We have compiled some resources for senior dogs and senior people. We hope you find this information helpful.
When Your Pet Outlives You: Protecting Animal Companions After You Die
by Donald Congalton & Charlotte Alexander
All My Children Wear Fur Coats: How to Leave a Legacy for Your Dog
by Peggy R. Hoyt
Iamfine is a daily check-in service to confirm that senior citizens living alone are OK. If you live alone and have pets, this service could save their life or yours. You set a time to be called each day. Iamfine calls you and you press “1” on your phone. You are now checked in for the day.
National Pet Loss Grief Support Hotline
Toll free. 866-266-8635. Monday - Thursday 7-9PM Pacific Time. Saturdays 1-3PM Pacific Time. Messages can be left at other times and will be returned.
BirchBark Pet Loss and Grief Support Group
Pet loss can result in overwhelming feelings of grief, sadness, and loss. The BirchBark Foundation of Santa Cruz offers a safe and comforting place for pet families who are grieving the loss of their pet.
Papillon Center Pet Bereavement Support Program
Losing a treasured animal companion can be as painful as losing a friend or member of the family. The Papillon Center for Loss & Transition of Monterey offers a Pet Bereavement Support Program. Alongside a community of others who are also missing their pet, you will be able to discuss your grief and learn tools to help you manage your experience.
Life-enhancing Products for Senior Animals and Senior People
KittyKaddy™ pet bowls are designed to meet the demands of pet owners with special needs. If you have difficulty bending or stooping down to pick up your dog's or cat's bowl, the KittyKaddy and K-9 Kaddy double diners can enhance your ability to care for your pet.
Originally designed for search-and-rescue organizations, the Web Master lets you assist your dog up and down in a variety of situations, and can also be used during rehabilitation. A generous ergonomic cut allows for a full range of motion, while still providing security.
These bellybands are great for housetraining and excellent for senior dogs who can't "hold it" all day or overnight. These are SO soft and comfortable, not bulky and stiff like most store-bought belly bands. For a 20% discount, enter the coupon code "PEACE" at the end in the shopping cart. (you can get this discount for anything that you buy from their shop).
Use SKID SAFE to make your slippery floors highly slip resistant. Now you can dramatically reduce slip and fall hazards on slick/slippery floors, and the maintenance costs at the same time.
ToeGrips are nonslip nail grips that provide instant traction through dogs’ toenails. Designed for senior and special needs dogs, ToeGrips stop dog slipping on floors and stairs, including hardwood, laminate, and tile.
Caring for Your Senior dog
The Grey Muzzle Organization has put together an infomrative handbook about caring for senior dogs.
ASPCA - Pet Trusts
Frequently asked questions about pet trusts.
Professor Beyer - Estate Planning for Pets
Frequently asked questions about pet trusts.
2nd Chance for Pets
A nationwide organization which provides pet guardians, veterinarians, and members of animal care organizations with comprehensive information and lifetime care solutions to ensure care for companion animals. They provide access to valuable information that will assist you with arranging lifetime care for pets.
Easy Pet Planning
Free articles, resources, mini e-course, comprehensive e-book to start the pet planning process.
Pet Protection Agreement
For $69 a Pet Protection Agreement makes it easy to ensure your current and future pets are cared for by someone you trust. It requires less maintenance than a formal pet trust and it could save your pet's life in a time of confusion.
Senior Cat Rescues
Golden Oldies Cat Rescue
Golden Oldies Cat Rescue is a resource and advocate for older cats in Monterey County. They re-home cats who are at risk of euthanasia in shelters or whose guardians can no longer care for them. They place these cats, who have no other options of a safe place to go, into temporary foster care. Then find them permanent loving homes, enriching the lives of both the cats and their new families.
They promise a lifetime commitment to the cats in their care. They either will be adopted or will live out their lives in a foster homes.
Golden Oldies is led by a board who share a vision of helping older cats in Monterey County live out their remaining years in safe, secure and loving homes. They are all volunteer and 100 percent foster-based.
Senior Dog Rescues
Muttville is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, based in San Francisco, CA dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. On a local level, Muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them new homes or gives them hospice. On a global level, Muttville provides information about caring for older dogs and support for people who do.
Old Dog Haven
OldDog Haven is a small nonprofit group, based in the state of Washington, using a large network of people to provide a loving safe home for abandoned senior dogs. Our goal is to provide a loving, safe home for senior dogs abandoned at this stage of their lives. When we have room, and the means, we take these dogs into our homes; if possible we adopt out those with a reasonable life-expectancy. We care for the rest as long as they have good quality of life. In addition, we try to assist owners in finding new homes for their senior dogs through our website and referrals.
Senior Dog Project
The Senior Dogs Project site presents a broad listing of various agencies that help to rehome senior dogs (over the age of five). You can find a dog to adopt or seek help in placing a dog through these agencies.
Tails of Gray
Tails of Gray is dedicated to saving the lives of innocent senior dogs left homeless for any reason, providing quality medical care and placing them into loving, responsible and permanent homes whenever possible