Izzy's Place......Where senior dogs are CELEBRATED!
At Izzy's Place, Senior Dogs Are Celebrated! We appreciate their exuberance, energy, and zest for life! We appreciate their contentment, their ability to settle, cuddle, and curl up on a cold winter's night. We love their wisdom, insight and ability to share unconditional love. Open your heart & home to a senior dog and you too will be privileged to experience all that we do....
Izzy's Place is not a shelter. We manage a small sanctuary where the dogs live in our home and have 35 secluded acres to explore. Most of our rescued dogs are in foster homes until adopted. Typically, the dogs at the Sanctuary are long-term fosters because of advanced age or debilitating health conditions. If we are short of foster homes, other foster dogs will be placed at the Sanctuary as space permits. Our hope is that over time we will be able to expand at the sanctuary to make room for even more dogs in need. If you see a dog you'd like to meet please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Emily" the Rat Terrier.....Heaven welcomed a new doggie angel
As soon as Emily arrived into rescue (from Clinton MO shelter), with Izzy's Place Senior Rescue, we got her to a vet and learned she was completely blind, suffering from painful glaucoma and advanced kidney disease....but that didn't stop her or us! Her foster family made multiple trips to the vet, getting her pain under control, nursing her after surgery to remove one eye and fed her a special diet to keep her happy and healthy as could be. I personally met Emily the first day she arrived and she shook with fear. Nicki and Jon researched caring for a blind dog and got to work helping her settle in. They wore anklets of jingle bells and Em learned to follow that sound. They put throw rugs down to help her navigate to the water and food bowls, the back door and throughout the rest of the home. She had 3 sweet and sassy doxie brothers who helped her too. About two weeks later I stopped by to visit them again and what an amazing change! Emily trotted to the door to greet me, confident and curious rather than scared. She had a yard of soft green grass to roam in and toys galore. Most of all she was no longer in pain and was very much loved by us all. Emily's kidney disease eventually progressed and she passed peacefully over the Rainbow Bridge on December 15th, at her home, surrounded by her family, with the love and respect she deserved.
By the way, in case you hadn't guessed by now, Nicki and Jon adopted little Em-Dog in May:) Thank you for bringing this sweet ole gal into our lives and our hearts. Please share with anyone at the shelter or anyone else that may have been a part of saving Emily and giving her the best 7 months of her life. Shereen
I'm finally finding a few minutes to get you a few success stories. Crazy times!
1) Roscoe the Basset:
Roscoe is a 9 year old Basset, a silly boy, goofy and full of life and personality. His elderly dad had to move into a place where Roscoe wasn't welcome so poor Roscoe found himself in a cold, dark, lifeless shelter in Arkansas, where a senior dog had little chance of being adopted. Thankfully a caring volunteer contacted Izzy's Place Senior Dog Rescue and his next chapter in life began....
Soon, Trish and Nate who live in Colorado Springs, heard his story. Each grew up with dogs, finally at a point in their lives where they were ready to have a dog of their own. Nate is a truck-driver and wanted a dog-buddy to keep him company as he drove long hours cross-country, Roscoe caught their eye and so they applied to adopt him thru Izzy's Place. A couple of weeks later Roscoe boarded the transport van and arrived in Denver late that evening. He hopped out of the van, welcomed by his new mom, Trish, who was waiting anxiously to meet him. Nate was on the road then but called to see if his boy had arrived safely.
Roscoe made himself right at home. When Nate returned home to meet Roscoe it seemed as if it was meant to be. Roscoe and Nate bonded right away and now keep each other company on long rides from one end of the country to the other.
Nate & Trish share that they are so happy and thankful for Roscoe coming into their lives.
2) Sheba the black lab-x:
Sheba had a great life with her family but her dad got sick & then passed away....leaving her homeless. A neighbor took her in but she kept trying to run "home", not understanding that her dad would never return. So Sheba ended up in a shelter. Black dogs have very little hope of being adopted from a shelter so Sheba's future looked bleak. On top of being a black lab mix Sheba also was heartworm positive. Luckily, she came to Izzy's Place.
Sheba has a fab senior yellow lab sister and these two girls bring many smiles, laughs and well....concern.....to their mom. Sheba is being treated with the slow-kill method for heartworm. Sheba is a sassy, fun-loving girl and we couldnt be happier that she's in a most wonderful forever home!
Maddy(now Molly) was in a high-kill shelter out of state, with very little chance of being adopted. Thankfully Maddy came to CO, went to a fab foster home, adopted and now doing wonderful!! Molly's adopters share "Molly is doing great, settling in nicely. The two girls are getting along great. We are so thankful that Molly came into our lives".