The Old Mutt Hutt - White Whiskers
  • The Old Mutt Hutt

    Our Senior Dog BFFs

    Improving the lives of our aging pets

    White Whiskers is thrilled to be able to give back to the community by working with local groups who share in our dedication to improving the lives of our aging pets. For that reason, we feel so fortunate to have been able to build a friendship with the wonderful people who run and manage Colorado Springs’ very own Old Mutt Hut. Their mission, to provide an oasis for these old souls to live out their lives, is an inspiration to us all. We are excited and honored to be able to provide a service that elevates the quality of life for these dogs that much more.

    The White Whiskers staff (Fiona included) make regular trips out to “the Hut” in order to provide our special blend of pain relieving therapies to these loveable old canines, free of charge. We’ve felt so fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know each one of these furry characters and we look forward to many more happy sessions.

    Thank you to everyone at The Old Mutt Hut for allowing us to share in your wonderful family.

    From The Old Mutt:

    The White Whiskers staff (Fiona included) make regular trips out to “the Hut” in order to provide our special blend of pain relieving therapies to these loveable old canines, free of charge. We’ve felt so fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know each one of these furry characters and we look forward to many more happy sessions.

    Thank you to everyone at The Old Mutt Hut for allowing us to share in your wonderful family.

    The Old Mutt Hut is a 501(c)(3) sanctuary for old dogs who have been loyal pets their whole lives and then, in their golden years, wind up homeless, in shelters or with rescues.

    The Hut, located on 40 acres in eastern El Paso County, is a 2,000 square foot house with plenty of sofas for the dogs to lie around on, a loving full time live-in caregiver, and two decks where they can enjoy the sunshine and watch the quail and prairie hare. Volunteers provide extra one-on-one time, walks around the prairie, baths and lots of brushing.  

    There are 10 canine residents of The Hut right now (it is a state-licensed facility and the state allows up to 15), ranging in age from 11 to nearly 18. There are small dogs (a daschund and a mini daschund; mid-size dogs (which include a lab/cattle dog mix); and some large dogs (including a bloodhound and a Norwegian Elkhound) who live in harmony without crates or kennels.

    The first dog to become a resident was Molly, a 16 year old beagle whose owner passed away. The shelter could find no one to adopt a very old, very overweight dog so Molly moved in, lost weight, got on pain meds for her arthritis and walked hundreds of miles up and down prairie roads sniffing wildflowers for more than 2 1/2 happy years. She passed away 5 months before her 19th birthday.

    Most of the dogs are on pain meds to address the usual aches and pains old dogs experience. Additionally, in recent months, Dr. Kelly has been providing the gift of cold laser and acupuncture treatments. It’s made a world of difference. The dogs have figured out how her visits help them. She approaches each dog as an individual and each has a specific treatment plan. There is always great jubilation  when she arrives. She has given them extra spunk and many more happy hours walking country roads.

    We welcome you to visit the Hut’s website in order to learn more about each of these bright and beautiful stars under their charge. Learn More.