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Best Pets for Elders & Empty Nesters

21 Mar 2014 | Posted Under Boomers


Elders who spend too much time alone...Boomers with an empty nest...one fine remedy for animal lovers is to adopt a furry family member.

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According to the Research Center for Human Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri, for adults living alone (like an elder), an animal can provide focus, reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, and pet owners tend to take better care of themselves.  For Boomers with a newly emptied nest, an animal friend can have a similar effect; reduce loneliness and that lost feeling that comes from full-time parenting coming to an end.

 

But, not all breeds are created equal when it comes to meeting specific needs such as elder-companionship or busy Boomer lives.

 

So, first, here's the top-pick dogs/cats for elders...




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