Valerie Reid, started Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary in 2017

A Woman Who Could Not Come To Terms With The Idea That Old Dogs Die Alone Turns Her House Into A Pet Shelter – And Now Takes Care Of 80 Mongrels At Once

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Valerie, the president of the charity, said: “Dogs live with us openly and walk between two buildings. wherever we go, they go, and they are treated like family members.

“The best thing is the transformation they go through when they know they are safe and loved.”

About five dogs with the same number of deaths are taken away every week.

Valerie, a mother-of-one, is currently looking after 80 senior dogs on the property

‘Our vision is to help people prepare for the end of life, none of us are guaranteed tomorrow,’ said Valerie. ‘We get to send our seniors off in comfort and love. Yes, it hurts but it is an honor to love and care for them.’

Valerie remodeled kitchens and owned an interior design store for about 12 years before setting up the sanctuary in 2017.

She was inspired to set up the home after she struggled to find a place to home her father’s Doberman when he passed away before finally a foster home heard about the dilemma and wanted to help.

“Our vision is to help people prepare for the end of life, none of us is guaranteed tomorrow,” Valerie said. “We can spend our elderly in comfort and love. Yes, it hurts, but it’s a great honor for me to love them and take care of them.

Valerie remodeled kitchens and owned an interior design store for about 12 years before founding the sanctuary in 2017.

She was inspired to create a shelter after struggling to find a place to shelter her father’s Doberman when he passed away before finally the foster family heard about this dilemma and wanted to help.

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Valerie now takes in dogs who have spent a long time in a shelter