We all know dogs are a man’s best friend, but did you know that as we age, pets of any kind canScreen Shot 2019-04-16 at 12.54.05 PM provide unparalleled support and companionship? 

Having a pet around can have astounding effects on our health, both mentally and physically. Animals can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and combat symptoms of depression and feelings of loneliness.


Luckily, Collington allows residents to bring pets along with them when they move in, so you won’t have to worry about leaving your companion behind. If you are a proud pet parent, then you likely already know of the joy and camaraderie they can bring to your life, but if you are planning your move to Collington and are apprehensive about being alone, consider adopting a buddy to bring along with you.


Dogs are fantastic furry friends to have reside in your cottage or apartment at Collington. Simply being around a dog can help reduce stress and help boost levels of serotonin. Dogs seem to have an instinct for when their owner needs to be comforted, which makes them great partners for anyone who may be alone or far from family members. If you don’t have a dog yet and are thinking of getting one, adopting an older pup is something to consider. By adopting older, you won’t have to worry about training, having to go on long walks, or a high energy puppy who needs constant attention. An older dog will be happy to get your love and attention and will be perfectly content laying by your side all day long!


For those that are looking for a lower maintenance pet, a cat may be the way to go. Indoor cats don’t require to be let outside since their litter boxes are kept inside, and clean-up is fairly simple. Cats typically are easily entertained with toys and if you’re looking for a pet to spend the day curled up on your lap, a cat is definitely the right pet for you. 


In addition to the health benefits having a pet can provide, pets are also great ways to make new friends, especially at Collington. Spend the day walking our trails with your pup or take him or her to our dog park and spend time with your fellow residents. Pets are a great way to spark a conversation between others and can ultimately lead you to new lifelong friendships!


Collington is the perfect place for those looking for pet friendly senior living. Even if you won’t be bringing a pet of your own, being around other’s pets can have equally positive benefits!


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