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In memory of Rosalita Patience, Rosie Fund was established in 2016 to help other dogs like her find their forever family. The mission of Rosie Fund is to provide humans with the resources and education they need to give senior and harder-to-adopt dogs a better life.


Our board members and volunteers use their expertise and talents to identify dogs who are older and/or have other challenges that make them a harder-to-adopt dog. We get to know these dogs — working with them so we can film, photograph and create promotional content to shine a spotlight on often overlooked but lovable dogs. Additionally, some of these dogs benefit from having their adoption fee sponsored by Rosie Fund or by receiving a Rosie Life Starter Kit, which includes a collar, leash, ID tag, food, treats, toy, and additional gift card to purchase other dog necessities at the local shelter’s retail store.

Rosie Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with a Gold GuideStar Seal of Transparency. Donations are tax deductible and 100% of donations go towards supporting our programs of Sponsored Adoption Fees and Rosie Life Starter Kits.


Support Rosie Fund by shopping in our store or buy Rosie Fund and Dog Words shirts at


Featured Dogs

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Vincenzo Diamante found his forever home with us after almost 2 years with KC Pet Project. Vinny was only with us for a short time after a cancer diagnosis. A comet streaking through our lives, we tried to grasp his tail and keep him close but he sped off into the heavens to join his sisters Rosalita Patience and Peaches Delight.

Dog Words educates, entertains and enlightens listeners to all things dog and the amazing work that humans are doing to make a difference in the world.


Visit the Dog Words archive to listen to all our episodes. Please download, rate, and share Dog Words on your favorite podcast services.

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