Senior dog surrendered for being too old

Senior dog, hidden away in medical, surrendered for being ‘too old’

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Update 9/11/18: Rescued!

On August 18, a senior dog was driven to a busy California animal control agency and surrendered by his family for being “too old.” Today, the 13-year-old dog, named Choco, is tucked away in the medical area of the animal shelter, hidden from the general public.

More about the surrendered senior dog

On September 8, Rita Earl Blackwell, a volunteer photographer, wrote:

13 yo Male 22 lbs. This little tootsie roll is so sweet. He was surrendered to the shelter, ‘too old’ , but that just means to me that he’s got a second chance to have great love 💙 adopting a senior dog is the best. They also found a small mass in his groin area. This peanut is in the medical department receiving extra care, but is UNSEEN any the public. Please tag adopters or Rescue. Available at the County of Los Angeles – Lancaster Animal Care Center

Saving Choco

Choco is undoubtedly scared and confused – everything that he once knew is gone. You can help this deserving senior dog find a new home by taking a moment to share this article on your social networking sites.

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Los Angeles County Animal Control – Lancaster at (661) 940-4191
Ask for information about animal ID number A5210935

PLEASE consider becoming a volunteer!

Video of surrendered senior

(Image via Rita Earl Blackwell)

More news, updates, funny videos and memes on the National Animal News Facebook page.

Yesterday in the newsFamily brought senior dog to animal control and asked them to put her down. More about saving her here.

Senior dog in needRocky is desperate to be noticed, but nobody wants him – more about helping here.



8 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    The short video JUST BREAKS ONE”S HEART!!! Those of US who have read and contributed to this Very Worthy Site::KNOW of ALL STATES CALIFORNIA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE of THESE POOR HOMELESS ( because their GUPPY FAMILIES ) can’t deal with caring for a FAMILY MEMBER (HUMAN) that is elderly LET ALONE THEIR AGING PET: WHEN THE TIME COMES THESE PEOPLE WILL DO THE SAME TO THEIR AGING SIGNIFICENT OTHER!! FROSTED FACES USED T BERIGHT ON THE SPOT:: NOW WE NEVER EVEN SEE THEM. I WISH he could come East a thousand Miles he would have a home!!!

  2. Adrienne says:

    What a cute little dog, senior or no senior he looks great for his age and surprisingly once out of the shelter, these dogs thrive and are so happy to be in a home with their new person. Don’t hesitate to take this guy. May be scared and confused, but given a calm, loving, intro into his new surroundings, he will be so happy and give you more love than you could ever imagine. Seniors are great dogs. I talk from experience. No more puppies for me but seniors have my heart now.

    • Darla G says:

      Same here….I adore the seniors. I’ve never had a puppy and I doubt I ever will….I don’t have the patience to train a puppy. Senior dogs make fantastic companions.

  3. Melissa Gurley says:

    This breaks my heart you can tell he is confused and frightened with what’s going on. Can someone in the area please give this little one a second chance he’s alone and scared and needs someone to love and adore him if I lived in the area I would adopt him in a minute please someone open your heart to this little guy you will not be sorry PLEASE prayer for this beautiful dog anyone could foster too


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