Wags & Whiskers Senior Pet Program
Pilot Program Oct 2021 – June 2022
The purpose of the ‘Wags and Whiskers’ program is to provide low-income seniors with basic pet food and supplies. To participate in this program, seniors are required to complete a simple application. This program is for current pet owners and seniors wishing to adopt. Pet and food supplies are limited to dogs and cats. Pet and food supplies offered through this program are prioritized on a three-tiered system for qualifying seniors.
No cash will be distributed to clients as a part of the pet program. Seniors must be current nutrition program clients to qualify, regardless of senior status.
Mental & Physical Health Benefits of Pet Ownership:
- Leads to a more active lifestyle
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
- Slows the process of Dementia
- Reduces depression
- Provides company and security
Tier 1 (Regularly): Dry pet food, wet food (w/ veterinarian’s note), cat litter
Tier 2 (As Needed): Flea & tick solution, OTC vitamins, pet shampoo
Tier 3 (One-Time): Leashes, litter boxes, puppy pads, brushes, carriers, basic nail trimmers, scratching pads, crates
Sign-up for the Pet Program
Please return to:
229 New York Ranch Rd.
Jackson, CA 95642
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