Dogs & Seniors

Dogs can be a great way to keep seniors engaged and active in life, but it also comes with certain risks. Owning a dog adds responsibility, with some breeds needing more attention than others. 

With that being said, owning a dog that matches your lifestyle can keep seniors physically active, mentally engaged, and provide emotional support. Having a dog gives seniors a reason to get out of the house and a companion to keep them company, even if it’s just for a quick walk around the block every day.

If cleaning up after your dog gets overwhelming, we offer residential pet waste removal services to cities in the North Bay, like Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, and more.

How Can I Exercise My Dog Without Walking Them?

Everyone starts off in dog ownership hoping to meet their dog’s needs for exercise, but sometimes life gets in the way. Perhaps you’re recovering from surgery or an injury, perhaps you have new life commitments you simply can’t avoid, or perhaps your dog needs more exercise than you thought that it would. Whatever the case [...]

By |2021-12-15T21:54:26+00:00December 13th, 2021|Categories: Dog Health, Dog Ownership, Dogs & Seniors|

Are Cocker Spaniels Good Dogs for Seniors?

Cocker Spaniels are sweet dogs that love their owner and every other human they encounter. Both the American and English varieties of this dog make a good family pet. But are Cocker Spaniels good dogs for seniors? Yes, most seniors will find that one of these dogs works well with their lifestyle, even though [...]

By |2020-12-15T20:14:31+00:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Dogs & Seniors|

Are Greyhounds Good Pets for Seniors?

Are Greyhounds good pets for seniors? A Greyhound might just be the opportunity seniors are looking for. There are plenty of greyhounds in need of adoption, they have very minimal grooming needs, and a friendly and gentle demeanor. However, Greyhounds are not always a good match for seniors, because they’re big dogs who need to [...]

By |2020-12-01T17:34:10+00:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Dogs & Seniors|

Are Border Collies Good for Seniors?

Border collies are the smartest dog humans have ever bred. They can do many jobs and assist humans in need. But are they good for seniors? Seniors may be drawn to these clever companions because they are medium-sized, quiet, need constant human company and are capable of doing tasks to assist seniors, like bringing [...]

By |2020-12-01T17:35:04+00:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Dogs & Seniors|

Are Beagles Good Pets for Seniors?

Are Beagles good pets for seniors? These short, lovable dogs are often recommended for seniors because they aren’t too much fuss to groom and always crave human company. However, not all seniors will be able to meet a Beagle’s energy and training requirements. In general, Beagles are best for seniors who: Can commit to [...]

By |2020-12-01T17:35:23+00:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Dogs & Seniors|
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