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.
TrinaNovember 7, 2018 6:20 AM
All I can say is Bless your Heart. I have lost many. And it always feels like I’m losing a child. I get my kids young and they stay with me till it’s there time to go. But it never gets easier. Bless You and your Family for doing something I couldn’t do
KatieNovember 7, 2018 10:23 AM
I have been fortunate to be part of the Bob’s House family since they opened their doors. With my involvement I have learned so much from the Quella’s, Bob’s House staff, BOD, and all our wonderful volunteers. All the dogs that have had the pleasure living within the walls of Bob’s House have felt the loving warmth of many to allow them to live happily until their forever family comes along. Or in some cases they realize their days with us are cherished and they must move on to the rainbow bridge. All the good byes have been both happy and sad. However, days shared will always be memories forever. It truly is amazing that I personally remember many of the dogs who come and go. Lessons learned from them help carry me forth in my life.