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Permanent Paws

Dogs in Forever Foster Care

These dogs are living in the loving care of their fosters - hospice care.  The term “Fospice” comes from a combination of “foster” and “hospice.”  This special kind of fostering finds loving homes for dogs that too ill or with challenging behavioural issues that make them unadoptable.  They can live out the rest of their days happily and comfortably. Prior to this special kind of fostering, many Fospice animals would be prematurely euthanized or would spend their remaining time stuck in a cage. With our Permanent Paws program, these animals can now spend their remaining days in dignity, comfort, and support, receiving medical treatment as needed. The goal of care is to address the side effects of aging or illness, and to focus on pain management and comfort rather than treating the progression of disease or decline. 

How a Dog Comes to Sanctuary Care

At Cherished Tails we believe that every dog, regardless of age or health condition, deserves to spend their final days surrounded by warmth, care, and love. Our Permanent Paws Program is a beacon of compassion, providing a sanctuary for senior and terminally ill dogs who find themselves in shelters for various reasons.

How Our Program Works:

·         Foster Families: Each hospice dog is matched with a dedicated foster family within our program. These compassionate individuals open their hearts and homes to provide a safe haven for these special companions.

·         Comprehensive Care: We cover all medical treatment, medications, supplies, and experiences needed to make sure every moment counts. From regular veterinary care to cozy beds and tasty treats, we prioritize the well-being and happiness of each dog.

The Cost of Love:

The reality is that providing this level of care comes with financial responsibility. The cost per month for each dog in our program ranges from $75 to $300. Your donation ensures that we can continue to offer the support and resources needed to make a significant difference in the lives of these cherished dogs.

Be a Hero for Senior Dogs: Donate Today!

Your generosity directly impacts the lives of these furry friends. Without the support of donors like you, our Permanent Paws Program wouldn't be possible. Every contribution, big or small, makes a meaningful impact and allows us to extend our reach, providing more dogs with the love and care they deserve.

How You Can Help:

·         One-Time Donation: Make a single, impactful contribution to support Permanent Paws.

·         Monthly Pledge: Become a sustaining supporter by making a monthly pledge, ensuring a steady source of support for these deserving dogs.

·         Spread the Word: Share our mission with friends, family, and on social media. Awareness is a powerful tool, and together, we can make a difference.

Join us in providing a dignified and loving end to the journey of these senior and terminally ill dogs. Together, we can ensure that their twilight days are filled with comfort, joy, and the knowledge that they are cherished until the very end.

Thank you for being a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Your kindness changes lives.

Meet The Fospice Dogs - Our Permanent Paws


Shadow, 14 yrs old.  Behavior.


Tommy TT, 5-6 years, behavior (PACC)


Coco, congestive heart failure


SHY 10 years, chronic ear and skin and age related issues (PCACC)


Zoe, dementia and vision and hearing impaired


Penny, 10 yrs old, heart and kidney issues. 


Zues, 12 yrs old, chronic severe allergies

Poppy, 11-12, saved from euthanasia from IVHS, heart disease


Momma Kitty, 6-7 years, minor behavior (PACC)


Glizzy 14 years, old age issues, Pinal ACC Diversion


Mama, 5-6 years, behavior (owner surrender)

Big Bob, 14 years came with friend Toby (aka Glizzy). Kidney and age related issues. Pinal ACC diversion


Opie, 11 years, behavior issues

JoeJoe, 13-14 years, heart issues and liver insufficiency


Odie, 11 years, possible cancer


Rio, 17 years, heart disease


Buster, 13 years, blind


Chico 15 years old


Bambi (RIP) and Melvin, 11 and 13 years, multiple medical issues


Payaso, 15 years, eyes and chronic old age issues


Wetzel, no lower mandible

Dinky, 13 years, mobility and chronic eye issues


Stevie, age related issues

Buddy, Valley Fever and blind


Albert, hearing and vision impaired and old age issues


Subie, age related issues

Remy, vision issues and behavior

Liza (aka Link), 10 years, behavior issues

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