Seniors 4 Seniors
Everyone understands the benefits pets have on us. They lift our spirits in the darkest times and they love us unconditionally regardless of our flaws and shortcomings. Senior pets and senior humans make a beautiful combination!
The Seniors 4 Seniors adoption program began in May of 2012 with the purpose of placing adoptable pets over six years old with pet lovers over 60 years old. Research shows that pets provide innumerable health, social and other benefits to the elderly. 90% of seniors polled say they are less lonely and much happier since adopting an animal.
As of April 2022, Senior 4 Seniors has found loving homes for 195 senior pets at Prince William County Animal Shelter at a cost of $17,985. $10,275 in adoption fees to Prince William County Animal Shelter, $7,415 in spay and neuter fees & $295.07 in other medical treatments. A total of 143 dogs & 52 cats found their forever homes through this program thanks to our generous donors.
Donate today to give the gift of happiness, health, companionship, and love to a member of the senior community.
With all these positive benefits for both the Senior Pet and Pet Owner, adopting a pet seems like a wonderful way to help improve the lives of our senior citizens.
Here are a few happy Seniors for Senior matches made over the years. You can see from their happy faces what a difference these pets make in their lives!