Plan Ahead

August 3, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs, Uncategorized

I’ve talked about this before but based on some conversations I’ve had lately I think it might be good to revisit the topic. Note: For the sake of simplicity I’ll be using the generic “him” rather than “him or her.” What will happen to your dog if you are no longer able to care for…

Old Dog Haven’s T-shirt Fundraiser is Going on Now!

July 20, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

Do you have an Old Dog Haven T-shirt?  Or, if you do, perhaps you need a new one. Now’s your chance to add a very classy one-of-a-kind T-shirt to your wardrobe and help our dogs at the same time. We’ll all miss the Walk for Old Dogs this year (cancelled due to the COVID virus),…

Ask Murphy

June 29, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  He’s back!  Murphy, a Chihuahua terrier mix, lives with his humans, basset hound sister, and a friendly cat in Seattle. From time to time he writes columns about issues that people and dogs share. He finds typing difficult with paws so he dictates his writing to one of his people, Joe Myers.    …

I Loved You … if Only for a Moment

June 15, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  I think one of the most important services of love we offer at Old Dog Haven is to provide hospice care for dogs that are only with us a short time. We can do this because we have foster families who understand what their role is with the dog that can’t be with them…

She Knows You’re with Her

June 1, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  In the past three months I’ve had quite a few conversations with people who were unable to physically be with their dog when the dog died, and they feel guilty and even angry.  If you’ve ever felt the same way I have a few thoughts that might be of help: I think it’s safe…

Sweet Lessons for an Uncertain Time

May 18, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

This week we welcome back guest blogger Amber Kizer—the eloquent chronicler of the adventures of Sweetie. You’ll especially love what Amber has to say because she speaks so beautifully about the lessons taught by an old dog that experienced love and happiness with a woman who was eager to learn what Sweetie had to teach…

GiveBIG for Bella Nina and all the ODH Dogs

May 4, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  Her name is Bella Nina. Yes, I’m talking about the poster dog for this year’s GiveBIG campaign. Bella Nina is one of more than 300 Old Dog Haven dogs you’ll be helping if you participate in GiveBIG on Tuesday May 5 AND Wednesday May 6. Here’s more about Bella Nina: Bella Nina came into…

Dog Programs for COVID -19

April 20, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

(This week we welcome guest blogger Joe Myers, Art Director of Old Dog Haven. He claims that he didn’t really write this, but we’ll give him credit anyhow because we’re sure he inspired the author!)   by Murphy Myers/Moreschi (adopted through the Old Dog Haven website)       We would like you to know…

Social Distancing and Coming Together

April 6, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

I’m sure the irony isn’t lost on you. How is it possible that people are coming together while practicing social distancing? Reaching out to others doesn’t have to be physical. Hopeful thoughts and acts of kindness find their way into the hearts of those who need positive inspiration in their lives. Think about the ripple…

Flower in Bloom, A Senior Dog’s Story

March 23, 2020 Life Lessons from Old Dogs

  This week we welcome back guest blogger Emily Felty with a dog story that many of you will read with a smile because it sounds like your own experience.     To remind you about Emily, she says this about herself: “I’m Emily! I’m an East Coast transplant with a West Coast heart and…

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