Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary, Inc. is not your traditional rescue. Although we are a 501(c)(3) and are state licensed, all dogs who pass through our doors enter into our family. We are a home-based, cage-free facility where our seniors live openly as a pack. When seniors come here, they gain an entire family which helps them through the transition. There are several different reasons why a dog may come to live here: their owner passes or moves into a nursing home, extreme life circumstances, shelter transfers. Seniors will live out their life at the sanctuary with this being their last home.
"Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog." -Sydney Jeanne Seward
Our senior dog intake is decided case by case on an individual basis. All dogs must be altered (if medically able) and up to date on vaccinations before coming to the sanctuary to ensure the health of all dogs involved. Incoming dogs must be able to live openly in a pack and have no previous bite or aggression history. We are a cage free facility, all dogs are treated as family members and live indoors only. For intake requests, please complete the Intake Questionnaire found on our website.However, please be aware of our mission: WWSDS provides a loving, final home for senior dogs.In support of that purpose, we typically only accept applications for dogs aged 12 and older.Any application submitted for a dog under 12 years of age must include details of a health diagnosis that indicates hospice/end-of-life care is needed.We receive high volumes of requests, so please do not submit multiple inquiries (application/email/fax/phone/IM) for the same dog.The only method for intake review is a completed application.
At Whispering Willows, love is whispered until the last breath...