My name is Hanako!

Shiba Inu Dog for adoption in Bealeton, Virginia - Hanako
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Paws For Seniors

Facts about Hanako

  • Breed: Shiba Inu
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10441623



Sweet Hanako lived her whole 14 years with her owner, a senior man who died suddenly a few months ago. Initially Hanako and one of the other dogs from the home were put into boarding because the siblings of her owner loved the dogs, but because of housing restrictions, could not take them. The siblings worked hard to get them out of boarding (it was a wonderful place, but the dogs were confused and did not know why they had to leave their other life) and into Foster homes. Hanako ended up in a Foster home on a farm, with a 14 year old boy and his parents, a big yard and a funny little Jack Russell terrier. Hanako and the terrier do not interact much, but Hanako has bonded with her Foster mother and the whole family. Hanako is waiting patiently for her forever home where she can give her heart and soul to someone or a whole family. She would be perfect for an apartment or the suburbs, or the city! She is perfectly housebroken, polite, NEVER barks or even makes a peep. She just needs someone to love her, a warm bed, some attention and some exercise. Hanako is a “young” 14. She has a twinkle in her eye and a spring to her step. She is a Shibu Inu (a Japanese breed) mix and thus a very unique looking dog, who always gets complimented when she is walking in public – and everyone wonders what breed she could be, with her sandy palomino coat, her thin white blaze and her jaunty pricked up ears. She can be initially shy, but always in a sweet, passive way, but once she knows someone she is loyal and loving. She doesn’t ask for much – show her where her dog bed is on the first day, offer her loving kindness, SCRATCH HER NECK (her favorite thing – she will do anything for this!), feed her some good wholesome food, suitable for a senior, and most importantly, promise her a home for the rest of her life so she never has to worry about boarding kennels, Foster homes (not that she doesn’t love it at her Foster home) or being displaced again in her life.  Hanako is a funny, loyal, quiet, loving companion, who is just waiting to keep someone company and brighten their life, without asking for much in return!

Paws For Seniors

To learn about our Adoption Process and to apply visit 
Questions or concerns may be sent to
Paws For Seniors P.O. Box 738, 
Bealeton, VA 22712 540-748-8177

About Paws For Seniors

About Our Rescue Group...

Paws for Seniors is an all volunteer rescue group in Fauquier County, VA. Dedicated to caring for and finding homes for senior dogs and cats, aged seven years and older where they can live out their golden years with dignity and love through rescue, foster, adoption, and hospice.

For any number of reasons senior dogs and cats are given up by, in many cases, the only family they have ever known. More often then not, they end up in animal shelters.

We formed, Paws For Seniors, to help find these homeless pets a home where they can live out their remaining days with love and dignity.

Our Philosophy & Goals

We believe that senior dogs and cats deserve a safe and caring environment in which to live out their golden years.

We do not believe that we are “in competition” with rescue groups and shelters but “in concert”. We all have the same goal of helping animals in distress, caring for them, and finding “furever” homes.

We believe that pet companionship is key to keeping our aging society young at heart! We will work to match senior dogs & cats with senior citizens, while considering the needs of both.

We will work with rescues/shelters to network and cross-post Senior Dogs and Cats in their care to aid in finding a permanent home.

We will establish a network of foster homes, including Senior Citizens to provide a safe and caring environment for pets in need while waiting for their forever homes. This would be a win-win situation for seniors that would love a pet but cannot afford the expense. The foster home provides the love and daily care to a Senior Dog or Cat in need. “Paws For Seniors” provides the food, pet meds and vet care while looking for a forever home. In some cases our Foster Home providers may become “permanent” fosters.

We will establish a program to aid Senior Citizens to keep the companionship of the pets they currently have.

We will work to bring awareness and educate the public on humane animal welfare issues.

Come Meet Our Pets...

By Appointment only and at announced Adoption events at various locations.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Process
Potential adopters must follow our adoption process begins with an adoption application, an interview, reference check and a home visit. Adoption Applications may be submitted in advance for pre-approval and will be kept on file.
Before completing the adoption application, you should consider the following:

Lifestyle (house, apartment, single, busy schedule, etc.)

Preference of male or female dog or cat

Desired personality and energy level (playfulness, calm, dominant, needy, etc.)

Appropriate age of the pet for your family.

Age of any children you may have. Ordinarily our pets are not suitable for homes with children under 5.
The Process:
Submit an application. Please allow 1 week for your application to be reviewed.
Adoption Applications may be submitted for pre-approval and will be kept on file.
Initial interview by phone or email will be made within one week after receipt of your application.
We will then check references; if approved we will schedule a home visit, the final step in approving your application. All members of your family must be present.
After home inspection and upon approval, an Adoption Contract will be processed, which includes a two week (14 days) trial period. At this time, the adoption fee will be collected and the trial period will begin. The trial period will allow you to decide if the pet is a good match for you and your family.
During the two week trial, if you decide that the pet is not a good match, the pet will be returned to “Paws for Seniors” and the Adoption fee will be refunded.
Adoptions fees: Senior Dogs $150.00 Senior Cats $120.00
A Successful Applicant Must:

Provide a loving, humane and safe environment for the “Paws for Seniors” pet, which includes keeping the dog as an indoor house pet for the remainder of his/her life.

Provide veterinary care including regular vaccinations, heart worm testing and preventative year round, and comply with all local laws regarding licensing.

Provide a safe, fenced in yard while the “Paws for Seniors” dog is outside supervised by you or a family member.

Agree to keep the “Paws for Seniors” dog on a leash when outside a fenced area and not allow him/her to roam free at any time.

Consider all lifestyle changes that can affect your life and your pet: Are your energy levels likely to change soon because of ongoing health issues? If something happens to you, what happens to your pets?

Return the “Paws for Seniors” pet at any time if the owner is unable to keep him/her for any reason or if lifestyle changes make the owner unable to maintain above conditions.