Mister B’s Holiday Gift Suggestions for Senior Dogs (and their parents)

December 10, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

   By Joanna Mitzel This year marks Mister B’s 15th Christmas, which means he’s reached expert status level at receiving gifts. He’d like to share with all of you some of his favorite (OK and a few not-so-favorite) suggested gifts for senior dogs and their parents this year.       For the trendsetters and…

       The Sweet Life, Part 2

December 3, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Amber Kizer   We last left Sweetie on the operating table with clear lungs and a tumor removal moving forward. The surgery took much longer than anticipated because of the number and size of the blood vessels feeding the mammary mass. One blood vessel was the size of the doctor’s finger. Sweetie also took…

What a Difference a Year Makes

November 26, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

An Inspiring #GivingTuesday Story #GivingTuesday is Tomorrow, November 27  Old Dog Haven Final Refuge dog Macy arrived at her foster home last year just days before #GivingTuesday and her transformation has been amazing.     When Macy arrived at her new foster home she was in poor health, very anxious, and had an untreated wound on…

The Sweet Life, Part 1

November 19, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Amber Kizer   This week we’re delighted to welcome back foster mom Amber Kizer. You’ll remember her because of the wonderful tribute she wrote in June to her ODH dog Max. Amber is going to take us on a journey that will take several weeks to complete so look for Part 2 on December…

Did You Know … ?

November 5, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  People call or email Old Dog Haven every day with questions, so I thought this week I might answer 10 frequently asked questions with the hope that perhaps a question you have will be addressed here. You can also visit our website (www.olddoghaven.org) if you need more information.            1.…

Come Celebrate with Us!

October 22, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

The Second Annual Old Dog Haven Calendar Release Party Saturday October 27, 1:00 – 5:00 Northwest Cellars, 11909 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034   We’re so excited about our second calendar release party and wine tasting that we’d like to share some information with you about the event as well as tell you a bit…

Transportation Needs for Senior Dogs

October 12, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

                            By Joanna Mitzel   My boyfriend works in the transportation industry and travels frequently for work. For me, that often means two things: Number one, when I do come along for the ride, I spend a lot of time just watching…

Vet Tech Appreciation Week

October 8, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Joanna Mitzel Each year, the third full week of October marks National Veterinary Technician week. As the pet parent of four senior animals, I spend a lot of time at the vet.  My observation is that it takes a lot of kindness, hard work and patience-from the whole staff-to keep a veterinary practice…

We are Family

September 25, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  On September 16 I spent the afternoon with my family. It’s a big family … really big. It’s big in numbers, big in spirit, and big in love. Just plain BIG in every way possible. Some of my family members have two legs and some have four legs. When I saw them on September…

“The Best Thing We’ve Ever Done….”

September 17, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

You need to watch this episode of “Eric’s Heroes,” a weekly series airing every Wednesday on KOMO News in the 6 p.m. newscast. Click here for the episode.   In just a few minutes, what Old Dog Haven is all about is beautifully filmed and narrated by Eric Johnson in this touching video. You’ll hear…

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