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.

Download the Seniors for Seniors brochure (PDF) for more information.

Your Donations Help the Seniors for Seniors Program

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