They also offer short term care for owners who are going on vacation, although recently they have had to limit this as it was interfering with the need of some of the elderly dogs to have a calm, stable environment. The short-term care is one of the ways that the senior home and hospice care shelter stays open to it’s 30 long term residents.
House with a Heart is a non-profit shelter and relies on members of the community for funding. They also rely on help from volunteers who spend time feed, bathing, and otherwise taking care of the dogs that live at House with a Heart. The volunteers and money generated from donors is an important part of how House with a Heart Stays Open.
This unique shelter provides a much-needed refuge, and as this idea catches on, it may help to inspire animal lovers across the country and around the world to find a way to better care for older and sick dogs.