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Retired Tails: A Fur-Ever After Story

"Crowns Before Halos!"

Philly's Royal Retirement Home for Senior Dogs. 

Welcome to Retired Tails!

Retired Tails is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and charity registered organization, dedicated to rescuing senior dogs from local shelters and providing them with their very own Fur-Ever retirement home, where they will live out their best days in the happiest, most loving, and forgiving setting before their final transitions to Paw Heaven. Unfortunately, many senior dogs are not fostered and/or adopted in time so they often spend their last days in busy and stressful shelters. At Retired Tails, our senior dogs will truly feel like they are living their golden days, receiving the ultimate praise and pamper for a doggy life well lived.

Our location is currently under construction. 

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 Our Royal Adoptables 👑💕

We ideally service senior dogs but as you can see, we take in a variety of fur-babies and are currently fostering them in our homes. Although our building is not yet physically open to our royal friends, our hearts and homes will always be. As stated in our mission, from dogs & cats to giraffes & sharks, any animal we come across who needs a loving home will be featured here- 

no furs, paws or tails about it! 

(Please click on each of our royal fur's pictures for their Adopt-A-Pet link)

Brownie Bite (Fostered)

Brownie Bite's bio is coming soon...

Matt Griffon (Fostered)

"I was found as a stray in West Philadelphia extremely matted & pretty thin. I may have a 'resting grump face' but please do not be fooled- I am an absolute sweetie to those who are gentle with me. I may not do well with small children and I get easily defensive if another dog is too excited when coming towards me- I'd do best with more relaxed dogs or cats. I love naps, cuddles, quick walks, bacon, and mostly just following my foster around the house. The vet estimated me to be around 1-3 years old but I seem more like a senior.

I am such a charmer. I pinky promise you will fall in love at first meet!"

Please click Matt's picture for his profile link. 

Dexter (Adopted!)

"At a year old, I was surrendered from a loving family who had to prepare for a new human baby. Thus since, I have quickly been adopted into my new fur-ever home, along with two bonus dog brothers, where I am happily settling in!"

Please click Dexter's picture for his profile link.

Journey (Adopted!)

Clapback's bio is coming soon.

Benny (Adoption Pending!)

"Have you ever had an actual hug from a dog? Meet me for a guaranteed 'BEST HUG EVER!'

I am a super sweet & friendly pup who just loves to love. I am also super playful & goofy so I may be a little excited, as I am just learning how true love from humans actually feels but there is nothing a little training could not fix. I am working on my reactivity with other dogs so I      would be best in a home with no other pets and with someone who is able to keep up with my training."

Please click Benny's picture for his profile link. 

Events & Fundraisers

December 14-25

!2 Day Avent Calendar


February 1-14

Valentine's Day Bundles



Grand Opening!

Date TBA

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Please look forward to upcoming adoption & community events!

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1026 S. 52nd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19143



Mon-Sun: Our physical location is not open yet. Please call or email for inquiries! 🤗