A small organization making a huge difference for the dogs in their care, Angels with Misplaced Wings (501 (c)(3)nonprofit) provides nurturing and care for elderly or special needs dogs. Run by Jeff and Michael and supported by volunteers, the home-based sanctuary in Vancouver takes in dogs from local rescue organizations and shelters. “We commit to providing them the best care possible to ensure their quality of life is amazing.”
The duo is driven by a huge abundance of compassion that started with their adoption of a 12-year old blind senior Dalmatian named Vivian. Through her short six months with them, their hearts were flooded with love for her. They knew her legacy would ultimately be the 25 dogs who have received loving and gentle end of life care by the couple since 2010 and those who are currently living with them. You will find no kennels as the dogs live as a family, hang out in the backyard, sleep on the bed, and take over the sofas in the living room. Each dog receives the medical care needed to remain as healthy and comfortable as possible. Sometimes that means seeing specialists, acupuncture, or physical therapy.
Angels with Misplaced Wings is creating a Petopia here in the Portland area by being a living example that every pet deserves a chance at love and every dog, a spot on the sofa, even if it is for a few weeks. And it doesn’t stop there for Angels. They are working out the logistics of a veterinary wellness program for homeless pets. Angels is looking for volunteers with graphic design skills and those who can help with technical needs. Find out more ways to help including donating at facebook.com/angelswithmisplacedwings.