Senior Paw Project

Through local rescue support, outreach, super adoption events and an expanding foster network, the Sanctuary is working to make a difference for animals and the people who care for them.

Every year, over 7 million animals enter shelters across the country. For senior pets, their residence in a caged environment remains four times longer than their younger counterparts. The Senior Paw Project works to keep these special animals out of the shelter and in the loving homes they deserve. Honoring the bond between caregivers and their pets, the Senior Paw Project steps in to assist senior pet owners and their animals when that relationship is in jeopardy by providing:

  • Emergency foster placement for animals at risk of surrender due to caregiver illness, hospitalization or relocation
  • Medical support including veterinary care, medicine and transportation assistance
  • Pet food
  • Recruitment of active senior citizens to “make an old friend” by fostering senior animals
View Our Senior Paw Brochure

To be considered for services  or to learn more, contact us at:  or 866-620-8640

To become a foster, please complete our online volunteer registration form  and we will contact you. Click Here




For upcoming informational sessions on the Senior Paw Project please visit our events calendar.

Veterinary support generously provided by Valley Veterinary Hospital.

Senior Paw Project supported by:

The sanctuary is able to provide the following food pantries, housing authorities and social services with much needed pet food: Bethel Community Food PantryFAITH Food Pantry of NewtownJericho Partnership in DanburyNew Milford Social ServicesGreenwich Housing AuthorityNunnawalk MeadowsNewtown Social Services via the Senior Center, & Danbury Housing Authority. 

Support the Senior Paw Project:

First time Chewy customers that use our link, the sanctuary will receive $15.
Share this link with friends and family that purchase pet food and toys.  Shop Chewy

While on Chewy, visit our wishlist and purchase an item for the Sanctuary Senior Paw Program.  Wishlist

Use Amazon then visit our wishlist here.  Use Amazon Smile and designate the sanctuary for a double gift to the sanctuary.  Learn More about Amazon Smile.