Welcome to Old Dog Haven

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We are a network of private homes helping Western Washington’s homeless senior dogs.  Old Dog Haven has no shelter or kennel, all our dogs live as members of a family.  We care for over 200 dogs at a time in our foster homes. We focus on the oldest dogs left at shelters but occasionally we can take a dog directly from the owner. Dogs in good health with reasonable life expectancy are adopted out; the rest are loved and cared for in a Final Refuge home for as long as they have good quality of life. We also try to assist owners to find new homes for their senior dogs through our website and referrals, and cross-post senior dogs for shelters and other rescues.  Old Dog Haven is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Please explore the website for information about becoming an ODH home, adoptable dogs, our placement program, sponsorship program for Final Refuge dogs, and other resources. Contact Old Dog Haven with  your inquiry.




We have had a very large number of pleas for help from shelters – way too many dogs for our current homes to take in. If you have ever thought about becoming an ODH Home, NOW is the time to apply (veterinary expenses are paid by ODH). Please be sure to read the material on Being an ODH Home for details before considering it, and contact us for an application. Most of these dogs will be permanent fosters, not adoptable. Matching each home to the right dog is very important, and the list of dogs in need will change frequently. If your situation is appropriate for one of these abandoned old creatures, you will find it tremendously rewarding!

PUPDATES: 09/29/14 – More dogs moving to ODH homes and lots of new dogs have been added!  See those still in need of homes here.

ODH Book Launch

ODH 10th Anniversary Celebration & Book Launch

Saturday, Oct. 11, 1-5 pm at Northwest Cellars, 11909 NE 124th Ave., Kirkland.

We are thrilled to invite our loyal supporters to join us in celebration of Old Dog Haven’s 10th Anniversary and the unveiling of our new book, Old Dog Haven: Every Old Dog Has a Story to Tell.
Not only will you be the very first to get your copy hot off the press, but author Ardeth De Vries will appear for a reading and book signing from 2-4 pm.

Tickets are $20 – purchase online here – or $25 at the door (if space available).

If you can’t join us in person, you can still help Old Dog Haven by purchasing wine online with
our special anniversary label, designed by local artist Joe Myers.
Choose the Chardonnay and/or Serenade and request the Old Dog Haven label.

More information about where you can buy the book, Old Dog Haven: Every Old Dog Has a Story to Tell, can be found in the September E-Newsletter.

After October 11, 2014, the book will be available at the following local stores:

Mill Creek – Paddywack, 15407 Main St.

Seattle – Casita International, 423 15th Ave. E and Stardust Salon, 7220 Linden Ave. N

Redmond – Eastside Dog, 7533 166th Ave. NE

Coupeville – Kingfisher Bookstore, 16 Front St.

Bellingham – Village Books- 1200 11th St.

The book will be available at events attended by ODH during the year. Check the calendar on our website to see where we’ll be. You can also purchase the book online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, any online retailer or you can order it from your local bookstore. There will be an E-book version available as well.

In Memory of a Dear Friend

All of us at ODH grieve for the loss, at far too young an age, of our longtime Final Refuge mom Janet Williams. Her ODH “wonder dog” Herbie, her devoted companion, will miss her terribly but will be well cared for in another ODH home. We are glad that we and several lucky ODH dogs knew her.

For the news at Old Dog Haven, read our September 2014 E-Newsletter and our  July 2014 Print Newsletter!

[To subscribe to our E-Newsletter or our print Newsletter, please email ODH with your preferred email address and/or mailing address!]

To see where ODH will be next, go to the Events and News Page, or check the ODH Events Calendar.

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Old Dog Haven

621 SR9 NE PMB A-4

Lake Stevens, WA 98258

email: office@olddoghaven.org


We appreciate your support!

You can now make automatic (recurring payment) donations to Old Dog Haven with Click and Pledge or Paypal!

Internet shopping with iGive.com supports ODH. Vendors donate a percentage of your purchase.
See more ways to support us here.

What’s going on!

  • Ms. Pepper and Addie are adopted!
  • Caesar and Romeo are new Adoptable dogs!
  • Trudy and Zoe have been added to Final Refuge dogs for your sponsoring pleasure!

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Groomer Ana cuddles with Benny after successful grooming of a  challenging feral dog.

Ana cuddles with Benny after successfully grooming the challenging blind and frightened little dog.


Old Dog Haven is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (TIN 65-1249528) and relies on donations and fundraising activities for its income. We will not disclose donor information outside of our organization except as required by law. We will not sell or distribute our mailing lists to anyone. We will mail or e-mail a thank-you note acknowledging each contribution unless directed NOT to do so. We will mail or e-mail newsletters to donors unless directed NOT to do so. We will send a receipt of annual donations the following January unless requested at the time of donation.
***This charity is currently registered with Washington Secretary of State under the charitable solicitation act, registration number 23310***