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Benefits of Owning a Pet

For many women in the community, the benefits of owning a pet after 60 outweigh the costs. Find out how owning a cat or a dog could help you to get in better shape, make friends and even live longer.

Hurtful Things People Say When You Lose a Pet – and How You Can Respond
2 weeks ago

Hurtful Things People Say When You Lose a Pet – and How You Can Respond

If you have ever experienced the loss of a pet, you know the pain is deep, raw and genuine. These emotions of grief are real and the last thing you need is someone saying something hurtful to you. Read More

What is a Pet Trust and How Can it Protect Your Furry Friend?
1 month ago

What is a Pet Trust and How Can it Protect Your Furry Friend?

By  •  Family

As I write this, my big black cat Ilsa is stretched out on my desk, snoozing on top of my calendar organizer. Her little sister Yvonne stares intently out the window at the enticing birdies she can’t reach and kill. Such a blessing, our pets. Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Grandchildren Recover from Losing a Pet
2 months ago

5 Ways to Help Your Grandchildren Recover from Losing a Pet

There are many ways that you can support your grandchild with pet loss. Your grandchild may look to you to help them through their feelings of grief and mourning, to help them understand that death is normal. Read More

What Can Our Dogs Teach Us About Positive Aging?
2 months ago

What Can Our Dogs Teach Us About Positive Aging?

By  •  Family

Life lessons come in all sizes, and often life’s teachers are from unlikely places. In particular, our animal friends, both domestic and wild, have a lot to teach us. Read More

What Are the Latest Gadgets for Dogs and Cats? You May Be Surprised!
2 months ago

What Are the Latest Gadgets for Dogs and Cats? You May Be Surprised!

By  •  Family

Have you said no to having a pet despite really wanting one? Or do you turn down invitations to fun events to avoid leaving your furry friend alone at home too long? Read More

Dogs for Seniors: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Get a New Best Friend
2 months ago

Dogs for Seniors: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Get a New Best Friend

By  •  Family

Does the thought of cuddling up with a blanket, a good book and a sweet pup snuggled at your feet simply warm your heart? Me too!

There’s nothing better than having the best companion dog by your side. It’s a fantastic idea! Read More

Understanding and Surviving the 7 Stages of Pet Loss Grief
3 months ago

Understanding and Surviving the 7 Stages of Pet Loss Grief

The stages of pet loss grief for some people over 60 are really no different than the experience of someone in their 20s.

However, if you are feeling a little raw or unsure with your emotions from the impending loss or the loss of your pet, keep in mind that what you are feeling is normal. Read More

How to Deal with the Grief of the Loss of a Pet After 60
3 months ago

How to Deal with the Grief of the Loss of a Pet After 60

Coping with the loss of a pet is incredibly difficult at any age. As you probably already know, it doesn’t matter if you are six or 60 – the raw emotions of pet loss can make you feel alone, angry or even numb. Read More

Losing a Pet After 60 is Especially Hard. Here’s How to Recover
4 months ago

Losing a Pet After 60 is Especially Hard. Here’s How to Recover

As a woman over 60, having a pet in your life can give you boundless love and happiness. You probably don’t need anyone telling you that the love you have for your pet is amazing. Read More

Hero Dogs Need a Place to Retire. We Need Love. It’s a Match Made in Heaven!
6 months ago

Hero Dogs Need a Place to Retire. We Need Love. It’s a Match Made in Heaven!

Here at Sixty and Me, we know just how much living with an animal can improve your life, and we’ve written before about the benefits of owning a pet as an older adult. Many people choose to buy their animal from a breeder, but there are plenty of other ways to adopt deserving pets. Read More