Top Dog Sanctuary (Bentley’s Place)


Because every dog deserves a great life

Top Dog Foundation will create a facility—not a shelter but a high quality home— for approximately 100-120 senior dogs who have lost all other options. This extraordinary sanctuary is designed to breathe new quality and love into the lives of senior dogs whose health may require a level of care that allows them to flourish in a sanctuary more than a private home.

Some dogs come to us when owners pass away or move to assisted living. Others arrive from shelters and rescue groups, and still others are found alone, fending for themselves as strays. Through our foster and adoption program, we attempt to find a senior person or family who would enjoy the companionship of a senior dog. Other senior dogs, whose health issues are such that they need more care and cannot find an adopter, will live out their lives in the sanctuary, a one of a kind senior living facility inspired by a small, rescued Sheltie whose life became a testament to love (see Bentley’s Legacy).

Well-socialized dogs will room together in large suites with 5 or 6 friends who enjoy each other’s company. They will have plush beds and doors leading to private patios. Group activities will keep them engaged, including walking trails and an indoor park for bad weather. Weekly checkups and appropriate therapies will ensure they are healthy and happy.

Accommodations will include:

  • 10,000-15,000 sq. ft. building
  • Private / Group suites for 100-120 dogs
  • Veterinary clinic and convalescent care
  • Hydrotherapy/ultrasound therapy
  • 20,000 square foot outdoor park
  • Indoor park
  • Training center
  • Crematory

More Details

  • Top Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded completely through private donation and corporate sponsorship.
  • Construction will be funded with donations of cash, goods & services, labor, and private and corporate sponsorship.
  • Through our Dogs & Angels Program, we offer an estate planning option for those who wish to plan for the care of their dogs, ensuring a spot in the sanctuary, should they pre-decease them.
  • Ongoing funding will be supported by revenues from the medical clinic, hydrotherapy and training centers, and the crematory.

Medical Clinic

The medical clinic will support the residents of Top Dog Foundation plus dogs from community residents. It ideally will provide internship opportunities for veterinary schools.


A full-size indoor pool, an underwater treadmill, and ultrasound therapy services will be open to the residents and outside clients, and will provide educational partnership opportunities for veterinary schools.


A full training center will provide services to the general public including private and group classes and AKC-level competition trials.


Compassionate, private cremation services will be offered to the general public and support veterinary clinics / pet hospitals.

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