What I Wish My Old Dogs Would Learn From Me

April 24, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

    by Suzanne Engelberg In my last guest blog I wrote about the important things I’ve learned from my old dogs. This month I’d like to share a few things I wish my old dogs would learn from me.  Here are my top five:         When something hurts, tell someone.  Like…

Common Senior Dog Health and Behavior Problems

April 17, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Sloan McKinney Our guest blogger this week is Sloan McKinney, a journalist based in Southern California. After writing about pop culture for a number of years, she has recently begun writing for a new audience. Inspired by DeAnthony, her cat, as well as her dog Max, Sloan now hopes to help other people…

Help the Dream Continue by Becoming a Golden Guardian

April 10, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  In 2004 Judith and Lee Piper had a dream: To help senior dogs who had been abandoned spend the rest of their lives in a safe and loving home. Since then over 5000 senior dogs have been helped and currently Old Dog Haven has over 300 dogs in permanent foster care. We’re excited to…

Adorable AND Adoptable!

April 3, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Even though almost all of the dogs taken in by Old Dog Haven aren’t really adoptable because of physical, mental or emotional issues, on occasion we do get dogs that are adoptable. I’d like to tell you about three dogs that are—or soon will be—adoptable with the hope that you might consider welcoming one…

Old Dogs-Young People

March 27, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

by Bryana Walters This week we welcome guest blogger, Bryana Walters. Bryana started working with animals in 2003 and earned her veterinary assistant certificate.  She has worked in an animal hospital, an animal shelter and most recently as a professional dog trainer and pet sitter.  She has trained dogs for basic commands, behavior modification, aggression,…

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from my Old Dogs

March 20, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Suzanne Engelberg I like to think that I know how to get along in life.   Most of the time I do, but there are some lessons that are harder for me to learn.  Fortunately, the old dogs in my life are great role models.  Everything I really need to know, I’ve learned from them. …

Be a Good Samaritan: Join the Village

March 13, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Those of us who love old dogs think of ourselves as a community of people—a village—connected by a common desire to help senior dogs in need. And, sometimes it really does take a village to do what needs to be done. Old Dog Haven is constantly—and I do mean constantly—being asked to take in…

Old Dog Haven Needs Volunteers!

March 6, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Old Dog Haven has grown so much during the past 13 years we’ve reached a point where we are always in need of more volunteers to help us in many different ways. Below you’ll find a list of volunteer positions available and I’m hoping you’ll see something there that appeals to you in terms…

The Dilemma of Quality vs. Quantity

February 27, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Suzanne Engelberg   Mali is my 11-year old ODH Final Refuge dog.  She is a cute Chihuahua mix with a calm, regal air who isn’t afraid to snap at bigger dogs if they get in her space.  She and her sister ChiCha (an 11-year old doxy-mix) have been with me since mid-November. Mali arrived…

Emotional Transformation Part 4

February 20, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  This final post in a series about emotional transformation is a bit long, but I think you’ll want to read every word. The story is very special because Gracie is no longer physically with us (a sudden departure several weeks ago) and her Final Refuge parents Carol Collins and Phil Hoover are writing about…

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