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November 12, 2007


This Week's Special Section:
If you currently own a pet or are thinking about getting a pet, don't miss out on many of the programs and services that can help you save money.

SeniorDiscounts Discussions:
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Senior Discounts Section:
This week, we highlight discounts on pet supplies and services.

Challenge Section:
SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know how many dogs are kept as pets in the US?



Tim of Woodstock, GA informs us that BLD's Restaurant, a casual eatery, offers a 10% discount to all guests 60 and older.

Marianne in Seattle, WA lets us know that Shari's Restaurants locations offer a discount to customers 55 and older as well as a senior menu with discounted prices and smaller portions.

Mary from Sacramento, CA tells us that Beverly's Fabric and Crafts offers a 10% discount to customers 55 and older every day.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us and others know about senior discounts,
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Adopting and Owning a Pet

Pets make great companions and research has shown that pets can increase their owners' quality of life. A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society concluded that independently living seniors with pets tend to have better physical health and mental well being than those without pets. Seniors with pets are generally more active, cope better with stress, and have better overall health.

Some of the benefits of owning a pet:
Pets Lower Blood Pressure - A recent study showed that people over 40 who own pets had lower blood pressure than people who did not have pets.
Fewer Trips to the Doctor - A US survey of 1,000 Medicare patients indicated that elderly people with pets sought doctor's services much less frequently than those without animal companions.
Less Depression - Studies show that seniors with pets do not become depressed as often as those without pets.
Seniors Become More Active - Seniors with pets go for more walks and are generally more active than those without pets.

Adopting pets from shelters is a great way to help animals that need homes. There are various services that provide assistance to older adults looking to take in pets. These national organizations can help with some or all of the adoption costs and may provide assistance with necessary vaccinations.

The Pets For the Elderly Foundation - Pays the fees at participating animal shelters throughout the United States for seniors who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter - this includes the adoption fee, pre-adoption veterinary exam and spay/neuter.

PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) - Provides a "Seniors for Seniors" program where mature cats and dogs (typically over 7 years of age) are placed with qualified senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older. The PAWS "Seniors for Seniors" program offers a special reduced adoption fee, and includes many benefits to help seniors who are living on a fixed income.

United Animal Nations - Helps ill or injured animals whose caregivers or rescuers cannot afford the cost of the lifesaving veterinary care they need.

There are dozens of other local programs to help older adults find new pets. We have posted a useful list of some of the local organizations around the country on our web site. Click here.

Many cities require that pet owners register their pets and pay a one-time or annual fee. We have found that most cities offer discounts on the registration fees to qualifying seniors. Check your local city's web site for details.

Many city shelters and humane societies will also provide discounts on pet adoption, as well as necessary vaccinations or to have one's pet spade or neutered.

Don't forget that there are hundreds of veterinarians and animal hospitals that provide discounts to seniors and their pets. Check with a local vet or visit the SeniorDiscounts search area on our web site to locate veterinarians in your area.

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 This week, we bring you some of the discounts available for Gold and Premium Members in our SeniorDiscounts Database. The following discounts and over 135,000 more can be found at Included in each listing is the phone number, address, discount details and more. 

SeniorDiscounts members receive a 5% discount on all orders from 1-800-PetMeds. Use the promotional code SENIORDISCOUNTS when purchasing online or ordering by phone.
 SeniorDiscounts members receive an extra 15% discount on all Dogwalk dog doors with Free Shipping in the continental US.

The DogDoorStore provides quality pet doors at low prices. SeniorDiscounts members receive an additional 10% discount on all products. Please call 800-300-8614 and mention your SeniorDiscounts membership or use the coupon code s10 on the web site to receive the discount.

Receive $10 off your online order of $50 or more. Enter coupon code NEXTTEN at to redeem this offer.
Details about these discounts and thousands more are available on our web site for our Gold and Premium members.
Do you know of a senior discount that we don't? Tell us and you could win a free subscription to our program. Click Here.
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Find elder care at This free referral service helps you find everything from Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Responses. Click Here.

Add a Discount Challenge

Each week in this newsletter we announce a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge. Let your fellow senior discounters know about any new discounts you find and keep those discounts coming.

Click Here to Enter

As always, we greatly appreciate your participation in adding value to our service.

Our winner of the senior discount challenge this week, Tim Ellis of Woodstock, GA, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Tim, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.

Weekly Internet Challenge

Answer the trivia question correctly and you will be entered to WIN a complimentary SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book.

This Week's Challenge:
According to the The Humane Society of the United States, how many dogs are kept as pets in the US?

Submit Your Answer

Last Week's Challenge and Answer

Our winner of last week's challenge, Kathy Fellon, of Casselberry, FL, will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Premium Membership and Guide Book. Kathy, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.


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