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In 2024, there are 3464 pet friendly assisted living facilities in Michigan. Michigan residents can take advantage of many assisted living facilities that allow pets, cats and dogs. If you live in Michigan and own a pet that you would like to take with you to an assisted living facility in Michigan that accepts pets, look through the complete list of all pet-friendly assisted living communities in Michigan and find one near you.

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Are pets allowed in assisted living in Michigan? Senior pet owners who live in Michigan have many senior living options that accept pets. Many assisted living facilities as well as other senior living communities welcome seniors with pets that may include cats and small to medium size dogs. Some retirement communities in Michigan only accept cats while others may be more inclusive and allow seniors to move in with a small dog. Each senior living facility has its own pet policy. 

Pet Friendly Assisted Living in Michigan - General Amenities

Michigan assisted living complexes that are pet friendly often feature an outdoor area where senior pet owners can safely walk and exercise their dogs. When looking for a pet friendly senior living, check about all the amenities that are offered specifically for seniors with pets. For example, find out whether there are pet grooming services provided near the senior living complex and whether there is a dog run available where seniors with dogs can walk their pets. Ask if there are veterinary clinics located near the assisted living facility.

Aside from allowing cats (in most instances), and sometimes dogs, pet friendly assisted living residences are comparable to other elderly care homes. Residents receive meals, housekeeping services, assistance with medical conditions, transportation, and regularly programmed activities.

Pet Friendly Amenities in Michigan Assisted Living Facilities

Since the winters are long in northern states like Michigan if the facility is pet friendly it is far more common to find that the rules allow cats, but not dogs. Cats require a lot less maintenance and many of them are perfectly comfortable living indoors. As a result, they can arguably make easier pets for seniors.

However, small dogs can also make terrific companions for senior citizens and are appropriate in the right home. The biggest factor is to make sure the dog will be comfortable spending the majority of its time indoors, and that you don’t mind braving the cold occasionally for the pet to use the restroom.

If you have already lived in Michigan for quite some time this is likely no issue. The biggest adjustment for dogs, and some cats, is just getting used to new living circumstances.

Therefore, the dog should ideally not get anxious easily and be very sociable. Those types of dogs will make the easiest transition to new living quarters.

Assisted Living with Pets in Michigan - Different Types of Pet Policies

The policy for pets depends on the assisted living facility. Some remain adamant and do not allow pets of any kind, including cats.

However, a small number of Michigan assisted living complexes are starting to allow cats, and dogs of certain breeds.

In order to get the complete details of what rules are enforced by the assisted living community please check with management. The welcome staff should be able to provide helpful information and advice when you tour the senior living facility for the first time.

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