Titan is a very senior German Shepherd that was an owner surrender.  His person had trouble caring for Titan’s incontinence of stool and urine, thus crating him day and night for an unknown amount of time. Titan’s owner knew he needed a different home where he could be out and about more, giving him a better quality of life.With great sadness she selflessly gave this wonderful dog a chance at a new life.

Lucky for Titan, a terrific Old Dog Haven foster home offered to give him the home he needed! Titan found no crates. Nothing but a big yard, a warm home, a very used dog door, and the tribe of fur to check him out.  First day was ‘ruff’ (I’m sure the gang was doing a background check on the new guy) but since then, everyone is managing to get along.

Titan is enjoying the big park nearby, sleeping with Winston (ODH) on a very big pad next to his foster’s bed, and is especially fond of little Percy (ODH) who totters around those long German Shepherd legs.

With Old Dog Haven’s ability to cover Titan’s care, he’s had multiple x-rays to discover the extent of his arthritis and also they found an enlarged spleen.  His labs are reasonably good, and a pain management plan has been started to allow this good, loving dog to have the best life. Stable. Cared for. Deeply loved.

Update From Titan’s Final Refuge family:

Our dear handsome fellow continues to enjoy his life. Even though he’s an old boy, Tye runs after the squirrels in the yard. He enjoys sitting, looking out at Puget Sound and watching all the dogs with their owners go by. Plus he and Winston are co-joined to each other. What one does, the other follows. A great twosome.

Seen by our expert vets this week, we found out that our sweetheart has worsening problems with his spleen. Surgery was rules out given Titan’s age.  The focus is on letting this wonderful old dog finish out his last hurrah with peace and comfort.

So just he and I, every evening since he got here, lay out on the lawn, facing west, and watching the sun go down through the trees, and are glad for one more day together.’

Update: Our sweet very old Tye (almost made it to his 17th year) was euthanized at home with us in tears, holding him, loving him.

He would not have had the amount of time as he did if it weren’t for ODH and donors covering the expensive medical costs throughout for Titan’s well being. And our vets who stayed ahead of his increasing disabilities to make Tye as comfortable as possible.

Towards the end, it was a struggle for our dear boy but he loved watching everything from his porch to b the very end.

Hopefully now Tye’ll spot his buddy Winston (ODH) after the Rainbow Bridge as the two were always peas in a pod.

Watching over the ‘young’ pups (Emmett and Percy)

Being senior

Finding a cool spot

On his way home

Titan and friends

Titan and Winston napping

Sound asleep on a very comfy bed