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Last Updated:
9/27/2021 9:23 AM


 
   Seniors for Seniors
The program helps to place dogs who are 8 year of age and older
with senior citizens who are 70 years or older.
The adoption fee is lowered  for approved senior citizens adopting a senior dog.

There are many benefits to adopting a older dog;

Spending time with a dog lowers stress levels & encourages exercise

Dogs  provide friendship and encourages social interaction

A dog will help to reduce depression

Senior dogs are often gentle and calmer companions and are usually already trained

 Having a dog in the home helps to improve mental health

Dog owners have also been found to be sick less often

Most senior dogs prefer a calmer environment which a senior citizen can offer them.