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Perk up your life with a pet

Perk up your life with a pet

The bond between a pet and owner (or pet-parent as many prefer to be called), can be one of the most enriching relationships in our lives.

Having a pet can help improve your health and wellbeing, and we have provided the top 5 benefits of owning a pet below!

  1. Companionship – Pets can be great companions, particularly if you find one who matches your personality and lifestyle. They are great listeners and can even be great travel buddies.
  2. Routine – The routine of owning a pet can give structure and purpose to owners’ daily lives. For example, you might not feel like getting out of bed, but your pet insists, that can be all the motivation you need to get up and get going.
  3. Exercise – People benefit from regular physical exercise regardless of their age. It can be easy to skip exercise, but having the responsibility to exercise your pet can help you exercise too.
  4. Socialising – Having a pet that requires exercise and socialisation is a great excuse to get out and about in your local community. Pets also make great topics for conversation with your friends, family and neighbours.
  5. Make new friends – Owning a pet can help you meet new people. From a simple meet and greet while you are out walking your dog, to the variety of charity walks, projects and events you can join in on with your pet.

At Bedford Heights Estate and St Thomas Community Retirement Village, we welcome pets and have thoughtfully considered them in the design and layout of the estate. Plus, there are a number of parks and walking paths nearby for those with active four-legged friends.