I rescue senior dogs with special needs. My goal is to found a sanctuary where old dogs who are abandoned or sick can come to live out their final days. My three tenets are: lots of affection, good food, and plenty of fresh air and exercise. Welcome to Old Dog Heaven! A helpful resource on knowing when your dog is passing can be found here. Never keep a dog on a chain outdoors. It causes mental illness and is cruel. Do not leave a dog alone for hours. It is a pack animals that needs companionship and love.