MISSION STATEMENT: Providing a permanent safe haven for senior dogs who are unable to be cared for by their owners, who are abandoned or abused, or face euthanasia.
The Senior Dog Sanctuary is here to help our seasoned canine citizens find YOU! Our pups aren’t puppies, they are mature adults with life experience that has taught them that all there is, is love (thank you Paul) and they have plenty of it to share. We are caregivers and matchmakers and the very fact that you’re reading this message is telling you something. Listen with your heart, read about our guys and gals and think about how you can make a difference in YOUR life with one of the four-legged lives we've rescued for YOU. And if this isn’t the right time in your life for a Senior dog please pass this message along to someone you believe might be open to it. We are all in this together so let’s help these critters together.
Foster: These dogs are still undergoing medical treatment for health issues but are available to be cared for in a loving foster home, supported by Senior Dog Sanctuary. Once the issue is resolved or controlled, they will be available for adoption.
Short Term Foster: This placement would be for a limited period of time such as a dog in transit or a dog ready for adoption, placed in foster to allow an intake that would need care in our kennel environment.
Adoption: These dogs have had any health or other issues resolved or the health issues are controlled through regular medication. These dogs are now looking for a kind loving permanent home.
Loving Last Home: Our very special class of adoption; that of a dog in hospice care or having a terminal condition that deserves loving, end-of-life attention in a home environment be it for days, weeks or months.Life Saving Statistics
The principal measure of our success as a Sanctuary is the number of Senior dog lives that we enrich by providing them a permanent home where they will be safe and loved. The more Seniors we can rehabilitate and rehome, the better. Although our canine population is more vulnerable to health issues and we anticipate that medically challenging cases may result in sad outcomes, we strive to place all rehabilitated Seniors in qualified adoptive homes. We also support Foster Hospice cases financially and emotionally in our Loving Last Home program.
The following table represents our statistical performance record as filed with Shelter Animals Count (www.shelteranimalscount.org). The non-profit Shelter Animals Count collects shelter data on dogs and cats from more than 4,100 participating organizations across every state in the country. The Senior Dog Sanctuary is a participating shelter and our first year of operating data is included in the Shelter Animals Count report. The Senior Dog Sanctuary data in tabular form is detailed in the Basic Animal Data Matrix below, accompanied by a description of the terms used as prepared by Shelter Animals Count.The Live Release Rate
Several formulas are used by shelters to measure their success in lives saved. The Senior Dog Sanctuary uses the ASPCA Live Release Rate formula (Live Outcomes divided by Intake) with a twist. We calculate our SDS Release Rate by using Live Outcomes divided by Intake plus dogs currently in foster care.
For the full year 2016, our first year in operation, the SDS Release Rate was 63%. We rescued 117 Seniors and re-homed 74. For the first quarter (January – March) of 2017 the SDS Release Rate was 95%. We rescued and had in foster 38 Seniors and re-homed 36.
View our Basic Animal Data Matrix CY 2016 here