Canine Hydrotherapy

July 23, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

    by  Joanna Mitzel         Like most old dogs, my 14 year old large breed dog Sal suffers from arthritis. While I’m really happy with my veterinarian’s current protocol, I wanted to explore some more alternative therapies to ensure she feels her very best. I decided to try massage and hydrotherapy to…

More Walk for Old Dogs Tidbits

July 16, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

A photo Op for your dog: Julie Austin, Old Dog Haven’s honorary photographer, has taken hundreds of photographs of our dogs over the years and she’ll be at the Walk this year, not only as a judge for the Pageant, but she’s also offered to take photos of ODH dogs (at no charge) for possible…

Chief Inspector BONES [ C.I. Meriwether Popplebottom-Bones of Scotland Yard, BBE, EBB, JP (Ret.) ]

July 9, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

 By Leslie This distinguished fellow came into ODH care in August of 2016 as a stray from the shelter. He was thought to be a Labrador mix, about 10 years old, and weighed a whopping 81 pounds! Though already microchipped, he was not claimed during the shelter’s 10-day hold period, and shelter staff became increasingly…

Old Dog Haven Walk for Old Dogs

July 2, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

                                                                            Did you know?         Old Dog Haven’s big Doggie-Do is coming up soon!   July 22 I thought you might like to know a few bits of information about the Walk that aren’t usually publicized but good to know.   Corporate Sponsors: If you haven’t received it already, you’ll be…


June 25, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Amber Kizer Typically our blogs don’t feature dogs that are no longer physically with us, but this tribute to Max by Amber Kizer is not only a marvelous example of the connection that can be made with a dog, but it illustrates the importance of understanding and appreciating a dog for who he…

Summer Travelling with Old Dogs

June 11, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Joanna Mitzel The season of summer fun and adventure is upon us. Warm nights and long weekends often means extended time away from home. Furry family members are typically the most impacted when it comes to travel schedules – whether they come with, are left at home or boarded elsewhere. Senior dogs often…

Sun Protection for Your Dog

June 4, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Trudy Sigler You might think from the photos I’ve included in this blog that I’ve gone a bit crazy dog lady in making protective sun wear for my fur-challenged little guy, Stan. Well, maybe. Probably. But according to my vet, Dr. Fisher at NE Animal Hospital in Seattle, I haven’t been doing enough…

To Love An Old Dog

May 28, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  By Christina Boling This week we welcome Christina Boling as our guest blogger. Christina has been working professionally with dogs for over a decade. From dog training, to pet sitting, to dog grooming, and dog rescue, she has held several titles over the years. Besides dogs, she is an avid writer and traveler. She and her dog…

Compassion Fatigue

May 21, 2018 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

                                                                                                            By Peabody Johanson  This week we’re delighted to welcome Peabody Johanson as our guest blogger. Peabody has been an active ambassador for ODH for many years because she has a special place in her heart for old dogs. Peabody and her husband Jason rescue senior/special needs Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and English Toy Spaniels.…

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