Putting the Best Paw Forward
As many senior citizens often have empty nests, a new dog – whether young or old – can help occupy a once-busy schedule. Seniors will be able to fill their time researching breeds, shelters, and breeders and talking with friends and family about their different dog experiences; opening up this dialogue can also foster new relationships and open up new doors. Right from the very start, elderly owners become invested in their new family member.
Similarly, once welcomed into the home, a dog will surely keep their owner occupied. Because dogs have their own routine, being a pet owner keeps their owners on their toes. Puppies especially have to go out every few hours, eat on time, and require a lot of supervision, as they usually get into mischief (we’re sure many puppy owners can attest to this). Therefore, owners spend a lot of time with their dogs, retired owners especially. The more time spent together, the stronger the bond with man’s best friend becomes.