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April Charity of the Month: Old Dog Haven

Our local Charity of the Month is Old Dog Haven, which is based in Lake Stevens. I love them and hope you will be generous to them. They foster, rehome (if possible), and provide lifelong care for older dogs. They really deserve our help.

Please donate to the little pug container at the training center or directly to Old Dog Haven – please mention the Ahimsa Dog Training charity of the month program. They were the March charity too, but we didn’t raise enough (it was just $11), so we are trying again. They also have great dogs at Old Dog Haven, so you could adopt from them or help out in other ways. Please read that link, there are actually a lot of ways to help, like posting a link to this article on Facebook or using a real estate agent who donates 1/5 of his commission to Old Dog Haven.

Here’s some info they wrote about themselves:

Old Dog Haven is a small non-profit group using a network of foster homes
to provide a loving safe home for abandoned senior dogs. When we have room, and the means, we take these dogs into our homes; if possible we adopt out those with a reasonable life-expectancy. We care for the rest
as long as they have good quality of life. In addition, we try to assist
owners in finding new homes for their senior dogs through our website and
referrals.

All too many dogs of advanced years find themselves terrified and confused
at shelters, where their chances of adoption are almost zero. Others are
desperate for a new home because of a move, owners working much longer
hours, trouble with small children in the home, a death in the family, or
bad financial circumstances. Many of these dogs are in poor physical
condition as well, making them even less appealing to others. Helping
them is sometimes challenging, is often expensive, but is very very
rewarding. Our goal is that their last years are happy and that they die
safe and at peace, knowing they are loved. Wouldn’t we all wish this for
our own pets and for ourselves?

Website: http://www.olddoghaven.org.

Written by Grisha Stewart, Ahimsa Dog Training, Seattle [Slashdot] [Digg] [Reddit] [del.icio.us] [Facebook] [Technorati] [Google] [StumbleUpon] Tweet This Post!
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