We moved from Seattle, WA to Savannah, GA in early 2013. While in Seattle, we volunteered for an incredible organization called Old Dog Haven, founded in 2004 by Judith and Lee Piper. Old Dog Haven usually has about 200 senior dogs in their care at any given time, most in permanent foster or “Final Refuge” homes. They also rescue and rehome another 150-200 senior dogs annually. Old Dog Haven has been and will continue to be the answer to the prayers of so many older dogs who find themselves scared and alone at shelters in the Pacific Northwest.
They are our inspiration.
While we’re not at a place in our lives right now to house a large number of dogs and manage a network of fosters, what we can do is help one senior dog at a time. We haven’t come across any groups in Georgia focusing specifically on senior dogs, so we aim to fill that gap and advocate for these dogs as best we can. We have a special place in our hearts for Retriever breeds but we will help any senior dog who needs us, provided we have the resources. With the help of a few local rescue groups we’ve already started doing that work. Click here to read our “Happy Tails”.
Each year, millions of dogs are euthanized in shelters across the United States. It’s overwhelming and depressing to think about the enormity of the issue, but we will help as many dogs as we can by collaborating with other rescue groups and animal lovers. We’ve seen first hand how drastically a dog’s life can change simply by having someone speak up on his behalf. We know that we are making a difference, one dog at a time.