What Does it Mean to Have a Heart?

February 15, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

by Paula Moreschi, Development Director   This month during Paddywack’s annual Have a Heart campaign for Old Dog Haven I started to reflect on what it means to have a heart. Their fundraiser always takes place in February because of Valentine’s Day. I know many people dislike Valentine’s Day because it has become a day…

2021 Annual Have A Heart for Old Dogs Fundraiser

January 26, 2021 General News

  We are excited to announce the 2021 Have A Heart for Old Dogs fundraiser. During February, the month of love, Paddywack will match up $1,000 for all dog sponsorships made at their store.   You can also make a donation of $1 for a small heart or $5 for a large heart with 100%…

It’s a Fine Line

January 25, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

    Those of us who live with senior dogs that have what most people would perceive as limitations, disabilities, age-related illnesses and disease often have a difficult time deciding whether to sing the “Poor Baby” song or act as cheerleaders encouraging the dog to be the best version of himself that he can be…

Latest Newsletters

December 31, 2020 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 Old Dog Haven January 2021 E-Newsletter and our  November 2020 Print Newsletter.   Miss a previous newsletter?  You can read them here: September 2020 E-Newsletter; July 2020 Print Newsletter; May 2020…

Receiving the Gifts of all Seasons from Your Dog

December 21, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Receiving graciously is a gift too. Especially if the gift is from your dog. When you receive gifts from your dog, that act of receiving opens your heart just a bit wider. I made a list (and yes, I checked it twice) of some of the gifts you receive from your dog, and my…

Welcoming a Senior Dog into Your Home and Heart

December 7, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  If you’re interested in becoming a member of the “Old Dogs Club” and are thinking about adopting or fostering an older dog I have a few thoughts about a welcoming routine that you might find helpful, so I’ll just pass them on for your consideration. Just use what makes sense for your situation.  …

Holiday Store 2020

December 4, 2020 Events and Announcements, General News, Uncategorized

  We have launched our FIRST ever holiday store!   There are oodles of goodies for you and all of your dog lovin’ friends. You’ll find a variety of tees for women, men and dogs; hoodies, hats, mugs and even face masks! And all the profits go to help Old Dog Haven!    The holiday…

Don’t Worry. I’m Fine.

November 23, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Claudia Kulvinskas Note:  Many dogs that come to us have lived with someone who loved them very much, but were unable to continue to care for their dogs for various reasons. We don’t always know their names or have any contact information for them but our fosters, like Claudia, want these people to know…

Growing Up with Tessie

November 9, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Maddie Pust Note: This week we welcome guest blogger Maddie Pust. Maddie says this about herself:  “I grew up in Olympia Washington with lots of pets! Four years ago, I moved just across the border to attend the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Now I am getting my Master of Management…

Old Dog Haven 2021 Calendar

November 1, 2020 Events and Announcements, General News, Uncategorized

  Please note: The Old Dog Haven 2021 calendar is sold out online. If you live in Western Washington you can check at the locations listed below. (We suggest you call ahead to see if they have calendars left before making the trip.)   The calendar is also available at the following locations throughout Washington State: Seattle…