MUTTVILLE SENIOR DOG RESCUE - SENIORS FOR SENIORS PROGRAM
San Francisco, California, USA.
“…and she started to pioneer a rescue effort that really unequalled in the United States that has demonstrated to everybody that the old and uglies should not, do not deserve to die. They deserve another chance, they deserve a loving home and she’s there for them.”
-Rich Avanzino, Former President San Francisco SPCA. source: video from Muttville Senior Dog Rescue ‘From old and abandoned to cherished and loved.’
“If you can’t adopt a dog, you can catch some snuggle time at the Cuddle Club Muttville holds at our headquarters. Seniors can spend an afternoon socializing with each other and cuddling with the mutts!”
Seniors fill out a pet adoption application and receive a free welcome kit which includes a dog harness, collar, leash, dog food bowl, dog bed and a start-up supply of pet food and medication.
The Seniors for Seniors Program can also provides older adults with home modifications such as a dog gate and stairs.
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue lists the following as benefits for seniors who adopt pets:
- Increased physical activity.
- Increased socialization and engagement.
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Fewer trips to the doctor and therefore, decreased medical costs.
- Less depression and a happier state of being.
- Greater sense of physical security.
- Love, affection and companionship.
Seniors who are unable or do not wish to adopt a pet can visit the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue facility in-person to hold and play with senior dogs through the Cuddle Club. The Cuddle Club is also available for organizations wishing to hold their own senior dog cuddle event.
Anyone looking for ways to help the elderly can do so by becoming a Mutt Guardian and donating to the organization.
MORE PETS AND SENIORS PROGRAMS:
Pets for Elderly
Terminally Ill and Their Pets
Service Dogs for Elderly
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