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About Us

Senior Paws Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Pam and David Norris in 2015.

Our mission: Senior Paws Rescue provides a refuge for homeless senior dogs to live out their lives in a safe, comfortable, and loving environment.
Our population: Senior Paws Rescue houses 25 dogs at a time. We help several cross the Rainbow Bridge each year, and we mourn the loss of each and every one. Whenever we have an opening, we immediately adopt another senior in need. We have an amazing partnership with the Orange County Humane Society located in Paoli, Indiana, and we adopt many of our seniors from them.

Our history: David and Pam started with a rescue dog, Mullet, in 2001 (orange/white dog in picture). He was found on a busy road and had heartworms. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on March 23, 2016 at 20 years of age. Mullet has inspired us to adopt more animals. In 2012 we moved from St. Petersburg, FL to a 50-acre farm in Indiana and started Senior Paws Rescue. We decided to focus on senior dogs as they are harder to place. Our animals are not up for adoption - we provide a refuge for senior dogs to live out the rest of their lives in comfort.

Our team: Senior Paws Rescue is staffed entirely by volunteers. David and Pam are the primary care-givers for the dogs. We also have a few regular volunteers to help with fund raising events and book-keeping. Individuals in need of community service hours are welcome to come out and help clean, wash dogs, and provide some much needed petting! Our board of directors provides guidance and support for our mission. Get to know Our Board. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to support Senior Paws Rescue visit How you can help page.

Our location: Senior Paws Rescue is located on a 50-acre farm in Southern Indiana. Some of the dogs live in the main residence with David and Pam. The Senior Paws Rescue Cottage, built in 2020, houses the remaining dogs. It provides a refuge for new dogs to get oriented, or dogs with special needs to have their own rooms.