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Puppy Love for Seniors

April 11th is National Pet Day and there’s nothing better than a little “puppy love”!

What better way to recognize our feline and canine friends on National Pet Day than to talk about the role they play helping seniors age in place?

Whether you’re a dog fan (like I am) or a cat fan (like my aunt), pets give us a sense of well-being. They love you unconditionally and are happy to see you when you walk through the door after a hectic work day.

I found a foundation that might be of interest to you – it’s called the Pets for the Elderly Foundation – and its based in Arizona. It helps seniors adopt pets that have been rescued.

The Pets for the Elderly Foundation is a non-profit that strives to provide companionship for seniors. They support pet ownership and their good work includes rescuing animals from shelters who may have otherwise been destroyed due to abandonment, lack of a home, or other aspects which leave pets unattended.

Read the rest here.