Meet Chispita, Harmony, Rusty and Spike!


Please share! These fabulous, lovable, wonderful senior dogs are currently available for adoption through Young at Heart. All animals are located in the Chicagoland area, normally in the NW suburbs. Visit to fill out an adoption application.

These sweet senior pups rescued by Young at Heart are looking for a second chance and a family that will love them in the twilight of their lives. We often don't have any or much background information on them, but we do occasionally know why they ended up at animal control - often it is owner death or owner unable to care for, moving, or allergies of new family members. Because of their age, these sweet dogs were first in line to be euthanized before Young at Heart saved them.

Adoption fee is $175. All of our senior dogs are spay/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, negative for Heartworm and kept on Heartworm preventative. They have tested negative for parasites and have been kept on a flea & tick preventive. All dogs have had a full geriatric exam upon entrance to Young at Heart, which includes a full geriatric blood work up. Dentals, lump removals, etc are all done whenever necessary. Any known medical conditions are fully disclosed, and adopters are provided with all medical records. Just like people, dogs age, and geriatric conditions and other medical ailments may arise after adoption.

All dogs are housed in private foster homes in the Chicago area unless they are waiting for a foster home to open up, in which case they are being temporarily boarded. We welcome out of state adopters that have stellar veterinary references, however we do not ship our sweet old grey muzzles - you have to come here to meet them. Fill out an adoption application at or email with questions about a particular pet!

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