“Hello, there! I’m Caterpillar, a beautiful 7-year old Pit Bull mix! When I arrived at the sanctuary, I had several very large tumors. These were removed shortly after my arrival, and it was determined that I had metastatic mammary carcinoma. Not having been spayed (prior to being an Old Friend) contributed to this prognosis. Unfortunately, the cancer has now spread to my lungs. I am receiving chemotherapy every 3 weeks in hopes to shrink the tumors and, although my prognosis is not good, I know I will continue to receive the best care and the most love, and I will never feel scared or alone! I am hoping to find a Geezer Guardian to spend the rest of my days with, no matter how many that may be. If you’re willing to open your home to me, let’s meet!”

Caterpillar’s food is sponsored by Jessica Tindall. Thank you, Jessica!

Sponsor Caterpillar

By sponsoring one of our dogs living at the sanctuary you will help give them a comfortable retirement, provide medical care and food!  You will be recognized on the sponsored dog’s page for your one year sponsorship. All of our dogs receive a thorough veterinary exam, blood work, possible teeth cleaning and extractions, vaccines, and microchips. Some of the dogs also need laser therapy for arthritis, chemotherapy, hip surgery and many other specialty services. With your sponsorship you can help provide quality vet care!
You are able to choose to sponsor food for 1 year for $500, medical care for 1 year for $1,000 or all expenses for 1 year for $2,500.
If the dog you are sponsoring passes away during your time of sponsorship your donation will be used to provide quality vet care to another senior dog in our program.

Hi, Future Geezer Guardian!

Our primary goal at OFSDS is to find lifelong placements for senior dogs where they can live the remainder of their lives as a part of a family. Most of our Old Friends that you see at the Sanctuary are available through our forever foster program.

Through sponsorships, donations, and grants, we provide medical care and basic needs to the dogs living in forever foster homes.

Being a Geezer Guardian to an Old Friend is different than fostering for other rescues in that we hope that our Guardians will be forever homes for the remainder of their Geezer’s life. Geezer Guardians must be within 100 miles of Mt. Juliet, TN, as we expect our Old Friends to continue seeing our in-house veterinarian. If you live outside our 100-mile radius and would like to adopt a senior dog, we recommend contacting your local shelter as there are many senior dogs in need of loving retirement homes. You may also consider sponsoring an Old Friend by clicking “Sponsor” on that Old Friend’s profile page!

Because our main goal is to place senior dogs in safe, lifetime homes, we do not charge any fees. For more information or to apply to be a Geezer Guardian, click here.