October 30, 2019

25 Sweet Senior Dogs and Cats Looking for Their Forever Homes

Have you been considering adopting a new furry pal? With dog-friendly coffee shops, bakeries, bars and parks, Cincinnati is a great place to be a pet owner. While there are many good boys and girls looking for their forever home, there's a lot to think about when making the decision to bring home a pet. What kind of breed is right for you and your lifestyle? What adoption agencies should you look at? If you're serious about making this life step, adopting a pet is very rewarding — for you and the pet that gets a new home. We've compiled a list of available pets from a few local adoption programs to help you on your mission of finding the pet that's right for you. This is just a small glimpse into each agency's list of adoptable pets. If you are interested in seeing what else they have to offer, visit their websites listed below. Also, keep in mind that each program has their own application process and some take longer than others. HART Animal Rescue [email protected]rescueahart.org Louie's Legacy | 513-655-8643, louieslegacy.org Ohio Alleycat Resource | 513-871-0185, ohioalleycat.org Recycled Doggies | 513-275-5842, recycleddoggies.com Save The Animals Foundation |513-561-7823, staf.org  SPCA Cincinnati | 513-541-6100, spcacincinnati.org Stray Animal Adoption Program | 859-391-1234, adoptastray.com If you'd like to help out the cause but aren't able to adopt right now, you can always donate to one of these rescues or a number of other local pet adoption organizations. *Some pets in the slideshow may have pending adoptions. Please contact the rescues for more info.
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Strudel
Age: 16 / Breed: Dachshund, Miniature Long Haired Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"Strudel is a 16 year old dachshund. He is great with cats and dogs of all sizes. He is a happy guy, constantly wiggling his tail and wanting to make friends. He absolutely loves food and will wiggle his tail like crazy for treats! He has so much personality and energy for an old guy and is constantly making foster mom laugh."
Photo via adoptastray.com

Strudel

Age: 16 / Breed: Dachshund, Miniature Long Haired Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"Strudel is a 16 year old dachshund. He is great with cats and dogs of all sizes. He is a happy guy, constantly wiggling his tail and wanting to make friends. He absolutely loves food and will wiggle his tail like crazy for treats! He has so much personality and energy for an old guy and is constantly making foster mom laugh."
Photo via adoptastray.com
Lisa Marie
Age: 10 Years / Breed: Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua / Sex: Female / Rescue: Little Hills of Kentucky Animal Rescue Inc
"Lisa Marie is 10 years old and 10 lbs. She is very sweet. She is potty and crate trained. She loves children, other dogs, and cats. She is still quite active. She loves to go on walks and play outside. She wants to cuddle and give kisses. She has had blood work and a dental and is very healthy."
Photo via Little Hills of Kentucky Animal Rescue Inc

Lisa Marie

Age: 10 Years / Breed: Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua / Sex: Female / Rescue: Little Hills of Kentucky Animal Rescue Inc
"Lisa Marie is 10 years old and 10 lbs. She is very sweet. She is potty and crate trained. She loves children, other dogs, and cats. She is still quite active. She loves to go on walks and play outside. She wants to cuddle and give kisses. She has had blood work and a dental and is very healthy."
Photo via Little Hills of Kentucky Animal Rescue Inc
Rusty
Age: 8 Years / Breed: Chihuahua Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society
"Believe it or not, we were asked to take in this sweetie because the family was 'done with him.' If we had to guess we would say it was 'extended family' that no longer wanted to care for him."
Photo via petfinder.com

Rusty

Age: 8 Years / Breed: Chihuahua Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society
"Believe it or not, we were asked to take in this sweetie because the family was 'done with him.' If we had to guess we would say it was 'extended family' that no longer wanted to care for him."
Photo via petfinder.com
Roxie
Age: 11 Years / Breed: Rat Terrier Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"Meet Roxie, an 11 year old Rat Terrier mix! This girl doesn't let her age slow her down!! Although she mostly enjoys laying on the couch for belly rubs, she still has some spunk! She like to chase mini tennis balls and stuffed squeaky toys. She also enjoys short walks! At only 12 lbs, Roxie is very much a lap dog. She is a little shy and lacks some confidence so a family with another laid back dog to help her come out of her shell is preferred. She would also benefit from a calm household."
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Roxie

Age: 11 Years / Breed: Rat Terrier Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"Meet Roxie, an 11 year old Rat Terrier mix! This girl doesn't let her age slow her down!! Although she mostly enjoys laying on the couch for belly rubs, she still has some spunk! She like to chase mini tennis balls and stuffed squeaky toys. She also enjoys short walks! At only 12 lbs, Roxie is very much a lap dog. She is a little shy and lacks some confidence so a family with another laid back dog to help her come out of her shell is preferred. She would also benefit from a calm household."
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Esmerelda
Age: 10 Years / Breed: Dilute Tortoiseshell / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
"Esmerelda was rescued from a hoarding situation when she was a kitten and has grown up to become an elegant cat with a gentle demeanor and a spunky streak. If you enjoy both the therapeutic benefits of stroking a responsive pet and interactive playtime, Esmerelda is your girl."
Photo via petfinder.com

Esmerelda

Age: 10 Years / Breed: Dilute Tortoiseshell / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
"Esmerelda was rescued from a hoarding situation when she was a kitten and has grown up to become an elegant cat with a gentle demeanor and a spunky streak. If you enjoy both the therapeutic benefits of stroking a responsive pet and interactive playtime, Esmerelda is your girl."

Photo via petfinder.com
Lucky
Age: 13 Years / Breed: Spaniel, American Water / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"Meet Lucky! His favorite things to do are snuggle, follow his human like a shadow, and snuggle! Lucky is house trained and gets along with dogs, kids, and probably cats. Lucky is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. This senior is a gentleman and is still full of energy."
Photo via adoptastray.com

Lucky

Age: 13 Years / Breed: Spaniel, American Water / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"Meet Lucky! His favorite things to do are snuggle, follow his human like a shadow, and snuggle! Lucky is house trained and gets along with dogs, kids, and probably cats. Lucky is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. This senior is a gentleman and is still full of energy."
Photo via adoptastray.com
Dobby
Age: 10 Years / Breed: Shih Tzu / Sex: Male / Rescue: PawPrints Animal Rescue
"Don't tell him he's considered a senior because he's sure he's still a young pup and has the energy of a much younger dog. He's definitely not a couch potato! He loves to go for walks, gets along with small dogs but is very bossy with large dogs. He's fine with cats. He loves to lay on your lap but is content to find a soft spot to lay by himself. Dobby likes to be near you when you want to shower him with attention and is perfectly happy to entertain himself when you're busy. He's not destructive, is always happy and just wants a home to call his own."
Photo via petfinder.com

Dobby

Age: 10 Years / Breed: Shih Tzu / Sex: Male / Rescue: PawPrints Animal Rescue
"Don't tell him he's considered a senior because he's sure he's still a young pup and has the energy of a much younger dog. He's definitely not a couch potato! He loves to go for walks, gets along with small dogs but is very bossy with large dogs. He's fine with cats. He loves to lay on your lap but is content to find a soft spot to lay by himself. Dobby likes to be near you when you want to shower him with attention and is perfectly happy to entertain himself when you're busy. He's not destructive, is always happy and just wants a home to call his own."
Photo via petfinder.com
Michael
Age: 10 Years / Breed: American Eskimo Dog / Sex: Male / Rescue: Ohio American Eskimo Rescue
"We took from a high kill shelter, here in Ohio. He joined us back in December in really rough shape. We are not sure, but who ever dumped him totally neglected our boy. He had tumors removed, all benign, a much needed dental ( only lost a few teeth) and a severe ear and skin infection. He has the best foster Mom and Dad that nursed him back to health. He lives with other dogs and enjoys trotting around the yard with them. One of his favorite things is hanging with man of the house. He is a gentle giant."
Photo via Ohio American Eskimo Rescue

Michael

Age: 10 Years / Breed: American Eskimo Dog / Sex: Male / Rescue: Ohio American Eskimo Rescue
"We took from a high kill shelter, here in Ohio. He joined us back in December in really rough shape. We are not sure, but who ever dumped him totally neglected our boy. He had tumors removed, all benign, a much needed dental ( only lost a few teeth) and a severe ear and skin infection. He has the best foster Mom and Dad that nursed him back to health. He lives with other dogs and enjoys trotting around the yard with them. One of his favorite things is hanging with man of the house. He is a gentle giant."
Photo via Ohio American Eskimo Rescue
Moose
Age: 9 / Breed: Mastiff Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Animal Adoption Foundation
"Moose came to us after being found wandering on his own. For a dog who might be a little long in the tooth, he certainly has a lot of energy and is very playful. Moose loves to go for long walks and even more, just loves to lay around and have his belly rubbed!"
Photo via Animal Adoption Foundation

Moose

Age: 9 / Breed: Mastiff Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Animal Adoption Foundation
"Moose came to us after being found wandering on his own. For a dog who might be a little long in the tooth, he certainly has a lot of energy and is very playful. Moose loves to go for long walks and even more, just loves to lay around and have his belly rubbed!"
Photo via Animal Adoption Foundation
Remy
Age: Senior / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"Remy is a sweet, senior gentleman. He's a happy, lap dog that loves to burrow under the covers and snuggle up with his people. He's good about going outside to potty and uses potty pads on the coldest and hottest days. He is crate trained and will sleep quietly in his crate after protesting for a few minutes although he doesn't need to be crated and he prefers to sleep in bed close to his people or on his dog bed buried under lots of covers. Remy has a heart murmur and had an echocardiogram about a year ago. It showed that his heart is functioning well and he doesn't need any treatment at this time."
Photo via adoptastray.com

Remy

Age: Senior / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"Remy is a sweet, senior gentleman. He's a happy, lap dog that loves to burrow under the covers and snuggle up with his people. He's good about going outside to potty and uses potty pads on the coldest and hottest days. He is crate trained and will sleep quietly in his crate after protesting for a few minutes although he doesn't need to be crated and he prefers to sleep in bed close to his people or on his dog bed buried under lots of covers. Remy has a heart murmur and had an echocardiogram about a year ago. It showed that his heart is functioning well and he doesn't need any treatment at this time."
Photo via adoptastray.com