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Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

Rating: 4.94 stars   120 reviews 2,966

Address:

PO Box 609054 Cleveland OH 44109 USA

Mission:

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs--Rescues senior dogs in need--Provides lifelong quality care for rescued senior dogs--Adopts appropriate dogs into loving, permanent homes--Develops programs that match senior dogs to senior people to their mutual benefit--Fosters an awareness of our lifelong responsibility to our companion animals--Strengthens the bonds between humans and animals by teaching respect and compassion for all living things

Results:

More than 30 old dogs saved this year.

Target demographics:

abandoned senior dogs (7+ years) in pounds and shelters

Direct beneficiaries per year:

50 old dogs

Geographic areas served:

NE Ohio and beyond as space allows

Programs:

Rescue Adoption Educational outreach Therapy dogs No-cost spay/neuter

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216-485-9233
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Reviews for Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

As a shelter volunteer, I have interacted with many rescues over the years, and the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs is absolutely head and shoulders above the crowd. The Sanctuary has a well-deserved positive reputation for clear communication, attention to detail, and thorough - methodical - care for the lucky old souls they welcome into their program. When Sanctuary pulls a dog, shelter volunteers breath a sigh of relief; we know that dog will receive excellent medical care, be made comfortable in a foster home, be handled only in a humane and force-free fashion, and be adopted into a wonderful family appropriate for the pet's needs. Wonderful organization I wholeheartedly stand behind.

 
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I've known for years the Sanctuary for Seniors had a great reputation, and decided to volunteer as a foster 3 years ago. They have lived up to and gone beyond expectation in their care for the dogs and respect for all the people who are involved with the rescue. I currently have a permanent foster that they will support for the rest of his life because adoption was not in his best interest. And, what's best for the dogs is always the priority.

 
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Love the mission of the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs! Senior dogs are given love and care for life, either in new homes or in forever foster homes. No judgements about how dogs have come to need help, just love, care, and looking forward.

 
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Role: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

I will take every opportunity to sing praises for the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs. My family was fortunate to have provided a loving forever foster home for 4 senior dogs that crossed the Rainbow Bridge (Mandy, Cassie, Kallie, Gili). We didn't have them long enough, but each added much to our lives. We now have Trudy, our sweet, wonderful adopted dog from the Sanctuary. I have known Deborah, the Executive Director, for nearly 20 years and know first hand her compassion and dedication to senior dogs. I marvel at her energy and all that she has done to protect and place senior dogs in loving homes. If dogs could talk, they would say "thank you for being there for us." Since 2014 I have been a board member of the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs. This organization is one of the best in the country for taking care of our senior canine creatures and making sure their lives are the best they can be for whatever time they are with us.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have recently joined the Board to help continue its good work. Prior to that my family has had several years of involvement with the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs fostering gentle, wonderful dogs that we loved and cared for. Each of our dogs had different personalities and added so much to our household. It was a privilege to give them a loving home until the end of their days. I wish everyone knew about the Sanctuary. The Director and her team of volunteers do an excellent job of making sure these four legged seniors are carefully placed where they are welcomed with open and loving hearts into their forever homes.

 
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I have been involved with the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs as a volunteer for the past several years in various events sponsored by the Sanctuary to increase awareness of its much needed work. I have also been involved in fostering those wonderful senior dogs, including some that have been in "hospice care." I can attest to the fact that all the dogs that come into the Sanctuary's care are loved and live in dignity to the end of their days. Not only are these 4-legged seniors welcomed into homes and given much care and love, they likewise return untold benefits to the families they join. My family's lives have all been enhanced by the kind and gentle souls who have entered our home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs runs extremely well. It has excellent leadership and dedicated volunteers. I would not make any changes to this organization. My wish, however, would be to have greater financial support to establish a physical facility to house senior dogs until they could be placed in permanent homes, and thus reduce the number of dogs that have to be turned down.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Deborah, founder of the Sanctuary, is a highly committed individual who went out of her way to find the right dog for our family. We love our dog! Thanks, Deborah!

 
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I see the many of the dogs the senior sanctuary rescues , fosters, and take care of very well. Many find forever homes but all find loving care.

 
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I love this rescue as they have always been compassionate and helped senior dogs and other rescues with their mission. They are kind and a superb model of what a rescue could and should be. I honor and respect all the work they have done and the countless lives that have been saved. They really care for the dogs they rescue and all the dogs receive the best care and lots of love.

 
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This wonderful organization does more than care for aging dogs. They educate their community which makes those caring for the dogs do much more compassionate and instrumental in the organization's success. Kudos to all of the volunteers, foster parents, adopters, and donors.

 
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I have seldom found a rescue that takes the needs of the dogs so seriously. Dogs are always put first and they've always done a fantastic job.

 
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I found the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs on Facebook through a friend. I look forward to seeing pictures and stories about all the dogs at the Sanctuary and especially the dogs who find forever homes. As a Mom to a senior Akita/Husky that will be 15 in January I appreciate any and all information they provide about Seniors. I especially love pictures of Leo he reminds me of my dog. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs is awesome for all they do and all they have done!!!

 
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