The adoption fees are paid for by LUCAS (Let Us Consider Adoption Strays) a not-for-profit fundraising group.
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. --
Sitting in Lori Leary's arms, CiCi, a 10-year-old toy poodle, looks perfectly content.
The blind dog squished her face into the bend of Leary's elbow and nearly fell asleep as Leary sat with her in a conference room at the Prince William County animal shelter Wednesday.
"I think she'd be a perfect dog for a senior," said Leary. "She just wants to sit in your lap. This is what she wants to do."
Now, with the help of a program funded through Leary's non-for-profit group it might be easier for CiCi and other dogs like her to meet their match.
Through the new Seniors for Seniors program in place at the Prince William County animal shelter, people over 60 can adopt dogs or cats over 5 for free.