Recommended links


It takes a village to save animals in need. It takes private and public sector cooperation. It takes professionals and volunteers. It takes shelters and rescue organizations. No single entity could go it alone successfully.  This page provides links to our partners in animal rescue that we hope you will find useful.

The Baltimore Humane Society (BHS), was founded in 1927 by a pioneering and compassionate socialite named Elsie Seeger Barton (1886-1983). Today, BHS continues the legacy of Mrs. Barton by caring for thousands of wonderful animals every year. BHS was founded to protect the region’s pets and to address their suffering. Since inception, the Baltimore Humane Society has strived to reach its potential and to achieve its mission. Several of Leashes End’s residents came to us from BHS.

City of Elderly Love (COEL) is a 501(c)(3) no-kill senior pet rescue based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since it’s launch in 2014, COEL has rescued over 500 senior dogs and cats from euthanasia, primarily from Philly’s open-admission animal control shelter. COEL does not maintain a physical location, but instead operates out of a network of amazing foster and hospice care homes throughout Philly and it’s surrounding areas.

Henry’s Hope was founded by Dr. Heather K. Westfall, VMD in Reading, PA. Henry’s Hope takes in medically and surgically needy small breeds from rescues and shelters, provide their care and then try to find happy furever homes. To date they have healed and homed over 100 incredibly special dogs.

House with a Heart (HWAH) is a sanctuary and forever home for senior dogs and cats, founded in 2006 by Sher Polvinale and her late husband, Joe, in their home. Sanctuary residents are dogs and cats who have lost their families and homes through no fault of their own. Because of their advanced age and various  medical conditions, they have little chance of being adopted. HWAH is a 501(c)(3) non profit and is supported by volunteers from Montgomery County and the surrounding Metro areas. HWAH is an inspiration to us here at Leashes End and we marvel at their amazing work.

Lionel’s Legacy is a senior dog rescue and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of California. Founded in 2011, they take in and find homes for seniors who have lost their homes and families.  They also educate children and the community on the special needs of senior dogs.

Maltese & More Rescue is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing puppy mill, abandoned, and unwanted small dogs. Located in Southern California Maltese & More’s mission is to work together as a group, and in conjunction with other animal rescue groups as well as the Department of Animal Services, to rehabilitate, medically treat, spay/neuter, foster, and place each animal we rescue into loving, quality forever homes. Founded by Dawn Lierman, Maltese & More fostered Risa while she was stationed in California and helped her adopt Allie.

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) provides high-standard sheltering and care to the homeless, abused, and neglected animals in our community. They are the the county’s only open-admissions, municipal shelter and their doors are open to all animals in need. MCASAC serves as a critical community resource to promote and advocate for responsible pet care. With community support and partnerships with other animal-welfare groups, their Foster, Rescue and Volunteer programs enhance and save the lives of even more homeless animals. Leashes End is an MCASAS rescue partner and many of our residents came here from there.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (OFSD) is located in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, where they celebrate senior dogs and provide them loving, lifetime retirement homes. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, OFSD strives to raise awareness of the joys and challenges of living with aging dogs. While never forgetting where these dogs have come from, they emphasize the positive aspects of their life in retirement. Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary: Where Love Never Grows Old.

Muttville is located in San Francisco, CA and their mission is to change the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, hospice, education, and advocacy. Founded in 2007 by Sherri Franklin, a longtime animal advocate and rescue worker, Muttville has grown into a nationally recognized organization that rescues approximately 1000 dogs a year.

Pet Parents is a specialty pet supply store in Bethesda, Maryland that offers premium quality all-natural pet food, treats, supplies and accessories, dog walking service and home delivery service. Pet Parents is a part of your local community and supports and sponsors local events through causes that will improve the quality of life within the community. Co-Founder John McNeal is a retired US Army Officer! Hooah!

Susie’s Senior Dogs (SSD) as a social platform that brings attention to the plight of homeless senior dogs. SSD is a 501(c)(3) and a national organization with a large, growing following on social media.  SSD highlights specific homeless senior dogs who are struggling to find a forever home due to their age. To date, SSD has directly resulted in over 1200 senior dog adoptions across the United States since January 2014.