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
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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.

La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens - Logo


 

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

 

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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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

 

 


 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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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.

 

Here is a video from CNN on Monkey’s House

 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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A visit to Bob’s House for Dogs Senior Rescue

I had the pleasure of visiting Bob’s House for Dogs, a senior dog rescue near Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Bob’s House for Dogs provides foster care to senior and special-needs dogs in a kennel-free, home-like environment. The dogs receive loving attention, high-quality food and meticulous health care. Bob’s House for Dogs also provides end-of-life care to dogs with terminal illness or advanced age, making them comfortable as they pass on. Bob’s House for Dogs also gives back to the community through a number of programs, reaching out to the elderly and children.

A donation was made to Bob’s House in Miss Divinity’s name. This donation consisted of an assortment of premium canned food for senior dogs.

Food selections were Divinity’s favorites and included:

* Evanger’s – Duck & Sweet Potato Dinner

* Evanger’s – Grain Free Pheasant

* Evanger’s – Grain Free Rabbit

* Merrick’s – Grain Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner

* Merrick’s – Grain Free Mediterranean Banquet

* Merrick’s – Grain Free Grammy’s Pot Pie

* Merrick’s – Grain Free Brauts-N-Tots

* Merrick’s – Grain Free Cowboy Cookout

* Natural Balance – L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb & Brown Rice

* Natural Balance – L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diet Sweet Potato & Fish

* Natural Balance – L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diet Venison & Sweet Potato

Please consider making a donation to a senior rescue, and think about adopting a senior dog. You will never regret it.

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

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Meet the Dogs from Bob’s House for Dogs
Nigel

Nigel

 

Sandy

Sandy

 

Dante (photo curteousy of Bob's House for Dogs)

Dante (photo courtesy of Bob’s House for Dogs)

 

Tyrion

Tyrion

 

Peter

Peter

 

Rosie

Rosie (photo courtesy of Bob’s House for Dogs)

 

Winky

Winky

 

Tylie

Tylie

 

Buddy

Buddy

 

Owen & Peter

Owen & Peter

 

Koda

Koda

 

Nigel, Gidget (facing camera) and Dante

Nigel, Gidget (facing camera) and Dante

 

Tylie, Riley and Owen

Tylie, Riley and Owen

 

Felix

Felix

 

Peter, Poppi and Tylie

Peter, Poppi and Tylie

 

Bob’s House for Dogs – contact links

* Bob’s House for Dogs – website

* Bob’s House for Dogs – Facebook page

* Bob’s House for Dogs – Twitter