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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.

3 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 the boundless. Yet, you can be devastated when you learn they have…

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6 months ago

5 Reasons Why Adopting a Pet in Retirement May Be Right for You

Socialization is fun, and many reports state that remaining active and social as older adults can keep us healthy and help us to live longer. But what happens when it’s no longer just as simple as hopping in the car and going?

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8 months ago

Travelling with a Pet? These 8 Things May Save Your Sanity!

My husband and I have always had pets. In the past, we have boarded our pets when we traveled. In recent years, we have found that we prefer to take our pets with us. This means that in addition to planning for ourselves, we must also plan for them…

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8 months ago

Pet Loss Is Complicated! 3 Overwhelming Emotions We Feel and How to Deal with Them

Dealing with complicated pet loss grief is very challenging to a pet lover. Have you ever experienced the loss of a pet that ran away? Did this pet ever come home? Are you suffering from the pain of not knowing what happened to them?

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10 months ago

Puppy Love: How Adopting a Dog Can Bring Joy to Women Over 60

“I said I’d take a dog, but I’m not sure I want that one.” “He’s a real sweetheart,” Brittany, a staff member, assured me. He was big with the smushed-in face of a bulldog, but the height of a boxer. He had a barrel chest, and his front legs were shorter than the back ones…

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1 year ago

5 Reasons a Dog Can Be a Boomer’s Best Friend

Many baby boomers, like myself, own dogs. My husband Eric and I are the proud ‘parents’ of five German Shepherds. They have become a part of our family now that our kids are grown and left home…

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2 years ago

Bringing Joy Back into Your Life After the Loss of a Pet

Are you experiencing emotions of sadness and grief while coping with the loss of a pet? Are you unable to even imagine moving forward into your life again without them? Would you like to tell your buddy once again that you love them?

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2 years ago

6 Ways Adopting a Pet Can Improve Your Live as an Older Woman

I’ve always loved dogs, but allergies in the household kept me from having one. After a painful divorce 18 years ago, I decided to buy a little non-shedding poodle/terrier. On the way home from the pet store I tried out a raft of names…

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2 years ago

An Ode to Dogs on National Dog Day

National Dog Day is celebrated each year on August 26. The buoyancy our furry friends provide is balm for our Covid-weary spirits. Pets made great companions during the throes of the pandemic. I experienced separation anxiety when we felt…

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2 years ago

Before You Go… Don’t Forget Your Pets!

Making arrangements for your home or apartment before leaving for a vacation can feel like a daunting task when you think about all that needs to be done. Depending on how long you will be gone, you likely need to think about: having the mail/newspaper held…

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