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…

Sun Protection for Your Dog

June 4, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Trudy Sigler You might think from the photos I’ve included in this blog that I’ve gone a bit crazy dog lady in making protective sun wear for my fur-challenged little guy, Stan. Well, maybe. Probably. But according to my vet, Dr. Fisher at NE Animal Hospital in Seattle, I haven’t been doing enough…

To Love An Old Dog

May 28, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Christina Boling This week we welcome Christina Boling as our guest blogger. Christina has been working professionally with dogs for over a decade. From dog training, to pet sitting, to dog grooming, and dog rescue, she has held several titles over the years. Besides dogs, she is an avid writer and traveler. She and her dog…

Compassion Fatigue

May 21, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

                                                                                                            By Peabody Johanson  This week we’re delighted to welcome Peabody Johanson as our guest blogger. Peabody has been an active ambassador for ODH for many years because she has a special place in her heart for old dogs. Peabody and her husband Jason rescue senior/special needs Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and English Toy Spaniels.…

The (Senior) Dog Days of Summer

May 14, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Joanna Mitzel Summertime in the great Pacific Northwest is almost here. My Discover pass is renewed, paddleboard taxis are securely fastened to my roof rack, and best of all, I can just about put away the “floor towels” (to wipe muddy paws) strewn by every entryway. Longer days and warm summer evenings mean more…

GiveBIG to Old Dog Haven on May 9

May 7, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

His name is Yukon Cornelius. Yes, I’m talking about the dog in the photograph. Yukon Cornelius is one of more than 300 Old Dog Haven dogs you’ll be helping if you participate in GiveBIG on Wednesday May 9. Here’s more about this charming little guy. Yukon Cornelius came to his Old Dog Haven Final Refuge family…

I Don’t Know What to Say

April 30, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

If you know someone who has had to say goodbye to their dog, do you struggle with what to say to them? I’m asking because lately I’ve had quite a few people talk with me about this concern and they’ve asked me to write about it so I thought I’d throw out a few thoughts…

Slim: Transformation in Progress

April 23, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

            A good samaritan found Slim huddled under a pile of leaves, no doubt trying to keep warm. This kind person brought Slim to the shelter where staff did their best for him, but it was clear that this old guy wasn’t adoptable and had some serious medical issues going…

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…

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