My Experience Fostering

February 25, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  by Bryana Walters           It’s been two months since my foster dog Gramma Rose, passed away. I fostered through Old Dog Haven, which is a non-profit that places dogs in permanent foster homes right out of shelters. Most of these dogs would never get adopted otherwise due to their age…

Meet Two People with BIG HEARTS for Old Dogs

February 11, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

 By Paula Moreschi     This week we’d like you to meet two very special people, Adam and Shane owners of Paddywack in Mill Creek, who have big hearts for old dogs. During the month of February they are showing their love for old dogs by hosting a very special fundraiser for Old Dog Haven.\…

Sweetie and the Bird Box Challenge

January 28, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Amber and Sweetie are back with Sweetie’s latest adventure. This one’s for all of you who have spent hours in a vet waiting room and it’s also a wonderful example of the dedication and commitment Old Dog Haven fosters have to their dogs. Enjoy!                    We didn’t have an intention of Sweetie’s…

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 14, 2019 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

I understand that today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day so I got to thinking about why some people do or don’t dress up their dogs. I did a little research and found a few theories: Is your dog the child you never had? Is your need to show people you care about your…

Old Dog Haven Dogs Share Their New Year Goals

December 31, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Now that we’re about to officially start a new year most people have goals they hope to accomplish in 2019. I figured our dogs might have a few goals too so I asked 10 Old Dog Haven Final Refuge dogs about their goals for the year. Here’s what they had to say:   Pierre:  Among…

The Sweet Life, Part 3

December 17, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

    By Amber Kizer         In Part 2, Sweetie was released upon the world to “adventure” herself all over the place. Her resume was already topping several pages, but this next one will need you to think back to the nineties, better yet watch the opening credits to Baywatch before we…

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…

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