A Sanctuary for Elder Dogs
About Us - What do we do?
"If I passed before my dog, I would ask for permission to return just to say goodbye; to let my dog know that God called me, and that I didn't abandon him.
We are running a capital campaign to fund a cage-free facility for the special needs of senior dogs. Currently foster-based, our mission is to provide a caring, long-term home for senior dogs whose owners can no longer care for them.
Any and all donations get us closer to our dream home! Just click on the donation button above.
Why We Do It
We do it for Ginny. She is about 9 years old. She came to us when her owners could no longer care for her. She is a sweet mix (Heinz 57 maybe?) who absolutely loves her big, round corner chair. Ginny exemplifies our mission - to care for senior dogs who have lived forever in one home and find themselves displaced. Ginny does not have a kennel - she lives in Sunset Seniors as she would at home. Couches, kitchen, television - she's got it all!
This gorgeous 17 year old senior is Lil Mama. Lil Mama was a puppy mill dog who was retired after many years of breeding and who was put up for auction. She wasn't purchased at the auction, and was then sold for $5. Turns out she was pregnant with 4 puppies, 2 of whom I adopted (Nike and Diesel, now 10 years old). I found out a year after the auction that Lil Mama still wasn't adopted so I got involved and brought her home. It took a few months but now she's the household queen!
The green 09 tattoo on her ear always reminds me of how far she has come, we even as people need to appreciate life and the love it can bring if we can just let ourselves open up even after we've been hurt, abused or unwanted.
My vision for the sanctuary came from my love for senior dogs and the desire to provide them a safe, stable, loving home in their final years.
Have Faith. Stay Strong. Dream Big. LUV Always
-- Amber Ghelf
Honey and Angel are enjoying a sunny day on the deck. Both dogs came to us as through another rescue. Angel is a staffy mix, she's about 9 years old and can't get enough love. Honey is about 5, when she joined us she was pregnant. Even though we are dedicated to Senior Dogs, we just can't say no to dogs in need! Now we have six gorgeous german pinscher/black lab mix puppies waiting for their furever home.
What It Means To You
If you or a family member need to go to an Assisted Living Facility or a Nursing Home Facility, giving up the dog is a serious stress factor in health and recovery.
Sunset Seniors will care for the dog in our kennel-free environment and make arrangements for the dog to visit the owner in accordance with the facilities policies.
Fido is your best friend, confidant and traveling companion. You've spent his/her life feeding, watering, petting, comforting and taking care of your dog(s).
Who will do this if you become are no longer able to care for the dog or die? Your responsibility doesn't end.
How Can You Help?
Please consider volunteering.
Our kennel-free home is the ideal opportunity to spend time on the couch with fun, friendly dogs. It's a great gig- catch up on your fave tv shows while petting dogs, and helping out with normal household chores like dishes and laundry.
Please consider a monetary donation, any amount help and goes towards our senior dogs.
Old furniture -sofa, loveseat, armchair
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A Sanctuary for Elder Dogs . . . Because Love Never Grows Old