This website was developed to provide information to pet owners who are caring for geriatric dogs. This is one of the objectives of The Ruthie Foundation, which supports the care of elderly dogs.

The Foundation is named in honor of Ruthie, a dachshund who lived to be more than 20 years old. In her life, Ruthie overcame many challenges to her health through her own character and through support from her caregivers. Ruthie's courage and example have brought her recognition from dog owners, the medical community, and the media. By providing information and support to caregivers of elderly dogs, the Foundation honors Ruthie and her legacy.

This website is organized to address several areas of care for elderly dogs. Each section of the website includes summary information concerning the care of dogs with this diagnosis. Each section also includes links to articles and other information this area of care. Where appropriate, sources of care for dogs in each area are identified.

The volunteer staff and the Board of Directors of The Ruthie Foundation will endeavor to update and improve this information over time.

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