Counting Blessings

November 20, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” Steve Maraboli I think Steve Maraboli got it right: “embrace your blessings.” Not just this month because it’s November and you feel obliged to be…

Adopt a Senior Dog!

November 13, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

November is “Adopt a Senior Dog” month and even though you can adopt a senior dog any month of the year, we’ll celebrate this month as “The Month of the Senior Dog” by listing some reasons why you should consider adopting a senior. You’ll hear from an expert on the topic: a senior dog. The…

Taking Photos of Your Senior Dog

November 6, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

            By Julie Austin     This is a time of year when many of you will be taking photographs of your senior dog(s) and I thought you might like a little advice from a pro so I asked award-winning photographer Julie Austin to give you some tips that might…

Treating Anxiety in Dogs – Part 2

October 30, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  In my last blog I explained about anxiety in dogs using Kai, my now eight-year old shih tzu mix, as an example.  I described how he was full of anxiety when I adopted him, and listed many of his anxious behaviors–being easily startled, hypervigilance (extremely vigilant), guarding toys from my other dog Danny, frequent…

Recognizing Anxiety in Dogs- Part I

October 23, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

I used to joke that I was one dog short of being a crazy dog lady.  I rarely admitted that I secretly fantasize about adopting more. I have four dogs—Mali and ChiCha are my ODH final refuge dogs, and Kai and Danny are fully mine.  Recently I met seemingly sane people who have twice as…

Fabulous Wine.  Wonderful Old Dogs.  Beautiful New Calendar.

October 16, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Old Dog Haven 2018 Calendar Release Party Saturday, October 21 1:00-5:00 Northwest Cellars, 11909 124th Ave. NE; Kirkland WA 98034     Please join us for a fall afternoon of sipping great wine, visiting with Old Dog Haven dogs and their “parents” and celebrating the release of our 2018 calendar, created by foster dad Joe Myers.…

So Much Generosity in the Work Place

October 9, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Did you know that you might be able to help ODH dogs through your company?   Every year billions of dollars are donated to charities through workplace giving campaigns. Workplace giving is a fast and easy way to make your tax-deductible donations to Old Dog Haven through payroll contributions.          …

A Love Letter to Old Dog Haven Fosters and Volunteers

October 2, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Recently I attended the annual Old Dog Haven Foster and Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. I’d love to tell you what I saw, heard, and was a part of, but I spent quite a bit of time watching the dogs that were there and I think you need to hear about the event from them. You’ll have…

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR OUR PETS

September 25, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Julia N. Allen, Ph.D., DVM This week we welcome foster mom Julia Allen as our guest blogger. Julia has some important (and timely) information for all of us. Thanks, Julia. With disasters headlining in the national news, makes this a good time to think about Disaster Preparedness for our pets. In the event of…

Remi’s Lessons

September 18, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Separation Anxiety and Socialization   I’ve learned something from every dog I’ve known. Sometimes the lesson is the “Really?” I never knew that” kind of lesson, but often the lesson learned is a validation of what I already knew to be true. Some lessons taught by dogs are so important they deserve to be revisited…

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