Businesses who cater to pets with supplies or services may provide donations to the LGOA, which in turn, will be given to a senior. Supplies may include, but are not limited to: pet food; crates; pet beds; harnesses or collars; leashes; treats; and pet toys. Services include, but are not limited to: yearly vaccinations; spaying and neutering; grooming; and emergency pet care.
Businesses who do not provide pet services are more than welcome to support the Senior Pet Program through donations or contributions.
Support a Senior’s Pet
The supporter will be provided with the name of a pet. When a need arises for him or her, you will be contacted to assist the pet.
Donate in honor or memory of your beloved pet.
Tell us how you would like to support the program.
The Senior Pet Program is being piloted in the Central Midlands and Appalachia regions. Once best practices are achieved, the program will expand statewide.
Individuals who receive Home-Delivered Meals are being surveyed to determine what their pet's needs are in each region. Once the need is determined, staff from the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging will work with current partners, in addition to building new relationships to provide pet food and other much-needed pet services.
When the senior receives his or her Home-Delivered Meal, he or she will also receive food for the pet. This will ensure that no senior will have to choose if he or she eats or if his or her pet will eat, as both will receive a nutritious meal.
For additional information about the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging Senior Pet Program initiative, please contact Jennifer Van Cleave by e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (803-734-9933).