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Aging Pets & Other Challenges


What if you start having problems caring for a pet due to your own illness or changes in your mobility? What if your landlord threatens to evict you because of your pet’s aging issues? What if you move to a retirement community or assisted care facility that isn’t pet-friendly? Many people find it hard to pay for pet supplies on a retiree budget or Social Security. Plus, vet care costs increase as our animal companions mature, too. Indeed, aging with pets can bring all sorts of surprises.


Scroll down for some of our favorite resources.

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"Creating plans before they are needed helps ensure our beloved four-leggeds can thrive in the case of our absence, and we can survive the absense of them."

SARAH BOWEN, animal chaplain & author of Sacred Sendoffs


Paws 4 A Cure

Provides financial assistance throughout the United States to those who cannot afford veterinary care for dogs and cats with all illnesses and injuries.

Bright Haven

Hospice and holistic education offering a variety of caregiver resources.

Pet Friendly Senior Living

Find housing for seniors where they can live with their animal companions.

Pet Friendly Travel

Information on pet and animal evacuation in a disaster, pet friendly hurricane shelters, pet friendly hotels/motels, and disaster preparedness with pets.

Greater Good

 Distributes food, essential supplies, clothing, housewares, toys, and more to pets and people in need across the world through its network of ambassadors.

Pets of the Homeless

Nationwide resources and help to homeless pet guardians for food and free vet care.

Dogs Matter (addiction)

Provides free, temporary fostercare placement (specifically for dogs) for people seeking inpatient treatment for addiction.


Strives to raise awareness in order to reduce stigma, isolation and loneliness. Offer a Portrait Day providing photography sessions and images for those residing long term care (LTC) or in adult care programs.

Red Rover (DV & IPV)

Helps domestic violence survivors and animals find safety and stay together.

Native American Humane

Helps empower Native communities to become healthier, happier, and safer by providing information, support, and resources for animal care programs in Indian Country.

Find a Pet Chaplain

Schedule a 1-on-1 with Sarah

Are you reeling from a recent loss? Or anxious about an animal's critical illness?  

Grief over animal loss is natural, normal, often painful, and frequently not supported by society. Yet, animal loss causes disruptions to individuals, families, workplaces, and communities, and so it needs to be addressed for the well-being of ourselves and those around us. Luckily, mindful, meditative, and spiritual practices can help bring healing.


Let's talk. 

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