Senior Pets for Senior People

Logan's older lost and abandoned animals are rehoused with Logan's residents free of charge in the senior pets for senior people program.

Research has identified benefits to seniors owning pets such as:

  • effectively reducing loneliness,
  • ability to better cope with stressful situations,
  • increasing social and verbal interactions, and
  • mobilising our seniors residents by increasing their physical activity by taking their dog for a walk.

All cats and dogs in this program are of mature age and more settled in their nature and checked by Council's veterinarian. They receive a behavioural and orthopaedic assessment to ensure suitability. All other health and temperament checks are performed in line with Council's current practice.

Residents who hold a federal or state government seniors card are eligble for the program and are provided with free lifetime registration.

If you would like to provide a loving home for a mature aged cat or dog, complete the Registration of Interest - Senior Pets for Senior People form (PDF 139 KB).

As cats and dogs become available for rehousing registration of interest applicants are checked and contacted if a match is found. Otherwise, the pets are advertised on FM101 free to holders of a seniors card. All applicants then have a pre-adoption interview to ensure compatibility.