President and Founder

Our President and Founder is Stephanie M. Edwards.  Stephanie, as an elder law attorney, heard many of her clients share that they wanted to have pets in their lives but worried about what would happen to their furry friends if they lost the ability to care for them.  Caregiver PAWS Connection, Inc. was created as a resource for seniors to keep animal companions in their lives.

Stephanie Edwards - Caregiver PAWS St Pete
Pets for seniors

Our Mission

Our Caregiver PAWS Connection mission is to educate our community on the healing and nurturing power of pets and provide resources and solutions that enable seniors and their family member caregivers to care for their current pets or to bring new pets into their lives.

Currently our programs are available to seniors and their family member caregivers living in Pinellas County, Florida.

Our People

Board of Directors

  • Linda Genevieve Bak
  • Daryl R. DeBerry
  • Stephanie M. Edwards
About elder pet care

More about us

Non-Profit Credentials

EIN Number: 85-1005970

Florida Registration Number:  CH65246

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 800-435-7352 within the state of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State of Florida.

Local Affiliations

We are also a proud member of the City of St. Petersburg’s pet-friendly and pet-healthy initiative, St. Pete PAWS.