April is Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month

They're still the apple of your eye, just a bit riper.

Here at Independent Animal Rescue, we adore our senior pets. That's why we're taking a moment to shine the light on our dogs and cats who are living their golden years with gusto! We would love for you to join us in this celebration by helping our senior pets find their forever homes. If you or someone you know is ready to adopt, take a moment to meet these sage souls with the white and gray muzzles; you might meet a pet just your speed! After all, some of us don't particularly care for 5K runs or playing tug-of-war for 3 hours straight. Instead, how about a leisurely stroll, or perhaps take in a movie with your new best friend... and you don't even have to share the Junior Mints.

And don't forget, with the adoption of any senior pet, we will cut the price by half (so $75 for dogs, $50 for cats). Now that’s something worth celebrating!


Maghee has a youthful, playful energy that belies her age. She loves playing with my two male dogs, but is on edge around other female dogs in the neighborhood. She loves to chase a ball, too! Maghee doesn't bark at people walking past the house but will bark a few times if someone knocks on the door.


Oliver is a very friendly and loving little cat. He loves to run and play with the other cats in his foster house. Despite being little he is not intimidate by larger animals. He is friendly to dogs once he knows they are not going to eat him.


Nitika, aka Tika, is a very special girl, initially reserved until she gets to know you. She enjoys getting petted, stroked and loves it when you talk to her! She perks up when she hears your voice and will often talk back to you, getting up and stretching in hopes that you will come over to pet her.


Hughes is a very friendly and low maintenance cat who loves to play with flying toys and be around his owner. Hughes prefers to view the world from upside down, as his favorite relaxing position is on his back. Hughes will roll over and stretch, waiting for a belly rub and stretching his arms out so you don't miss under his arms.

Rocky V

Rocky is sweet, sweet, sweet. Always ready to go for a walk to stretch his little legs, he even skips with joy! He loves to follow you around the house and then sit by your side. He will happily greet you at the door and will let you know if someone is visiting or just passing by.


Jazzy is the shy type until she feels comfortable in her new home. She is very vocal regarding her food and asking for a good brushing (her two favorite things). She loves a good brushing on a regular basis. She likes to hang out near you, and will rub against your legs or meow when she wants food.


Kim is a joy. She is playful -- even at almost 8 years old! She loves to have her back scratched and her head rubbed. She enjoys the company of the resident dog and will play tug of war or just hang out together.


Puss is a gentle mature kitty who happily lies in a sunny spot on your couch or your bed and as long as you spend a little time stroking and chatting with her she will be your faithful companion. She occasionally pleases you by batting around a few toys and is very attentive at meal times! The perfect cat for a busy cat lover!

Miss Pixie

Miss Pixie is a laid back girl who would love to have someone to curl up on the couch with. She loves her food and treats and might even bat at a toy or two. A relaxed home without too much noise to disrupt her naps would be best for Miss Pixie.


Beau is a very handsome and sweet boy! He loves his sister Bess and through no fault of their own, they found themselves returned to IAR five years after being adopted out as tiny kittens.

Beau is confused and scared as his world has been turned upside down.


Scrappy is a friendly senior kitty who loves to be petted and tolerates belly rubs. Give this lovely older gentleman a chance - he will steal your heart!


Bess is a sweetheart! She adores being petted and loved on. Bess also has a playful side. She likes to chase a feather toy or a ball. Bess and her brother Beau were returned to IAR after being adopted five years ago due to changes in their home situation.


Hammet is a smart, well-behaved dog who carries himself with intelligence and grace. He is a bit shy at first but after he gets used to the environment, he is really affectionate, and loves to be stroked and petted. He has so much love to give! I have great fun in training him since he is very smart and food-motivated.

Cinnamon Toast

Cinnamon Toast is such a happy-go-lucky and friendly lady. Always glad to meet new people, you can see it in her wagging tail and adorable smile. Check out the video below to see how wonderful she is with a 12-year-old child she'd never even seen before! Look how she runs around exploring: you’d absolutely never know she’s ten years old.

Honey Dew

Honey Dew is a very sweet lady who is on the shyer side. But just give her a little bit of time to get to know you, and she quickly warms up! And sometimes she immediately feels safe and loving toward people: Check out the video below to see how wonderful she is with a woman and a 12-year-old child she'd never even seen before!

Honey Dew likes to be around gentle humans, and would do best as an only dog.


I love to talk to everyone who meets me! I will come to you and snuggle but I'm not crazy about being picked up and held. I'm always running around chasing little balls and playing with toys on wands.


Loving, gentle, and affectionate, Elon is an older deaf gentleman seeking a comfortable and caring home to live out the rest of his days. His previous life was not the best, and getting the proper medical treatment and food that he lacked are making all the difference.


Donnie is sweet, loving, and sensitive. He's housebroken, walks well on a leash, and knows lots of words including "ball," "breakfast," and "walk." Donnie is affectionate, eager to please, and enthusiastic. He's learning to curb that enthusiasm when he meets new people and dogs.


He doesn't eat spinach but we think he ate everything else because he certainly grew into big strong guy! And even though he does need to go on a bit of a fitness program to turn some of that ***(don't mention this to him) into muscle he is the most endearing big cat and will make someone a lovely companion.

Olivia Jane

Olivia Jane is very easy-going and laid back, with a very calm demeanor. She likes attention from anyone in the household--adults, children and animals alike--but isn't needy, and tends to just relax and sleep. With her sweet disposition, Olivia is just wonderful to have around.


Lenny is a big guy with a big heart. He has come such a long way already from his life on a chain, neglected and starving . . . to a near picture of health. Lenny has herding tendencies of a shepherd that he is just beginning to get in touch with.


Lilly is shy at first, but is learning to enjoy her new foster home. She is a sweet, playful, affectionate girl, who will walk back and forth across your lap while giving some serious thought to laying down on it! She loves to play with her toy mousies and REALLY loves to go after her feather teaser wand! She is fast and determined! Lilly has the sweetest, gentlest little meow, and calls her foster mother to come and play with her in the evening.