Elderly Pet

To end senior pet abandonment.

North Scituate, RI   |
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Elderly Pet

EIN: 83-1303806


Our mission is to provide information and education about the care and treatment of senior pets, to help at-risk senior pets, and to keep senior pets out of shelters.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Kristen Boie

Main address

780 Central Pike

North Scituate, RI 02857 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Age groups

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Senior animals - specifically cats and dogs over the age of 7 are extremely vulnerable because they are often more overlooked than younger animals in the shelter. In addition, senior animals are more likely to have health issues and are surrendered because their owner either does not want to deal with the health issue or they cannot afford to treat the animal's health condition. We aim to help educate people about senior pets and to encourage senior pet adoptions and rehoming in an effort to keep senior pets out of shelters.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rehoming project

The goal of the rehoming project is to keep senior pets out of shelters.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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The Elderly Pet Organizations goal is to provide access to vital resources, including pet care packages, for at-risk senior pets and to keep senior pets out of shelters by raising awareness about senior pet vulnerabilities.

Our strategies to promote awareness about the organization, and the vulnerabilities of senior pets, include:
Actively maintaining and updating our website with research and informative articles about senior pets
Regularly communicating to our constituents via email about statistics and other information about senior pets
Encouraging rehoming and adoptions of senior pets
Producing PSA's to air on television and radio to promote rehoming and adoption of senior pets
Regularly producing articles about senior pets, especially health issues, and vulnerabilities they face
Providing care packages for newly adopted at-risk senior pets
Procuring pet supplies from corporate sponsors for the care packages
Actively promoting our various programs in Google search results by utilizing the Google Ad grant

Our organization's leader has a master's degree in business and over 25 years of marketing expertise to steer the organizational goals and implement program strategies. Our board consists of individuals who have all owned and operated businesses and bring expertise and guidance for growing the organization.

Through our active marketing and outreach efforts, as well as creatively developing various programs for the organization, we have made progress in the following areas: We consistently reach upwards of 2,000 new website visitors each month, we have increased our email signups by 160% year over year, we have increased donors by 200% year over year and we have provided access to resources and care packages to upwards of 12,000 at-risk senior pets over the past year.


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Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Elderly Pet

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $35,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $35,000
Program Services $29,000
Administration $6,000
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $35,000

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $11,900
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $11,900


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Kristen Boie

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

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Board of directors
as of 10/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Albert Gentile

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/22/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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