The PACK Makes Dog Toys!

The PACK Makes Dog Toys!

The PACK, Young at Heart's youth volunteer club, had the best time today making dog toys. Sam, a Young at Heart Ambassadog, was the official toy tester and he says these toys are THE BEST!! The dogs in our foster homes will sure love these! Thank you to The PACK for your love for senior pets… Read More

Welcome to the Good Life, Pebbles!

Welcome to the Good Life, Pebbles!

Meet our newest rescued senior, Pebbles! She's a 10-year-old All American Mutt and she's as sweet as can be. We're already in love! She is just settling into her foster home, but will be up for adoption shortly. Welcome to the Good Life, Pebbles! Read More

"Don't worry, we saved you a spot!"

"Don't worry, we saved you a spot!"

"Don't worry, we saved you a spot!" This adorable bed-hogging pack (pictured from left to right) is made up of Mitchy and his two canine siblings, Candy and Hemi. Candy and Hemi were both adopted from Young at Heart and are enjoying their golden years being loved and spoiled by their fa… Read More

Heidi Adopted!

Heidi Adopted!

Heidi (age 11) is adopted and loved, and apparently sizing up her new brother in this adoption snapshot!;) Our sweet and gentle girl, who loves nothing better than a snuggle on the couch or hanging out with a canine friend, has found her happily ever after with Karen, Michael and canine… Read More

Your Weekly Warm & Fuzzy - Meet Heidi!

Your Weekly Warm & Fuzzy - Meet Heidi!

Because sometimes you just need a smile!  "Excuse me. But did someone here order a hot dog?"   Pictured: Young at Heart alum, 11-year-old dachshund, Heidi.   Thank you for giving senior pets like Heidi the chance to enjoy their golden years! Read More

Ruby - Adopted and Loved!

Ruby - Adopted and Loved!

ADOPTED and LOVED! After being in foster for almost a year to the day, Ruby (age 13) has found her forever family! Ruby is a sweet old gal who knows what she wants out of life, and she has found a family who will embrace and understand her independence. We think a better match could not be f… Read More

Thank You PetSmart, Kildeer!

Thank You PetSmart, Kildeer!

We wanted to send a big thanks to PetSmart for their incredible donation to Young at Heart's "Nina's Pet Food Pantry" program. They donated over 1000 pounds of pet food, filling the van to the brim. We had a super low-riding minivan on the way back! As Young at Heart works towards … Read More

Happy 12th Birthday, Baby!

Happy 12th Birthday, Baby!

One year ago, we were contacted by a shelter about an 11-year-old dog that was in rough shape and needed rescue. She had been confiscated for neglect from a home of horrific conditions that was infested with roaches and fleas. It is obvious this poor girl had suffered from years of fleas fea… Read More

Introducing Your Weekly Warm & Fuzzy

Introducing Your Weekly Warm & Fuzzy

Because sometimes you just need a smile. That moment when you know that you are loved more than anything in the world. Pictured: Vinny, an 11-year-old Young at Heart alum, adopted & loved.Thank you for making a difference for senior dogs and cats like Vinny! Read More

It's Pet Expo Time!

It's Pet Expo Time!

It's that time of year again! Time for the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo! Visit Young at Heart at booths 242, 243 & 244! Love on some of our adoptable senior dogs, try to "rescue" a stuffed animal from the pound for $1, purchase a Young at Heart shirt, sweatshirt or hat, and support th… Read More

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