The mission of Senior Dog Haven & Hospice is to rescue and re-home senior dogs and to offer hospice care to senior dogs in need.

Organization Overview

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that incorporated in June 2012. All funds raised go directly to the care and treatment of our rescue dogs.


Senior Dog Haven and Hospice is located in Delaware. We are a small, dedicated group of fosters and volunteers who have a special place in their hearts for senior dogs. We strive to improve the lives of senior dogs who find themselves without a family to care for them anymore. We do not have a facility – our dogs live in our homes as members of our families until they find their forever home or in the event of a hospice situation, until they cross the Rainbow Bridge. We provide care, comfort, companionship and, most of all, unconditional love.

Our adoption program:

All applicants for a Senior Dog Haven & Hospice dog are thoroughly screened, all references checked and a home visit is performed.

Our hospice program:

It is a sad fact that our animal community is plagued by many of the same terminal illnesses that we are.

Shelters, unfortunately,often do not have the resources to care for dogs with an untreatable disease. They are deemed unadoptable and euthanized, surrounded by strangers and often before the disease has even started to affect their quality of life.

The objective of our hospice fosters is to provide a loving home where these seniors can live the remainder of their lives in peace and comfort. When the day comes that the disease finally overcomes them, they will cross the bridge surrounded by their foster family and knowing that they are truly loved.

United Way

We are  a United Way of Delaware Designation Write-in agency. Write code number 12862 on your United Way of Delaware Pledge form in the Specific Care area.