National Geographic shed light on Sher Polvinale and the House With a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary, who take in old dogs, and it’s the cutest thing ever.
The pups come to the sanctuary for a safe and loving home, and because of their age, it’s usually until they pass away.
The team provides the dogs with everything from food and shelter to grade-A supplies like wheelchairs.
Thanks to donations and profits from short-term stays, the shelter can keep these dogs in tip-top shape.
Polvinale wakes up at 6:00 a.m. every day to feed and check on over 25 dogs before volunteers arrive at 11:00 a.m.
Talk about sacrifice.
When the time does come to say their last goodbyes, Vice President Harriette Sackler sits with the dogs until their very last moments.
They never let them pass alone, and “they’re loved until the very last moment and beyond.”
But to make sure their memory will never die, Sher and the team put the dogs’ pictures on a memorial wall as a tribute.
It’s gotten so big, the volunteers have called the memorial the “Stairway to Heaven.”
“We never forget them. They’re always with us.”