Since we are in the aging of America, many baby boomers have pets for companions. It is said that seniors live longer, happier, healthier lives with a pet.
Most communities or developments do consider themselves as pet relocation communities. What does this mean? In general, it means that pets are ok to have and are not prohibited. However, depending where you live, in a pet retirement community, there may be restrictions on the pet you own. For example, you may not be allowed to own Pit Bulls, Doberman Pinchers, or dogs weighing over a certain weight. Your pet friendly communities or development has what are called 'Docs' or Documents that do have restrictions listed.
The pet friendly retirement communities you choose may have a certain area that is dedicated to a pet park. There may also be restrictions on where you can walk your pet. Be sure to carry all the paraphernalia needed to poop-a-scoop.
Are you going to an assisted living community or independent living community? Be sure to review their policies as to a friendly retirement communities:
* a deposit to cover pet related damages.
* insurance against dog bites
* pet care fee's for pet care you can not provide
* vet availability
It really is not uncommon to see pets in friendly retirement communities. Ask those around you in the community where you plan to retire. They will tell you what a delight it is to have a pet companion in their lives.
Like anything else, do your due diligence in your research for you and your pet retirement communities.