Sweet Senior Dog – 8 Years Without Her Own Family

Homeless for eight years…Will work for family. A simple cardboard sign sums up the plight of an American Staffordshire Terrier Mix named “Auburn,” who has been waiting for a family of her own for the majority of her life.

In the thousands of days Auburn has been at the Better Days Animal League in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, she has been passed by, time and again.

The non-profit animal rescue organization is doing its utmost to help Auburn find her own family – she has repeatedly been featured on the agency’s Facebook page, and a lovely video of her was recently created to help garner much needed attention.


Auburn’s Petfinder biography describes her personality:

She loves to cuddle and get belly rubs, and she’ll do anything for a treat! When Auburn sees a car, she is ready to climb on in and go for a ride. She’s beginning to slow down in her older years and is on joint supplements to help with her aging bones. Having called a kennel home for so many years, Auburn’s dream would be a soft bed and a warm bed for her remaining years!

Though Auburn is now a senior dog, who is a bit slower than she was in her youth, she still has plenty of life to live, and of course, love to give.

The rescue agency caring for Auburn would like to see her join a family with no other dogs – someone who can shower her with love and attention. Someone who can make her golden years exceptionally special.


Find Better Days Animal League’s website here. Find the rescue agency on Facebook here.

Please go to www.betterdaysanimalleague.org to access and submit the online application if you wish to meet Auburn in person.


Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.


  1. Bettina Goodall says:

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon, maybe tomorrow?, I sent you a message yesterday but forgot to tell you that I live 10 minutes outside Auburn NY! So maybe this was meant to be! Also my other dog is a very mellow quiet French bulldog, rarely barks, just likes to watch the world go by as he sits outside. Should be fine with an older dog like Auburn.

  2. Cathie fleming says:

    How does she do with other dogs and cats?

  3. Lonnie Luomala says:

    How much will it cost to get her to her fur-ever home in Culver Minnesota?

    1. Donna says:

      Pilots N Paws?

  4. JANE M LYNCH says:

    Did she find a home yet?

  5. Christine Wood says:

    If i lived close i would adopt her in a heartbeat!

  6. Evelyn Carter says:

    Was she Adopted? If so happy dance! Have are great life.

  7. Lucy Moreano Braxton says:

    If I lived where I could have a large dog, I would adopt her this moment! She is gorgeous!

  8. Lisa downey says:

    Sending love and best wishes for Auburn to become part of a loving family soon. ❤

  9. Sharon Cesenas says:

    I’ll take her , sharonmcesenas@yahoo. Com . Give her a very loving home all animals deserve to know love !!

    1. Diana Noel-Labieniec says:

      I am hoping you were able to get this beautiful dog! Breaks my heart to see a dog like this that is homeless…

  10. Debra Love says:

    She sounds perfect! I hope she finds a perfect home!

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