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Making the Move to a Pet-Friendly Senior Living Community

Senior Living | 10/23/20


Senior couple walking their dog outdoors.

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.

When you move to a senior living community, you want to make sure your furry friend can come with you. While there is an increasing number of pet-friendly senior living options, you want to make sure that it’s the right place for you and your pet. Here are a few questions you may want to ask the communities you’re considering when moving with pets.

Questions to Ask When Moving with a Pet

Do you allow pets? Of course, an initial confirmation from the community that pets are allowed is necessary. Many communities do allow pets, but you want to make sure those that you are considering as your new home are included on this list.

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.

Find Pet-Friendly Senior Living at The Moorings at Lewes

As a pet-friendly community, we are happy to welcome both you and your pets. This is one way we make sure that when you choose The Moorings at Lewes, you aren’t only choosing premier senior living housing; You’re choosing a place that’s comfortable for you. Along with apartments and cottages for you and your companion to enjoy, we’ve also kept pets in mind when considering useful on-campus amenities. Walking trails surrounding our campus allow you to get outdoor exercise with your pet while delighting in our stunning grounds. We even offer a secure community dog park so your pooches can sniff and fetch to their hearts’ content.

Contact us today and schedule a tour to see how you and your four-legged friend can find a home in our community.