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Please note: The dogs in ODH's Final Refuge care are not adoptable due to medical reasons and all are in permanent homes. Your sponsorship supports the veterinary expenses for these dogs - and we thank you!

Offramp’s story is about new beginnings and proves it is never too late to change a senior dog’s life.

In October of 2022, Old Dog Haven was asked by a local shelter to help find a home for a badly neglected Shih Tzu that was considered unadoptable. This little guy was in terrible shape and clearly had not received any care or any attention for quite a while. When he was brought to the shelter he was dirty and very matted, had a large mass on his face and was living with chronic pain from a bulging eye. As if that were not enough, he was also intact, underweight and badly in need of a dental.

Offramp was placed in one of our established Old Dog Haven final refuge homes and was officially named Offramp because he slants to the right when he walks!  He was groomed right away and under all of that matted fur was a lively and adorable dog, ready to live the next chapter of his life.

Old Dog Haven’s vet team got to work on taking care of Offramp’s many medical issues. He had surgery to remove the large growth on his face as well as one of his eyes that was causing him so much pain. He was found to be blind in the other eye but this tenacious little dog has adjusted well to his new condition. His foster mom reports that he is a very independent fellow and is able to navigate the house and yard just as well as all the other dogs. Now that Offramp is comfortable and safe in his new home, his true personality shines. He loves to play with toys, and spends his afternoons taking walks on the property. He definitely thinks the best part of his day is curling up and snuggling on his foster mom’s lap.

Offramp will continue to receive the medical care he needs to make a full recovery and thanks to Old Dog Haven, every day will be a good day!

Offramp is sponsored by:

  • Douglas Marcum of Twisp, WA - Lifetime Sponsor
  • Patsy & Bruce Ross Clarke of Seattle, WA - Lifetime Sponsor