Young at Heart believes that Love Has No Age Limit™, and just because a dog or cat has some more complex medical issues, doesn't mean that they can't enjoy the twilight of their lives. Young at Heart's Sanctuary Program allows senior pets with end-of-life medical issues to enjoy the love of a family at the end of their life, while Young at Heart pays for all the medical expenses for the Sanctuary Pet. These dogs and cats receive all the medical support, love, and attention they need to enjoy the rest of their lives, cared for by their Sanctuary Homes, and financially supported by Young At Heart.
The dogs and cats in our sanctuary program have been rescued from pounds and shelters with the intention of being adopted to loving families, but after a thorough veterinary exam have been found to be in need of hospice care instead. Our Sanctuary Pets are not available for adoption. If you live in the Chicago area and are interested in providing hospice care as a Sanctuary Home for a senior pet, please fill out a foster home application.
Sanctuary Pets may be sponsored by making a donation and then dedicating the donation to the Sanctuary Pet of your choice. Your donation helps us provide a lifetime of care for one of these special dogs or cats.
Sanctuary Pets are permanent residents of Young at Heart and are NOT available for adoption.
*A memorial section to remember all of our sanctuary pets through the years is coming soon.*