At Izzy's Place, Senior Dogs Are Celebrated! We appreciate their exuberance, energy, and zest for life! We appreciate their contentment, their ability to settle, cuddle, and curl up on a cold winter's night. We love their wisdom, insight and ability to share unconditional love. Open your heart & home to a senior dog and you too will be privileged to experience all that we do....
Sadly, seniors like Ringo, pictured here, are given up every day. Ringo (now Finley) spent his whole life with one family. When he aged & lost his sight the family gave him away, saying he bumped into the kids & he didn't seem happy. Not only did this sweet boy lose his sight but he lost the only family he'd ever known and loved. Finley was adopted by a very special lady where he is thriving, along with his two other furry siblings. Finley's happy, playful & loves life. Finley's adopted grandpa suffered from Alzheimer's & the moment the two met it was precious. Finley would rest his head on his grandpa's knee and the two had a special bond. Finn's adopted grandpa has since passed but we know his last days were better because of Finley's unconditional love.
At Izzy's Place, we offer senior dogs a safe haven, high-quality food, proper vet care, appropriate exercise & playtime, and most of all lot's of love in their retirement years. Dogs are placed in foster homes where they remain until adopted, no matter how long it takes for the right family to come along. Some dogs come to us in such poor health or abusive pasts that they are less-adoptable and those dogs stay with us forever. We are a true No-Kill rescue group and every dog that comes to Izzy's Place remains with us until adopted or throughout their retirement as long as quality of life remains.
The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can save! If you want to learn more about our foster program or other ways to help please email us at email@example.com.
Why adopt a senior?
A common question asked is "Why would you adopt an older dog? You won't have them for very long"
One of our volunteers and adopter said it perfectly "It is not about me, it's about the dogs"
To be loved by an older dog is a privilege. Each day is special as you share life, friendship and love with your new companion. They teach us to see life through their eyes, to watch the sunrise, listen to the sound of the trees blowing in the wind, the smell of something yummy cooking in the kitchen, the feel of soft grass, and how to open our hearts to truly love.
Yes, puppies are cute & cuddly but they also need training & time. Seniors are cute & cuddly too but they're already grown up & know their manners. With seniors, What You See Is What You Get, meaning you already know their personalities, quirks and best characteristics. Puppies are fun & energetic, but can also be rambunctious. Seniors are fun & energetic but are also contented to curl up near you, settle down easier and are happy to keep you company whether out & about or hanging out at home. Puppies think all things in reach are chew toys. Seniors already know your shoes are for walking & their bones are for chewing on. So spread the word! Save A Life & find a new Best Friend!
Where do the dogs come from?
Most of our dogs come from animal shelters, both local and out of state. The out of state shelters we network with are primarily in KS, NE, MO, AR and TX. Intake from shelters is usually urgent since senior dogs are among the first to be euthanized. We also help owners choosing to rehome their senior dog, however, we only accept owner surrenders if there is space. Urgent shelter rescues are given top priority.
Why are senior dogs given up?
- moving & can't take the dog with them
- divorce, marriage, baby
- loss of income
- trading in for a puppy (yes, people really do admit to that)
- not fun anymore, not as active
- dog gets sick, losing vision, hearing-impaired, arthritis, etc
Izzy's Place is not a shelter. Each dog is placed in an approved foster home. We not only find homes for adoptable senior dogs but we also provide palliative care for those in need. We quickly gained the reputation as a group that will find a way to save those that others won't. If you see a dog you'd like to meet or sponsor please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a non-profit, no-kill rescue group and rely solely on donations and volunteers. Our expenses far outweigh the incoming financial support. If you can, Adopt! If you can't Adopt, Foster. If you can't Foster, Donate. If you can't Donate, Transport. If you can't Transport, PLEASE SHARE OUR CAUSE! **our 501c3 application has been submitted. The IRS regulations allow backdating approval to the date of inception, if filed within 72 months of inception, which, for Izzy's Place, is 11/28/2011. We advise you to contact your accountant to determine if your donations are tax deductible.