Given the holiday season and the number of dogs looking for forever homes in Western New York, we thought we'd do a special feature of some of the senior dogs in the area.

These five dogs may be up in years, but their happiest times could be ahead of them.

Are you looking to add a dog to your family? Do you know someone who has time to show these dogs the love they deserve in their golden years?

Little Miss

Buffalo Paws and Claws Animal Shelter, Inc.
"Little miss is an 11 year old 32 pound beagle/collie mix. She came to us as a local owner surrender. She is a very sweet and loving dog who would do best in a home with kids over the age of 10," via Petfinder.com

Butch

Niagara SPCA
ADOPTED.

Penny

Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue Inc.
"I'm Penny, I'm new to rescue and I'm a Pomeranian. I'm 12 years old bUT seem to be pretty alert and playful...I love my foster people and my crate. I'm potty trained. I live with many other little dogs," via Petfinder.com.

Pete

T.R.A.I.N. (transporting & rescuing animals in need)
"Pete is a very sweet hound that was found on the verge of starvation. He was 43 lbs when he was found, and now he is at a healthy weight of around 70. He is a great dog and loves everyone he meets. He is great with other animals as well," via Petfinder.com.

Sassy

Diamonds in the Ruff
"Sassy is a sweet senior Springer Spaniel who is looking for a bed to curl up on and a family to share her love. Sadly, Sassy's owner passed away this year and now she's looking for her fur-ever home! She's a quiet and affectionate girl who is easy to please. She listens very well and knows basic commands. She is crate-trained, house-trained and leash-trained. She likes car rides, too!" via Petfinder.com.