Are you thinking about making a move to senior living and bringing a furry or finned companion with you? Are you a dog or a cat person? Or maybe you’re considering a fish or one of the other many animals deemed pet-worthy? Owning a pet is one of the most enjoyable relationships you can have. And it goes beyond the emotional satisfaction having a pet brings. According to the CDC, owning a pet not only provides companionship, it can also be good for your mental and physical well-being. But you want to choose the animal that’s right for you.
At Jefferson’s Ferry, we recognize the importance of animal companions and welcome you and your pet to our independent living community. If you’re considering sharing your home, here are some ideas for the best types of pets for seniors, and especially seniors who are living the apartment life:
When you think “pet,” it’s natural to think about something cuddly such as a cat and/or dog. The list below provides suggestions on some other animals that people find pet-worthy according to an article on a site for pet and vet people. These suggestions are also great to consider if you’re concerned about the costs of taking on a pet. Some of these examples may even surprise you!
If you’re a fan of a more traditional or typical type of pet, here are some ideas from a senior mobility expert:
Additionally, you shouldn’t have to do much training. That means you can spend more time having a companion and enjoying your pet and less time stressing to get it to be a “good boy” or a “good girl.”
If you’re ready to make the move into a low-maintenance senior living apartment and want to bring a furry or not-so-furry friend with you, Jefferson’s Ferry welcomes you all! In fact, we’re so popular, we are expanding and have added new one and two bedroom apartments that are perfect for you and your pet. Contact us today.