When an older person’s beloved pet is their only family, and sole source of affection and comfort,
keeping them together is so important.
 
 

Pets and Elders Together: eliciting the compassion of volunteer “Pet Pros” who aid 100+ low-income, frail, pet-owning clients with animal-upkeep and hygiene, dog-walking, cat litter clean-up, light grooming, pet-play, as well as visits from friendly dogs to provide companionship to the isolated and homebound. During the holidays, volunteers deliver a signature Holiday Pet Stocking filled with goodies that clients may not be able to afford. The agency has a Veterinary Assistance Program which helps to cover expenses of emergency vet care, a Pet Fund for emergency supplies (e.g. pet food), while a Companion Animal Advocate identifies emergency contacts (family, friends, neighbors) who can care for pets in the event that the client is in distress.

For more information, please contact: Robin Strashun, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator