Dr. Paula Rivadeneira, Executive Director
When animals come to Old Souls, they spend their time resting on orthopedic beds, eating delicious healthy food (sometimes homemade!), taking just enough medicine to keep them comfortable, and sharing their lives with other old dogs, cats, tortoises, pigs, horses, donkeys, and even chickens. They truly become part of a loving family, many times for the first time in their lives. Thanks to our specially made doggy door that leads to a grassy backyard, dogs, cats, pigs, and tortoises of all sizes can let themselves in and out whenever they choose without navigating steps or having to push on a door. They also have a toy box full of stuffed animals, balls, and chew toys (for those who still have teeth!). We spend quality time with every animal every day so for at least a little while each day, each animal feels like they are our only animal.
Isaac Rivadeneira, Director of Operations
At Old Souls Animal Rescue and Retirement Home, we seek out these forgotten geriatric and special needs animals, particularly those who are within weeks or months of going to the Rainbow Bridge. We feel that after all they have been through, after all the loyalty they have shown their owners despite how they may have been treated, they deserve a dignified end of life in which they feel loved, comforted, and special.