Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders


561 pageviews

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit


Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Target demographics: homeless senior dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: 442 dogs, averaging 200 dogs in our foster homes.

Geographic areas served: Western Washington

Programs: permanent Final Refuge homes where we care for unadoptable senior dogs 8 years and older, primarily from area shelters, for the last months or years of their lives; temporary foster homes for adoptable senior dogs with reasonable life expectancy; assistance to individuals who need to re-home their senior dog through adoption counseling and our website; cross-posting of senior dogs in area shelters and rescues.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

We are strongly committed to Old Dog Haven. They take in dogs that society has "thrown away", including many dogs who would not be adopted from shelters easily, if at all. Our dog eye specialist has confirmed our judgment about Old Dog Haven by saying "they are the gold standard" among all dog rescue organizations he is aware of.

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

We have taken in several dogs through Old Dog Haven (ODH) who otherwise would have been euthanized because they were old and no one wanted them. These dogs received veterinary care paid for by ODH. The organization is well run. We donate regularly to ODH knowing that our contributions will be put to good use. We have asked family members to donate to ODH instead of buying gifts. I can't say enough good about this wonderful organization.



Rating: 5

Old Dog Haven is a rescue group in Arlington Washington that takes in senior dogs that have been abandoned or surrendered. The dogs are cared for in foster homes while they receive any socialization or medical care needed. They then work to find quality homes for those senior dogs that are healthy and adoptable. Hospice care is provided for dogs with severe medical issues. They are a resource for other shelters that have senior dogs that they cannot care for or rehome. Senior animals are some of the most difficult to manage in a shelter environment as they often have health issues and/or become depressed at losing the homes that they have often known for many years. They volunteers at Old Dog Haven who care for these dogs are special people who are willing to open their homes and their hearts to these dogs.