Who we are

Hospets provides volunteer pet care services for referred seniors and hospice patients who need help caring for their pets, lifting much worry and emotional stress from the patient so they can simply enjoy their pets' unconditional love.

How we help

  • Transporting pets to grooming and veterinary appointments
  • Assistance with pet food, pet medications, and basic veterinary services if owners are facing financial difficulties
  • Transporting pets to assisted living facilities for visits (if allowed)
  • Emergency respite care for the pet should the owner need to be hospitalized
  • Pre-planning placement - Assisting owner with finding a new, loving home for their pet
  • Cleaning litter box, walking, general grooming
  • 24/7 Emergency/on call pet caregiver until family can take possession of a pet (contacting Hospets before a crisis is crucial)

How this program works

When the local Hospice, Homecare agency or Senior Services agency have a patient who needs assistance with pets, they will refer the patient to Hospets. Hospets meets with the patient and/or family to determine what the needs are for the pet and pet owner.

In the case of an emergency, Hospice, Senior Services, Emergency Responders are able to contact Hospets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to come and take possession of a pre-registered pet.

Should the patient and/or family need assistance finding a new home for their pet, Hospets obtains a full bio and history of the pet, takes photographs of the pet, makes sure the pet is healthy and any grooming or veterinary needs are met. Hospets begins looking for and screening potential new adopters. Ideally, the pet will remain with the owner as long as possible.





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Latest Project

2013 Union County Seniors with Pets Health Initiative

With the support of Union County Senior Services and the Union County Foundation, Hospets will be providing:

  • Free Rabies vaccinations for senior owned pets
  • Free flea and tick preventative
  • Internal parasite preventative

This program will allow us to not only improve the health and comfort of the pets but also the health of the senior in the home and the nurses, social workers and caregivers who come into the home.

If you are a senior in Union County and you would like to register or you would like to contribute please call Hospets at 614-266-3267 or email Lisa@Hospets.org

You must be a senior living in Union County receiving assistance through Senior Services, Memorial Meals, Hospice or be able to show proof of financial need