Senior services

Animals are terrific friends. They energize our walks, enrich our lives, make us laugh and bring us unconditional love and peace of mind. And to top it off, medical studies have shown that pets are literally good for our health!

At the Sacramento SPCA we want to ensure the continued relationship between our local area seniors and their pets so they can maintain their special bond.

Here are just some of the benefits we offer to those age 65 and over:

Free vaccine clinics
Free vaccination clinics for pets owned by seniors are held the first Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in our adoption center.

  • Animals must be spayed or neutered to qualify. Proof is required.
  • Please print and complete our vaccine form and bring it with you to the clinic.

Call (916) 504-2845 for more information.

Adoption fees waived
The adoption fee is waived for seniors over the age of 65 adopting an animal one year or older. A 20% adoption fee discount will be applied for those seniors adopting an animal under one year of age.

Adoption center retail store discounts
Twenty percent off of items in our shelter retail store.

Dog training discounts
We also offer six one-hour dog training classes just for seniors for only $75. Click here to read about our training classes and register for them online.

Private animal behavior consult discounts
Do you have a dog with a behavior issue? Need immediate help? With a private consultation you and your dog will receive one-on-one attention to address your dog’s behavior issue(s) and any training that may be applicable to your particular situation. By appointment only. One and a half hour consult for $75 and one hour consult is $55. Click here for information about our private animal behavior consultations.

Behavior helpline
A free service offering assistance with dog and cat behavior topics. Calls will be reviewed and returned within 48 hours Tuesday through Friday. Click here for information about our Behavior Helpline or call (916) 504-2848.

Love on Loan
Our volunteers bring their own certified pets to senior and special care facilities to visit with residents. For more information call (916) 504-2845.

Free estate planning seminar/Pet Guardian program
These seminars, offered quarterly, will review wills, trusts, probate and tax laws and will also include information about how to care for your pet in the event you are no longer here. Call our Development Office at 916-504-2805 for more information.

Additional low-cost senior clinic resources
A list of helpful resources and low-cost senior clinics compiled by the Sacramento SPCA can be found by clicking here.