Senior Dog Ravioli Searches for a Furever Home for Over 300 Days


Six-year-old Ravioli arrived at the shelter in May 2022 with a medical plea. Several masses infected her body and she suffered a severe seizure disorder. After receiving proper medical treatment, she is now stronger than ever and searching for a loving home. 

Her foster mom boasts that she would make a great addition to a family. Ravioli loves to stroll around the neighborhood and spend her days cuddling. Ravioli would thrive in a house with children in elementary school or older. 

The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA rehabilitates and re-homes over 4,000 abandoned dogs and cats every year, earning the title of Arizona’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter. Younger dogs find homes much easier than older pets, making up less than 5% of adopted animals across America. 

Older dogs are often left at shelters searching for a fur-ever home; however, adopting a senior dog is a wise choice. Kimberly Vermillion, director of AAWL marketing and communications says, “senior dogs have spent time in a home already and are usually potty trained and know basic commands. They are less time-consuming, well-behaved and have a well-developed personality.” 

It has been over 300 days since Ravioli began her search for a permanent family. If you are interested in adopting Ravioli, email to set up a time to meet this fun-loving pup. Ravioli is selective when it comes to fur siblings, so if you have a dog of your own, be sure to bring them with you to meet her.  

The AAWL hopes to create awareness for the low percentage rate of senior dog adoptions. If you are unable to adopt, consider fostering or volunteering. For more information about fostering and volunteering click here. To keep in touch with the latest animals searching for forever homes, follow the AAWL Instagram page @aawlspca.

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