The Porter County Animal Shelter Seniors For Seniors adoption program was developed to help senior humans rediscover the joys of having a dog or cat in their lives, and the program places senior cats and dogs (typically over 7 years of age) with senior citizens who are 55 years of age or older.
Our knowledgeable staff will help you select a companion who fits into your lifestyle and housing situation and our adoption fee will be WAIVED, subject to an approved adoption application.
Research tells us that companion animals, such as cats and dogs, can help improve our physical and mental health. By adopting and spending time with an animal friend, you can experience the benefits of lowered stress levels and blood pressure. Cats and dogs provide friendship for lonely individuals, and open opportunities for interacting with others which an older person may miss if the family is far away. The company of a beloved pet has proven to reduce depression.
The quiet and doting home of a senior citizen is the perfect match for an older animal looking for a new home. Senior animals are often gentler, calmer companionship and often are already trained.
For more information about our Seniors For Seniors adoption program, please call us at (219) 465-3550 or stop by the Shelter during regular business hours.
CLICK HERE for more information about adopting a CAT.
CLICK HERE for more information about adopting a DOG.