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Foster and Fospice Care

Doggy Has It - Advocate for dogs

Since before Doggy Has It was started, Anja has been an advocate for misplaced, homeless and senior dogs.

Over 4 million dogs die in shelters in the United States due to overcrowding. These are not second class dogs, on the contrary they are wiser and appreciate a warm bed like no other. In 2021 she returned to Aruba and was so saddened by the overpopulation issue on that beautiful island, that she now goes two to three times a year, to help the street dogs out. She provides them with donated food and medicines, but the number one concern is to bring as any dogs and cats to the vet to get spayed and neutered to prevent more unwanted litters. The situation there is dire.


In 2019 Anja registered here own non for profit rescue called Doggy Has Soul Sanctuary. The need for help with donations, fundraisers, doing home checks or help with Facebook updates is always there. Even volunteering an hour a month will be a great help. Fostering is a great way of helping an animal, if your family is not ready to add a full time dog to the household. The rescue supports you with all the needs related to the animal and pays all the related expenses for that dog. All you need to do is shower it with love until a forever home is found.
Anja would be delighted to guide you through fostering questions and help you find a good rescue that will match you with a great foster dog.

(Fospice is caring for dogs considered too old to adopt out and caring for them until they pass.)

Additionally, Anja specifically looks for senior dogs that no other rescues show an interest in. Those are the type of dogs she accepts into her senior fospice care program and they are not signed up with any rescues, nor are they available for adoption. Anja pays all their food and medical needs ( which for senior dogs can climb high rather quickly) out of her own pocket and depends on donations. The more donations she gets, the more dogs she can help. These senior dogs stay with Anja until the day the rainbow bridge calls for them.
If you can find it in your heart to help Anja with her endless efforts please share this link on your social media with your friends.

No donation amount is too small: Zelle/Paypal or Venmo to DoggyHasSoulSanctuary@gmail.com

"Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission – to be of service to them wherever they require it. - St Francis of Assisi

Busta kick started Anja with senior hospice care in 2002.

A Few Rescue Stories

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Owner surrender since he worked too much, had dog on Prozak instead of walking the dog.
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Lady was the first senior candidate of the program. Given up at the age of 13 and believed to unadoptable at that age, she found her new home with Anja. Lady came severly sick from Animal Control, but after overhearing the vet say that she should be euthanized, she pulled herself up and lived another beautfiful 18 months.
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Owner surrendered and on kill list the week Anja pulled her. One of the easiest to introduce to her household.
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One of her customers' dogs. Owner got pregnant and was no longer able to care for Titan.
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Abandoned in an apartment, found over 20 lbs underweight by landlord rescued from Chicago Animal Control.
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Rescued from Chicago Animal Control, came in as a stray with a broken jaw.
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You think dogs are fine in a shelter than look at this face. Brownie could not handle the shelter stress and started shutting down. He was like a new dog once he realized that his shelter days were over. Very goofy and happy dog once he came out of his shell!
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Oso was given up since his owner had to move into assisted living. On the older side, no rescue was really showing an interest in him. Oso came with some behavior challenges, being hardheaded to be the first. However his goofy sense of humor always made up for his bad decisions. Amazing dog that was the hardest for me this far to let go, but he has found a fantastic home.
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Old Man came from another state where there was no Animal Control. The owner of a place taking on dogs like him had fallen in and all dogs needed to be placed or they would have been put to sleep. Old Man had never lived inside a house. He was so scared that it took him a week to voluntarily leave the cage, but only to roam. Accepting human contact came much later.