The Pets for the Elderly Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that pays a portion of the adoption fee, when a senior citizen (persons age 60+) adopts a companion pet from one of our 52 participating shelters in 29 states. Greater Cleveland area participating shelters include the Animal Protective League of Cleveland, Geauga Humane Society/Rescue Village, and the Northeast Ohio SPCA (Parma). For further information or to make a donation, contact Susan Kurowski, Executive Director - 480-625-4679, skurowski@PetsForTheElderly.org.
Who We Are
The most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease - it's loneliness. Pets offer affection, unconditional love, fight loneliness, and can help ease the loss of a loved one.
What We Do
The Pets for the Elderly Foundation helps pay the 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.
In 2010, the Pets for the Elderly Foundation assisted with the adoption of 5,770 companion animals. Currently, 52 shelters in 29 states are participating in the program. Many more would like to participate, if funds were available.
We urgently need your help! Your monetary donation can make a difference. Few causes can have the potential benefits that will result from your contribution. You not only save the life of an animal, you can make a dramatic difference in the life of an elderly person.