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|About||We are non-profit foster based senior dog rescue. We can only pull and fund senior dogs (age 8+) in WA state. Currently we have over 300 dogs in care.|
|Mission||To get old dogs out of shelters.|
We are presently caring for over 300 dogs in foster homes from Blaine south to Vancouver, Port Orchard to Vashon to Whidbey Islands, and we usually are assisting over 20 owners place their own dogs. We rely on our wonderful group of foster parents and very generous donors to keep these dogs happy and comfortable in their time with us. We also use our website, other internet services, and an e-mail network to help owners place their senior dogs - many we never meet. OldDog Haven is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization and relies on donations for its income. We do not receive any state or federal funds. All donations to ODH are tax deductible.
We are grateful for the continuing donations, large and small, which allow us to focus entirely on helping dogs.
|Awards||Entirely Pets Top 50 Pet Charity 2014|
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
We are a network of homes providing doggie assisted living and hospice. We also help with senior dog placement. (We do not have a traditional shelter -- our dogs are in homes throughout western Washington.)
ADOPT! - Many great dogs are awaiting a new home with just the right family. See those currently available and contact us by phone or email to discuss your situation and wishes.
FOSTER! - Could you care for an abandoned senior dog for 2 to 12 weeks? This would involve giving gentle attention to a dog who might have special needs and might at first be confused or frightened, evaluating that dog's temperament, and helping us select the right adopter. The more homes we have available, the more dogs we can help! Contact us if you might be interested
Provide a FINAL REFUGE! Could you provide long-term care to one of the oldest dogs? Many of the dogs needing our help are too old for normal adoption, perhaps in the last months or year of their lives or in fragile health. We take in as many as we can but have to say no when space is full. If you could provide the TLC to the end of the dog's life we could cover veterinary expenses. There is such reward in giving comfort and love to an old creature who really needs it. If you might have room in your heart and home to do this, please contact us.
Foster and Final Refuge care: how are they different?
OldDog Haven is able to care for senior dogs by using Foster and Final Refuge homes. Foster families provide much-needed loving care to adoptable senior dogs rescued from animal shelters and from owners who can no longer care for them. Foster families will care for the dog for 2 to 12 weeks, until he is adopted.
It is important to keep in mind that these senior dogs are loving companions but may have medical issues undiagnosed when they are placed in foster care. We try to evaluate the dog's health before we make the decision to send him to a foster family, but it is possible that a dog in foster car