Free Pet Adoptions for
Another great idea for helping place dogs in good homes.
Improves seniorís lives. Saves animalsí lives. Cost reductions.
Positive publicity for group who organizes and for all companies
who donate to help with the success.
More and more humane organizations are proud to sponsor a
program that encourages senior citizens to adopt senior pets.
Seniors for Seniors enables people 65 years and older to adopt a
dog or cat that is 8 years or older from their local Humane
Society for free.
Play With Rover Each Day and Keep the Blues
Quiet and tired, the seventy-year-old woman watched children
playing outside her window. But when her 7-year-old shepherd mix
put his head in her lap, she smiled and told him bring her his
ball. It has long been known that animals soothe the elderly.
They may also promote health, psychological well being and
social interaction. Although many of the health benefits people
get from their pets can be attributed to the power of touch, the
practical benefit of taking a dog for a walk encourages owners
to get up and exercise.
According to a 1996 study by the American Veterinary Medical
Association, only 10% of older singles owned cats and 20% owned
dogs. Among retired couples, 16% owned cats and 20% owned dogs.
One reason for these low numbers is that seniors generally have
less discretionary income than other groups. Mindful of these
facts and studies, the growing number of local humane
organizations are taking another step to reduce euthanasia and
increase the adoptions of older animals through our Seniors for
Seniors program. Like all dogs and cats, each animal will
receive an initial health check, vaccinations and will be spayed
You are welcome to visit the animals anytime. Maybe youíll find
your best friend.
Please read Before You Adopt for our adoption hours and
policies, and come into our shelter to see the Senior pets we