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What is Pets Forever?
Pets Forever is a program which functions in partnership with the Colorado State University Foundation designed to help low-income elderly and disabled Larimer County residents maintain ownership of their pets for as long as possible, and to improve the health and well-being of these pets and owners by providing needed help and resources.
Pets Forever is a collaborative effort of several local companies, organizations, and Colorado State University departments and entities including the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The program is designed to create opportunities for students from diverse educational backgrounds to provide community service and gain valuable real-life experience while simultaneously earning college credit.

How Do We Serve?

Pets Forever’s primary focus is to provide direct services to clients and their pets including:
  • In-home animal care (e.g., dog walking, brushing, feces removal, litter box cleaning, etc.)
  • Companion dog walking (walking with pet and owner)
  • Transportation of animals to/from vet or groomer
  • Home delivery of pet food and supplies
​Pets Forever offers limited financial support for veterinary care (including spay/neuter procedures) and animal supplies.
Please note: Pets Forever is not an emergency program. The program is staffed by volunteers ONLY during regular business hours. If you have a veterinary emergency, please contact the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital at (970) 297-5000 or a local emergency clinic

Why Make a Gift?

The companionship of a pet enriches our lives every day. Pets Forever fosters that companionship by helping people keep their pet at a time when that bond is most needed. Your gift helps support the costs associated with providing our services.



​Pets Forever wishes to gratefully acknowledge the generous support from the following organizations:


Pets Mart Charities

Animal Assistance



Hemp my pet

grey muzzle


 Pets Forever: The Student Experience

student experience

 The Impact of Pets Forever

pets forever client experience

Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

(970) 491-7984

(970) 297-1205

For Questions or to Enroll in Our Program:
Sarah Van Etten, Program Coordinator
(970) 491-0207 
Lori Kogan, PhD
(970) 491-7984