LOVE LIVES HERE

Our passion is to care for senior and special needs dogs and cats.

Help us to help them.

KINDNESS COUNTS

Help us to support those in need.

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You can help by opening your home and your heart to one of our Rescue Partners’ adoptable seniors.

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K-9 & Kitty Medical Miracles

Our K-9 and Kitty Medical Miracles Program provides senior and special needs dogs and cats with necessary medical care to prepare them for adoption or foster care.

Feed Fido and Fluffy HWAH Pet Pantry

The “Feed Fido and Fluffy” HWAH Pet Pantry helps needy families, seniors and disabled folks feed their pets during these challenging times.

Faith’s Fund

In honor and remembrance of our beloved resident pup Faith, we established “Faith’s Fund”  to provide medical care for our senior dogs and senior cats as well as our special needs dogs who have a good chance of continued quality of life.

Adopt A New Family Member through a Partner Rescue

Sonny – Foster/Adopter needed

14 yrs old, Male
Border Terrier,
Chesapeake Cats and Dogs
Fostered in Queenstown, MD
Adopt Me »

Rainbow

18 yrs old, Male
Domestic Short Hair,
Pets Bring Joy
Fostered in Fairfax, VA
Adopt Me »

Gemini

13 yrs old, Female
Domestic Short Hair,
Chesapeake Cats and Dogs
Fostered in Queenstown, MD
Adopt Me »

Hugo

15 yrs, Male
Havanese,
Key to Lion's Heart Rescue
Fostered in Derwood, MD
Adopt Me »

Ziggy

12 yrs old, Male
Yorkie/Min poodle, 7 lbs
Miri's Haven Senior Dog Rescue
Fostered in Washington, DC
Adopt Me »

Ruby

14 yrs old, Female
Yorkie,
Miri's Haven Senior Dog Rescue
Fostered in Stevensville, MD
Adopt Me »

Sir Pierre

16 yrs old, Male
Lhasa Apso, 22 lbs
Miri's Haven Senior Dog Rescue
Fostered in Mechanicsville VA
Adopt Me »

Miso – Special Needs

1 yr old, Male
Domestic Long Hair,
Feline Foundation of Greater Washington
Fostered in DC
Adopt Me »

Colby

14 yrs old, Male
Yorkie, 6 lbs
Miri's Haven Senior Dog Rescue
Fostered in Germantown, MD
Adopt Me »

Porcha

11 yrs old, Female
Shih Poo,
Caring Hearts Rescue
Fostered in Springfield, VA
Adopt Me »

Andy

11 yrs old, Male
Maltipoo,
Caring Hearts Rescue
Fostered in Springfield, VA
Adopt Me »

Eddie

12 yrs old, Male
Chihuahua, 5.5 lbs
Healing Hearts Animal Rescue
Fostered in Northern VA
Adopt Me »

Rosemary

8 yrs, Female
Standard Dachshund, 21 lbs
Miri's Haven Senior Dog Rescue
Fostered in Rockville, MD
Adopt Me »

An Inside Look at House With A Heart

This video from National Geographic shows a behind the scenes look at the Sanctuary and how Love Lives Here!

House With A Heart News

Senior Pet Care: Raised dog bowls

Senior Pet Care: Raised dog bowls

Raised dog bowls You’ve probably seen those elevated stands that hold your pet’s bowls closer to their mouths. Some dogs have arthritis in the neck or shoulder joints and it’s hard to raise and lower their heads to reach the dishes, so when you raise them you remove...

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Be A Medical Miracle Maker – Molly

Be A Medical Miracle Maker – Molly

#MedicalMiracleMonday #BeAMedicalMiracleMaker Canines & Kitties Rescue Molly came to us when her owners, who were 92 and 97, had to move to a nursing home: Molly is currently in a foster home while we await the results of the mass removal. If the mass is...

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House With A Heart On Facebook

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#SeniorPetCare #HWAH #LovingASeniorDog

Loving a Senior Dog: Tweaking the Routine

Just like humans, dogs’ needs change as they age. The diet and exercise that served them well as young adults may no longer be what’s best. And that once-a-year trip to the vet may no longer be enough.

Opt for brief, more frequent strolls to keep them happy without wearing them out. Keeping an eye on your dog during walks is super important. If you notice any signs like limping, extra panting, or if they seem hesitant to keep going, it's a sign that the exercise plan might need tweaking

But as the temperature goes up, tweaking their routine is key to keeping them safe and happy.

Here’s the trick to hot weather hangouts: go for walks in the early morning or evening when the sun plays nice. It keeps your furry friend from getting too hot under the collar. Don’t forget to bring water for you both, so nobody’s panting for a drink. If there’s a tree or a bench in the shade, why not take five and chill?

Want to help support senior pets? Here are some things you can do:

Share this post to a friend who wants a new pet
Promote one senior pet on Facebook or Instagram once a week (look for our hashtag #ReadyToBeAdopted)
Share a Happy Tail story.
Post a photo of your senior pet (and tell us why he or she rules) on our Facebook wall.

🐾 Let's make sure our furry friends are living their best lives in their golden years!
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#SeniorPetCare   #HWAH  #LovingASeniorDog  

Loving a Senior Dog: Tweaking the Routine

Just like humans, dogs’ needs change as they age. The diet and exercise that served them well as young adults may no longer be what’s best. And that once-a-year trip to the vet may no longer be enough.

Opt for brief, more frequent strolls to keep them happy without wearing them out. Keeping an eye on your dog during walks is super important. If you notice any signs like limping, extra panting, or if they seem hesitant to keep going, its a sign that the exercise plan might need tweaking

 But as the temperature goes up, tweaking their routine is key to keeping them safe and happy.

Here’s the trick to hot weather hangouts: go for walks in the early morning or evening when the sun plays nice. It keeps your furry friend from getting too hot under the collar. Don’t forget to bring water for you both, so nobody’s panting for a drink. If there’s a tree or a bench in the shade, why not take five and chill?

Want to help support senior pets? Here are some things you can do:

Share this post to a friend who wants a new pet
Promote one senior pet on Facebook or Instagram once a week (look for our hashtag #ReadyToBeAdopted) 
Share a Happy Tail story.
Post a photo of your senior pet (and tell us why he or she rules) on our Facebook wall.

🐾 Lets make sure our furry friends are living their best lives in their golden years!

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#WednesdayWisdom  #HWAH

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Yes and I believe puppy spit is the best elixir on the planet. Best medicine ever “furbaby kisses” 😘

#HWAH #goodmorning #friendship

Be the friend who notices today... Watch out for others and please make it a point to lift someone up!

Hugs and HOPE!! XXXOOOsher
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#HWAH #goodmorning #friendship

Be the friend who notices today...  Watch out for others and please make it a point to lift someone up!

Hugs and HOPE!!  XXXOOOsher
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