Nancy LeVine's photo series Senior Dogs Across America documents senior dogs in all their variety and beauty. Earlier this year, she visited and photographed dogs at Animal Haven in New York City. We asked Animal Haven to tell us about their senior dog program and the dogs Nancy met and photographed.
Old Dog Haven: Every Old Dog Has a Story to Tell is a collection of 36 stories of senior dogs who went from neglected and abandoned to valued family member through Old Dog Haven’s network of foster homes and adopters. Author Ardeth De Vries discusses her book and tells us more about Old Dog Haven's work.
Meet our newest Grey Muzzle Advisory Board member, Victoria Stilwell, world-renowned dog trainer, pet expert and respected leader in the field of animal behavior. In our interview, Victoria tells us about her bond with Sadie, her rescued senior dog, and gives us tips to keep your dog feeling her best.
Dr. Julie Buzby, a member of Grey Muzzle's Advisory Board, practices integrative veterinary medicine. In this interview, we asked Dr. Buzby about her approach to mobility problems in dogs, and how she came to develop ToeGrips, devices that improve mobility in dogs by providing them with better traction.
An advantage of adopting a senior dog is that they often need less training. However, Mikkel Becker, Vetstreet.com trainer and Grey Muzzle Advisory Board Member, suggests that we should see training as something more, a way to bond with our older dogs and bring them joy; in short, an "investment of love."
In an interview, veterinarian and Grey Muzzle Advisory Board member Dr. Marty Becker discusses the mobility challenges faced by his adopted dog Gracie, offers advice for older dogs with similar issues, and tells us how the love of older or special needs pets "can be stronger than you would ever imagine."