Sunday, June 19, 2016
|Not all old dogs have special medical needs|
Some are just old
This unique rescue group has become a community of fosters, volunteers, and donors all dedicated to getting old dogs out of shelters and placing them in private homes with loving families.
During the past 11 years, Old Dog Haven has helped over 4,000 dogs and has become the largest senior dogs rescue in the United States.
Not a shelter, Old Dog Haven devotes itself to matching old dogs with families and individuals willing to foster them or provide a final refuge for the rest of their life. Old Dog Haven provides help with medical expenses for the dogs.
We have over 300 dogs in our Final Refuge homes and always have a list of unadoptable old dogs in shelters waiting for a foster spot too open up.
Because many of the dogs we take in have major medical needs, our monthly vet bills average about $80,000, even with discounts from our veterinary partners. Old Dog Haven relies on donations to provide the care needed to make these dogs comfortable, sometimes for the first time in years.
|BVZ and August Henrich|
Since their primary mission is to get old dogs out of shelters, they are not always able to take in dogs from individuals, but they assist people in placing their senior dogs by posting them on their website and Facebook page.
On July 17, they will hold a fundraiser for medical expenses. The Old Dog Haven 5th Annual Walk for Old Dogs and Old Dog Pageant, Sunday, July 17, 11:00am - 3:00pm at Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline 98133.
Registration fee: $25 (includes a Walk tote bag)