Thankful Paws wrote -Thankful Paws’ goal is to enable the elderly and the homeless to live their lives with dignity and respect. As the population of the elderly increases, so will the need for our services. We aspire to a time and place where no elderly person is forced to make the decision between keeping the heat on/feeding themselves or feeding their pet. Unfortunately, these decisions are made every day in Maryland and Thankful Paws is one provider that will not be satisfied until every elderly person knows of our service. The situation is much the same for the homeless. Our homeless clients were working professionals or laborers until a sudden health problem or lay off from work caused them to be homeless. We honor these people for their commitment to still care for their pet, even when they have lost everything else.