This page is offered as a service to those shelters that are striving to increase their adoptions of senior pets, and to those owners who must give up their senior dogs or cat and prefer not to surrender them to a shelter.
Since we have not seen or evaluated these pets, we cannot make any representation or take responsibility for any pet’s temperament or health. Prospective adopters should contact the shelter or owner listed with each pet.
Young at Heart Pet Rescue is not affiliated with the pets on this page.
Hello there, my name is Suzy and I am about 8 years old. I’m super sweet and love to hang out with my special person. I have not had a very good life until I came to the shelter. I was abandoned in the play yard of the shelter last year with my son and another dog. They have since been adopted and found their new forever homes. I would be a great companion for a senior person that just wants a cuddle buddy and a friend to spoil. I am current on my vaccinations,I have been spayed and also micro-chipped. Please consider me as your new family member. I would love you forever. Love, Suzy
To meet Suzie, contact Homeward Bound Pet Shelter in Decatur, IL at 217-876-1266 or HomewardBoundPetShelter02@yahoo.com.
Sadie is an 11 year old Black Labrador Retriever. She is very healthy (all shots, vet review Nov. 2013) and is a wonderful companion. Good-natured, smart, loves to go for walks and no bad habits. She is not great with other dogs, however (just barks at them).
Sadie needs a new home due to a change in household composition and an allergy issue. She is located in Glenview, IL and is neutered. To meet Sadie, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue and Sky
Blue and Sky have nowhere to go and who need an IMMEDIATE home, as the current owner can’t keep them. Sky (female) and Blue (male) are a bonded pair: 9 year old litter mates who have always been together. They are believed to be possible Jindo/Shiba/Husky mixes. Blue weighs about 45-50 pounds, Sky a little less. Both are neutered/spayed. Both are basically healthy, but Blue has a sty on his eye that will require a minor surgery.
If you have any questions or know anyone who will give both dogs a good home, PLEASE call 847-439-8196 or e-mail Rick or Nancy at NNLLBB@comcast.net.
Mr. B. is a 14-year-old beautiful cat who is currently being given fluid therapy for compromised kidneys. His kidneys are not very bad, but therapy is needed 3x per week, and it’s not a difficult thing to do. Mr. B. is a very nice cat, laid back, friendly, and curious. He likes to sleep in bed, and he has a lot of life left in him. His coat is shiny. He has a good appetite and has been well-cared-for. B Cat would be a wonderful companion for someone who likes giving care.
Mr. B. is currently living in North Barrington. If you would like more information, please contact Eve at 847-840-3826.
This is Miss-tick (aka Mystic), Australian-Shepherd mix and four-years-old. She’s up-to-date on all vaccinations, spayed and house trained (for a yard). Her owner is now deceased, so she needs a new forever home. She gets along well with kids, but needs to be the only pet as she LOVES attention.
If you would like more info on Mystic, please call Vicki at 312-208-1622.
Fred & Ethel
Fred and Ethel, a 7-year old brother and sister pair, are the sweetest most friendly indoor cats you will ever meet. They just need a home where they are the only animals. They might be shy at first, but after a week or so, they will be in your lap kneading. Fred and Ethel are currently being fostered in a small house I Streamwood, where they live with two cats and a dog. They are spayed and neutered and have all their shots, and are declawed.
To hear more about Fred and Ethel, please contact Sunshinemyatt@yahoo.com.
Meet Tarzan! He’s a 9-years young, handsome, mellow and friendly AmStaff / American Bulldog mix who need a new home after being horribly neglected by his former person. Tarzan was left in a storage room with no windows and only a space heater for warmth! Luckily, a good Samaritan took Tarzan in and is now actively looking for a new home for him. Tarzan is up-to-date on his shots, is soon to be neutered, and loves to cuddle. He also snorts like a piglet.
Tarzan is spending his foster time between Forest Park and Lombard (he loves car rides!). If you would like to meet Tarzan, please contact Jordan by email at email@example.com or by phone at 954-612-8557.
Shana is a beautiful 15-year-old white Siberian Husky. She is very gentle and docile, and still loves to go for walks and play with other dogs. Shana likes to spend time outside and needs a new home where she will have more access to the outdoors (she is currently living in a high-rise condo building in Chicago). She’s healthy, with only a touch of arthritis.
If you think you can give Shana a nice home to live out her golden years, please contact Darrin at 312.493.7852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lelo is a 12 yr. old Aussie, Black Lab Mix. She is very healthy and hardly looks her age. She loves walks but is just as content to stay at home. She has not been around small children so this would be a dog best suited for a family with adults. She deserves a good home and will be a great companion at your feet looking up with clear, beautiful eyes.
Lelo is spayed and up-to-date on her shots. She is currently living in Rockford, IL. To meet Lelo, please call 815-988-6526 or e-mail Bkelly3074@aol.com.
Meet Susie! She’s a cuddly and loveable 14 year old Brown & White Shih Tzu. She is spayed and has all of her shots. She needs a new home because her mom became ill and had to go into a nursing home.
Suzie lives in Deerfield. To meet Suzie, please contact Leigh at 847-267-1226.
Conan is a Pit Bull rescued from the streets of Chicago, IL. He was living in an overcrowded home for the three years after his rescue. He is now looking for a loving forever home. Conan is a neutered male approximately 5-7 years old. He loves to play with his toys and walks well on leash. He absolutely loves people and really enjoys sitting in anyone’s lap! He is crate trained, housebroken and quiet.
Conan seems to be fine with other dogs and has been evaluated and trained by Curtis Scott, a local dog trainer with a training facility in Chicago. Curtis is currently boarding Conan at his training facility. Go to Curtis’s Facebook page, Curtis Scott Dog Trainer to see more of Conan. He is neutered and up-to-date on inoculations, negative for heart worm and on preventative. Fully vetted by in-home veterinarian Dr. Dawn Straily.
If you are interested in adoption please post on my Facebook wall (Karen Delmonico) or message me. My email address is: email@example.com.
Can someone out there open their hearts to a special needs kitty named Bobbie?
Bobbie is a 5 – 6 year old neutered male who loves to talk and follow you around. He is familiar with other cats. He has not been introduced to dogs, however with the proper introduction he would be fine. He is a muscular medium/large cat with a super soft coat. He is extremely gentle in nature and loves human companionship. He will jump up to be next to you the minute you sit down!
Here’s Bobbie’s story:
I was hit by a car (in Indiana). Right after I was hit by the car I was so startled I took off running and in my haste in choosing an escape route a board fell on me! My back was broken as a result of the two events. As a result of my previous injury (my broken back) I needed to regain my strength in my rear legs so that I could once again walk. I do walk and if I do say so myself my swagger is down right adorable! Sometimes my bottom tips over dragging on the ground for a short time before I get myself righted again and proceed walking on my merry way. I have been outfitted with a diaper and harnessing system. I only need to be changed twice a day. Each time I am changed my diaper is clean so my bladder needs to be expressed. Not to worry, this is a simple and easy process to learn. My foster Mom will show you how and supply you with the a few starter supplies.
Bobbie is in foster care (in a private home) with Finding Forever Homes in Streamwood, IL. Please contact them with any questions you may have or to make an appointment to see Bobbie or any of there other cats, all of which are in foster care in private homes. Contact Linda by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 630-837-3915.
Leola is 8 years old but you would never know it because she never lost her kitten looks. She’s really sweet and loves to sit on laps and by feet and can people watch all day long. She’s shy at first but warms up once she gets to know you. She enjoys being around the family but does best when she also gets her “me” time too.
She’s great with her litter box, spayed, and has no health problems. Leola is currently living in the Northwest Suburbs. To learn more about Leola please contact Dan at 773-329-7919.
Sebastian, a playful 10-year-old Labrabull in Schaumburg, IL is looking for a loving person/family with whom he can live his golden years. He is generally well-behaved, friendly, loyal, and healthy. He usually gets along well with adults, children, and other animals except cats. Sebastian’s interests include walking, running, fetching a ball or a Frisbee, tug-of-war, chewing on a toy, riding in a car, and hugs. He is neutered and up to date with his shots.
Please contact Sebastian’s friend Michael via email email@example.com to set up a time when you can see him. If all goes well, he can be yours for a $50 re-homing fee.