Sezar Sanctuary – Iran

This post focus’ on Sezar Sanctuary in Gilan, Islamic Republic of Iran.

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From the Sezar Sanctuary website

Sezar Sanctuary

 

SEZAR SANCTUARY – WHERE ANIMALS FIND ASYLUM

“Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.”
– Louis J. Camuti

This is exactly the percept that Sezar Sanctuary bases itself on. We may be based in Iran, but what we are today is a family scattered across the globe, still closely-knit by intention and emotion. Our motive is the advocacy of innocent animals whom the nature hasn’t bestowed with the strength to fight against the cruelties by humans. If you may say so, we are super animal lovers (and protectors), and we do whatever we can to help the abused and street animals that need care. Together, we’ve surmounted obstacles, taken and won downright challenges, and braved through unmanageable caseloads. And, that has only made the mission stronger.

IT ALL BEGAN WITH A MAN WHO CARES

While Sezar Sanctuary is not limited to the Iranian soil, it surely did begin here with Hosein Mohammadi, a person you come across so rarely, a man who has been more than caring for sick, injured, abused and helpless animals. Beginning with resources that were meager, but a spirit and heart that were big enough to let these poor souls in, this man found it imperative to lend the help that was most needed.

“Exactly after the moment Sezar (my first rescued dog) entered my life, the revelation was clear to me, I had heard my calling in life…I had to become a voice for these voiceless abused animals…This is a calling and responsibility which I took on wholeheartedly and with all that I have, and I hope to be able to continue making a difference in this mission.” – words that come right from Hosein’s heart.

This is was just the start of a noble tale.

Sezar Sanctuary

WHEN ONE DOES GOOD, OTHERS FOLLOW

The tireless efforts that Hosein Mohammadi had been making to rescue sick and abused animals, attracted a lot of like-minded people across barriers of language, religion and territory, and that is how Sezar Sanctuary became a massive endeavor backed by numerous people who are against cruelty to animals, and those who do care to get up and do something about it.

So, hands were joined and efforts were consolidated to make Sezar Sanctuary a massive movement to do it in a greater, more intense measure what Mohammadi has been doing. More supporters, more caregivers, more finances, more resources means more care and more lives saved. The man himself has, singlehandedly, rescued hundreds of dogs already. Sezar Sanctuary strives to multiply this number exponentially year after year with multiplied efforts.

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

We believe in humanity, and better humans can make a better world for the animals. Or must we say, if we started caring more for animals, we are due to become better humans.

However, what we do not believe in are barriers. If you are a person who has the same belief as us – making the world a better place for animals, you are welcome to our family that is growing by leaps and bounds. If you care for the animals, we suggest that you make it count.

THE MISSION AND SCOPE OF SEZAR SANCTUARY

We have already come a long way providing hands-on care and services to abused and abandoned dogs since our inception. We are driving enormous changes in Iran and across the globe in bringing about a change by resisting crimes against animals, especially large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting and dog cruelty.
We also act as the backbone to animal rescue groups spread all across Iran. When faced with outrageous situations, Sezar Sanctuary does all it can (as the law of the land permits) to fight neglect and abuse directed against animals. And we wish to do thing on a global level.

A part of our mission is also to urge more of you who think like us to join us in this battle to empower animals.

DONATE TODAY!

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS

Through your kindness and generosity, Sezar Sanctuary can continue to save many dogs each year.

Sezar Sanctuary

 


 

NEWS ARTICLES on Sezar Sanctuary

* From One Green Planet: There Aren’t Many Animal Shelters in Iran – So This Man Made His Own

* From the Dodo: Man Takes It Upon Himself To Rescue Hundreds Of Animals

 

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Sezar Sanctuary contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Sezar Sanctuary, click the following links:

* Sezar Sanctuary – Website

Sezar Sanctuary Facebook

Sezar Sanctuary Twitter

Sezar SanctuaryInstagram

Sezar SanctuaryYouTube

Sezar SanctuaryThe Pets at Sezar Sanctuary

 

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See what Bob’s House for Dogs does for dogs

Here is something to make you smile today! :) Here’s a new video produced by the team at Hookd Promotions in Eau Claire, WI for Bob’s House for Dogs. This video provides a quick, but close look at the great work they do everyday!

 

Bob’s House for Dogs has previously been featured on Divinity’s blog. The following list is but a few of the posts on this wonderful rescue.


  • Bob’s House for Dogs – Website
  • Bob’s House for Dogs – Twitter

Senior Sunday – Twilight Dogs (La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens)

For this Senior Sunday post we cross the Atlantic Ocean to visit another senior dog sanctuary. This week’s post focus’ on La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens (Twilight – the retirement home for dogs) in La Peyzie, France.

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From the Twilight Dogs (La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens) website

We started Twilight in the summer of 2009, in memory of losing our Kizzy, and needing to find a friend for our elderly but happy retriever, Teg.

It became evident, searching the pounds and refuges, that if you were an old dog, life was not always so good, and your ending might be premature and/or without dignity. So now we offer limited places for elderly dogs who are lost, abandoned or bereaved of their owners.


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


 

La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens

La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens

 

 

Sunday morning brunch on the terrace

Sunday morning brunch on the terrace

 

 

Time for a Walk

Time for a Walk

 

 

Nap Time

Nap Time

 

 

Everyone Loves Dad

Everyone Loves Dad

 

 

An Old One Gets a Lift from Mom

An Old One Gets a Lift from Mom

 

 

Who's Snoring

Who’s Snoring

 

 

Twilight - A Retirement Home for Dogs

Twilight – A Retirement Home for Dogs

 

 

Twilight Dogs contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Twilight Dogs, click the following links:

Twilight Dogs Website

Twilight Dogs Facebook

Twilight Dogs Twitter

Twilight Dogs List of all Sanctuary Dogs at Twilight

 

 


 

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Senior Sunday – Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Promise 4 Paws adds to the list of senior sanctuaries I’ve posted on such as Grey Muzzle Rescue & Sanctuary & Retirement, House with a Heart, and Monkeys House.

Promise 4 Paws

 

From the Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary website

Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary is just that…A sanctuary for senior dogs. Our mission is to provide a loving, home-like environment for senior dogs for the remainder of their lives. We continuously strive to keep the dogs’ lives as normal as possible and give them the love they deserve. The first step to achieve that? give them an actual home. when you come to the sanctuary, you won’t see dogs in kennels. you’ll see 20 or so dogs roaming the yard, napping on big, comfy dog beds, chewing on toys and doing everything your typical dog is doing at home.

 


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


 

Here are a few of the many residents currently living at Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary.

 

Sara

Sara

Sara is an adorable little min-pin. Those ears crack me up every time I look her way.

To learn more about Sara, click the link to the Promise 4 PawsSanctuary Dog Page

 

Ollie

Ollie

This chucky boy is Ollie! He is one of several chihuahuas taking over the sanctuary. Ollie is younger, but suffers from heart failure. He is very shy at first, but is definitely warming up to his new life. He finally slept in bed with us the other night and was very cuddly. If you stop by the sanctuary, likely you’ll find Ollie hanging out in the kennel, like the picture above. He just likes to check out the action of everyone else. Love him!

To learn more about Ollie, click the link to the Promise 4 PawsSanctuary Dog Page

 

Bubba

Bubba

Bubba is 13 and is full of life. He loves to be outside wandering the yard.

To learn more about Bubba, click the link to the Promise 4 PawsSanctuary Dog Page

 

Riley

Riley

Rile is a  15-year old border collie. She is so sweet. Riley is in the beginning stages of losing both her hearing an vision so she does get started when she’s unknowingly approached, but otherwise, this girl is a happy soul.

To learn more about Riley, click the link to the Promise 4 PawsSanctuary Dog Page

 

Toby

Toby

Toby is the newest member of the family and is currently staying in a temporary foster home until he is healthy enough to come to the sanctuary. Toby is estimated to be around 13-years old. This guy has lived all his life on a chain outdoors. He is very skinny and has a few health concerns we are monitoring, but overall he is a wonderful dog adapting to a new life.

To learn more about Toby, click the link to the Promise 4 PawsSanctuary Dog Page

 

Shelby

Shelby

Miss Shelby is a 12-year old cocker spaniel. Don’t be fooled, this face looks all sweet and innocent, but she loves food and will counter-surf with the best of them to reach your food. Other than this, Shelby is a true lover and is the best to lay with.

To learn more about Shelby, click the link to the Promise 4 PawsSanctuary Dog Page

 


 

Promise 4 Paws contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Promise 4 Paws has available for adoption, click the following links:

Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary Website

Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary Facebook

Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary Twitter

Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary List of all Sanctuary Dogs

 

 


 

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Bob’s House for Dogs has two dogs as Senior Dog Prom Finalists!

Pups are People too! People.com wrote a sweet story about the Grey Muzzle Organization’s #SeniorDogProm.

Well Divinity’s friends from Bob’s House for Dogs have two of their senior dogs as Senior Dog Prom Finalists!

 

Libby and Rusty

 

From WEAU TV

Life can be ruff sometimes. But when you have fur and have a chance to go to prom, life cannot be any sweeter or rather cuter.

A homeless shelter for senior dogs called the Grey Muzzle Organization in North Carolina needs your help to decide who will be crowned king, queen and cutest couple. But guess who’s a finalist to win cutest couple? Libby and Rusty of Bob’s House for Dogs in Eleva, Wisconsin!

Nikki Ristau with Bob’s House says the organization sent out a Facebook post for their senior dog’s prom photo contest. Nikki chose to enter a variety of photos and the two made it to finals.

The contest has gained so much popularity; it’s made its way to Today.com and People.com

You can vote once a day for Libby and Rusty to take home the top prize until May 31st. Rusty is also up for adoption at Bob’s House for Dogs.

See all the Grey Muzzle’s Senior Dog Prom Finalists

 

Senior Sunday – Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

From the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary website

Senior dogs, especially those with medical problems or disabilities, face a much greater chance of euthanasia at shelters than younger dogs because it is difficult to find adopters for them due to their shorter additional life expectancy and unknown veterinary costs. Most of these wonderful senior dogs will be able to live happily with a good quality of life if given a chance.

They make wonderful companions because they are mature, calm and loving. It is more difficult for them to settle in, and once they do, it is difficult for them to move again. For this reason we strive to find them forever foster homes where they can live out their retirement years as a loved family member.

OUR MISSION
  • To provide a loving home, good food, high quality vet care, compassion and comfort to senior dogs for the remainder of their lives.
  • To build a Forever Foster Home network to enable us to place more senior dogs in loving, home settings for the duration of their lives.
  • To provide education on the joys and challenges of caring for aging dogs.
  • To work with other dog rescue groups to promote the adoption of senior dogs.

 


Seniors have a lot to offer, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)

Note: Please share this post on your social media so that others can learn about these wonderful senior dogs. It’s the only way to spread the word about these seniors who need homes.


 

Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary.

Mousse & Cassie

Mousse & Cassie

Mousse, a chocolate lab, and his friend Cassie, a black lab mix are a bonded pair of big, sweet ten year olds. They both still have a lot of good energy for their age. Cassie and Mousse are looking for a Forever Foster Home where they can live out their retirement together.

To learn more about Mousse & Cassie, click the link to the Old Friends Senior Dog SanctuaryAdoption web page

 

Coltrane

Coltrane

Coltrane is a sweet guy who is on medication for seizures. Of course Old Friends covers his medication for the rest of his life.

To learn more about Coltrane, click the link to the Old Friends Senior Dog SanctuaryAdoption web page

 

Daisy

Daisy

Daisy is a border collie mix and is very sweet and friendly. Daisy is happy laying around and gets along great with other dogs.

To learn more about Daisy, click the link to the Old Friends Senior Dog SanctuaryAdoption web page

 

Piper

Piper

This is Piper. She would do best as an only dog or with one other dog. Piper prefers people and would like to be with someone all the time. She did come to us with anxiety issues, but she is getting better every day.

To learn more about Piper, click the link to the Old Friends Senior Dog SanctuaryAdoption web page

 

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary contact links

To learn about all the dogs, the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary has available for adoption, click the following links:

* Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary – Website

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary – Facebook

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary – Twitter


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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Senior Sunday – Monkey’s House Senior Sanctuary

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Monkey’s House in Burlington County, New Jersey.

From the Monkey’s House website

Monkey’s House is a sanctuary providing hospice care to senior dogs who, through no fault of their own, are homeless in their senior years. We differ from other rescues because our primary mission is not to adopt out dogs, but to provide all the care and love they need for however long they have.

Our 6-acre farm in Burlington County, NJ houses the facilities which the Monkey’s House dogs call home.  Providing a loving home environment for these animals is a critical component of their care, and something we take pride in here at Monkey’s House.

Monkey's House

Previous sanctuary posts

Previously, I’ve posted about three other sanctuaries: House with a Heart in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Bob’s House for Dogs in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and the Grey Muzzle Rescue & Sanctuary in Eastsound, Washington.

Note: As there are multiple posts for each of these sanctuaries, please use the Search box at the top left-hand corner of the page. If you are interested in reading about these wonderful sanctuaries, just type in the name, and press Enter.

Seniors have a lot to offer, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)

Note: Please share this post on your social media so that others can learn about these wonderful senior dogs. It’s the only way to spread the word about these seniors who need homes.

 

Monkey’s House contact links

To learn about all the dogs at Monkey’s House, click the following links:

* Monkey’s House – Website

* Monkey’s House – Facebook

 

Here is a wonderful tribute video the founders made in memory of their beloved Monkey.

 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups

Click the “Brackets” on the right-side in the Map Header below to view the full-size map