Other Outreach Services Provided by ElderPet
ElderPet has volunteers who will provide scheduled pet-related transportation, e.g. to veterinary offices, groomers etc. for those who have no other recourse. This is at no cost to low income individuals and for a fee to others. Arrangements must be made in advance to accommodate volunteer schedules.
Well behaved and vaccinated pets may be groomed by the Thompson School Grooming Shop by appointment for a very reduced fee. Appointments may be made by calling the shop at 603-862-1144 and speaking to Allison Powers. Grooming will be done by grooming students.
More complicated grooming beyond the financial ability of the owner may sometimes be arranged. For this service (e.g. matted cats) contact ElderPet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-767-6856. Matted cats and dogs will only be groomed one time and owners must take the responsibility for brushing or regular grooming to avoid matting in the future.
Short Term In-Home Care:
On occasions where a pet owner has an unexpected hospitalization, ElderPet volunteers may be able to care for pets in their homes until alternate arrangements can be made or the owner returns home. Volunteers may also be able to help owners who are recovering at home. Please contact Elderpet for individual consultations regarding this service.
Consultations About Pet Related Problems
If a social service provider or care worker is concerned about the care of pets of a client, ElderPet will be happy to discuss the situation with you. All consults will remain confidential. An Information Sheet for Care Providers may be found here.
Important Documents of Interest to Pet Owners
Pet Alert Card - This is a pdf document that is best printed on card stock. It contains a wallet card that alerts whoever finds it to the fact that the bearer has a pet at home that needs care and who tom call should something happen to him. The second part is a card to be posted on the refrigerator listing the care and medications that pet needs.
NH Law Concerning Pet Care Trust - A pet owner my leave a trust for care of their pets.
Durable Power Of Attorney for Pet Care - This is a legal document where a pet owner can assure care of pet(s) in case of death.