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Woody’s Place Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in Greentown, Pa. Since our start in 2011, it has been our mission to provide exceptional life-long care for older German Shepherds who have been abandoned by their previous owners. Through our dedicated team of experienced caregivers, we strive to create a safe and nurturing environment where these dogs can thrive physically, emotionally, and socially. By promoting responsible pet ownership and establishing strong community partnerships, we aim to raise awareness about the unique needs of senior dogs while also advocating for their protection and welfare. Ultimately, our mission is to give these loyal companions the second chance they deserve by providing them with the best possible quality of life in their golden years.

Our vision is to ensure that every abandoned older German Shepherd receives the love, care, and attention they deserve throughout their entire lives.


"It's not about how many dogs we have in our care on any given day. It's about how many we have provided long-term care for over the years.


Our wonderful seniors past and present

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We were featured on Dr. Karen Becker's Game Changer segment of her show!

For anyone who doesn't know who Dr. Karen Becker she is "the most followed veterinarian in the world, and for good reason. Dr. Becker believes in a deliberate, common sense approach to creating and maintaining vibrant health for companion animals and an unconventional, integrative approach to addressing disease and re-establishing well-being in ill pets. This refreshing, proactive approach that intentionally focuses on creating or restoring wellbeing has been embraced by millions of pet lovers worldwide."

And she is co-author of the"Forever Dog," a wonderful book that she and Rodney Habib wrote, which uncovers new science to help your dog live a longer, happier, healthier life!

I (Dawn) can't get enough of Dr. Karen! She is truly one of my heroes, and I was so honored to be on her program.


To learn more about Dr. Karen and her book, "The Forever Dog," go to:

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Woody's Place Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary

Woody's Place is sponsored in part by:

 The Shepherds Run Foundation, Inc
The Bob Jones Dog Trust
Marianne H. Halle Animal Support Foundation


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Woody's Place ~ Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary, Inc is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of displaced senior German Shepherds

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