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Adopt DAVE!

Male Schnauzer (Miniature)



This adorable little man is named Dave! Dave is a ~10 year old Miniature Schnauzer who was found as a stray in Philadelphia and brought to the animal control shelter. Shockingly, no one came to claim him so City of Elderly Love whisked him away to foster care to help him land his dream family!

Though he has put on some much needed healthy weight, Dave is a smaller guy, weighing in around 15 lbs. He may be tiny, but he's got a big personality! Dave loves meeting new people, is super duper snuggly with his foster family now that's settled in, and is currently living with older kids who he loves to play with! Dave also loves playing with toys like a puppy, eats like a champ (and sometimes even prefers eating out of your hand!), and going for walks and exploring his neighborhood. Dave is currently living with other dogs and is pretty forward in how he introduces himself. He prefers to be the boss in the interaction and would likely be happiest in a home with other dogs who don't mind him being on the boss. While Dave loves his human friends, he isn't a big fan of being picked up though that may change as he settles in with his forever family and learns to trust them. Dave is crate trained and housebroken!

Since coming to the rescue, Dave has received a full veterinary workup and a badly needed grooming. He was diagnosed with a mild heart murmur at the shelter which isn't uncommon in dogs. He was neutered and received a dental cleaning under sedation at our vet. He has some age-related joint stiffness but is building muscle now that he's on a healthy diet and receiving appropriate care.

Dave is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is also heartworm and lymes disease negative. Interested in adopting him? Visit to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at!

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If you have questions about DAVE! please contact City of Elderly Love



Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person

Shelter Description

Operating as an independent subsidiary of Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, City of Elderly Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue dedicated to saving and enriching the lives of adoptable senior pets in the Philadelphia area. Utilizing volunteer foster homes, City of Elderly Love aims to rescue these animals from potential euthanasia at area animal shelters as well as prevent older animals from entering the shelter-system in the first place, when possible. City of Elderly Love also provides palliative and hospice care when needed. Through creative marketing and community events, City of Elderly Love works to place its adoptable pets into loving adoptive homes.

Shelter Driving Directions

City of Elderly Love showcases adoptable cats at two Philadelphia-area pet supply stores:

-Pet Supplies Plus, 700 Nutt Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460
-Dog Town, 406 Town Center, New Britain, PA 18901

Areas Served

City of Elderly Love is dedicated to saving Philly's senior pets.

Adoption Instructions

All City of Elderly Love pets are vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed or neutered [unless otherwise noted] before going to their adoptive homes. An adoption questionnaire and contract are required prior to finalizing an adoption. Adoption fees are reasonable, but vary depending on animal type.

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