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Vintage Paws Sanctuary Inc.

Silver Linings for Silver Paws



Our Mission:  Providing Silver Linings for Silver Paws.  Vintage Paws accomplishes this by providing a sanctuary for displaced senior dogs to live out their lives with dignity, surrounded by the loving care they deserve.

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Main Address

7950 STATE ROAD 72



senior dog, sanctuary, rescue, dog, animal welfare, canine, old dog, grey muzzle, dog, canine, homeless, vintage, vintage paws, no kill, shelter, education





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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What we aim to solve

Vintage Paws is working to save senior dogs from premature euthanasia. Many of these dogs have a lot more life and love to give and due to circumstances beyond their control, they are abandoned on the side of the road or left at high kill shelters where most are euthanized. Up to 7 million pets are abandoned in the U.S. each year according to the ASPCA. Sixty percent of those pets are euthanized due to lack of available resources. Of those, 41% of all abandoned pets are of an advanced age, making them the most likely candidates for euthanasia. With grants and fundraising events, Vintage Paws hopes to build a space to give these senior dogs a home to live out their lives and/or be given the opportunity to be adopted or fostered.

Our programs

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Senior Dog Rescue

Veterinary Care

Fospice Care (Forever Hospice Care)

Senior Buddies

Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The goal of Vintage Paws is to give senior and terminally-ill dogs a home of their own and to improve the quality of life for these dogs by bringing their health back up to par, which has often times been neglected for years. Without our own facility, Vintage Paws is limited to the number of senior dogs we can save.

We have four ongoing programs in place: Senior Dog Rescue, Veterinary Care, Fospice Care (Forever Hospice Care) and Senior Buddies. Senior Dog Rescue: provide temporary or permanent housing to senior dogs who have been displaced. Along with housing the dogs, Vintage Paws will provide a safe, clean and sanitary living environment, high quality meals, loving care provided by trained volunteers and all pet supplies needed to keep the Vintage Residents comfortable and happy. Veterinary Care: providing all necessary veterinary care upon intake of a new dog and continuing care while the dog is a resident or when he or she is in foster care. Fospice Care: due to advanced age and/or illness, some dogs may never get adopted and may be eligible to be Forever Hospice Fostered by a loving family. Fospice dogs generally require more medications, vet visits and/or specialized care. When a senior dog enters the Fospice Program, the focus is on quality of life versus quantity. We never want the dog to suffer needlessly and want to provide the most enjoyment for whatever time the dog may have left. Senior Buddies: gives donors an opportunity to provide monthly support for a Vintage Paws senior dog.

These programs have specific goals and budgets. We are able to track how many dogs we have taken in, what their status is and if our budget needs are being met. We have collaborated with various veterinarians and specialists, animal groups and shelters to provide sanctuary for senior dogs.

Senior Dog Rescue: program success is monitored by the number of dogs that can be saved each year and the improvements to their health and well-being. Veterinary Care: program success is monitored by how well a dog is doing after receiving proper veterinary care. Fospice Care: program success is measured by the quality of life a senior dog has at the end of his or her life. Senior Buddies: program success is reviewed at every monthly board meeting. We are able to track the program's success with the increase in monthly donors. We have only had positive feedback from those who participate in the Senior Buddies Program.

Since 2004, we have taken in and cared for over 300 dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized. Of those, we have found permanent or Fospice homes for over 200 senior dogs. We measure success by each life we save from premature euthanasia. Our ultimate goal is a free standing senior dog living environment to help more senior dogs find their happily ever after.

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