Comfort Pet Application

Comfort Pet Program:

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is providing robotic comfort pets at no cost to reduce social isolation for Alaskans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Robotic comfort pets offer the benefits of a pet without the additional responsibility and risks associated with a live animal. For more information about how comfort pets can help people living with dementia, please visit the Joy for All™ website.  

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for the Comfort Pet program, applicants must have dementia or suspected dementia and live in the community, outside of residential care, at the time of application.

Individuals living with ADRD who live in an assisted living or nursing home and would like/benefit from a Comfort Pet are encouraged to apply for a Mini-grant to get one. Please contact Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska for more information.

Applying for your Comfort Pet:

Applications for your Comfort Pet can be submitted in a variety of ways:

  • Applications can be completed on this online form –OR–
  • By completing the fillable PDF application and sending via email to Kevin Silver via email at ksilver@alzalaska.org –OR–
  • Printing the PDF application and
    • Fax (907) 561-3315 –OR–
    • Mail to : 
      Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska
      C/O Kevin Silver
      1750 Abbott Road
      Anchorage, AK 99507


Application Tips:

A family member, friend, care coordinator, legal guardian, or power of attorney can sign the application on behalf of the person requesting a Comfort Pet.

There is a limited supply of Comfort Pets.  Applications are considered based on the order they are received. You will be notified via email or phone to confirm eligibility, verify shipping information, and answer any questions you may have.  Submit your application today!

Questions:

Questions about this program should be directed to Kevin Silver at ksilver@alzalaska.org or 907-561-3313

Additional Comfort Pet Information:

For suggestions on introducing the Pet to a loved one and cleaning instructions download the Comfort Pet Care Guide from Joy for All™.

Printable applications available here.

Our Comfort Pet Program is currently open to rural Alaska communities.

Comfort Pet Application

    Section 1 — Person filling out this form

  • Note: Fields with an * are required.
    Comfort Pet recipients must live outside of residential care or assisted living at the time of the application. Individuals living with ADRD who live in an assisted living or nursing home and would like/benefit from a Comfort Pet are encouraged to apply for a Mini-grant to get one.
  • Section 2 — Person to Receive the Comfort Pet

  • If yes, unfortunately this person will not meet the eligibility requirements to receive a free Comfort Pet. We encourage you to apply for a Mini-grant to cover the costs of a Comfort Pet.
  • Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska gathers demographic information for our grant funded programs. Please provide the following about the above person:
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