Advice from the Queen (of Toenails)

August 13, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

    By Christina Boling   At the veterinary clinic where I work I am known as the “The Toenail Queen.”  After the doctor has examined, diagnosed, and treated each dog, I always check for one thing: toenails. What’s the big deal with dog nails, anyway?  As busy pet owners, hearing nails “click click click”…

Shadow Hike-A-Thon Fundraiser

August 6, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

    Dance-A-Thon, Walk-A-Thon, and Read A-Thon are just a few of the “A-Thon” fundraisers people organize to benefit a specific cause, but this week I want you to know about the Shadow Hike-A-Thon organized by Jenn and Jason Sonker in memory of their little dog Shadow. We often have individuals and groups organize fundraisers…

The Love Project – Walking for Old Dogs

July 30, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  This week I want to talk about the Walk for Old Dogs but it won’t be a complete report with lots of photos. You’ll have to wait until the September E-Newsletter comes out to get more detailed information and see more photos. I’d like to talk about why the event is so much more…

Canine Hydrotherapy

July 23, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

    by  Joanna Mitzel         Like most old dogs, my 14 year old large breed dog Sal suffers from arthritis. While I’m really happy with my veterinarian’s current protocol, I wanted to explore some more alternative therapies to ensure she feels her very best. I decided to try massage and hydrotherapy to…

More Walk for Old Dogs Tidbits

July 16, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

A photo Op for your dog: Julie Austin, Old Dog Haven’s honorary photographer, has taken hundreds of photographs of our dogs over the years and she’ll be at the Walk this year, not only as a judge for the Pageant, but she’s also offered to take photos of ODH dogs (at no charge) for possible…

Chief Inspector BONES [ C.I. Meriwether Popplebottom-Bones of Scotland Yard, BBE, EBB, JP (Ret.) ]

July 9, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

 By Leslie This distinguished fellow came into ODH care in August of 2016 as a stray from the shelter. He was thought to be a Labrador mix, about 10 years old, and weighed a whopping 81 pounds! Though already microchipped, he was not claimed during the shelter’s 10-day hold period, and shelter staff became increasingly…

Old Dog Haven Walk for Old Dogs

July 2, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

                                                                            Did you know?         Old Dog Haven’s big Doggie-Do is coming up soon!   July 22 I thought you might like to know a few bits of information about the Walk that aren’t usually publicized but good to know.   Corporate Sponsors: If you haven’t received it already, you’ll be…

Max

June 25, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Amber Kizer Typically our blogs don’t feature dogs that are no longer physically with us, but this tribute to Max by Amber Kizer is not only a marvelous example of the connection that can be made with a dog, but it illustrates the importance of understanding and appreciating a dog for who he…

Summer Travelling with Old Dogs

June 11, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Joanna Mitzel The season of summer fun and adventure is upon us. Warm nights and long weekends often means extended time away from home. Furry family members are typically the most impacted when it comes to travel schedules – whether they come with, are left at home or boarded elsewhere. Senior dogs often…

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