In Florida, we aren’t accustomed to cold weather. We only experience it a few days a year, and just like humans, animals aren’t accustomed to the low temperatures either. The Old Dog House, Northeast Florida’s first nonprofit,501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to giving older and senior dogs a second chance at a new life, reminds you about protecting senior dogs from the cold.
- Keep Dogs Inside: As temperatures drop, it is best to keep dogs indoors when it is cold outside. If you must keep a dog outside, make sure to offer them a warm place to sleep like a shed or insulated dog house.
- Give Dogs Ample Food and Clean Water: Water can freeze in extremely cold temperatures, so remember to check your dog’s water bowl regularly and make sure it is filled with fresh water. Also ensure you are giving your outside dog enough food to keep them warm in the cold. Check with your veterinarian before changing your dog’s diet.
- Make a Donation to The Old Dog House: It is especially hard on homeless dogs outside in the cold. It may be harder for them to find food and fresh water, and they may suffer from the extremely cold temperatures. Please make a donation to The Old Dog House by clicking the button below to help us help the old dogs who need rescue, food and medical care during the cold winter days:
With a few simple steps, you can help protect your own senior dogs from the cold and help The Old Dog House protect senior dogs in need from the dropping temperatures.
The Old Dog House is Northeast Florida’s first nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to giving older and senior dogs a second chance at a new life. We rely solely on the generosity of the individuals in our community for assistance in furthering our mission to give older and senior dogs a second, sometimes third, chance at living out their lives in dignity.