Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary, Inc. does not adopt out any senior dogs that come to the sanctuary. We are primarily a lifetime home. Occasionally, we will have a senior dog that comes through our doors that could transition into a regular home. Sometimes, dogs will come to us that are very ill or have had a tragic circumstance. Through love and healing, they have blossomed when originally it was thought there wouldn't be much hope. We have a few seniors that have healed and adjusted really well. We believe they would do wonderful in a regular home setting!
For this reason, we have created the Forever Foster Program that allows seniors to live in a traditional family setting while the sanctuary continues to pay for their medical care until they pass. One way we are able to offer this outstanding care is through our partnership with Dr. Sabra Amend. Dr. Amend and Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital are located in Lawrence, KS. She assists the rescue in full time care for the senior dogs. She and her team visit the sanctuary several times a year for exams, check ups, and anything else required. Dr. Amend also assists with euthanasia at the sanctuary when quality of life is diminished. Seniors are also taken to the clinic in Lawrence for all surgeries, special procedures, hospitalization, etc. The rescue is in contact on a daily basis with Dr. Amend and usually at the clinic weekly/bi weekly with different seniors. Dr. Amend is a Board Director at Whispering Willows and plays a vital role in the rescue. She also oversees the medical care for all seniors in the Forever Foster Program which is network based in and around Lawrence, KS.
Our Forever Foster network is based in and around Lawrence, KS. You do not have to live in Kansas to foster but you would have to be willing to take the senior dog to Lawrence, KS for any vetting needs.
At this time, we do not Forever Foster out to any families with children 12 and under.
If you feel you might be interested, please fill out our Forever Foster application and we will be in contact with you to discuss which senior would make a great addition to your family!