People often ask us how we started Bob’s House and why we cater to senior dogs. Bob’s House began as a napkin dream (literally the first plans for Bob’s House were drawn up on a restaurant napkin) after the sudden loss of our dog Bob, who came from an area shelter. We decided that very day, that it was now or never to make this dream a reality.
Bob’s House was originally meant to house foster dogs of all ages, but as time went on it was evident that shelter environment was the hardest on the senior population. Their medical needs can be significant, so the shelter support that we can offer our area shelters is critical to helping homeless senior dogs.
We are now coming up on a decade of fostering dogs, up to 20 at a time, and the average age of our residents is 10-12 yrs. old. Although there are times that we have to work with a waiting list, we try our best to accommodate all dogs that are so deserving of our unique home environment.
As painful as it was to lose Bob, we can continue to honor his memory by helping as many dogs as we can. I can’t speak for Bob, but I think he’s pretty thrilled to see his name carry on through Bob’s House for Dogs.