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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Training, Animals, Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

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

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Rating: 5

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs is an organization that is extraordinarily honest, smart, well run, and overwhelmingly caring and loving. They care for the dogs physical, mental, and emotional well being in their careful placements from fosters to forever homes. I have had the privilege to work with them in positively training their dogs. The mere fact that they do train speaks volumes. And the love I have seen is incredible! The other thing I love about Sanctuary for Senior Dogs is they show the same respect and care for people!! Truly unique, truly worthwhile. We need more rescues like them.

Paul U.

Donor

Rating: 5

What they do for senior dogs is beautiful.I have four rescues i care for in my home.They cost time and money but the love and companionship,is priceless.When i adopted them i made a deal to care for them.Their lives maybe relatively short,but i love the idea that it is a happy one,Like this non profits mission.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a monthly donor for many years and keep up with their work on their website and Facebook page. They do an excellent job highlighting their dogs and educating people about the joys of senior dogs. I also appreciate that there is a personal hand written response to every donation, which goes a long way in establishing connections with donors. Their direct work with senior dogs, and their advocating for them, are invaluable in the care and promotion of beautiful and loving dogs who are so often overlooked.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I personally know the founder and know how passionate she is for senior dogs. They won't take in a dog they can't provide adequate care for. I have enjoyed going to functions and adoption events. Greying muzzles deserve love (and your donations) too!

Barbara195

Donor

Rating: 5

Senior dogs that are abandoned by their owners almost never get adopted at shelters. These loyal & loving animals deserve to live out their lives loved & cared for. The Sanctuary For Senior Dogs does just that. There are not many rescues for seniors so the work they do is so important.

Donor

Rating: 5

They do a great job of rescuing senior dogs, finding homes for them and making a commitment to care for the ones who don't find homes. They highlight all the positive things about senior dogs and advocate to give the seniors a chance to live their remaining years to the fullest, being loved and taken care of. For years, I have sponsored dogs in forever foster homes, and I purchase their beautiful calendar every year (and some of my own senior dogs were featured in past calendars). I follow them on Facebook and share their postings so that others, too, may appreciate senior dogs.

Kathy199

Donor

Rating: 5

Everyone falls in love with the cute little puppies up for adoption. Sadly the older sweet dogs are often overlooked. This wonderful group saves the lives of senior dogs and find them wonderful homes. Love what they do.

Stan3

Donor

Rating: 5

I have a senior dog of my own.It makes me sick to read stories of heartless people dumping them at shelters because they are old. This charity recognizes these dogs still have a lot of life left in them.

Lynn88

Donor

Rating: 5

This charity not only does a wonderful job rescuing, homing & loving & caring for all their senior dogs, but by sharing information via facebook they are helping people who are caring for their own 'seniors. I live in the UK, yet through their telling about their daily lives caring for their 'family' of seniors in words & pictures, I have had so much useful information to help make my own much loved seniors life easier & more fulfilling. I know there are so many more people who have benefitted in this way { we share comments on FB!} The work these people do is making people look at old dogs in a much more positive way. These people deserve all the recognition they can get . They are a credit to your country !

Donor

Rating: 5

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs is an amazing organization which has helped so many older dogs find safe, loving forever homes. I was introduced to the Sanctuary about four years ago and was amazed at how much care and love they provide for senior dogs. All dogs are kept in loving foster homes and all fosters have the support of the organization. Any dog that enters the Sanctuary's program is a member for life and will always have a safe, loving place to call home. The SSD is an exceptional non-profit organization!