It’s a well-documented fact that pets benefit our health. Not only do pets offer increased exercise opportunities, but they offer unconditional love and companionship that brings us happiness. Pets are much more than additional roommates; they truly become a part of the family.
As you look into pet-friendly senior living, here are some questions to ask so you can help ensure your furry or feathered loved one will be welcomed and happy.
Do you allow pets? While many communities have pet-friendly senior apartments, there are still some that don’t. If you plan to bring a pet with you, be sure to confirm the community will be happy to have them on campus.
Do you have any breed, size or temperament restrictions? Even if a community does allow pets, they may have restrictions as to what kind of pets are allowed. Small dogs or cats are almost always welcome, but larger breeds may not be allowed in a particular community. The community may also wish to assess your pet’s temperament prior to your move.
How many pets do you allow per resident? Many people bring more than one pet into their household to offer companionship to the other pets in the home. If you have more than one cat or dog, you may want to see how many furry friends are allowed per resident.
What community spaces are available to pets? Your pet may be used to a yard where they can roam and a neighborhood that offers ample walking space. When looking for senior living communities, ask if there is space available beyond your apartment where they can exercise and enjoy the outdoors.
Do you require a pet deposit or monthly fee? When putting a budget together for your senior living lifestyle, consider that there may be additional costs with a pet. Ask if there is an initial pet deposit or monthly pet fee.
What are the vaccination requirements for my pet? Vaccination requirements may be in place to ensure the safety of all pets in the community. Check to see if there are any requirements and have the necessary paperwork ready for your move.
We are happy to welcome both you and your pets at our pet-friendly senior living communities. This is one way we make sure that when you choose Springpoint, you aren’t only choosing premier senior living housing, you’re choosing a place that’s comfortable for you. Along with apartments, cottage and villas for you and your companion to choose from and enjoy, we’ve also kept pets in mind when considering useful on-campus amenities like walking trails and dog parks.
Contact us today and schedule a tour to see how you and your beloved pet can find a home in our community.