Precious Paws Rescue, Inc. we realize that many senior citizens in our community
enjoy pets, many have been responsible pet owners in the past, many would like
to have a pet around as a companion ... but these individuals simply may not be
able to take that chance of having to pay for an expensive "emergency
care" procedure, preventative medications, etc. while living on a fixed
income, or maybe they are unable to drive to transport a pet to/from veterinary
care appointments for even routine procedures such as vaccines.
We realize that many of these individuals would have their quality of life
improved if they owned a pet and had that constant loving companionship that
comes with caring for and bonding with a pet. To that end, we created the
Seniors for Seniors initiative. Under this program, eligible senior
citizens or homebound individuals are allowed to adopt a pet from Precious Paws
Rescue, Inc. at a reduced adoption fee.
addition to reducing the adoption fee, Precious Paws Rescue, Inc. and our
veterinary care partners have committed to helping those that are eligible under
the Seniors For Seniors program with the continued maintenance of their new
friend. When these individuals adopt a pet, volunteers from Precious Paws
will help with transporting the pet to and from grooming and veterinary
appointments. Further, these individuals will receive the benefit of
continued veterinary care and grooming services at reduced pricing rates,
ensuring their ability to provide the necessary care to maintain their new
friend and keep their pet healthy and happy so that they can enjoy the
"Golden Years" together.
the dog's point of view, it's also an excellent match, in that most senior dogs
(5 years and older) are more quiet, gentle, docile and are typically "lap
dogs" that are quite content to just "be" in the room with
someone, enjoy long naps during the day and get an occasional belly rub.
They are usually housebroken and less energetic than a puppy or younger dog, and
therefore require less "hands on" management to keep them out of
trouble! This program offers homes to dogs that would otherwise stand a
chance of being passed over by most potential adopters for being too quiet, not
active enough to play all day with children, etc. We at Precious Paws
Rescue, Inc. recognize that just because these animals are a little past their
"prime" and ready to enjoy their retirement years doesn't mean they
should be overlooked! Many of these senior animals gave their best years
of love and life to families and children ... only to be discarded at the
shelter or our rescue when the newer "puppy" came to live with the
family .... that's no reward for their invested years of love and service to
their humans! They need a second chance!
program was designed primarily with those in mind who are 55 years of age or
older, retired, "empty-nesters" that need a traveling companion, and
also those that are homebound or disabled, and those on fixed income. Each
application is considered on a case by case basis, references are required, a
home visit is performed, and we consult the potential adopter and their families
regarding which pet is most suited to their environment.
animals available under the Seniors for Seniors program are posted on the
"Adoptable" page and are noted as being eligible for the
program. If you would like information on this program, or know a senior
that you'd like us to consider, please contact us at (704) 509-9861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll be glad to get in touch with you!