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Woodys Place - Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our mission is to provide the best possible long term care for abandoned senior German Shepherds in and around the Pennsylvania area who are deemed unadoptable due to age and/or minor health issues. We are open to taking senior German Shepherds in need outside of the PA area if and when we have the space and funds.

Target demographics: Abandoned senior German Shepherds (*senior being 8 years and older)

Geographic areas served: Greentown, Pennsylvania

Programs: Shelter, love, and care.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the privilege to meet Dawn & learn about her amazing organization in 2011 when I adopted Molly, a senior Shepherd who came from a bad situation. Thanks to Dawn and
the wonderful people who volunteer at Woody's Place she survived. She was with me for 2 1/2 years when she crossed over the bridge in 2013, I still miss her every day but smile "every time she shows up on my screensaver."

To anyone who has ever thought about adopting a senior dog I can tell you that the only one happier than the dog will be YOU :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became interested in this rescue group when friends of mine were looking for a new dog, so I subscribed to their FaceBook feed. I’ve never had a GSD in my family but have several friends who are GSD enthusiasts. I’m very impressed with the hope-filled stories of senior dogs living the good life with the volunteers. It’s nice to see good people taking care of good old dogs. This organization is a bright spot on social media. May God bless the dog people!

Donor

Rating: 5

The pups that come to live at Woodys Place are such lucky pups! They live in a beautiful home where the are fed top notch food, have their own comfy beds, toys, the company of other dogs and people. They are all taken for their vet visits and receive their medication. They are walked frequently during the day in their amazing fenced in property and in the woods. The staff at Woodys Place truly do a fantastic job. They give each dog lots of attention just as if they were their own. There is no doubt Woody's Place dogs live out their lives in a wonderful place!

Donor

Rating: 5

Woody's Place Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary provides us all with an example of how animals should be loved. From many different backgrounds and circumstances come Senior GSD to find their forever respite. These "Golden Shepherds " find their rest as a loved member of my Sister, Dawn's pack. Meals are prepared taking all dietary needs into account, attentive veterinary care is provided and each resident's health is closely monitored. The pack enjoys multiple daily walks in a beautiful setting and lives alongside cats, chickens, ducks and goats. Love and dedication to the residents makes WPSGSS a mission and all aspects are well done ❤

Karen Reinert G.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Woody's place is so much better than a shelter or rescue, as give dogs a wonderful place to retire. They are fed high quality kibble and home-cooked food, taken for regular vet visits, high quality treats and toys, daily walks and tons of love! Of course belly rubs are included also!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Woody's Place is a remarkable place for Senior Dogs I have been very fortunate to come in and volunteer for them. Dawn has being an inspiration every minute of my time.
The love and energy Dawn brings to these GSD's has no bound and it is certainly reflected in each of the shepherd's eyes!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The dogs at Woody’s place are so loved. The care and time that they give these dogs is endless.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the pleasure to personally help and visit the rescue! It is beyond amazing. All of the senior shepherds are thriving in the most comfortable and loving atmosphere! When your an abandoned Shepherd and you end up at Woody’s Place Senior German Shepherd sanctuary you’ve hit the lottery! So much time and love is put into these dogs and it definitely shows! They are very happy doggies.

Donor

Rating: 5

We got a rescure dog a German shepard cross and woody's Place has been a brilliant support

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Dawn, founder of Woods Place SGSS for 10 years. I contribute to the sanctuary when possible. I am thrilled there is a place for these wonderful senior dogs to live out their lives in a loving environment. Dawn posts videos of the dogs and they are happy, lots of open space, other critters to woof at, walks, car rides an home prepped meals. It's where I would want my old boy to go if I could not care for him. I would love to live there also! I know she has pledged herself to them and does fundraisers to help support them. Please help Fund Them. Lorraine and Mags

Donor

Rating: 5

Love Woody's Place. Sure wish there was a sanctuary like it where I live near rural Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Too often senior dogs are dumped at shelters as they age. My soft spot is for German Shepherds and particularly the seniors. I like the videos that keep us up to date on what is happening with the dogs. Hoping they can take more dogs in soon as many senior German Shepherds need homes. I do donate but sadly the Canadian dollar is so low right now that 200.00 Canadian is approx. 144.00 US. Keep up the good work. Woody's is a great place for unwanted senior GSD's to live out the rest of their days. Lots of love, exercise, good food, toys and more. Lost my 4 seniors in the picture in Jan 2016, Dec 2016, Feb 2018 and Nov 2018. Miss them so very much.

Robert K.8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In a world with so much animal neglect and abuse a sanctuary for senior dogs is something you will not find easily. Woodys Place provides a loving, comfortable and safe place for the senior dogs that original owners can't or won't take care of. The people who run Woodys Place and the volunteers are nothing short of being angels. It's a twenty four hours a day job that only special people with huge hearts can do. My only experience with Woodys Place is as a bystander since I live in MA and they are in PA. Too bad such a great organization can't be franchised and spread all over the world. I wish I was closer and could help them help the senior dogs. God bless them and what they do,

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Through Woody's I fostered an amazing senior GSD. Being an older dog with health issues Rocko did not stand much of a chance until Dawn stepped in. When I saw his face I knew I had to open my heart and home to him. He got along with our dogs immediately but it took some time to earn his trust and for him to realize he was at his forever home. I was lucky to spoil and love him for a year and a half before he became my angel. Each of my dogs are special in their own way. Rocko was a once in a lifetime dog. Thanks to Dawn & Woody's and the work they do I was able to give a home to an amazing dog.

Janice Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Woody’s Place is the most loving and caring sanctuary for German Shepherds. They give these beautiful souls a second chance at life. This sanctuary caught my attention by giving these dogs a home environment filled with love, care and happiness.