Save the Date for Silver Paws 2021!

Save the Date for Silver Paws 2021!

Our senior dogs and cats need YOUR HELP making this year's 2021 Silver Paws Gala - Tiki Tails a smashing success!Sanctuary pup, Champ, wants to know if you can donate an item to our silent or live auction? Donations of gift cards to big box stores, restaurants, or coffee places are always gr… Read More

Our New Catio Cafe!

Our New Catio Cafe!

WELCOME TO YOUNG AT HEART'S CATIO CAFE! Get ready to enjoy Young at Heart's pop-up cat cafe, right on Young at Heart's beautiful outdoor catios in Woodstock, IL! Now, this isn't a big city cat cafe. This is a chance to spend a quiet hour on the open-air catios with the senior cats of Yo… Read More

Introducing Our New Lunch Buddy Program

Introducing Our New Lunch Buddy Program

Visiting Woodstock Square for lunch during the week? Keep an eye out for our senior dogs out on the town! Our dogs are super excited about our new Lunch Buddy program that allows our most experienced dog volunteers to bring select adoptable and sanctuary dogs out on a lunchtime adventure. T… Read More

The Mutt Mosey is Back... with a Twist!

The Mutt Mosey is Back... with a Twist!

2020 was definitely a "ruff" year. We could all use a little fun! But with large in-person events still a little iffy, we needed to get creative for this year's Mutt Mosey fundraiser walk. We wanted something fun, something outside, and something that gives YOU a reason to be excited to he… Read More

Welcome to the Good Life, Macy and Shelby!

Welcome to the Good Life, Macy and Shelby!

NEWBIE ALERT! Today we welcomed two very sweet adorable senior girls to Young at Heart! If you're like us and have a thing for older black dogs with grey muzzles, then these two sweethearts will steal your heart for sure! Macy and Shelby's guardian passed away, and these two girls were in n… Read More

YAH's Constant Companion Program

YAH's Constant Companion Program

This picture perfectly captures Henrietta’s angelic nature. Blind and deaf, we rescued her along with Gordon and Thomas from a situation where they and six other senior dogs were found after their elderly guardian had passed away. She was well loved in her previous life, and adores b… Read More

Welcome to YAH, Morty!

Welcome to YAH, Morty!

Q: Who’s a good boy?!?A: Morty! Morty has settled in well since being rescued and is a good good boy. His blood work is fabulous, but the X-rays of his hips are absolutely horrific. Despite the pain and discomfort this sweet boy must feel, he is as loving and happy as they come. While… Read More

Welcome, Henrietta!

Welcome, Henrietta!

Sweet Henrietta is getting used to her "halo" to help her navigate without bumping into things with her head. Henrietta is blind and deaf, and this simple tool will give her the feedback she needs to safely learn her new world with us. The halo bumps into things before she does, giving her t… Read More

Adopted and Loved

Adopted and Loved

Read this post to see all of the latest adoption stories!  Adopted and Loved - Sweetie, age 8. This wonderful kitty lives up to her name and then some. She has the perfect new home and family.  Adopted and Loved - Bella, age 10. Bella (pictured left) is all about being Young at… Read More

Welcome to the Good Life, Morty!

Welcome to the Good Life, Morty!

NEWBIE ALERT! Meet handsome 8-10-year-old lab mix, Morty! This sweet old guy wants nothing more than to flop into your lap and soak up all the love you’re willing to dish out. He absolutely smiles up at you the whole time he’s being loved on! We don’t know his back story … Read More

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