(Colorado Springs, CO) A dog works hard for its family by providing protection, companionship, and unconditional love. In its golden years, a dog deserves to reap the benefits of a job well done, but sadly, some aging dogs find themselves without a home.
The dog's owner might have passed away or moved to an assisted living facility that does not allow pets. In some cases, the animal's medical needs presented a financial hardship that the owner could not afford.
Whatever the reason, when a senior dog finds itself in an animal shelter, it is often a sad story. These pets deserve a better ending, and The Old Mutt Hut is helping to make this happen.
The Old Mutt Hut is a canine "retirement home" that provides love, companionship, medical care, and a safe haven for abandoned senior dogs.
The non-profit organization, located about 35 minutes east of Colorado Springs, works with shelters and rescue centers to provide a home for difficult-to-adopt older dogs.
The dogs at The Old Mutt Hut don't live in cages. They rest on couches and beds or nap on the outside deck. The animals are free to move around their space, and they have a live-in caregiver, loving volunteers, and plenty of senior canine friends to keep them company.
It is an ideal place to spend their final months or years. Read more about the senior dog pack here.
How Can You Help?
The state-licensed facility is supported 100% by donations, and there are many ways to help this worthwhile organization. The Old Mutt Hut gratefully accepts monetary donations, gift cards (Petco, PetSmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, Bijou Animal Hospital), or items from their wish list.
Every contribution, big or small, makes a difference. Learn more about donations here.
You can also help while enjoying a tasty brew.
On Tuesday, July 19th, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Goat Patch Brewing Company (2727 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO) will donate $1 from every pint sold to The Old Mutt Hut.
Enjoy an award-winning beer while helping a senior dog in need - a perfect way to spend a Tuesday evening.
I'll see you there!