Ruth Jacobson | Tara's Posse

In memory of:

Tara, Blaze, Bonny, Mace, Ginger, Cindy, Sam, Dusty, Daisy, Ralph, Mandy, Connla, Smokey, Pepper, Gucci, Armani, Duffy, Lilo, Gretchen, Orla, Willie, and Charlie…

Have I forgotten anyone?

Dear friends and family:

I am participating in the Walk for Old Dogs on Sunday, July 22, sponsored by Old Dog Haven, a Seattle-area organization that supports senior dogs, adoptable or not, with adoption services, veterinary and other support care, permanent foster and hospice care for dogs not suitable for adoption, and in other ways. I’ve never done this before — but decided to register this time as a fundraising “team”(Tara’s Posse) on the walk. (Needless to say, the walk will be good for my ongoing hip rehab as well!))

I have listed as many of the dear, departed dogs of my extended friends and family as I can remember. (We all know that some of these were less saintly than others — but they still somehow crawled into our hearts and got us to love them, as dogs are wont to do.) I’m getting to be a bit of an old dog myself, so I may have forgotten someone — if so, I’m doing that slow tail wag that says, “I know I screwed up — sorry - please forgive me.” So if any of you are moved to send a few $$ to help with the activities of this worthy cause, it would be much appreciated by Old Dog Haven, the dogs, and me!

Love to all,


Thank you for your support of the 2018 Walk for Old Dogs and Old Dog Haven! I am excited to participate in this celebration of senior dogs on July 22nd in Shoreline's Cromwell Park!

Old Dog Haven gives new life to old dogs by providing them the loving homes they deserve and the veterinary care they need.

Old Dog Haven offers refuge to senior dogs in Western Washington (aged 8 or older) considered unadoptable due to their age or health issues. More than 300 dogs are safe in our network of private foster homes. The majority of these dogs need extensive veterinary attention in order to live comfortable, happy lives. All veterinary care is fully covered by Old Dog Haven.

Old Dog Haven’s ability to provide the treatment essential to restoring and maintaining the best possible health for our senior dogs is the direct result of generous donors. The other ingredients for an old dog’s happiness and quality of life — home, food, security, patience, and of course boundless love — are provided by nearly 250 devoted foster families. Helping these old dogs is often expensive, sometimes challenging, but always rewarding.

Thank you for your support! I am grateful for your donations and for your help in spreading the word about Old Dog Haven!

Old Dog Haven is 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and your contributions are tax deductible.

Funds raised: $260 of $500


Thank you donors
Kathleen Pool : $25
In loving memory of of our beloved Daisy and Dusty. Thank you for walking Ruth.
Kevin Cummins
Elaine Johnson : $10
In memory of all the beloved dogs who have brought us so much happiness in their too-short lives.
Patrick Cummins
Patrick Cummins