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In 2019, there are 480 pet friendly assisted living facilities in Virginia. Virginia residents can take advantage of many assisted living facilities that allow pets, cats and dogs. If you live in Virginia and own a pet that you would like to take with you to an assisted living facility in Virginia that accepts pets, look through the complete list of all pet-friendly assisted living communities in Virginia and find one near you.

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Animals provide unconditional love and emotion support for the elderly. In the past seniors were not deemed fit to be able to watch after a pet. However, as modern advances in medicine become more profound seniors are showing the ability to watch after a cat or dog until much later in life. Assisted living homes are now starting to allow animals.

Pet Friendly Assisted Living in Virginia - General Amenities

Virginia assisted living communities that are pet friendly are comparable to standard assisted living homes. You can still expect to receive the same amenities with a few minor differences. 

Do pets pose a problem in terms of noise or damage at an assisted living facility? It helps if the pet has previously lived with the resident beforehand. The more years the better. The transition for assisted living is going to be an adjustment for the cat or dog. 

You know your pet the best. Will the animal be able to adjust to being around a lot more people and in a larger complex? Will the pet adjust to not spending as much time outdoors?

These are all questions to consider. Residents at assisted living homes receive daily meals, housekeeping, laundry services, transportation assistance, and other amenities.

Pet Friendly Amenities in Virginia Assisted Living Facilities

When you visit prospective senior living homes ask about their policy regarding pets. If pets are allowed there are several follow up questions you can ask. One of the most important is to find out what features they have reserved for pets.

Some of the top providers are known to schedule activities and exercise classes that involve pets. It gives you a great opportunity to interact with your pet while also engaging with other residents.

Therapy dogs and those that live with an animal offer a social link for all parties involved. Residents that may not have a pet of their own will appreciate saying hello and petting your pet. Fellow pet owners may become good new friends and the animals might feel the same way.

It is important to make sure the outside grounds are accommodating to pets. A fenced area helps keep pets in a safe environment where they can get unleashed and get the necessary amount of exercise. If that doesn’t exist a walking trail on the grounds, or nearby, helps solve this dilemma.

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

The policy regarding pets differs based on the facility. While more assisted living communities in Virginia are starting to adjust their policies on pets there are still some that do not allow pets of any kind. 

If you have a dog that you wish to move in with you make sure that the pet friendly community is not just reserved to cats. If the assisted living facility is dog friendly check to make sure what breeds and size of dogs it allows. Some allow only small dogs.

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