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…

Incontinence in Senior Dogs

May 15, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Molly (not her real name) ended up in a shelter because she was peeing in the house. Apparently she’d been incontinent for quite awhile, but Molly was never brought to a vet to determine the cause of the problem. Most shelters don’t have the financial resources to pay for extensive vet exams or surgery, so…

GiveBIG to Old Dog Haven – Wednesday, May 10.

May 8, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  His name is The Mayor Augustus May Who of Whoville, aka Augustus, Auggie, Gus or Mr. Mayor.  Yes, I’m talking about the poster dog for this year’s GiveBIG campaign. The Mayor is one of more than 300 Old Dog Haven dogs you’ll be helping if you participate in GiveBIG on Wednesday May 10. Here’s…

You Don’t Own Me

May 1, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Even though some states are dancing around the issue, dogs (and other animals) are considered property or possessions in the eyes of the law. Along with that designation comes the generally accepted mentality that people are owners of their animals. As possessions, dogs are bred for money, raised in puppy mills for monetary gain, sold…

What I Wish My Old Dogs Would Learn From Me

April 24, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

    by Suzanne Engelberg In my last guest blog I wrote about the important things I’ve learned from my old dogs. This month I’d like to share a few things I wish my old dogs would learn from me.  Here are my top five:         When something hurts, tell someone.  Like…

Common Senior Dog Health and Behavior Problems

April 17, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Sloan McKinney Our guest blogger this week is Sloan McKinney, a journalist based in Southern California. After writing about pop culture for a number of years, she has recently begun writing for a new audience. Inspired by DeAnthony, her cat, as well as her dog Max, Sloan now hopes to help other people…

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