We designed PAWS NY services to help our clients overcome the physical and financial limitations they face caring for their animal companions. If you are a senior or someone with an illness or disability, and you are struggling with the day to day care of your pet, then PAWS NY might be able to assist. Please note that because our focus is on physical assistance, we are unable to provide financial assistance.

Housecall Program

This is our core program through which PAWS NY volunteers provide on-site home visits to our clients. Visits generally include dog walking, litter maintenance, medication administration, and provision of food and water. PAWS NY can provide other services to existing clients who are already receiving the aforementioned services.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we are unable to onboard new clients at this time. However, if you are interested in services or would like to refer someone, please contact us. While we cannot begin providing services during this time, we can start the intake process.

Client Eligibility

In order to qualify for services, individuals must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Be in need of on-going Housecall Services as outlined above
  • A New York City resident
  • A senior citizen (60+), or individual suffering from a temporary or permanent disability or illness
  • Have an impaired ability to provide day-to-day care for your pet(s)
  • Have a maximum gross monthly income of no more than $1,850
  • Limit of 4 pets per household

*Please note that PAWS NY focuses on in-home care for clients who are living at home and are in need of ongoing assistance.

We Do Not Provide

  • Assistance when individuals are hospitalized if they are not existing Housecall clients
  • Adoption/Placement services
  • Spay/Neuter services
  • Temporary boarding for pets not in our Housecall Program (foster only provided in cases where an on-going client is facing a medical emergency
  • Veterinary care for pets not in our Housecall Program

Becoming a Client

If you are interested in becoming a client, or if you would like to refer someone to our Housecall Program, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at (212) 203-4760, Ext. 302.


Volunteer Dog Walking PAWS NY