Santa Paws

Santa Paws

Bringing the Holidays to Seniors and Their Pets

Santa Paws Adoptions

What is Santa Paws? The Santa Paws program began at Hospets in 2015. The seniors involved in the program are registered for the program by social workers, activity directors, veterinarians, friends, etc. Hospets provide a wish list for each senior and their pet.

How does the program work? Information about a senior we are sponsoring will be posted at Santa Paws Adoptees 2021 on SignUpGenius. Information will include the name, age, town, and needs for the senior and their pet. The estimated cost for gifts is $30-$100+. You may want to share your adoption(s) with co-workers, friends, or family members. Teaming up with others is a great way to lessen your individual financial burden.

Where do I sign up? The online registration is powered by SignUpGenius and is a quick and easy way to select a person to sponsor. Simply go to our sign-up page, find the person you’d like to sponsor, and select Sign Up! You will need to use a valid email address when signing up, which will allow you to make changes to any of your sign-ups and receive an email reminder before the gifts are due. If you want to participate, but prefer to remain anonymous, please contact

I’ve purchased my gifts, now what? You may opt to deliver gifts in person or have the gifts shipped to the recipient. We do ask that you let Hospets know when gifts have been shipped or delivered so we can be certain no one has fallen through the cracks. If you are able to get pictures, please share them with us! Some people like to continue helping their senior throughout the year and that is perfectly fine. We do recommend you not share your phone number and be sure to set limits. Do not give cash!

Santa Paws Assistance Requests

Do you know of a senior citizen with pets?  Are they struggling to make ends meet and they could use a little help this holiday season?

Please submit a Santa Paws assistance request for your senior citizen in need of a little holiday cheer. We will also assist low income seniors, age 60+, without pets.

Hospets will match them with a person/or family interested in “adopting” a senior for the holiday. With your help we can send the senior a gift box of goodies to help them and their pets. Please tell us a little about the senior, their pets and their situation. All we ask is that you try and send us a picture of the senior with their Santa Paws gifts. We do need to know specific items, sizes, colors etc. Please no generic requests for gift cards.

Seniors must be 60 years of age or older and live in Ohio. There is absolutely no cost to you or the senior.

If you are interested in adopting a senior for the holidays, please visit our Facebook page for more information or email

Santa Paws Assistance Request

Note: Santa Paws submissions for 2021 are now closed. If you are a social worker, nurse, service coordinator, etc., and have late entries, please email

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Help us bring holiday cheer to seniors and their pets. Look for detail in November on our Facebook page.

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