Dog Lodge Sanctuary for older dogs opens its doors in Texas

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Dog Lodge Sanctuary

Houston, Texas, (PRNewswire) — Dog Lodge Sanctuary is now open and operational.

The lodge comes to the rescue of dogs that are considered “unadoptable” because of advanced age or because they have chronic illness or physical disabilities, and focuses on providing a safe, loving, healthy and stable environment so that they may know peace and dignity for the rest of their lives.

The Texas-based 501(c)(3) organization, located on 60 acres in Hempstead, Texas, comes to the rescue of dogs that are, for all intents and purposes, considered “unadoptable” because of advanced age or because they have chronic illness or physical disabilities.

Founders Rick Laminack and Elaine Rosen have turned their passion into reality and have made a significant financial investment to open the lodge, which is currently two buildings. The first building holds the grooming room, laundry room, sanctuary office, food prep and storage area, and a combined training/therapy/exercise room.  The dog accommodations are in the second building, along with a large living room for the dogs, a volunteer break room and a private vet clinic for the convenience of our visiting veterinarians.

Dog Lodge Sanctuary also has an educational component to its mission, with the newly developed Dog Lodge Radio: Animal Issues That Matter, an internet radio/podcast show that will have in-studio guests and various segments dealing with animal welfare issues and topics. In addition, Rick and Elaine are happy to share their experience of building and establishing Dog Lodge with anyone who might be considering a similar venture.

Please visit to learn about holiday donations to help support this sanctuary, become a volunteer, watch and listen to Dog Lodge Radio, and learn more about this labor of love. Dog Lodge can also be contacted via Facebook at Doglodgetx or by emailing


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