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Pet Friendly Retiree Communities

Since we are in the aging United States, many baby boomers have pets for companionship. Older people are said to live longer, happier and healthier lives with a pet.

Most communities or developments consider themselves to be pet retirement communities. What does this mean? In general, it means that pets are fine and are not prohibited. However, depending on where you live, in a pet retirement community, there may be restrictions on the pet that you own. For example, you may not be allowed to keep Pit Bulls, Doberman Pinchers, or dogs that weigh more than a certain weight. Your pet friendly communities or developments have what are called ‘Documents’ or Documents that have listed restrictions.

The pet-friendly retirement communities of your choice may have a designated area dedicated to a pet park. There may also be restrictions on where you can walk your pet. Make sure you bring all the necessary pooping paraphernalia.

Are you going to an assisted living community or an independent living community? Be sure to review their policies regarding friendly retirement communities:

* a deposit to cover damages related to pets.
* safe against dog cocks
* pet sitting fee for pet sitting you cannot provide
* veterinary availability

It’s really not uncommon to see pets in retirement-friendly communities. Ask those around you in the community where you plan to retire. They will tell you that it is a pleasure to have a pet in their lives.

Like anything else, do your due diligence in your research for yourself and your pet retirement communities.

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