They’re Just Trying to Help

July 24, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Suzanne Engelberg, PhD Have you ever noticed that dogs seem to slow down when we’re in a hurry and need them to speed up?  Instead of quickly coming when we call, they give a leisurely yawn, sniff the ground a bit, and then saunter over to see what we want.  They may even lick…

Come and Celebrate with Us!

July 17, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Very soon now! The 6th annual Old Dog Haven Walk for Old Dogs will be held Sunday July 23 from 10:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M. at Cromwell Park in Shoreline. Go to http://odhwalkforolddogs.org/ to register and for more information. Yes, dogs and people of all ages are welcome. Yes, the Walk is a fundraiser. Yes, we do…

from “A Dog and a Keyboard”

July 10, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Our guest blogger this week is Leslie Brown, a writer and editor who has raised dogs for more than 40 years. She’s seen many puppy muzzles turn gray and has held them during their last moments of life. Leslie’s involvement with animal organizations began at ten years old when she donated her allowance to…

Expectations

July 3, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

by Bryan McCarty Bryan McCarty and his wife Priscilla have been providing a loving Final Refuge home for Old Dog Haven dogs for ten years and they’ve pretty much seen it all. This week Bryan shares his thoughts about expectations … or rather setting them aside … as you welcome a new dog into your…

Skin Disease and the Older Dog

June 26, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Dr. David Duclos                         This week we’re happy to have Dr. David Duclos, owner of Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic in Lynnwood, talk about skin disease in senior dogs. Dr. Duclos and his staff take very good care of Old Dog Haven dogs…

The Power of Touch

June 19, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

by Bryana Walters This week we again welcome guest blogger, Bryana Walters. Bryana started working with animals in 2003 and earned her veterinary assistant certificate.  She has worked in an animal hospital, an animal shelter and most recently as a professional dog trainer and pet sitter.  She has trained dogs for basic commands, behavior modification,…

Let’s Get Nosey

June 12, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Tonya Kniest   I have been a Final Refuge foster with Old Dog Haven for a little more than two years now, and have my second senior, Teddy. Because the special needs pups get so much time and attention, my resident dog, Buddy, sometimes gets pushed to the back of the pack, so to…

Hero Transporters

June 5, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

    Almost all of the dogs taken in by Old Dog Haven need someone to drive them from shelters or rescue organizations to ODH foster or Final Refuge homes. For the dogs that meet our dedicated drivers the world instantly becomes a better place because they’re being chauffeured by someone who cares about them…

Eye Problems in Senior Dogs

May 28, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

                Dr. Sullivan gets up close and personal with ODH dogs Nicholas (left) and Duncan. This week we’re pleased to have Dr. Tom Sullivan, a veterinary ophthalmologist at Animal Eye Clinic in Seattle talk about eye problems in senior dogs. Dr. Sullivan and his staff take very good…

It’s Not Magic, But . . .

May 22, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Suzanne Engelberg, PhD   I don’t believe in magic, but I do believe that some things are true even though I don’t fully understand them.  That belief has been strengthened by experiences with my Final Refuge dog ChiCha. Like many dachshund mixes, ChiCha can be pretty yappy.  When she joined our family I quickly…

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