GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Circa) - House with a Heart is a senior pet sanctuary where senior dogs and cats can live out the rest of their days in a loving home. Sher Polvinale and her late husband, Joe, started House With A Heart in 2006 and had been taking in dogs and cats who have lost their families. Since these pets are older and often plagued with various medical conditions, they have little chance of being adopted from traditional shelters.
Oh my darlin', oh my darlin', oh my DARling, Clementine . . . Our very own Clementine turns 17 today!!! She loves to snuggle inside her hidey hole, and her BFF is our very own Rich! Happy Birthday, Clementine! #buzzfeedanimals #iheartdogscom #seniordogs https://t.co/dlxtCUQti1 pic.twitter.com/acxCVTsi2V— House with a Heart (@HWAHSeniorPets) February 9, 2018
House With a Heart’s mission is to provide “helping hand” to senior pets. The organization provides medical care including diagnostic screenings, dental care and surgeries needed for their senior residents. Additionally, they help sponsor a “Sanctuary of Your Own” program where others are encouraged to foster these senior animals with their ‘fur-ever’ home. House with a Heart also runs a “K-9 Miracle Grants” which helps raise money to get dogs medical care they need to help them become adoptable.
Once an animal becomes a resident, House With a Heart dedicates themselves to full-time care of the animals as well as improvements to the sanctuary. The senior pet sanctuary is a non-profit organization and is supported by about 55 volunteers from the Montgomery County, MD metro area.