The ARL’s Silver Paw Senior Pets program is for senior pets who have lived with a person who has passed away or has been moved to a residential facility and is unable to keep their pet. This foster program would give the pet(s) a cozy home until they're adopted or through the end of their life.
How Silver Paw Senior Pets Works
The ARL will:
- Provide all medical care and costs as needed and approved by the ARL’s veterinary staff.
- Provide one-on-one training and detailed information about the pet’s care, personality, medical needs and any restrictions.
- Along with the foster home will make decisions together if/when the quality of life has diminished for the foster animal and euthanasia may be needed.
- Encourage and support the foster home to be with their foster dog/cat when the foster animal makes their transition.
Foster homes will:
- Care for and love the foster animal, and provide safety, comfort, compassion, dignity and respect.
- Provide supplies needed for foster animal: bed, toys, food, treats, enrichment and grooming as needed for the foster animal. The ARL can provide assistance for these items if needed.
- Communicate regularly with the Silver Paw coordinator to share updates or any concerns or questions in regard to the foster animal’s health or behavior.
- Coordinate any medical appointments with the Silver Paw coordinator and provide transport for the foster animal.
- Make the decision with the ARL veterinary/medical staff on if/when euthanasia is appropriate to end suffering.
- Complete the application process and sign the foster home agreement.
Sponsor a Silver Paw Senior Pet
If you are unable to foster but would like to sponsor a Silver Paw Senior Pet or the program here are some ways you can help:
- Sponsor a foster by helping with medical costs and supplies needed.
- Donate specific items needed for the pets such as special food, medication (ordered by ARL vet), supplements, bed and toys.