Shelter Of The Week

Our primary goal at OFSDS is to find lifelong placements for senior dogs where they can live the remainder of their lives as a part of a family. Most of our Old Friends that you see at the Sanctuary are available through our forever foster program, In order to grow, we are seeking Forever Foster Homes to provide loving homes to Senior Dogs.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
Mt. Juliet, TN

The dogs that we bring into our program are those who are nearly or fully un-adoptable due to disability and/or age but who are still able to enjoy the remainder of their senior years with a good quality of life. This amount of time may range from weeks to months to years, and we aim to provide the best quality of life possible for our Old Friends during that time through loving homes, high quality vetting and medication and great food. Through sponsorships, donations and grants we will provide medical care and basic needs to the dogs living in our foster homes. We do, however, unless there are unusual food requirements or other arrangements are made, ask that the foster family provide food for their Old Friend. OFSDS will recommend brands and types of food which are considered high quality. Fostering for OFSDS is different than fostering for other rescues in that we hope that our fosters will be “forever” homes for the remainder of their Old Friend’s life.

The following are requirements to foster for Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary:

1. Your Old Friend must be kept as an inside dog and as a loved member of the family.

2. The Foster Family must be willing to provide the time, environment and attention necessary for the needs of a senior dog. There may be issues to contend with such as medication schedules, mobility problems, poor sight and hearing and occasional disorientation. These things will be discussed during the approval process and then again for a specific dog at the time of placement.

3. Foster homes must be within 100 miles of Mount Juliet (Nashville Area) TN.

4. Prior to approving a foster home, we will require a home visit and veterinary reference. In lieu of a veterinarian reference, we may require another professional reference.