Senior Services


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

To better serve you and all of our SSPCA customers we are expanding our no-cost vaccination service availability. Starting January 2, 2018, free core vaccinations for pets owned by seniors (65 yrs +) will be available at all of our regularly scheduled vaccine clinic.  

  • Animals must be spayed or neutered to qualify. Proof is required.
  • Government issued ID.
  • Please print and complete our senior vaccination form and bring it with you to the clinic.
  • There is a four pet maximum per household for each clinic.

Call (916) 504-2847 for more information.

Adoption fees waived

The adoption fee is waived for seniors over the age of 65 adopting an animal five years or older. A 20% adoption fee discount will be applied for seniors adopting an animal under 5 years of age, with the exception of puppies.  (Puppies under 7 months of age do not qualify for a discount.)

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.

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.

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. 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) 504-2847.

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.