Latest Newsletters

May 19, 2022 Events and Announcements, General News

Wonder what it’s like to be an ODH permanent foster (Final Refuge) home? Read more about the dogs and our terrific foster families and volunteers in our May 2022 E-Newsletter and our March 2022 Print Newsletter. Miss a previous newsletter?  You can read them here: January 2022 E-Newsletter; November 2021 Print Newsletter; September 2021 E-Newsletter; July 2021 Print…

Ask Murphy

May 2, 2022 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  A brief word from dogs about Old Dog Haven and #GiveBIG Today I would like to talk with you about something close to my heart—my fellow old dogs and Old Dog Haven. I found my permanent family through a listing on the Old Dog Haven website. A family saw me on the Dog Haven…

Foster Family Stories

April 25, 2022 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

What it’s like to foster an Old Dog Haven dog Old Dog Haven stands on the foundation of our foster families. If we feel that an old dog is unadoptable due to medical or other issues these are the wonderful folks that bring these dogs into their homes for the remainder of their lives. Old…

2022 Annual Have A Heart Fundraiser

January 28, 2022 Events and Announcements, Uncategorized

Show your love for old dogs!   It’s February, the month of love, and we’re hoping to raise $10,000 in sponsorships and funds for all our lovely Old Dog Haven Final Refuge dogs. As part of our Have a Heart fundraiser, Paddywack, a pet food and supply store and long time supporter of Old Dog Haven,…

Ask Murphy

December 13, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  It’s the holidays—so, instead of advice, I would like to offer you a present from dogdom. This wonderful poem, originally written in 1823, has been passed from dog family to dog family. Called, “What a Night Before Christmas!” It was written by Nicola, Clement Clarke Moore’s dog. A people version exists as well, but…

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November 8, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

 By Robert Pregulman   This month we welcome back guest blogger, Robert Pregulman, who runs Seattle DogSpot, a comprehensive resource for all things dog in the Seattle area, including dog friendly businesses, dog event calendar, and a blog about dog-related issues. In this blog Robert shares his thoughts about adopting a senior dog. Thank you, Robert.…

Thayne’s World

September 13, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Grey Muzzle Rescue and Sanctuary by Thayne Hamilton

Productive Grieving for an Animal Friend

August 9, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

If my use of the word “productive” to describe grieving sounds odd to you, indulge me a bit while I ask you to think about grieving in a way that can be productive. Grieving, like any emotion, can be productive if you allow yourself to experience the emotions attached to grieving in a way that…

Creating a Legacy for Your Pet

July 12, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Peggy Hoyt   Note: This month we are delighted to welcome guest blogger, Peggy Hoyt, J.D., M.B.A., B.C.S. Peggy is a Board Certified Specialist with the Florida Bar in both wills, trusts and estates and elder law. She is an author, speaker, host of the weekly “pawcast,” All My Children Wear Fur Coats,…