Embrace the Changes in Your Senior Dog

May 17, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Robert Pregulman This month we welcome guest blogger, Robert Pregulman, who runs Seattle DogSpot, a comprehensive resource for all things dog in the Seattle area, including dog friendly businesses, dog event calendar, and a blog about dog-related issues. In this blog Robert shares his thoughts about living with a senior dog. Thank you, Robert. We…

Give Big Every Day

May 3, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Paula Moreschi   #GiveBIG  is a two-day online giving event, and it’s a wonderful time to remember the old dogs. We greatly appreciate the donations we receive during #GiveBIG, but I’ve also been reflecting on how many of you give big to old dogs every day. Old Dog Haven’s fosters, staff, volunteers and YOU…

Ask Murphy

April 12, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

(Written for Murphy (who has problems typing) by his human, Joe Myers) As part of a species that studies human behavior very closely I thought I could be of some help in answering small social problems that you may be having. Here are answers to some questions that recently landed in my mailbox. Dear Murphy,…

DOG TREAT RECIPE FROM THE QUEEN OF TREATS

March 15, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  by Dawn Ford  This month we welcome guest blogger Dawn Ford, co-owner of the Seattle Barkery, who has graciously offered to share one of her favorite dog treat recipes with us. If your dog has ever eaten dog treats from the Seattle Barkery, you may have wondered if you could make any of the…

What Does it Mean to Have a Heart?

February 15, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

by Paula Moreschi, Development Director   This month during Paddywack’s annual Have a Heart campaign for Old Dog Haven I started to reflect on what it means to have a heart. Their fundraiser always takes place in February because of Valentine’s Day. I know many people dislike Valentine’s Day because it has become a day…

It’s a Fine Line

January 25, 2021 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

    Those of us who live with senior dogs that have what most people would perceive as limitations, disabilities, age-related illnesses and disease often have a difficult time deciding whether to sing the “Poor Baby” song or act as cheerleaders encouraging the dog to be the best version of himself that he can be…

Receiving the Gifts of all Seasons from Your Dog

December 21, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Receiving graciously is a gift too. Especially if the gift is from your dog. When you receive gifts from your dog, that act of receiving opens your heart just a bit wider. I made a list (and yes, I checked it twice) of some of the gifts you receive from your dog, and my…

Welcoming a Senior Dog into Your Home and Heart

December 7, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  If you’re interested in becoming a member of the “Old Dogs Club” and are thinking about adopting or fostering an older dog I have a few thoughts about a welcoming routine that you might find helpful, so I’ll just pass them on for your consideration. Just use what makes sense for your situation.  …

Don’t Worry. I’m Fine.

November 23, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Claudia Kulvinskas Note:  Many dogs that come to us have lived with someone who loved them very much, but were unable to continue to care for their dogs for various reasons. We don’t always know their names or have any contact information for them but our fosters, like Claudia, want these people to know…

Growing Up with Tessie

November 9, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Maddie Pust Note: This week we welcome guest blogger Maddie Pust. Maddie says this about herself:  “I grew up in Olympia Washington with lots of pets! Four years ago, I moved just across the border to attend the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Now I am getting my Master of Management…

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