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We can save more dogs if you will lend a hand! Foster a senior today! Every day there are senior dogs in need of a home. We receive countless pleas for dogs that need to be rescued from the shelter system before it is too late. We can only house so many dogs at our Sanctuary. However, we can save more dogs with your help! Foster a dog and let's save a life together! We will work to find the dog's forever home; you just provide the loving home until we do! Fill out an application today!
Can't stand the thought of only loving a dog for a short time? Then adopt today! We can choose the right senior dog for you from our local shelters. We can pull the dog and have the dog evaluated by our veterinarian. Then we can even help you set up your home for your new best friend! Complete our adoption application form and let's get the ball rolling!
Homer is a very sweet 9 year old neutered male lab-mix. He was our first foster dog. Homer was at risk of being euthanized at the shelter in 2019. A shelter volunteer asked us if we could pull him. We could not keep him at our sanctuary as we were full, but could not let him die in the shelter. We found him a wonderful home a week after we rescued him from the shelter. Unfortunately, His home is in a neighborhood with lots of fireworks. He does not do well and is very stressed. While his family loves him, they feel the right thing it to find a new home in a quiet neighborhood. Please help us find homer a forever home!
Some of these dogs just pull at your heartstrings. Carter, aka Domino from the Palmdale ACC, was one of those nice dogs scheduled to be euthanized by the shelter. We scrambled to find someone to foster to adopt Carter, before it was too late. Carter was actually first brought to the Castaic ACC on August 3, 2021 as a stray dog. He was later transferred to Palmdale in hopes of him getting adopted. However, he was losing weight and stressed at the shelter. No one wanted him. He lost 17 pounds in three months and despite pleas from our sanctuary and volunteers of the shelter, no additional medical care was given. Our vet was worried he may have diabetes, but turns out his blood work came back looking great. What he did have was Guardia. He was given the proper medicine and is now doing better and gaining weight! Carter gets along great with large dogs, but should not be a in a home with small dogs or cats. he is the biggest love and goofball. We are hoping to find his forever home soon!
I have never seen this dog without a smile on his face! He is the happiest little dog! Colt, aka Dexter, came to us from the South LA shelter on June 24, 2021. Colt is a 9 yr old neutered Staffordshire terrier mix. He is a little guy, weighing in at 47 pounds. He gets along great with other dogs and is living with three small dogs in foster. He was brought in to the shelter on April 21, 2021 as an owner surrender. He has limited use of his left hind, but it doesn't stop him from moving around, playing or being the biggest love. he is currently in foster and awaiting his forever home!
Despite having a rough start to life, Chip is nothing but 60 pounds of chocolatey, smushy-faced sweetness. After living on the streets of Palmdale for nearly two years, Chip ended up at the Palmdale ACC where we rescued him December 31, 2020. He has been in a foster home the past year so he could decompress, learn to trust people, and start being the sweet, silly dog that he truly is! Although he's still timid with new people and in new situations, Chip has made incredible strides in building up his confidence and trust. His major milestones include playing with a toy for the first time, learning to ask for pets, and figuring out that the couch is a very comfy place to sleep. Chip is 4-5 years old, housetrained, knows his basic commands, and is learning to walk on-leash. He's a smart boy that learns quickly, and his perfect home is one that is patient and committed to helping him learn and come out of his shell even more. He has been around other dogs his size and does well; he has not been around very large or small dogs. He prefers women. He is not aggressive towards men, just scared. He is moderate to low energy and benefits from daily walks. If you're looking for an adorable, couch potato best friend with an underdog origin story, Chip may just be your guy. Despite having a rough start to life, Chip is nothing but 60 pounds of chocolatey, smushy-faced sweetness. After living on the streets of Palmdale for several years, Chip ended up at the Palmdale ACC where he was rescued by Golden Years. He's spent the past year in a foster home where he could decompress, learn to trust people, and start being the sweet, silly dog that he truly is! Although he's still timid with new people and in new situations, Chip has made incredible strides in building up his confidence and trust. His major milestones include playing with a toy for the first time, learning to ask for pets, and figuring out that the couch is a very comfy place to sleep. Chip is 4-5 years old, housetrained, knows his basic commands, and is learning to walk on-leash. He's a smart boy that learns quickly, and his perfect home is one that is patient and committed to helping him learn and come out of his shell even more. If you're looking for an adorable, couch potato best friend with an underdog origin story, Chip may just be your guy. spite having a rough start to life, Chip is nothing but 60 pounds of chocolatey, smushy-faced sweetness. After living on the streets of Palmdale for several years, Chip ended up at the Palmdale ACC where he was rescued by Golden Years. He's spent the past year in a foster home where he could decompress, learn to trust people, and start being the sweet, silly dog that he truly is! Although he's still timid with new people and in new situations, Chip has made incredible strides in building up his confidence and trust. His major milestones include playing with a toy for the first time, learning to ask for pets, and figuring out that the couch is a very comfy place to sleep. Chip is 4-5 years old, housetrained, knows his basic commands, and is learning to walk on-leash. He's a smart boy that learns quickly, and his perfect home is one that is patient and committed to helping him learn and come out of his shell even more. If you're looking for an adorable, couch potato best friend with an underdog origin story, Chip may just be your guy.
Cognac, Tigger from West LA shelter, was set to die on August 25, 2021. We asked for an extension to find a foster and was given a new deadline of September 9, 2021. At the last minute we found a wonderful couple to foster and Cognac was saved! At 95 pounds, he is a big boy. He is super sweet and mellow. He gets along great with other dogs. We are hoping to find him a forever home where he can live out the rest of his life with love and joy.
Our plan , September 25, 2021, was to rescue a 15 year old dog from SEAACA. However, another rescue stepped up. One of the networkers asked if we could take a dog that could not walk. We had the space, so of course, we said "Yes!" So "Stetson" was delivered to us, and lo and behold, he could walk! He does have hip dysplasia and his hind legs move together when he runs. He doesn't care! He is obsessed with tennis balls and toys! He almost always has one in his mouth! Carprofen and joint supplements are helping his hind end. He is not quite a senior, which we did not know when we pulled him. our vet thinks he is about 5 or 6 years old. We would love to find him a forever home where he could hang out on someone's couch and have his own yard in which to play!
This dog is amazing! He gets along great with other dogs and is very friendly. Unfortunately, one of the dogs at our sanctuary likes to beat up on him. So we would love to find him a forever home. he is currently in foster where he is living with other dogs and cats. Caiman, formerly known as Brownie, is from the East Valley Shelter. This 2007 model was skinny, fearful, and has a tumor on his throat. He was not likely to get adopted. So we stepped in to save him. He has quickly opened up and is very happy now. He is gaining weight and loving life. Unfortunately, his tumor is inoperable, but he is happy and healthy at the moment, and that is all that matters.
It's the never ending story dog! She looks just like him! Meet Custard, formerly Lacey from SEAACA. We rescued her on October 22, 2021. She was owner surrendered to the shelter. They said she is ten years old; she sure doesn't act it! She is as playful as a pup. She gets along great with all the other dogs and is loving her life on the farm and at the sanctuary. We would love for her to have a home of her own. She has more energy than the rest of the senior dogs and could use a family to love and a yard in which to play. Interested in adopting this sweetheart? Complete our application today!
Caffeine, aka Meera 21-08889, was a stray at the SEAACA shelter. She is one of the lucky ones to make it out alive! We rescued her on July 2, 2021. She was brought into the shelter on April 26, 2021. She is currently in a short term foster situation; she needs her forever home now! Caffeine is the nicest, sweetest, friendliest dog! She is the only dog right now, but seems to get along with other dogs. She hit the jackpot with a wonderful young family with one other dog. Happy life Caffeine!
Shay is a very friendly five year old Black Mouth Cur who got a bad rap and was in danger of being euthanized at the Castaic ACC. There was someone who wanted to adopt her, however, since she was rescue only, they needed an adoption partner to pull her. When asked, of course we stepped in. On January 13, 2022 Shay left the building and started the rest of her life in a loving home
Callie is a 12 year old gray Staffordshire terrier who found herself owner surrendered at the Lancaster ACC on May 11, 2021. She had tumors and while she was super sweet, she was overlooked due to her age, breed, and medical condition. The shelter removed her tumors and someone reached out to us asking if we would pull her for him to foster. Of course we would! On September 13, 2021 we rescued Callie, providing her with a wonderful foster parent who adores her. Callie's dreams came true as her foster has decided to adopt Callie and love her forever.
Ike is a ten year old terrier mix that was brought to the Castaic ACC on October 28, 2021 as a stray. His coat was matted, he was scared, and in need of a loving home. he was labeled "rescue only" by the shelter for being scared and having touch sensitivity. A wonderful person reached out and asked if could pull him for her to adopt. Of course, we said! and now, Ike has a loving home with another little senior dog and a cat!
She is ready! This awesome dog is so ready for her forever home! We had her tumor removed and are treating her skin condition. She gets along great with all the dogs, but, she also wants to chase the horses. That means we have to limit her time out on the farm. It would be more fair to her if she had her own home when she is not restricted in where she can roam. We became an adoption partner at SEAACA just so we could rescue Aurora, now Cauliflower. She was posted on Fb with a picture of a bloody foot. We could not get much information from the shelter other than she has tumors, so we decided we should rescue her. We did so to honor Carmello who we lost to cancer only days before. She is a great dog who had a giant tumor on her toe. The tumor has been removed and we are treating her skin condition. She is a very active, young nine year old dog. We hope to find her a forever home where she can spend the end of her days playing with dogs and getting all the love she deserves.
I can't believe this amazing dog is still waiting for his forever home! Cane was owner surrendered to Castaic ACC on December 21, 2020 after he and a chihuahua had a fight under the dinner table. He became rescue only because of this incident. We pulled him on January 25, 2021. He is actually super friendly with people and dogs. He must be adopted as an only dog. He is currently in foster and can't wait to have his own forever home with a loving family. Adopt Cane today!
Chloe, Mildred from the Baldwin Park ACC, is an 11 year old Staffordshire terrier. We received a call asking to rescue Chloe; the person calling said she would foster her. She had seen her at the shelter and knew she had to save this sweet little dog. It only took a few days before Chloe became a foster fail. She has the best life with her new mom and best furry friend.
Corbin, known as Kobe at the Castaic ACC, was owner surrendered at the age of 13 for being old. He had difficulty getting out of the kennel at the shelter, so they labeled him "Rescue only" even though he had a list of people who wanted to adopt him. So we rescued him, in May 2021, and adopted him out to the first person on the list. He now gets to spend the rest of his days with a wonderful family and two Bassett hounds.
While not a senior, Casper ( jasper from the Castiac ACC) was at risk and needed help. he was brought into the shelter as a stray in November 2020 as a 10 month old puppy. He had wounds on his neck and back and they suspected a possible coyote attack. So he went on a SIX MONTH quarantine; meaning no human interaction and no playtime in the yard. He sat in a kennel for six months. So when his time was up, he was stir crazy, fence agressive and no one wanted him. So we rescued him. In one night, he went from a fence agressive dog, to a loving overgrown puppy. We enjoyed the month we had him at the sanctuary. We found him the perfect home with a young couple with other dogs his age. He is enjoying the best life!
We love it when wonderful people approach us and say, "find us a dog to foster fail!" so, we did! Meet Fortuna, now Cricket, from the East Valley Shelter. She is a ten year old chihuahua mix that has a heart murmur, terrible teeth, and mammary tumors. We look forward to helping her and providing a loving home to give her the best of the rest of her life! With out any donations, we gladly still paid for cricket to have a dnetal including 10 teeth extracted, a spay, and her mammary tumors removed. She is healthy as she can be for a 10 year old dog is now a proud adopted member of her family.
Clue is such a wonderful dog! He is friendly with other dogs, sweet, loving and enjoys being with people. We saved him from the South Los Angeles Shelter in February 2021 after he sat at the shelter for months. He is healthy and happy and we would love to see him getting all the attention in a loving home
Cinderella is the perfect name for Daphne, a 12 year old stray dog who was caught and brought to the South LA shelter on August 9, 2021. She has a large hanging mass on her hind leg and the shelter wanted to euthanize her. We rescued her and campfire ( spike) the same day, August 27, 2021. Her foster mom loves her so much that she adopted her! We were able to do her surgery, removing not only the large tumor on her leg, but also a chain of mammary tumors. We also had her spayed. It was a big day and she recovered great! We love happy endings!
Campfire, previously known as Spike from South LA shelter, was set to be euthanized for being old ( 13 years old) and having tumors under his chin and various other places on his body. He is THE sweetest dog. We had to save him! He was brought to the shelter on August 18, 2021 as an owner surrender; we pulled him August 27, 2021. We had the dangling tumors removed and he is loving life at the sanctuary. A wonderful couple in our neighborhood wanted to save another dog and have another senior in their home to honor the senior dogs they recently lost. They took Campfire in as a foster and within 24 hours knew they wanted to give him a forever home. Happy life sweet campfire!
This dog was lucky! Jaime, a 9 year old beagle hound mix, came to the Castaic ACC on May 16, 2021 as an owner surrender after fighting with her housemate, a chihuahua. She was made rescue only and no other rescue would step up. Her deadline to get out of the shelter was moved back many times because the shelter staffed loved this dog and did not want to see her killed. Volunteers at the shelter found someone to adopt Jaime and we were able to pull her and get her adopted the same day. She is a very sweet dog and we wish the best for her!
Cooper already had a "c" name; of course we had to help him! Cooper is a 6 year old husky that was brought into the shelter on July 27,2021 as an owner surrender. Cooper had previously charged at dogs from his yard and charged a young child. While he is not aggressive and did not attack the dogs, he was deemed rescue only. We found a wonderful couple to adopt Cooper. They are getting training and working to help cooper be the best dog he can be while giving him the best life!
Lindsay is a one year old pug that came to the shelter on July 26, 2021 with a possible broken leg. She was slated to be PTS. Working with another rescue, on August 6, 2021, we were able to pull her and get her into a loving home where her medical issues are being treated and she can have the best of the rest of her life!
Bailey is another one year old dog that was slated to die at the shelter and no one wanted to see that. Working with another rescue, we again found a permanent home for bailey and we were able to assist in rescuing him! He was brought into the Agoura CC on June 21, 2021 and rescued on August 26, 2021
Collette has been adopted by her foster Family! Collette, is a 13 year old German Shepherd owner surrendered on May 26,2020. We adopted her May 31,2020 after a huge tumor was removed from her side. When we called to inquire about her, there was not a picture. It simply said black and tan 80 pound dog in the medical ward. We figured she was either rottweiler or shepherd. Either way, she needed out and we were the answer. Collette is an amazing dog. She is very sweet and friendly. She gets along with all the dogs. In the summer of 2020, we gave her to one of our neighbors to foster so we could pull another dog. She is so happy at our neighbor's house. Of course she became a foster fail!
We can't say no to saving a dog given a bad rap. The shelter's new policy is to label any dog that gets in a fight as a "rescue only" dog. This means their chance of making it out alive is diminished as the dog is not available to the public for adoption AND given a short time to be saved before he or she is killed. Hank makes the third dog we pulled from Castaic ACC that is not a dangerous or aggressive dog, but was labeled as such. Hank was brought to the shelter on November 20, 2020 as a stray dog that wondered onto someone's property and got into a fight with the resident dog. In playgroups both at the shelter and out, Hank was playful and not aggressive to any other dog. We pulled him when we found a great couple to welcome him into their home. Happy life little man!
Is she not the cutest little buddle of joy! We thought so. MJ was owner surrendered after fighting with her dog mate over food. The owner kept MJ on a chain and then threw food for the two dogs to eat. Of course there would be a fight! MJ, however, is a sweet dog and did well in playgroups at the shelter. She was also a "rescue only" dog. We pulled her the day she was to be killed without an adopter; not something we will do. However, a kind person offered to pay her bills until she was adopted. Of course, this kind person fell in love with MJ and adopted her from us.
Never give up! Cream cheese, known as Hosito at the Baldwin ACC, was labeled rescue only for being fearful. A wonderful gentleman called us and asked us to pull this cute 3 year old dog. We explained that we do not pull young dogs for our sanctuary and that the only way we could pull him was with a forever foster/adopter. The gentleman was not sure he wanted to adopt hosito or that he could foster him long term. However, since we were the only rescue, after contacting 50 rescues, that said yes, and he wanted to save hosito's life, he agreed to foster the dog. Well, as it turns out, Cream Cheese is a big love and the nice gentleman adopted him after fostering for only 2 days!
Staffordshire Terriers and pit bulls really do not deserve the bad rap they get. Take Hera: she is a sweet, playful, loving dog that can get along with other dogs. She was labeled "rescue only" after a fight with her housemate when the two dogs were left unattended in a hotel room. In order for us to save her, we had to find a home with no other dogs and dog-savvy people. She hit the jackpot when we found a wonderful family with a teenage boy. The two are inseparable!
Just before covid hit, Honey was owner surrendered for fighting with another dog. The volunteers at Castaic ACC found a great family to adopt her but needed a rescue to pull her. It was us, or death for Honey. We could not let this sweet dog be killed. She is now in a great home and loves life!
Things are not right at the shelters during Covid. Take sassy here: she is an 8 year old Doberman mix (labeled as a Rottweiler mix) who came to the shelter as an owner surrender for being fat. Granted, she does weigh 114 pounds and she should be at 75 pounds. She can walk, but doesn't choose to walk. Instead of doing any blood work or other medical care as the shelter should; they said they were going to kill her. So of course, we found a foster so we could save her. Ends up, Cash-e as her new little boy has named her, has a hypothyroid condition. She is now on medication and we are looking forward to watching her play and losing weight. Naturally, her foster family has fallen in love and adopted her. Happy life Cash-e.
Charger, known as Dodger at the Baldwin ACC was a volunteer and staff favorite. He was brought in as a stray on December 11, 2020. He was losing weight so they ran some tests. Turns out he has diabetes. We rescued him from the shelter On February 5th. He was going to a home as a foster to adopt dog. He is now getting the needed veterinarian care he needs and loves his foster home. It didn't take long for him to become a foster fail! Happy life, Dodger!
It is difficult to believe this gorgeous, healthy, and friendly, dog was going to pts because she was twelve years old and skinny. She didn't fit our criteria at all as she was adoptable and healthy! Yet, we could not leave the Palmdale shelter hoping someone would save her from death; so we adopted her! By the end of day one, she was already glued to Susan's side. Loyal and smart, she learned quickly to stay out of the arenas and away from the horses. She enjoys spending her days with her new best friend, Courage, hunting lizards. Luckily for the lizards, they are not very good at catching! She is currently in foster; we are hoping she will become another foster fail!
Duncan is a super sweet boxer who was not doing well at the shelter. GYDS pulled this dog and working with another rescue, found him a perfect home!
One year! This dog was in the shelter for one year! We had to save him! Chili is a ten year old staffashire terrier. He is loving, sweet and playful. He has spondylosis, but is being treated with medication to keep him comfortable. We found a wonderful gentleman to adopt him. He is now having the time of his life, as he should!
Celeste, formerly known as Luna, is a six year old female, altered, black Labrador retriever mix. She is incredibly friendly and smart! She is very obedient and loves to learn new tricks. As most dogs, she can be easily swayed with treats! For three years she lived with a family with children. She was brought into the shelter after an altercation with another dog. While she did do well in play groups at the shelter, she can be dog aggressive. She needs to be the only dog. She has been waiting for her forever home since October 2019. it is time for her to be out of a kennel and on someone's couch! Check out this awesome video made while she was in foster for a week during the covid19 outbreak Video!
Cowboy, known as Romeo at the Baldwin Park ACC was brought in as an owner surrender in December of 2019. He was overlooked! Cowboy is a very gentle, sweet, 10 year old Akita/cattledog mix. We pulled him in February 2020, to be fostered by one of our neighbors. Cowboy quickly won the heart of his foster and is now an official "foster fail" and in his forever home.
In the beginning of 2020, Golden Years Dog Sanctuary started our foster program. Our hope was to save more dogs by getting them into foster homes that would become their forever home. Clancy bear, in a 10 year old shepherd mix who was owner surrendered at the Palmdale ACC on February 21,2020. He was going to be killed at the shelter. We stepped in and had our first foster of 2020. He was later adopted by his foster, just as we planned!
Ricky is a 10 year old (looks older!) husky mix that was at the Downey ACC. One of our friends wanted to save a dog, so we pulled Ricky. He has a playmate that is also a senior and several cats that he lives with.
Bruce Wayne is an altered male German shepherd mix who first entered the shelter system in July 2019. He was adopted and returned for being dog aggressive. Yet, he is very sweet and is great with children and adults. He recognizes large dogs as his mates, but little dogs he sees as prey. He has to be an only dog. We pulled him when the volunteers found a wonderful gentleman to adopt him.
Some dogs get all the attention...but not Marla! Marla is an altered, female lab/pit mix that was not doing well at the shelter. She was at risk so we pulled her at the request of shelter volunteers to save her! She was quickly adopted in 2019.