Elder Pet Care

A nonprofit organization

501(c)(3) Non-profit organization for affordable pet care for seniors in Northern Colorado. Studies show that pet ownership is positively therapeutic. Through unconditional companionship, pets can improve emotional and physical health by lowering blood pressure and decreasing anxiety.


Elder Pet Care provides a much needed service in our community. Many seniors are living alone or are unable to get out and their pets provide companionship."

- Linda Ellis, Retired & Sr. Volunteer Program of Larimer County

"Your Elder Pet Care is wonderful! I have been trying to save up to get a minimal care, though it's very difficult on my limited income… I am so grateful and my pets are too!"

- Eileen Skibo, Client of Elder Pet Care


Elder Pet Care is a non profit veterinary service that provides low cost care for the pets of senior citizens, who otherwise could not afford to do so. Pets fulfill the basic human need for touch and can help ease loneliness, reduce depression and stress, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and encourage exercise. Pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets. Supported through grants and donations, Elder Pet Care provides loving, quality veterinary care to each and every animal and initiates a more impactful bond between senior citizens and their pets encouraging them to find meaning and joy in life.

Background Statement

Graduating at the top of her class from CSU Veterinary School in 1984, Dr. Tracy Thomas went on to successfully serve clients with small animals in the Fort Collins area for 25 years. By 1994, she was no longer able to ignore the alarming need for affordable pet care to our seniors. So with a sincere, compassionate heart and a lot of sweat and tears, Elder Pet Care was established by Dr. Thomas right here in Fort Collins.

Today, Dr. Thomas, along with an excellent staff of professionals and volunteers, continues to tirelessly and faithfully serve our seniors day in and day out. Elder Pet Care is making a difference, by providing convenient, affordable, top quality veterinary services to the elderly of Northern Colorado.

Organization Data


Organization name

Elder Pet Care

Year Established


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Organization Size

Small Organization


210 N. US Hwy 287
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Service areas

Larimer County, CO, US