a second chance. That’s why adopting a senior dog is such a wonderful thing to do. Think about it; they serve their owners with love and devotion for years, but find themselves in shelters or rescues due to uncertainties such as the death of an owner, natural disasters, or financial difficulties.

Adopting an older rescue dog comes with more benefits than drawbacks. These dogs are often calmer and more mellow than younger ones, and better understand how to interact with humans and other animals than the average pup. In addition, because they don’t need to exercise and have less energy, they’re less likely to be destructive or bark excessively.

So, here are 8 rescue organizations that can assist you in finding you the perfect senior dog:

  • Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs (Cleveland, OH)
  • Muttville Senior Dog Rescue (San Francisco, CA)
  • St. Louis Senior Dog Project (House Springs, MO)
  • Senior Dog Haven and Hospice (Wilmington, DE)
  • Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (Mount Juliet, TN)
  • Classic Canines, Inc (Austin, TX)
  • Camp Golden Years, (AZ)

1. Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary (Scottsdale, AZ)

senior dog sleeping on a couch

Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary (FLPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that rescues abandoned, neglected, and surrendered senior dogs in Arizona. Since its inception in 2012, the organization has rescued and put many senior dogs (age 7 and older) into loving homes.

Because it’s located in a region with one of the worst rates of pet euthanasia in the country, the group focuses on reducing overcrowding at local animal shelters and rescues. Forever Loved also strives to raise awareness about the importance of adopting older dogs among the general public.

The sanctuary is run entirely by volunteers passionate about finding aging dogs their new forever homes. The volunteers also perform such tasks as cleaning, walking, feeding, and providing socialization opportunities for the dogs. Apart from adoption services, the group also offers foster homes, dog training, medical or financial assistance to fosters and adopters, animal caregiver education, and a hospice foster program.

Each dog in the sanctuary is spayed or neutered, medically inspected, vaccinated, microchipped, and given lots of love and care before it’s put up for adoption. To adopt an older dog from Forever Loved, you must:

  • Complete an online adoption application form
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a home that can accommodate an older dog
  • Provide an identification showing your current address

The organization is solely dependent on generous donations to keep it afloat, therefore, you’ll need to donate about $100–$200 when adopting.

2. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs (Cleveland, OH)

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs is a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit organization that provides a haven for elderly dogs who have been abandoned at pounds and shelters. For over 20 years, the Sanctuary has offered a temporary home, veterinary care, love, and all the attention that dogs need in their golden years.

Moreover, senior dogs that are too ill or emotionally delicate to be adopted can stay in the Sanctuary hospice foster home indefinitely. When the organization’s foster homes are full, the senior dogs are placed in a short-term boarding facility until new foster families become available.

The group not only gives retired dogs a home but also educates the public about the importance of spaying and neutering pets. It also works to raise awareness about animal abuse. All dogs at the Sanctuary are medically evaluated, treated, and spayed or neutered before placement. If you’re thinking about adopting a senior dog from the Sanctuary, here’s how:

  1. Request an adoption application form.
  2. Fill it out.
  3. Submit it to the Sanctuary.

The team in charge of adoption will look over your application, verify your references, and then contact you for an interview if you’re a good candidate for adopting a senior dog. If you’re a first-time owner, they can assist you in finding a veterinarian who is experienced with senior dogs. After the interview, you get to choose the dog you want, and your application is approved. You are then allowed to meet your dog at the Sanctuary’s Adoption & Education Center in Cleveland.

Following the meeting with your dog, the adoption team will schedule a home visit to ensure that the dog will be safe and comfortable. If your home is approved, you’ll be able to pick up your new cuddly companion. Keep in mind, you’ll be required to pay an adoption fee of $125 for each senior dog. Also, all adopters must follow the organization’s policies prohibiting the use of invisible fences, shock collars, and prong collars on dogs.

Extra Tip: You can apply for their Senior Dogs for Senior People program if you’re a senior (65 years or older). This program has a $65 adoption fee—cheaper than the standard rate. A member of the public had the following to say about the Sanctuary:

review of the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

3. Muttville Senior Dog Rescue (San Francisco, CA)

Rocky Kanaka visiting Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. See video transcript below

Founded in 2007, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and caring for senior dogs from the bay area and other parts of California.

The organization focuses on finding permanent homes for older dogs that have been abandoned, need medical attention, or left at shelters by their owners. To achieve its goals, Muttville works directly with local rescue groups, shelters, animal hospitals, and other organizations to help senior dogs find new homes where they may enjoy a happy retirement.

The facility is run by volunteers responsible for providing veterinary care, socialization, and training to the dogs in their care. Generally, Muttville relies on donations from the community to keep its doors open. To adopt a dog from this rescue group, you’ll be required to:

  • Check out the available mutts.
  • Fill out an adoption questionnaire.
  • Wait for Muttville to contact you to schedule a meeting with the dogs, which can be done by video chat or in-person.

You’ll finalize the adoption by completing an agreement form and paying an adoption fee of $250, or sign up for their monthly sustaining Mutt Guardian Program. You can pick up your dog once this process is completed.

The organization also offers a senior-to-senior program for adults over the age of 62. The initiative waives the $250 adoption fee and provides supplies such as a dog’s harness, leash, collar, bed, bowls, food, and medication to help seniors welcome their new old friends. Here is a review on Muttville from one of their volunteers:

 

  review of the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

4. St. Louis Senior Dog Project (House Springs, MO)

older dog looking through a fence

St. Louis Senior Dog Project is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit organization that rescues and cares for dogs of all ages, with greater emphasis on dogs aged 5 years and over.

At St. Louis, dogs are often spayed or neutered, tested for heartworm, dewormed, vaccinated, and microchipped. They’re also treated for heartworms, pneumonia, kennel cough, urinary tract infection, intestinal parasites, and fleas and ticks. T

he organization hosts regular adoption events every weekend at Kirkwood Petco between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. If you’re interested in adopting from St. Louis, you must first fill out an adoption application which an adoption coordinator will then review, and give you a response within 72 hours.

After that, you’ll be scheduled for a phone interview to discuss your application. The interviewer will enquire about your living environment and dog preferences, after which they report to an adoption team. The adoption team will then verify your references, conduct additional screening, contact your veterinarian and determine whether your home is dog-safe. If the team accepts your application after the screening, you can pick up your new friend.

Note: The adoption fee at St. Louis varies based on the age of the canines, but is normally about $225. However, if older individuals adopt a senior dog, the charge will be significantly reduced.

5. Senior Dog Haven and Hospice (Wilmington, DE)

The Senior Dog Haven and Hospice is a non-profit organization dedicated to rehoming senior dogs (7 years or older) and offer hospice care for dogs that are terminally ill. Senior Dog Haven also provides a permanent foster home for dogs too old or frail to be adopted.

The organization is run by a small group of fosters and volunteers that strives to improve the lives of senior dogs by living with the dogs in their homes as family. Each senior dog is usually medically cleared before put up for adoption. To adopt a dog from Senior Haven, you must go through their screening process:

  1. Fill out an adoption application form.
  2. The team in charge of adoption reviews your application by contacting your references and organizing a home visit to ensure the environment is conducive and suitable for the dog.
  3. If the intake committee approves your application, your new pup is delivered to your home.
  4. After that, you’ll get a week to engage and bond with the dog to ensure you’re a perfect match.
  5. Following the one-week trial, you’ll be asked to pay an adoption fee of $125 and offered a signed adoption contract.

6. Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (Mount Juliet, TN)

senior dog standing outside near a fence

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that specializes in providing high-quality vet care, food, and finding permanent homes for senior dogs (ages 8 and over). The sanctuary houses and cares for approximately 120 senior dogs and has placed over 500 dogs in temporary and forever foster homes with medical care provided. Old Friends welcomes all types of dogs, including those with medical concerns such as blindness, mobility issues, and dementia.

They also have dogs that are dog-selective, meaning they prefer being an only pet and bonded pairs (dogs that can’t be separated). The organization works with other dog rescues and shelters to promote the benefits of adopting a senior dog.

They also educate the general public, fosters, and adopters about the benefits and difficulties of caring for these dogs. The sanctuary is run by volunteers who help to enrich the lives of senior dogs through such services as:

  • Spending time with the senior dogs, especially dog-selective or aggressive
  • Assist with laundry work or related tasks
  • Walking the dogs around the park, and spending time with those with limited mobility
  • Assist in keeping the administrative and other areas clean

Old Friends is unique because they also have a program where members of the public can tour their state-of-the-art facility and meet the elderly canines. If you’re looking to provide a home for a senior dog for the rest of its life, you’ll have to become a Geezer Guardian and reside within 100 travel miles of Mt. Juliet, TN.

Once you apply to be a Geezer Guardian, a program manager from Old Friends will contact you to discuss the application and the dog you’re looking for. After the interview, you’ll be given a virtual home tour, followed by a meeting with the Forever Foster Committee to discuss your application. If the committee approves your application, they’ll help you find the most appropriate dog for your home.

Extra Tip: Old Friends does not charge an adoption fee or other fees.

7. Classic Canines, Inc (Austin, TX)

Classic Canine is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-based organization dedicated to advocating, teaching, and promoting the adoption and fostering of senior dogs. The organization was founded in 2012 and has since helped hundreds of senior dogs find loving fosters and permanent homes.

The organization’s primary goal is to reduce the number of days older dogs spend in shelters and rescues. To achieve this, they host over 25 outreach and adoption events each year to raise public awareness about the importance of senior dog adoption. Classic Canines has a program that helps qualifying adopters overcome medical hurdles to elderly dog adoption by providing reduced veterinary treatment and supplies.

It also has a medical sponsorship program for all rescued dogs with both treatable or untreatable medical problems. Below is a table showing the number and percentage of senior dogs Classic Canines has rescued over the last 3 years.

Year of Intake Number of Senior Dog Intake Percentage of Senior Dog Intake (%)
2021 340 9.8
2020 479 8.8
2019 1,218 11.1

To adopt a senior dog from Classic Canines, visit their website and look at their available senior dogs. Then, click on the “adopt me” button and you’ll be prompted to fill out an adoption questionnaire. After filling out the questionnaire, you’ll receive an email with additional adoption information. Classic Canines doesn’t charge a fee for senior dogs (7 years and older). Here is a testimonial about adopting a senior dog. senior dogs (7 years and older). Here is a testimonial about adopting a senior dog.

review of Classic Canines, Inc

8. Camp Golden Years (Dewey, AZ)

Camp Golden Years, operated by a veteran, specializes in senior dogs. Their website says: Veteran operated base of old rescue dogs looking to complete their final mission of finding a forever family for their golden years.

They want each senior recruit to live out their final days with dignity and respect. If they don’t find a forever home then Camp Golden Years will become their forever home. I went at Camp Golden Years and we hosted a senior dog pie eating contest, because, well. Why not? Watch the video below.

Senior Dog Pie Eating Contest

Give a Deserving Retirement to an Old Friend

Many rescues and shelters across the country are brimming with beautiful, healthy senior dogs just waiting for you to adopt them. Many people opt for younger dogs because they’re not aware of the benefits of these senior dogs. So, here are some positives of adopting a senior dog:

  • They are already trained and may be more receptive to new training.
  • They can still enjoy an active lifestyle.
  • Older dogs tend to be calmer.
  • They have already been housebroken.
  • Senior dogs can form a deep bond with you.
  • They are well-behaved than younger pups.

Before adopting a senior dog, bear in mind that their care requirements may differ from younger dogs’. As a dog ages, it may become less mobile, develop hearing or sight problems, or become more prone to various diseases. So, to keep your senior pup healthy and happy, feed them a well-balanced diet, give them exercise, maintain their oral health, get them regular vet treatment, groom them regularly, and spend lots of time with them.

Senior Dog Shelters In USA 

 

FAQ

1. At what age does a dog become senior?

Type of Dog Age at Which Dogs Become Seniors
Large breeds 6 to 7 years old
Mid-sized breeds 8 to 9 years old
Small breeds 10 to 12 years old

2. Adopting a senior dog pros and cons

Pros Cons
Probably already trained (potty etc) You wouldn’t have as much time with a senior dog as you would with a puppy
More mellow. Doesn’t require as much exercise May incur vet bills if the dog becomes sick (but this would be the case eventually even if you adopted a puppy)

You’d be helping out an old soul who needs a forever home to live out their golden years

 

3. I’m thinking about adopting a senior dog near me. Where can I find one

  • Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs (Cleveland, OH)
  • Muttville Senior Dog Rescue (San Francisco, CA)
  • St. Louis Senior Dog Project (House Springs, MO)
  • Senior Dog Haven and Hospice (Wilmington, DE)
  • Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (Mount Juliet, TN)
  • Classic Canines, Inc (Austin, TX)
  • Camp Golden Years, (AZ)

You can also check the chart above where we link to about 200 rescues specializing in senior dog adoption.

If you still don’t find anything simply type this into Google: Senior dog adoption near me

4. What are some tips for adopting a senior dog

  1. Prepare a safe space for your senior dog so they can hide away if they get overwhelmed. A dog bed or a crate would be perfect.
  2. If you have other pets, be sure to ease your new dog into the household.
  3. Does your senior dog have any disabilities or limitations? If so you’ll need to adjust your home. For example, you might need a ramp or stairs so your dog can get on the couch or bed.
  4. Just because your pet is “over the hill” doesn’t mean they should be a couch potato either. Still plan on walking your pet and adjust accordingly based on their ability and enthusiasm.
  5. Make sure you have some of the same food at home they were feeding at the shelter. Then, you can transition to a higher quality food prepared for seniors.

5. When is Adopt a Senior Dog month?

It’s celebrated in November

6. What about fostering a senior dog? Is that an option?

Yes of course! Fostering a senior dog is a wonderful thing to do. If you’re not sure if you’re ready to foster, take our foster dog quiz. You’ll answer 11 questions to determine if fostering is for you.  If it is, interested simply contact your local shelter or any that we have mentioned in this article and tell them you’d like to foster a senior dog. The good thing about fostering is that the rescue group still pays the vet bills. So you get to live with the dog, but wouldn’t have to pay for major expenses like surgeries. On the other hand, you’d be responsible to take the senior dog to adoption events to try to get them a forever home. So attending the adoption events is a big commitment.

7. How long does it take for an older dog to adjust to a new home?

About 3 weeks

8. Why do people NOT adopt older dogs? Is adopting an older dog a good idea?  

People don’t adopt senior dogs because they prefer puppies, and spend the maximum amount of time with the dog. Also, puppies are so cute, people become enamored with that puppy spirit. That being said, adopting an older dog is an excellent idea, especially for older adults.

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Muttville  Video Transcript

– So this one right here is 17 years old. And I think you look just as good as when you were two. I don’t know how old this one is right here, but I mean they are some really amazing pups, are you falling asleep? Definitely a senior. There’s always the easy way, but today I’m gonna tell you about the better way. It’s first thing in the morning in San Francisco and I’m headed to a group called Muttsville which is a dog rescue, but a dog rescue that specifically focuses on seniors, thanks.

A show called Hidden Heroes on the CW is highlighting the founder and all of the senior dogs there at Muttsville and they’ve asked me to be a part of it, so my friends are coming in, like Cathy Bissill, so this is going to be a really good day, I can’t wait to learn more about them, show you guys all the dogs. By the end of the video I hope that not only do you think that rescue is the best way, but that you would even consider rescuing a senior dog. I know, it’s asking a lot, but I think I’ll have you hooked by the end of this video on why it’s one of the best things that you could ever do in your life, and theirs.

So I can tell you this about today, we are gonna work hard and we’re gonna do this make over, get our hands dirty. We’re gonna have fun, there’ll probably be some tears, I mean, it’s gonna get emotional, and I can’t show you everything, because that’s gotta be saved for the TV show. But get ready because I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about this shelter, so lets go check em out.

– And you come in.

– [Rocky] Thank you.

– And you stay right there.

– So I want to introduce you to some very important special people, this is Sherry, and she is the director and founder of Muttville.

– That’s right.

– And what is special about Muttville?

– We rescue senior dogs and we find them great homes.

– That’s awesome, and this is of course Cathy Bissell, you’ve seen here in a lot of my videos, but Cathy Bissell is with the Bissell pet foundation and mom to a couple of new senior dogs.

– Yeah.

– We’re out here today working together figuring out how we can help this one out, and we’re doing a whole make over, so Cathy and I have some work to do. But first I want to show you some of these amazing, amazing senior pets, is there any here right now that you wanna talk about?

– So Magnolia here, the shy girl, really could use a nice a loving home to spend her last chapter. You know what, she asks for so little, and she has so much to give.

– Get up, come here.

– Come on, get up here.

– Hey come here, come here.

– Look it, you’re not too happy with that.

– Well I really can’t talk right now Rocky, cuz I’m in dog heaven, this is what my life should be everyday.

– [Rocky] Didn’t you just adopt a couple senior dogs?

– I did, yeah I adopted one in November, and while I didn’t adopt the other one, but maybe I’ll be a foster failure. He needs a lot of work, so he’s sick, but uh we’ll see, look at all these guys.

– [Rocky] Yeah.

– This is like, yeah this is pretty fun.

– [Rocky] Yeah.

– So the Bissell pet foundation, we’re doing great things, we’re really helping get animals adopted through our Empty the Shelter program. We still spend the majority of our money on spay neuteur which is great because lot of animals in the shelters that need to be, find homes and hopefully we can find homes for all.

– Okay and Cathy’s only doing herself a little bit of justice here because, she’s dedicated her whole life to the Bissell Pet Foundation, and this foundation is doing all kinds of amazing things. I’ll put a link down below so you can check it out. But what, you started this how long ago?

– Seven years.

– And did you ever expect it to grow this big?

– Never, never, I didn’t expect us to change so many lives, that’s the beauty of it, just changing the lives of the animals.

– Well it’s neat because when you go to Bissell, the company it’s kind of like it’s now been weaved into the fabric of the entire company.

– People care, people care.

– You see people there with their pets, you have a dog daycare there.

– Yup, people are allowed to bring, it’s an open campus.

– That’s great, that’s pretty cool.

– So it’s great.

– Yeah, so today we’re having fun because we’re doing a makeover here and going to rescues is a lot of fun.

– A lot of fun.

– We’ve done this a lot, it’s a lot of hard work, but what’s cool about this place are the senior dogs, and the focus on senior dogs.

– Yeah, this one right here, you can see, 17 years old. So what a chance, right? 17 years old, look at that sweet face.

– Okay so why senior dogs?

– You know senior dogs don’t get that extra chance, their older, a lot of people don’t want older dogs.

– Yeah.

– And yet they’re the best dogs to adopt right.

– I agree.

– I mean, they don’t chew up anything anymore, they’re trained, they’re easily trainable to what your needs are, they’re not wild and crazy, they’re so simple, they’re just looking for a bed. And what it does to you, as a person though, when you save a life, I mean you’re literally saving a life. You’re taking this animal in, who deserves to have a good life at the end.

– Yeah.

– Because we don’t know what it’s life was like before.

– Yeah you don’t know.

– Some had good lives, but some didn’t, but they deserve to be treated fair up to the end. These dogs are all so cute, I mean, that’s the thing, you could find any type of dog you want, look at this old one.

– [Rocky] That’s Rocko, Rocko, Rocko, Hi!

– [Cathy] Rocko doesn’t act that old.

– [Rocky] I think this one is just set right here.

– [Cathy] Oh yes.

– [Rocky] Oh look at that tongue though.

– [Cathy] Look at that hair on me. This is where Bissell comes in handy.

– [Rocky] Little bit of shedding there, huh?

– [Cathy] Just a little bit.

– So here’s how Muttville actually works, this is their hub, but they also work on a foster program a lot. So if you want to help foster a senior dog, they come live with you, and you take care of them until someone can adopt them, you even help with the adoption process.

But when the dogs come in they may need to be treated, they might have heartworm or different things, especially senior dogs, cause they just, their immune system isn’t as strong when they were puppies, and so they actually have a vet area right here, a clinic, and they do everything to really get the senior dogs on the right track, then they go into foster care, then they get adopted. It’s a really amazing program.

Oh also, do you want to see the area where we’re filming? Now I’ll show ya a quick little clip, but you’ll have to check out Hidden Heroes to see the actual reveal, but I’ll show you a little bit of the room that we’re gonna makeover. Check this out, a little preview.

– Okay so we’re getting all shined up in here. How’s it going so far?

– Pretty good!

– Okay good. Pretty cool huh? Don’t tell anyone I showed you that space. Alright so this is Magnolia and Magnolia had surgery about two weeks ago, and if you can see right back here. She had an open wound that turned out to be a tumor, so they fixed that, she’s all better, she’s resting now.

One because she’s a senior, and two because she had surgery, but she needs a loving home, and I need your help spreading the message, so please share this, make sure you put comments down below, and give this the thumbs up, because the more people we can get to see this video, the more support that comes to Muttville, and the better chance we have of Magnolia getting a loving home, so I mean she’s just such a sweet dog, she sleeps most of the time, but a lot of people say awe it would be so tough for me to get a senior dog, but it’s about the dog, not about you, and I know a lot of people that have rescued senior dogs, and now they keep continuing to come back to rescue senior dogs because it really can be life changing.

And at the beginning of this video I talked about how the easy path isn’t always the best way, and yes, you can buy a dog, but one of the best, most rewarding things you could do in your life is rescuing a dog, and even one step further rescuing a dog selflessly, more for them and that’s where senior dogs really come into play. Also during this very serious discussion, I don’t know if you can hear Magnolia snoring or not, she’s snoring through this whole thing. I was giving like this little interview and I can’t even get the audio because she’s snoring so loud.

– We work in the Vet’s Suite.

– Yes.

– [Rocky] Okay.

– Yeah.

– [Rocky] How long have you been working here?

– Well I have been working at Muttville for little over three years, and I started animal care working out here, and then I went to school to be a vet tech, so I moved into the Vet Suite, and I’ve been working in there for about a year and a half.

– [Rocky] Wow, that’s really cool, so it’s not an easy job I take it?

– It’s definitely, yeah. Keeps you busy.

– [Rocky] Everyday you do this, why do you keep doing it?

– It’s the most rewarding job, you know? And you see these dogs come in in horrible shape, and you get to help heal them and fix them essentially.

– [Rocky] How long have you been doing this?

– I’m actually a volunteer vet tech.

– [Rocky] That’s cool!

– Yeah I’ve only been here about a couple years.

– [Rocky] Okay, what kinda inspired you to volunteer?

– I have a senior pup, and then so, that just wanted me wanted to make me do more for senior dogs out there, so.

– [Rocky] That’s so cool.

– Yeah, I love it.

– [Rocky] Yeah, you gotta give. Have you taken more senior pups home, is it hard not to take em?

– I took one!

– [Rocky] Busted huh?

– I took one, she’s 13,

– [Rocky] Okay. she weighed two point six pounds when I got her.

– [Rocky] How much does she weigh now?

– She’s up to three.

– [Rocky] Okay so you’re getting there.

– I want to keep her at three.

– [Rocky] Yeah okay, so she’s a little pup.

– Yeah she’s a little pup I love her though.

– [Rocky] Cool, well guys, awesome, thanks for everything you do, you rock, high five, you rock.

– [Rocky] Okay these are the dogs that came from the fire?

– Yes, this is Fern, and this is Tyler.

– [Rocky] Okay, and you guys came straight from up north?

– We met Compassion without Borders in Sausolito, kind of as a half way point.

– [Rocky] Okay. And we have I think six other dogs coming.

– [Rocky] Wow.

– I’m gonna bring him upstairs, I think she’s a little overwhelmed.

– [Rocky] She’s a little, yeah, I think go ahead, ready boy. Those are some of the senior dogs that have been rescued from the fire that just happened, so they’ve got about six of them coming in right now, and those are the first two that we just met, just breaks my heart, how those pets they’ve been in that fire and they don’t have a home anymore, and so thank goodness that Muttville is able to take in some of their senior dogs. Okay, look at all these new pups that came from the Sonoma fires so, new pup. New pup. New pup, new pup, new pup, all just came in. Oh no wait, you’re a resident.

– Patrick over here is new.

– [Rocky] Pat, where’s Patrick at?

– Right here.

– [Rocky] Okay, and you guys just brought Patrick from the fires, huh?

– Yep.

– [Rocky] did you drive him down?

– I was in the car with Eric, we went to get him, yeah.

– [Rocky] You rock, thank you.

– Thanks, you rock.

– Alright, so I just wanted to take a moment, get a little closer here. Just wanted to take a moment and show you Applesauce, who just came in from one of the fires, just calm little furball, I mean look, Applesauce. Hello. Hey. It’s just amazing that Muttville can take in all those senior pets, and I’m glad that we are here to help. But their team just jumped into action and it was so cool seeing that, I’m glad you guys got to see it too, and be a part of that. If you’re thinking about donating, now is the time to do it because obviously they’re gonna have a bigger influx of cost with these dogs coming in from the fires, and these dogs came in because the poor foster families and the people that were taking care of these dogs, their house has burned down and so it’s a real tough situation, but groups like Muttville are really stepping up to the plate to help, so it’s awesome. Okay, we are getting close to the end of the day, we’ve been working hard on the make over room upstairs. And right now we’re just taking a little down time, until we do some more filming, the whole crew is in here. You guys got really quiet you didn’t have to do that. This is the behind the scenes, so here’s the team right here, the crew, in the green room.

– Hi!

– [Rocky] The green room, is very rarely, if ever green. But yeah we got all the lights and the interview set up, and one of the best audio departments in the nation. We’re between takes, it’s cool, it’s cool. We’re getting ready to go in and do the final scene, what do you think of today?

– I’m thinking it’s amazing what they do here, really saving lives, they get 20, 26 dogs a week, and they’re placing them, they have an incredible foster care program.

– That’s awesome.

– They rock, for real.

– You ready for us?

– [Man] He’s gonna switch lens to a wide lens, but I’ll show you what we’re doing.

– Okay, after we switch lens, oh.

– [Rocky] Okay so the pressure is getting tight, she’s so into some last minute touches, finishing touches, are you gonna get it done in time?

– Oh god, we gotta.

– [Rocky] Alright, I like that, I like that spirit, and then, audio department.

– Still at it, still sitting.

– He really does work hard, I just catch him when he sits down. Okay it’s towards the end of the day, it’s getting later. It’s been a little bit of a long day, but it’s been a really great one, I mean the crew has really been working hard to get this thing made over, it’s been great meeting all the volunteers that work here, it’s just such an awesome experience, and I’m glad you guys got to see Muttville with me. The crews just wrapping the final scenes, so lets go check it out.

– [Group] Yeah!

– That’s it, we did it, the make over is finished, I can’t wait for you guys to see this, you gotta check it out on the CW when it airs. Hey! You guys, thank so much for coming on this journey, please consider adopting a senior pet, and I will see you tomorrow.

– [Cathy] And I’ll see you Friday.

– [Rocky] I’ll see you, on Friday.

 

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