We are a voluntary community organization. We are committed to helping keep older pet owners and their beloved pets together, in the interests of older pet owners and their pets. Our priorities are: encouraging aged care organisations to allow pet owners moving into various forms of aged accommodation to continue living with their pets, where appropriate; and in-home support for frail-aged, low income pet owners living at home during periods of medical difficulty. We focus on practical initiatives and on the welfare needs of both older pet owners and their pets.
To see and hear about the benefits of living with their pets for residents in residential aged care facilities and retirement villages click here
To see and hear about a successful in-home pet support program for older Australians click here
To find pet-friendly retirement villages and residential care options click here
To find out how to ask for pet support in an aged care package or through in-home community services click here
To view an ABC News item about Pets and Aged Care click on the video above
Aged care operators are recognising the benefits of pets, with some allowing owners to take their pets with them. There will be rules and some pets are not appropriate in some circumstances. If you have more than one pet, you could ask if you can bring more than one. You may also want to ask whether you may get another pet if your current pet passes away.