Imagine Furever Ranch opens in Shawnee as safe haven for senior dogs — how you can visit, volunteer

Imagine Furever Ranch

Imagine Furever Ranch has opened as a sanctuary and animal rescue operation for senior dogs whose owners may no longer be willing or able to care for them. Above, volunteer Shelee Brim (left) and co-founder Kathryn Lask give some scratches and pets to pooch Zoey.

Older dogs are resting easy on a small ranch in northern Shawnee.

After celebrating a grand opening in late August, Imagine Furever Ranch has already become home to more than half a dozen dogs. In fact, co-founders Kathryn Lask and Todd Mitchell say they are accepting a steady stream of new surrenders and rehomed senior dogs as part of their mission to help pooches age in place.