Houston SPCA is excited about the ongoing partnership with the Pets for the Elderly Foundation. In 2021, Houston SPCA found homes for 111 cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens with senior citizens through this program, with plans to surpass that number in 2022.
The Foundation’s mission is to provide companionship to senior individuals through pet ownership while saving the lives of companion animals in shelters. The Foundation pays fees to participating animal shelters throughout the United States for senior citizens (age 60 and over) who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter – including pre-adoption veterinary exams and spay/neuter if part of the adoption fee. At Houston SPCA, they fund a portion of the adoption fees up to $50 per pet!
If you are interested in adopting a pet through this program, please find that perfect furry family member at our Adoption Center and mention Pets for the Elderly when sitting with your Adoption Counselor.
To learn more, please visit petsfortheelderly.org.
Over 100 Pets Connected with Seniors in 2021 with Pets for the Elderly Grant
Claire and Mike Vackar adopted Axel, formerly known as Teddy, in February 2022.
“He has added so much joy to our lives, especially in a time of grief and sorrow, as I lost two family members in 2021,” Claire said.
Axel is still a puppy at just nine months of age and is full of shenanigans that bring lots of laughter to his new family. He is affectionate and loves going for walks. As is the case with most tri-paws, he has adjusted to life on three legs quickly!
Ready to adopt? View our available pets here!