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Be a PAL to someone who needs one

Monday, January 9, 2023 by Tai Moses

What happens when an older adult can no longer walk their dog or drive their pet to a vet appointment? Many homebound or disabled seniors struggle to care for their beloved furry family members through illness or disability. That’s where PALS – Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors – comes in. PALS volunteers help out by driving their clients’ cats or dogs to vet appointments or to the groomers. Volunteers can pitch in on a monthly, weekly or even daily basis, usually Monday-Friday, with some opportunities available on Saturdays. In some situations, volunteers may help foster a pet for a few days to a few weeks if their guardian has to go into the hospital. The PALS program also accepts donations of pet food and pet supplies or gift cards. Find out more about PALS and see if it’s a good fit for you. Reach out here with any questions.

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