About Us

Susan Call, President of Old Dogs New TricksGreetings!

I’m Susan, President of Old Dogs New Tricks. We are a 501c3 charity for older, unwanted, larger breed dogs in Carmichael CA. As you might guess, a rescue like this is very expensive because the dogs we rescue often come to us in bad shape from years of neglect. Our vet bills are enormous and the rescue is mostly run on donations from generous people like you and the wonderful volunteers that help us out.

When I started this venture in 2009  I wanted a project that was bigger than myself and, since I love dogs, why not make it about them?  I chose to rescue the older ones because they are often the first to be euthanized.  When we take in a new dog their eyes say it all. They look up with cloudy, sad eyes as if to say “THANK YOU” for a safe place to rest. It always brings tears to my eyes. After a few weeks of rehab they come back to life again and become playful and energetic. The transformation is Awesome.

Thank you for your interest in our rescue project and for visiting our website. You must love dogs or you wouldn’t be here. If you are able, please consider giving us a hand by volunteering. Check out our volunteer page for ways to help. And last but not least, we would be grateful for a donation of funds.  $10 or $100, every little bit helps us help our deserving furry friends.