To raise money for, create awareness of, and promote fostering/adoption/fundraising for senior dogs and cats through rescues in the Central Virginia area. We envision that no senior dog or cat will be homeless or sheltered and that no senior dog or cat will be euthanized as long as quality of life is maintainable. We value the lives of all companion animals. We respect the caretakers of these animals and operate with understanding and respect in regard to anyone who must re-home an animal. 


September 6, 2019


This week I was able to make some pretty significant steps forward in getting the bus ready to go. I’ve been making curtains, decorating, mounting shelves, cleaning, and thinking about how I will paint the exterior. I, of course, have been thrifting as well, as that i...

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Sally Byrd has been a long-time supporter and caretaker of senior dogs, starting with Penny, a Treeing Walker Coonhound seen here with Sally back in 2004. Since then, many dogs have been lucky to call Sally "Mom". These days, the pack includes Charlie the miniature poodle, Happy, the teacup poodle, Stanley the chihuahua, and Frances the beagle. The Olde Timers Thrift Bus came about to combine Sally's love of old dogs with her love of old things. 



Chris is Sally's long-suffering husband and constant support to her cockamamie plans. He is semi-retired as a technical trainer, so while not traveling the country teaching software, he helps  Sally with the Olde Timers Thrift Bus. Sally and Chris are also real estate investors in Richmond and have several rental properties in the area. 



Love just ain't enough.

Old dogs and cats need love and support and money! Every penny we can scrounge above our very minimal operating costs goes directly to senior dog rescues in Central Virginia.

You can help by connecting to us on social media and liking and sharing our posts and by visiting us at the bus at events. 

Contact us at for more information.

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