Seniors & Outreach

We are pleased to offer a variety of outreach programs to seniors in our community.

Meals on Wheels/Pet Food Program
We believe it's important to help seniors keep their pets, especially when pets are often the only constant companion they have! In order to do our part, we've partnered with Meals on Wheels through our Pet Food Program, which helps provide seniors in our community with supplemental pet food. Damaged bags of food donated by Coastal Farm, Target, Costco, Petco, Cools Feed and other local businesses help to support the program.  Donations of quality dog and cat food are welcome at SafeHaven Humane Society and donations are tax deductible. The program is currently serving approximately 60 families in Linn County.

Pet Therapy
It is proven that pet companions can help expand the human life expectancy and improve the mood of individuals. Many seniors who living in nursing homes or retirement communities are unable to have a pet companion so to ensure seniors get regular interactions with pets, SafeHaven Humane Society visits senior communities each month with some of our adoptable animals and/or our alums.

Seniors for Seniors
SafeHaven Humane Society Seniors + Seniors program offers half priced adoption fees to adults over the age of 60 who adopt a cat or dog over the age of 5.

There are so many great things about a senior pet. They’re typically housebroken and well beyond those puppy years of digging, chewing and jumping on visitors. And often they come from nice homes and were given up because they could no longer be cared for. And studies show that pet companionship is also good for senior citizens. Pets can help improve the health of senior citizens including lowering blood pressure and stress reduction.

We hope this new program will help some of our wonderful animals find loving forever homes as well as help seniors in our community who may benefit from having a pet companion! Come see us and ask us for details.

For more information on these programs, please call 541.928.2789 or email