seniors for seniors


“It is generally acknowledged that a senior person who lives alone will benefit medically and emotionally if they have a pet living with them to keep them company.​”

Donations to AWS Seniors For Seniors are tax deductible.

You can donate any
amount that you like!

Every donation helps make this program possible!


The Animal Welfare Society maintains a special, distinct and separate funding account which allows us to waive 100% of the adoption fee for any Senior Citizen (age 60 and over) wishing to adopt a Senior Cat (8 years and over) or a Senior Dog (8 years and over). This program is made possible by the donations of individuals, families and businesses who contribute to AWS SENIORS FOR SENIORS.

Donations to this special program can be in any amount. The regular AWS Adoption Fee for Senior Cats is $50, and for Senior Dogs $150. All donations to this fund are used solely for the purpose of assisting an older person adopt a senior pet at no cost by drawing on funds from this account.

If you are an individual, family or organization that would like to contribute to the AWS Senior Companion Fund, contact Animal Welfare directly, stop by the Shelter, download our Senior for Senior Donation Form and mail it with your check or money order, or use the “Donate” button (above). 

Please contact AWS directly if you are a senior interested in taking advantage of this program, or if you have any questions regarding it.