Elaine talks about the initial fear prior to getting started – would anyone besides them would care this much about senior dogs? She and her business partner quickly found out that there was a lot of support for the effort.
The expense and work involved is intense; determining intake criteria, medical care needs and costs, and more. Sean and Elaine also talk about the owners of pets who are near the end of their frustration with their pets and are considering re-homing.
One of the cornerstones for taking in animals is a determination of the quality of life that they can provide based on it’s medical needs. If they cannot provide a high standard of care for the animal, they have no business taking it in.
They help arrange foster homes as well. It really is an incredible non-profit organization.
They started a podcast called Dog Lodge Radio: Animal Issues That Matter. It focuses on their organization, but also animals other than dogs – they find and share fascinating stories about various sanctuaries for different animals, including horses and elephants!