RESCUE OF THE MONTH
Albert's Dog Lounge
Albert’s Dog Lounge is a foster-based rescue focused on providing loving homes to seniors, special needs, and hospice dogs. They help dogs in need from overcrowded shelters and local families who can no longer care for their pets.
Albert’s Dog Lounge was established in 2017 with the vision to be the stepping stone to a new life for those dogs who are less likely to be rescued, adopted, or at a higher risk for euthanasia.
$5 from each Metal Rescue sold this month goes to support Albert’s Dog Lounge.
Albert’s Dog Lounge’s founders’ lives changed forever when a little senior dachshund named Albert arrived in Wisconsin in 2016 and found himself homeless. Inadvertently put on a transport with no secure foster destination, Albert had nowhere to go. It was quickly decided that this tiny guy, who was suffering from congestive heart failure and years of neglect, absolutely had to find a home and a loving family….and find one he did. Not only did he find himself a home, but by charming the pants off everyone he met and stealing hearts with his Facebook shenanigans, he inspired Mandy and Darren to help hundreds of other old dogs find homes as well. When Mandy and Darren initiated a fundraiser to expand their footprint in rescue, Albert’s story inspired many to help.
The dream was to convert a two-car garage into a retreat for dogs needing space and time to decompress and adjust to new lives. It would be called Albert’s Dog Lounge. Unfortunately, shortly after the fundraiser kicked off, Albert passed suddenly. Devastated, Mandy and Darren’s mission became clear: In Albert’s memory, they would do even more to help senior and hospice dogs like the little one who had so greatly enriched their lives. In late 2017, Albert’s Dog Lounge went from being a foster space in a converted garage to a 501c(3) non-profit rescue.
“Because of one little dog’s inspiring spirit, we have been able to accomplish far more than we ever hoped and, in his honor, we will continue to show that old dogs really do make great new friends!”