12-year-old Lab dumped at shelter: Had been with family since 6-weeks-old

Update: Safe!

A 12-year-old Labrador retriever named Midnight is struggling to cope with his heartbreaking fate at the Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Arizona. Since he was six-weeks-old, he lived with his family, but for unknown reasons they decided to leave him at the shelter on Sunday. Why do people think dogs don’t feel loneliness and despair?

“Midnight was with the same owners since he was six weeks old, so he’s very confused and lonely here at the shelter. Any dog would be bewildered being surrendered at 12, but Midnight is struggling more than most…,” his advocate wrote on Facebook hoping to attract someone interested in adopting the sweet dog.

Most of his life Midnight has spent outdoors, and he surely deserves better. It is hoped he can be placed in a loving home where he can be part of a family and experience a gentler retirement. Please share his story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

PetHarbor adoption posting:


My name is MIDNIGHT. I am a neutered male, black Labrador Retriever mix.

I weigh approximately 61.80 lbs. The shelter staff think I am about 12 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 07, 2019 and am ready to go home today!I am currently in foster care. Email PACC.foster@pima.gov for more information about me!

Senior dogs are an excellent adoption choice for many reasons. They have so much love to give and make exceptionally loyal and faithful companions. Even if they don’t have as much energy as they did in their younger years, they can still have lots of personality and spunk and they can also be calm, understanding, relaxed and even-tempered. They typically require less exercise, suffer from fewer behavioral issues, usually understand basic commands and good manners, are easily trainable, are normally potty trained, and there are no surprises because what you see is what you get. Older adopted pets seem to understand what you have done for them, and they return your kindness with unconditional love and devotion.


For more information about this animal, visit:
Pima Animal Care Center – Tucson
Ask for information about animal ID number: A128545

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3 replies
  1. Luana Duncan says:

    I’m so happy 2 hear this pup has been adopted!! Yippee and Hooray!! Shame on the previous owners 4 just dumping him! Their time will come!!


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