Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program

AWA’s Seniors for Seniors program waives adoption fees to match certain seniors pets with adopters ages 60+. It’s all about senior humans rediscovering the joys of having a pet in their lives. 

Pet ownership is proven to reduce depression, loneliness and improve the overall wellbeing of the senior population. The quiet home of a senior is a great match for a gentle, calm senior companion and this programs leads to many perfect pairings.

Seniors for Seniors Eligibility

Both cats and dogs are eligible for the Seniors for Seniors program, as long as they meet the age requirements:

  • Cats ages 6+
  • Small dogs (under 20 lbs) ages 10+
  • Dogs 20+ lbs ages 7+
Adopters must meet the following criteria:
  • Meet AWA adoption guidelines
  • Have proof of age requirement (60+)
  • Reside in Camden County, NJ
To learn more about the program and any animals you are interested in that qualify, please contact our Adoption Center staff:
Senior dog Pop standing outside at Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, NJ.

Current Seniors for Seniors Eligible Pets

The following animals have their adoption fees waived under the Seniors for Seniors program. If you wish to visit with them or adopt, please fill out an adoption application and/ or come in to see them during our Adoption Center hours.

More Adoptable Animals at AWA

Shepherd dog sitting on grass.
Young cat Annie in her home at Animal Welfare Association.
White and black guinea pig held by adoption center staff at Animal Welfare Association.
Flyer with multiple dogs and cats promoting AWA's Subaru Loves Pets Month