GrandPaw’s, Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is a nonprofit rescue that takes in senior dogs from shelters, specifically over seven years old. They are in Mt. Juliet at 12110 Lebanon Rd.
They do this specific act of civic duty because many people do not want to adopt old dogs because they do not have a long lifespan. The dog’s health and medical bills are typically a concern too. With this in mind, many elderly dogs do not get adopted and end up euthanized in a shelter.
To counter this, GrandPaw’s finds forever foster homes for the dogs, and cover all of the medical expenses. They look for fosters in the Middle Tennessee area to provide loving homes and the basic needs for the senior dogs. They even older dogs from Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter before they spend too long in the shelter. GrandPaw’s typically has 120 dogs in their care, according to their website.
GrandPaw’s hopes their fosters keep the dogs for the remainder of their life, and “will consider taking in additional dogs once our beloved friends cross the rainbow bridge.”
Their mission statement is:
“A dog’s personality just gets sweeter with time.
Through a network of Forever Foster homes and at our Sanctuary, we provide loving homes, good food, high-quality vet care, compassion, and comfort to senior dogs who still have a lot of life left to live.
We are committed to celebrating the charm and unmatched companionship of senior dogs, while also educating the public about the joys and challenges of adding a senior dog to their family.”
The Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary can keep providing homes and care for senior pets in our area through donations and volunteers. Donate to Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary by
Sending a check to
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
12110 Lebanon Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN, 37122
Visiting ofsds.org to donate via PayPal or credit card
Using the Donate Button on their Facebook Page
The Sanctuary has a big beautiful garden for the dogs. It requires some up keep that volunteers could be very helpful with. There are many ways you can volunteer and get involved.
- Dog Care
- Home Visits
- Building Maintenance
- Computer Work
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is a great place to get some volunteer hours, give back to your community and maybe even find the perfect companion for you.