Seniors for Seniors®

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Seniors for Seniors®2023-05-15T10:43:08-04:00

Our fondest memories and funniest stories often feature the family pet.  Regardless of our age, pets bring us joy, love, and companionship.  They inspire us each and every day, they positively impact our health and can change how we see the world.

Our Seniors For Seniors® program can help bring a wonderful pet and companion into your home. Our Adoption Counselors help each adopter find the perfect match. Our team has specially selected wonderful animals exclusively for this program. Then, our Seniors for Seniors program offers qualifying seniors with tremendous benefits to help care for their new best friend.

The Graham Family Foundation generously provides support for the benefits of the Seniors for Seniors Program.

  • Open to all senior adopters 60 years or older
  • Adopted dog must be at least 4-years old
  • Adopted cat must be at least 8-years old
  • $50 adoption fee which is lower than normal fees for adult animals that range from $100-$125 for adult dogs and cats to $325 for small breeds and full breeds.
  • $15 grooming, twice per year for the lifetime of the pet
  • 10% off pet products and pet food at our Pet Supply Store
  • Medical benefits available at our Pet Health Centers*:
    • Waived exam and medical co-pays for the first 15 days after adoption
    • Free annual Core vaccinations (DA2PPL or DA2PP, BORDETELLA, FVRCP, RABIES) – all other vaccinations 10% off – $50-$75 value
    • 2 Free wellness exams per year – $140 value
    • Free annual blood/urine test: CBC, SMA, THYROID PROFILE, UA – All other diagnostics will be performed at 10% off – $350 value
    • 10% off all preventatives and everything not covered in the program
    • If a pet is adopted with dental disease and we did not perform a dental procedure prior to adoption, we will provide a free dental procedure during the first year of adoption.
    • Pet owners are responsible for any medication the pet is prescribed, but will receive a 10% discount.

*All medical benefits listed above apply to services received at the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center and Don and Karen LaRocca Wellness Center.

The Graham Family Foundation graciously supports our Seniors for Seniors program, helping seniors with limited incomes experience the joy of a pet.

To qualify for this program, an adopter must be 60 or older, and adopt an adult animal from North Shore Animal League America.  The number of adopters assisted by the fund is limited, and participants will be chosen on a first-come-first-served basis, provided they meet the required guidelines for eligibility. Please Contact Us to see if you qualify for this wonderful program.

Thanks to a grant from the Graham Family Foundation, the Olga Graham Fund may also be used on a more limited basis by seniors that want to receive the following benefits:

  • Discount flea and tick preventatives
    • A maximum of $500 per animal for any procedure or diagnostic test which does not fall under the guidelines for a wellness exam (CBC/SMA, T4/FT4, UA).

Contact Seniors for Seniors Services

To register or learn more about the Seniors for Seniors Program, to apply for the Olga Graham Fund, or if you are a member of the program with a question, please:

  • Call us at 516-883-7900 and ask to speak with a Senior for Seniors counselor
  • Email us at [email protected]
  • Visit us at our Port Washington Shelter at 16 Lewyt Street, Port Washington, NY 11050