A Heartwarming Look Inside A Volunteer-Run Retirement Home For Dogs And Cats

National Geographic has profiled the wonderful people at House With A Heart in Gaithersburg, Maryland, a dedicated sanctuary for senior dogs and cats who can no longer remain with their humans for a variety of reasons. Director Sher Polivinale and her many volunteers work hard to ensure that every animal in their charge gets the best care possible.

Nearly two-dozen dogs are spending their golden years at House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary. Sher Polvinale and a team of volunteers at this Gaithersburg, Maryland, home spare no expense and care for the dogs’ every need—from washing and feeding to medications and vet visits.

Donations to this wonderful organization can be made through their website or via iGive.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.