Beyond heartbreaking: 16-year-old senior shivers in fear at Miami shelter

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It’s a beyond heartbreaking brief video; 16-year-old Brandie the senior shivers in fear at Miami-Dade Animal Services. Somehow this black and brown Pointer mix was picked up as a stray on January 3. Her family either abandoned or just gave up trying to find her. Tragically, Brandie’s situation is desperate as the shelter has called out to their participating rescue organizations for help.Brandie 2

And as if being a senior and being black and brown isn’t bad enough, Brandie has been tucked into one of the bottom dark cages in the adoption room where she is overlooked and ignored as plump little puppies capture all of the attention of would be-adopters.

“As she looked over to the people choosing puppies, I was observing the sad look in her eyes. The senior shivers in fear and just looks out of her crate to that people that don’t even see her black body in the dark cage,” one volunteer at the shelter observed on Thursday.

Click here for Brandie’s Pet Harbor listing. “I am a spayed female, black and brown Pointer mix. The shelter staff think I am about 16 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jan 03, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101. Ask for information about animal ID number A0812176. A Facebook page for Brandie can be found here.

Watch Brandie’s short video and share her plight with approved rescues, friends, family and social media. She’s a senior – and at this time of her life deserves better than this. We are Brandie’s only hope. Please help. The Miami-Dade Animal Services is located at 3599 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33166. Call (305) 884.1101 or email

Photos and video of senior shivers in fear by 4Love of Paws Miami:



17 replies
  1. Darla says:

    She’s more beautiful to me than a puppy. Why can’t they put her “front and center” so that someone can see her. I know there are other people, besides me, who adore the seniors.

  2. Deborah J. says:

    For God’s sake, there has to be some kind soul out there that can reach out to this poor abandoned Senior Dog who is in real need of a kind, loving, home some where so that the dog can atleast die in peace.

  3. Sheri says:

    She’s beautiful!!! Black and brown? I love her color! Seniors make the best companions. I’d take a senior any day over a puppy!! Please find this beautiful girl the loving home she deserves!!!

  4. lilsdad73 says:

    What a total beauty she is, I really hope and pray that she finds a loving home (or her original owners…long shot) as soon as possible. Seeing her shiver likes that gives me the shivers! to think how stressed she must be feeling ❤️ love and prayers to you Brandie

  5. Trecia Juhnke says:

    Love longer living pets Wish you could send her to Oregon.Other than old does she have any other issues.I could give her a home for the remainder of her life.Shivering among cute puppies she probably would be overlooked.


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