Old Friends Fund

Old Friends Adoption Program offers a matchmaking

service that is both life-saving and life-enhancing!

 

Qualified seniors 65+ years who go through our adoption process and get approved may adopt one of our designated senior dogs or cats (7+ years of age) at a reduced rate. Approved adopters will receive a 50% price reduction of the adoption fee: $160.50 for dogs and $65 for cats.* Adopters often overlook the wonderful senior animals available in shelters. In many cases, a mature dog or cat is a much better fit for a retiree or senior’s relaxed lifestyle over their younger counterpart. Senior companion animals are typically calm, quiet and well-behaved. They are often housetrained and obedience trained. Less demanding in their needs for exercise and attention, many senior dogs and cats want little more than a soft lap or couch to snuggle on. A senior companion animal can be the ideal match for a senior citizen – they offer unconditional love and go with the flow.

 

Studies show that companion animals contribute to the well-being and quality of life of senior citizens. Benefits include:

 

  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol level

  • Reduced cardiovascular disease

  • Reduced feelings of stress

  • Increased sense of responsibility and alertness

  • Reduced sense of lonelinessImproved overall health means fewer doctor appointments

  • Increased incentives for activity and socialization

  • Increased fun!

 

 

*The balance of the adoption fee will be drawn from the Old Friends fund.