BSR takes in many dogs who only want to live their golden years knowing love-- sometimes for the first time in their lives. We know also that there are also those who are over 65 who are looking for the companionship and love of of a Little Brown Dog, but may on a fixed income or not able to handle a younger, more energetic Boykin. The goal of this Program is to place our sugar-faced senior dogs with those who might like go for leisurely walks, snuggle on the couch and generally spend quiet days together.
Program available Senior Dogs will be placed as "Available Senior" on our "Available Dog" page of our website.
Approved Adopters (you must complete an adoption application and be approved; please click the button below to complete an application), over 65, may inquire about a Seniors for Seniors match. (Note: BSR does not place on a first come, first served basis. We place dogs based on the best fit for both the dog and prospective owner. And you don't need to be over 65 to apply for these dogs, however those over 65 will be given priority consideration.)
BSR will offer a discounted adoption fee for our "Available Senior" dogs posted on our website, to qualifying applicants.
BSR will assist, on a case-by-case basis, with food coupons and veterinary referrals.
Senior dogs are sweet, loving and can provide years of companionship! Apply today!
Jack (BSR #1040) Jack hit the "jackpot" and was adopted today!
Available Senior! Meet Buck (BSR #1078)
Are you someone who likes to get out in the woods or fields and still hunt some? If so, then meet Buck, a trained hunting Boykin with a strong desire to retrieve. He's technically a senior at 9 years old, but he still retains his enthusiasm for hunting and retrieving, whether it's birds or bumpers. He is a beautiful Boykin weighing 30 lbs and has dark chocolate coat. He is very sweet, but also independent, smart and in need of mental and physical stimulation, so best with someone that understands this kind of dog and who needs a willing sidekick on adventures.
Buck is completely house trained, and is very good inside. He knows many commands including SIT, FETCH, LEAVE. He will also “give a paw.” He rides very well in a car and is crate trained. He needs work on walking on a leash without pulling. Buck is an aggressive chewer and he can tear up dog beds if bored or restless. He needs lots of supervised exercise and a job (like hunting, retrieving or scent work) to keep him stimulated and appropriately tired. And some good real bones to chew on!
Buck barks loudly when approached by strange people, strange dogs or noises. His fosters are working on correcting this behavior with positive reinforcement as well as socializing him more. Small children are not recommended, but older, respectful children who can be a part of his training plan are possible.
Buck would do best as an only dog, in a home with people who have the time and experience to give him the training, controlled exercise and most of all the mental stimulation of a job to keep him happy. Ideally, he would have room to run, hunt and walk with his people every day and not be left alone more than a few hours. With the right environment, Buck has lots of fun times in the field to share with you.