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.

2 years ago

Pandemic Pet Behavior: Are Your Pets Acting Strangely?

Kismet is lying on my feet. Since the pandemic, that is her favorite place to be while I write. My study is the warmest room in the house, and for most of her 10 years of life my companion Border Collie has spent the daylight hours

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2 years ago

Pandemic Puppy Wisdom: Lessons from an Unexpected Source

We knew what bringing home a puppy means because we’d done it before. (And that time we had brought home two!) We had no illusions: puppies are a lot of work, they demand most of your time, it won’t be easy…

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2 years ago

Lassie: The Puppy I Should Have Gotten Years Ago!

Recovering after a surgery, the doctor said the best thing I could do was get up and walk. I started walking way back when I quit smoking, mostly to keep the weight off. I enjoyed walking with my buddies in my old…

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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

7 Things to Include When Creating a Pet Loss Memorial

A memorial video can be a wonderful and moving way to pay lasting tribute to your pet. The realization your pet is no longer with you can be challenging and difficult.

In fact, you might even fear that your memory of them will fade away. Read More

2 years ago

What Are the Health Benefits of Owning a Pet Over 60?

The unique bond between human and animal can be incredibly strong, and while we take care of our pets, they often take care of us too! Pets are comfort us when we’re sad, keep us company when we’re lonely, and love us unconditionally…

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2 years ago

How Pets Can Benefit Older People’s Mental and Physical Health

Are you thinking about getting a pet? Do you share your home with a furry friend already? Aside from being cute and furry (or feathery), pets can bring a lot more than we think to our lives, especially as we get older…

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2 years ago

Attention Pet Lovers: A Dog Can Make You Happier – and Healthier!

I have a new puppy, and little Sally is keeping me on my toes. Libby, my small poodle/terrier, was a stellar companion for 17 years – my kayak buddy, canoe tripper, and enthusiastic hiker. When I swam down the lake…

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3 years ago

What’s the Purrfect Pet for Boomers? Are You a Cat Person or a Dog Person?

Over the course of our lives, most of us have had our fair share of pets. At times, my house felt like a petting zoo, with dogs cats and birds all crying for my attention. Read More

3 years ago

6 Ways that Having a Pet Can Improve Your Life After 60

I’m a cat person. I’ve always had a cat and can’t image my home without one. My cat isn’t my pet, it’s a member of my family. I love coming home and having my boy run up to greet me, rubbing against my legs and looking up at me with his big wide eyes that say he missed me. No matter how difficult my day has been, I forget it all about it when I see his eager face. Read More