Walking With a Purpose – Generosity and Dedication

July 15, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

                                                               It’s not just a walk in the park. It’s a very purposeful walk with a great deal more going on than just people walking…

Wally’s Story: My Heart and My Teacher

June 24, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  by Laura Hentges, CPDT-KA, CCS This week we welcome guest blogger Laura Hentges, CPDT-KA, CCS, Professional Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant. Laura shares thoughts about separation anxiety and offers resources that you’ll find helpful.       “My dogs have always been my greatest joy! In 2017, I earned my first certification in dog training…

Old Dog Haven Foster Families

June 10, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

“My pledge to each dog that crosses my threshold is simple: You are wanted. You are safe. You will not die alone. You will not be forgotten.”- Flora Lindsay  “Quality of life centers all our actions for the seniors in our care and nothing improves the quality of life as much as love.” Beth Carroll…

Join the Family! Volunteer for Old Dog Haven

May 27, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

           In many respects Old Dog Haven is like a living, breathing jigsaw puzzle that can only be a complete picture if all of the pieces are in place and moving smoothly. Every piece is important. The pieces all fit together because even though the pieces are different shapes and sizes, they complement each other…

End-of-Life Plans for Pets

May 20, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

                                                                              By Peabody Johanson   This week we welcome guest blogger Peabody Johanson. Peabody and her husband Jason are Old Dog Haven foster parents for Banjo as well as mom and dad for several other resident Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Peabody.  I’m going to talk about end-of-life plans because…

Please GiveBIG to the dogs Wednesday, May 8

May 6, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  I give. You give. We give, together! Let’s all join together on GiveBIG, May 8 to support the community and causes we care about deeply. GiveBIG is Old Dog Haven’s largest fundraiser of the year and helps the dogs so much. All money raised during GiveBIG is used to care for over 315 dogs…

Making a Difference NOW for the Old Dogs Yet to Come

April 22, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

                                                                                   By Kim Wake   This week we welcome guest blogger Kim Wake. Kim and…

Adoptable? Unadoptable? What’s the Difference?

April 8, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

 The short answer? It depends. But I’m guessing you might like a more complete explanation so here’s the deal: Old Dog Haven HELPS homeless (or soon to be homeless) senior dogs in western Washington in two ways: 1) Dogs eight years and older that are adoptable are posted on our website and Facebook page for shelters,…

Get Involved!

March 25, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Do you have a relative, friend, or neighbor who is neglecting their dog? I’m not talking about a dog that just needs a bath or perhaps a haircut, I’m talking about a dog that has toenails growing into his paws, skin that has been itched raw because of fleas or some kind of allergy,…

Corrie’s Lessons

March 11, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Most of the important lessons I’ve learned in this life have come from dogs. Especially senior dogs. What they have to teach us is always clear, uncomplicated and free of the analytical and judgmental approach to learning that is so often true of humans.   This week I want to pay it forward by…

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