Committed to Curing Cancer: Morris Animal Foundation

April 16, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Judith Piper, Executive Director of Old Dog Haven, has asked that I draw your attention to the Morris Animal Foundation because of the ground-breaking work they’re funding to help cure cancer in dogs. Even though cancer can occur in dogs of any age, it’s more prevalent as a dog gets older. Cancer is also the…

How Bug Got Her Prance Back

April 9, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

by Claudia Kulvinskas Our guest blogger this week is Claudia Kulvinskas, a new foster for ODH. I think those of you who are already fosters can relate to what Claudia is saying, and anyone thinking about being a foster might be inspired to do so after reading Claudia’s blog. Thanks, Claudia. We look forward to hearing…

Ask the Vet

April 2, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Joanna Mitzel For this month’s blog post, I interviewed my trusted veterinarian, Dr. Irene Vanderwerff of the Value Pet Clinic in Kent, WA. She grew up in Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University in 2008.  She practiced for four years in Wyoming before moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she shares…

The Transformation of Cloris

March 26, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Cloris has really become a different dog in the past two years since she came to ODH. This little charmer lives with our founders Judith and Lee, and her story is told by Judith.   “Little Cloris, a small shih tzu who seems elderly but has a VERY determined personality, has needed that determination to…

Meet Squirrel: Maranda Fund Recipient

March 19, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

We sometimes take in dogs who need an unusually extensive procedure — major surgery, an MRI to look for brain damage, a challenging and complex dental on a fragile little jaw that must be done by specialists, etc.  Spending a large chunk of money on one of these major medical procedures takes funds that would…

Sunny – Such an Easy Girl to Love

March 12, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Sometimes the transformations we love to see in our dogs take many months or even years to happen, but Sunny has blossomed from a neglected weed into a beautiful flower in just eight weeks. She’s still healing emotionally, but her progress is quite remarkable. Here’s her story as told by her foster mom Kari.…

Pet Insurance – Funding Your Dog’s Retirement

March 5, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

       by Joanna Mitzel We all can agree that saving for retirement is important. Many people dream of the freedom to sleep until noon, relax on sunny beaches, or travel where the road takes us. The truth is, most of us are not saving enough to afford these luxuries during our golden years,…

Kudos to our Old Dog Haven Ambassadors

February 26, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

      Many of our fosters and volunteers show up almost every weekend with their dogs at some kind of outreach event because they want to promote Old Dog Haven and let people know what we’re all about.                 Our presence in the Western Washington community is…

Look At Us Now!

February 19, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

                    Watching and participating in the transformation of an old sick dog to a healthy happy dog is the very best part of caring for the dogs that come to Old Dog Haven. We celebrate every day of improvement and dancing in the street is a…

If You REALLY love me …

February 12, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

It’s Valentine’s Day this week so I thought I’d talk with a few Old Dog Haven dogs to see if there’s anything special they’d like to have or do for Valentine’s Day. It was tough to get them to be serious, but I’ll faithfully report what they had to say to me:     Stewart:…

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