“Old age means realizing
 you will never own
 all the dogs you wanted to.”

 - Joe Gores


Dog Care Support for Seniors

Our goal is to enable older adults, living at home and with challenges affecting dog care, to continue to benefit from their relationship with their canine companions. With the help of our volunteers, ElderDog provides a range of assistance and supports, including:

  • Assistance with obtaining food and feeding
  • Assistance with animal hygiene
  • Minor grooming such as nail clipping or help with brushing
  • Transportation to and from vet or groomer
  • Temporary care during hospitalization

Volunteers visit with seniors and their canine companions for several purposes such as:

  • assisting seniors with exercising their dogs;
  • delivering or picking up dog food from a grocery or pet store;
  • light tasks associated with animal hygiene;
  • minor grooming such as nail clipping or help with brushing;
  • transportation to and from vet or groomer;
  • temporary care during hospitalization

ElderDog volunteers will visit seniors at home and help with basic dog care activities.

ElderDog volunteers who work with seniors wear approved photo ID and have completed criminal record checks.

There are no fees for our services.

If you or someone you know needs assistance through our Dog Care Support for Seniors Program, please contact us.