Why Dog-Friendly Senior Living Communities are On the Rise

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A growing number of senior living communities are changing a long-standing policy against companion animals — and are now welcoming residents’ dogs into their communities.
According to a feature in the December 2014 issue of Dog Fancy, independent living for seniors can often be incredibly lonely, especially for seniors living in their own apartment. This, combined with a growing understanding of how dogs can physically and mentally benefit their owners, has led many senior living facilities to change their policies.
Now, approximately 64% of the nation’s 20,000 or so assisted living facilities and communities allow residents to own a pet, according to Dog Fancy.