Everything I Need to Know I Learned from my Old Dogs

March 20, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Suzanne Engelberg I like to think that I know how to get along in life.   Most of the time I do, but there are some lessons that are harder for me to learn.  Fortunately, the old dogs in my life are great role models.  Everything I really need to know, I’ve learned from them. …

Be a Good Samaritan: Join the Village

March 13, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Those of us who love old dogs think of ourselves as a community of people—a village—connected by a common desire to help senior dogs in need. And, sometimes it really does take a village to do what needs to be done. Old Dog Haven is constantly—and I do mean constantly—being asked to take in…

Old Dog Haven Needs Volunteers!

March 6, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Old Dog Haven has grown so much during the past 13 years we’ve reached a point where we are always in need of more volunteers to help us in many different ways. Below you’ll find a list of volunteer positions available and I’m hoping you’ll see something there that appeals to you in terms…

The Dilemma of Quality vs. Quantity

February 27, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Suzanne Engelberg   Mali is my 11-year old ODH Final Refuge dog.  She is a cute Chihuahua mix with a calm, regal air who isn’t afraid to snap at bigger dogs if they get in her space.  She and her sister ChiCha (an 11-year old doxy-mix) have been with me since mid-November. Mali arrived…

Emotional Transformation Part 4

February 20, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  This final post in a series about emotional transformation is a bit long, but I think you’ll want to read every word. The story is very special because Gracie is no longer physically with us (a sudden departure several weeks ago) and her Final Refuge parents Carol Collins and Phil Hoover are writing about…

Emotional Transformation- Part 3

February 13, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  This week’s story about Georgia is told by her Final Refuge mom Kate Seabeck. The first photo on the side shows her at the shelter and the others as she is now.   “When Judith sent me a photo of lil Georgia Peach my heart melted. Such a funny face on such a sad…

Emotional Transformation- Part 2

February 6, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

   In this second in a series of four blogs about emotional transformation I’d like you to meet Annie, whose story is told by her Final Refuge dad Mike Mc Vey. Photos: Annie with mom Denise, (top graphic), Annie at the shelter, Annie and Dakota, and in Annie’s family photo L-R- Kitsie, Dakota, Texas (Jacob),…

Emotional Transformation

January 30, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

The physical transformations that take place in our Final Refuge dogs are often the first to begin, once the dogs receive the medical attention they need; but the emotional healing is often slow to surface. Senior dogs that have found themselves homeless through no fault of their own are often emotionally damaged and helping them regain…

Taking Care of Your Dog’s Ears

January 23, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Many of the dogs that come to Old Dog Haven have problems with their ears because any kind of regular care just never happened for them. The results often call for extensive treatment and in some cases major surgery to resolve the problems. Remember Thor?  Although a dog’s ears need to be regularly monitored for…

7 Things Your Senior Dog Would Like to Tell You

January 16, 2017 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

By Jaymi Heimbuch As dogs age, their needs change. Paying attention to the side effects of aging will help you make your dog comfortable in his later years. Having a dog is one of the best things in the world, but it isn’t without its downsides. One of the worst aspects of having a dog…

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. ...
  6. 6