sanctuary for senior dogs

Angels for Sara

We work with local shelters to give difficult-to-place senior dogs a permanent home at the sanctuary. We also take in senior dogs left homeless by the death of their people. These seniors stay at the sanctuary or move to carefully selected foster homes.

Angels for Sara Sanctuary Mission

To ensure every senior dog lives out its remaining days in a home environment.

News updates!


Angels for Sara has a new home!   Find out more …

 Photos with Santa again this year!  December 7th, 14th, and 15th   Find out more …

Classy Canine 4-H R.A.C.E. and Sanctuary Bazaar!  December 16, 2019   Find out more …

Angels for Sara awarded the Guidestar Gold Seal for Transparency!

will Want to have a senior dog but don’t because of the high cost of medical bills that can come along with older furry friends? Ever think about fostering one longer term? The senior dog would live with you and you would give them lots of love and care. They would have a wonderful forever home until they were ready to transition over to the next journey.

It is a long term commitment, but we will still be responsible for medical expenses. We make sure they have appointments scheduled and would get there. We will always be here for support or help.

Give us a call at 503-325-2772 or email and find out more about being a foster home for an older dog.

We are a small501 (c) (3) non-profit group providing quality care for senior dogs.

Our sanctuary is a home to senior dogs, age 8 and over, who through no fault of their own, end up in the shelters, their owners may no longer be able to care for them, or has passed on.

We work with Clatsop County Animal Shelter with their senior dogs, giving them a chance to live in peace and contentment . This also opens space at the crowded shelter for younger more adoptable dogs.

We also work with people that can no longer care for their dog due to medical reasons or death in family.

We bring dogs in to care for them the rest of their lives. Some may find the perfect forever home, others may go to wonderful foster homes and some will stay at the Sanctuary.

We are made up of wonderful volunteers, fosters, veterinarians, vet techs, groomers, and sponsors.

We promote awareness on long term care and responsibility for senior dogs.

We work hard to take care of all of our pets here at Angels For Sara Sanctuary. But, we can’t do it without people like you and your donations of time and money. So, if you ever feel like you want to be a part of our family and help some of the best more deserving animals around, check us out. 

If you want to help by volunteering, being a foster parent to a senior dog, donate or sponsor a dog, please contact us for more information.

Donating to benefit senior dogs is food for the soul and a deposit in the karma bank.

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Pet Loss Support

Understanding and coping with the loss of your beloved pet.

Losing a best friend can be devastating. Yet, many people wonder if it’s “normal” to grieve intensely over the loss of a nonhuman friend. We hope to start a support group when there is enough interest and a suitable location. Meanwhile, if you are suffering from such as loss, the Pet Loss Support Page can be a good resource.  Best wishes to you.