Livable Initiatives

DOEA Robotic Companion Pets

Robotic pets were provided by DOEA in partnership with Ageless Innovation and distributed to individuals to help combat social isolation and provide enhanced interactions for caregivers and family members of older adults. Robotic pets remain available through the application below. Please keep in mind these therapeutic robotic pets are available for individual older adults referred through the Aging Network. Such referrals may come from the eleven Aging and Disability Resource Centers, 17 Memory Disorder Clinics-Hospitals, Universities, and Medical Clinics, and local physicians who feel the robotic pet would be of benefit to a patient under their care. DOEA will only be able to distribute robotic pets while supplies last.

We ask you to allow up to 8-12 weeks for delivery. Please also note that we cannot ship to post office boxes.

If you are a provider and would like to provide multiple pets to one location, please contact 1-800-963-5337 for vendor information.

Thank you for your interest. Please fill out this form so we can process your request.

DOEA Robotic Companion Pets Survey

This survey was developed to help DOEA understand how these devices affect the recipients, caregivers, and family members of older adults. If you or a loved one received a companion pet, we invite you to complete the survey below.

For those who would like to view the survey in a larger format, please click here.