The PALS Fund

Support the PALS Fund Today!

The PALS Fund, formerly the Pet Assistance Fund, helps low-income seniors with veterinary bills for their beloved animal friends. From routine preventative care to emergency procedures, the fund provides much-needed support for seniors who simply cannot afford the rising cost of vet care. Last year, with the financial support of our anonymous donor Charlie and 109 community members, we were able to assist 140 seniors with 179 pets. This year, we plan to do even more!

About six years ago Charlie learned about an urgent yet hidden need in our senior community: Many low-income seniors cannot afford to pay for routine veterinary care, much less a pet emergency. They often put the needs of their pets ahead of their own, risking their own health and wellbeing. (Click here to learn more about the history of the fund or to find out how to apply for support.)

The PALS Fund stands for Pet Assistance for Low-income Seniors, which is exactly what the program is all about. And of course, PALS also evokes friendship and the bonds of companionship. We all know how important it is to have a pal, especially for folks who live alone.

Giving to the PALS Fund

You are welcome to contribute to the Fund through our online donation portal or by mailing a check to:
Senior Services for South Sound
222 Columbia Street NW,
Olympia, WA 98501

Please note in the check memo that funds are to be directed to the PALS Fund.

Do you need help paying for pet care?

To be eligible for pet assistance you must be age 60 or over and meet the program's guidelines to qualify as low income. Visit our PALS Pet Assistance Fund resources page for more information about receiving benefits. We want to help. Please note funds are limited and will be awarded while funding lasts.


If you have any additional questions about ways to give please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Development Director at 360.586.6181 ext. 110 or via email at Thank you for your support in addressing this important issue.


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