Want to help the humans who help older dogs? Then this resource guide from our book “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts” is for you. Here you’ll find contact information for groups that promote animal welfare and do rescue work in the United States, Canada, and other English-speaking countries. You’ll also find organizations […]
We’re so excited whenever we get opportunities to meet you in person, check out your dog photos, hear your dog stories and share our book “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts” with you! Many of the book stores and other venues listed below are dog-friendly, so maybe we’ll get to meet and greet your pooches […]
Sometimes a dog comes along and changes the direction of your entire life. That happened to mystery novelist David Rosenfelt back in 1992 when he met a sweet, perceptive golden retriever named Tara. Tara belonged to Debbie Myers, the woman who would become David’s wife. Debbie and David adored Tara so much that they christened […]
Puppies are adorable, but older dogs can be easier to bring into your home for so many reasons. In addition to being house-trained in most cases, here’s another bonus: Many seniors are gentle and accommodating with kids. Here, Lisa Daffy of Long Island, New York describes how fun-loving her senior dog Fuji is. Fuji enjoys […]
Many senior dogs undergo remarkable transformations after they get adopted into safe, welcoming homes and get the veterinary care and grooming they need. Once they feel comfortable again, their personalities emerge and they literally begin to look and act like younger dogs. Take Charlotte, for instance. When she got rescued at age 12 earlier this year, she […]
How much do older dogs have to offer in their later years? A LOT. Consider Harley, a 6-pound dog who spent the first 10 years of his life living in a cage in a puppy mill. Harley emerged from that experience with a missing eye, a broken tail, deformed legs, gnarled toes, infected teeth and […]
Many ardent dog lovers have busy schedules. For them, an adult or senior dog can be a much better fit than a puppy — because puppies are hard! Here, Gloria Acosta describes how easy-going and adaptable her rescue dog Murray has proven to be: “I’m a nurse, and I have to work days together in […]
A video has been going viral among animal and music lovers — and with good reason. It shows Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Neko Case sitting on her bed, playing her guitar and belting out a love song to her big, black wolf of a dog, Liza. Liza is utterly blissed out during the happy serenade. The shepherd mix rolls […]
We all want our dogs to live forever. In one sense, a very special dog named Bretagne always will. The life story of Bretagne (pronounced “Brittany”) is featured in our book, “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts.” Now 16 years old, Bretagne is the last known surviving search dog who worked the […]
Many fans of Lori Fusaro’s photography know the story of Sunny, the 16-year-old dog she adopted from a crowded Los Angeles County animal shelter in 2012. Lori and her husband, Darrell Fusaro, thought Sunny might last in their home for a couple of weeks max — but Sunny had other plans. Once she got sprung […]
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