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Sarah Willis’s heart is in the right place. She knew that adult dogs stand less chance of being adopted than puppies, so that’s who she set out to adopt. “I used to work in a shelter and knew that any older dog in one was in urgent need of help,” …

Sara’s dog Dexter, adopted in 2003 There are more than a dozen Petfinder member organizations who specialize in rescuing and re-homing senior dogs. Personally, I am grateful to any organization that handles senior pets of all kinds. Exactly four years ago, when I was looking for pictures to use in …

Read about 12-year-old Whitley here In anticipation of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, the ASPCA asked members to send in their senior pet adoption stories, and here they are, in their gray-and-white glory, blurry-eyed and creaky, bowed but proud. The joys of owning a senior pet are often overlooked as tiny kittens or …