Seniors for Seniors

Are you age 65 or older? Improve your overall health and well-being by adopting a senior companion animal (five years or older), free of charge from the Irving Animal Care Campus.*

Research from social and medical sciences confirms that having a companion animal can - and does - improve health and happiness. A pet's companionship can be lifesaving. Find a new friend online and come visit the shelter TODAY!

* Limit one Seniors for Seniors adoption per household.

Why Adopt a Senior Pet?

  • Pets make great companions and help safeguard against depression, loneliness and boredom.
  • Pet owners generally get more exercise and outdoor activity.
  • Senior pets have fully developed personalities and are calmer, making them ideally suited for senior citizens.
  • Pet owners can enjoy more social support. Pets open opportunities for owners to chat about his / her companion.
  • Pets can help enhance an owner's moods and make him / her feel more safe and secure at home.
  • Pet owners tend to make less visits to their doctors than those who are not pet owners.

Your Donations Help the Seniors for Seniors Program

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