Elderly, Disabled or Ill Pet Owners
- Arizona Humane Society - Project Assist (Phoenix, AZ)
Foster care for the pets of individuals who are hospitalized or in an emergency situation.
- Blessed Bonds (Chicago, IL)
Offers temporary assistance to persons who want to keep their animal companions but are having difficulties that interfere with their ability to meet their pets' daily needs. One of the top ten reasons people give up their pets to animal shelters is because of personal problems/medical crisis. Help will include any or all of the following: Problem-solving counseling and education; In-home assistance including help with walking dogs, basic animal care, love and attention, transportation to vet appointments, and other pet-related errands; Temporary foster homes.
- Carver County Mental Health's Short Term Fostering Program (Carver County, MN)
Carver County Mental Health is collaborating with the Carver-Scott County Sheriff's Office to provide short term animal fostering for clients that are hospitalized for mental health reasons. This is a voluntary program and is utilized when there is no family or friends that are willing or able to care for the client’s pets. We are looking for volunteers to provide short term animal fostering (2 weeks).
- Humane Society at Lollypop Farm - Senior Citizen Pet Assistance Program (Fairport, NY)
Provides financial assistance to seniors on fixed incomes who wish to continue living at home with a pet who is often their sole companion. A Pet Food Bank is maintained and can provide food on an emergency basis. For more information about this program, contact Craig Walker at 223-1330 x251.
- Humane Society of Central Arizona - Humanitarian Hold Program
Provides short-term care for companion animals of at risk individuals/families, elderly, disabled, and children who must leave their home temporarily due to hospitalizations, rehabilitation, domestic violence, homelessness or other life altering circumstances.
- Pet Guardians (Lancaster County, PA)
A small group of volunteers devoted to assisting older adults who can no longer care for their pets due to illness or decline in physical health. In some cases, volunteers may take the pets to visit with their owners while they are in the hospital. Foster families provide temporary shelter until permanent placement.
- PetPALS of Southern New Jersey, Inc. (Bellmawr, NJ)
PetPALS recognizes the importance of pets in the lives of many individuals, especially those faced with a serious illness. We strive to ensure animal companionship for as long as practically possible. Services offered to clients include home petcare and exercise, provision of pet supplies and food, free or subsidized veterinary care, short-term foster care, and permanent adoption. We further seek to educate the public about the benefits of animal companionship and responsible pet guardianship.
- Pet Support Services (Lansing, MI)
Helps senior citizens and people with special needs to keep and care for their companion and service animals.
- Pets Are Wonderful Support (San Francisco, CA)
PAWS believes that the healing impact of the human-animal bond is one of the best supports available for medically vulnerable individuals, and mounting evidence indicates that this bond can yield valuable health outcomes. We are now serving over 1,000 companion animals of 800 clients who depend on us to provide pet food, vet care, dog walking, transportation, foster care, grooming, education and case management.
- Pets Are Wonderful Support - other areas
These organizations are not affiliated with each other or with PAWS San Francisco. Each agency establishes its own mission, client base, and services.