16-year-old Cocker Spaniel lost and confused at shelter

Do 16-year-old dogs just get lost and wind up at open admission animal shelters? Something about Nico, the beautiful but frightened 16-year-old Cocker Spaniel, just begs everyone to reach out and make sure she is … Read More

Heartless case of neglect, yet shepherd is so forgiving

Junebug is an eight-year-old female German shepherd who suffers from a heartless case of neglect. A huge, untreated tumor hangs beneath the sweet dog’s belly, and although it even interferes with how she walks,  her … Read More

Two ‘very old’ dogs surrendered to busy animal control

Two very old dogs have found themselves homeless in the twilight of their life. The dogs, 20-year-old “Sahadi” and 14-year-old “Atreyu,” were surrendered to the Carson Animal Services facility in Gardena, … Read More

Left to fend for himself: 14-year-old Pom’s days are numbered

What must tiny Bailey be thinking? Picked  up as a stray on October 15 and brought to the Riverside Animal Shelter in California, the 14-year-old Pom’s days are numbered if he is not rescued this … Read More

Update on bonded senior dogs surrendered by cancer victim

Two bonded senior dogs, who found themselves homeless after their cancer-stricken owner was transferred to a hospice facility, have found a loving home. According to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), the dogs, … Read More

Surrendered 18 yr old dog clings to kind woman at shelter

Update: Rescued!

After being surrendered to a busy, high intake animal control agency in California, an 18-year-old dog had little to find comfort in…until a kind woman stopped to hold her. Photographer John Hwang was … Read More

When an 18-year-old dog spends even one night at a crowded shelter

If a picture is worth a thousand words, could a gentle 18-year-old dog watching life go by in a crowded city shelter convey the saddest essence of a disposable society? Yet, there he waits – … Read More

Ailing, neglected senior German shepherd ‘Twix’

Take away the crusty eyes, and the itchy, flaky and crusted over skin, and you will find a handsome, albeit senior, German shepherd. The eight-year-old dog, named “Twix,” has been at the Animal Care & Read More