Welcome to Old Dog Haven

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 in finding new homes for their senior dogs through our website and referrals, and cross-post senior dogs for shelters and other rescues.  ODH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please explore the website for information about adoptable dogs, our placement program, sponsorship program for Final Refuge dogs and other resources. Contact Old Dog Haven with  your inquiry.

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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 read the material on Being an ODH Home for details first, before contacting us for an application. These are probably all Final Refuge dogs (permanent fosters, not adoptable). Matching each home to the right dog is very important, but the list of dogs in need will change frequently. If your situation works for an abandoned old creature you will find it tremendously rewarding!

PUPDATES: 07/26/14 – More dogs moving to ODH homes and 8 dogs still on the list!  See those still in need of homes here.


Record turn-out at the Walk for Old Dogs on Sunday July 20th! 

Thanks to the many supporters who joined us for the Third Annual Walk for Old Dogs and Old Dog Pageant and to all those who donated and sponsored this wonderful event. There were old dogs, young dogs and people of all ages – with lots of costumes and contests too!  We exceeded our goal for fundraising and celebrated our very special old dogs.  Our deepest thanks also to all the volunteers who made this event happen. To check your team’s efforts or for more information go to odhwalkforolddogs.org.

For the news at Old Dog Haven, read our July 2014 Print Newsletter!

Here is our previous Newsletter, the May 2014 E-Newsletter!

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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!

  • Richard, Archie, Minnie, and Riley are new Adoptable dogs!
  • Lily, Heather, Bitsy and ShuShu have been added to Final Refuge dogs for your sponsoring pleasure!

To see where we’ll be, go to the Events and News Page, or check the ODH Events Calendar.

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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***


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