On Sunday, pet owners and their senior dogs gathered at Bellevue Downtown Park for a fundraiser and "friend raiser" for Old Dog Haven, a non-profit that helps dogs in their later years.
Old Dog Haven has a network of more than 200 foster homes that care for dogs until they can be adopted or they'll live out their lives in the foster homes.
“We want people to be aware that a dog in its old age needs just as much care as a puppy does and our goal is to make sure that a dog doesn't die alone in a shelter,” said Ron Kerrigan of ODH.
Old Dog Haven covers all medical expenses for dogs in foster homes. Medical bills come to about $40,000 a month.
If you’d like to find out more about becoming an ODH foster parent visit www.olddoghaven.org