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Q: I am very attached to my pets and cannot imagine living without them.

Published Oct 25, 2020


What are the chances of finding a retirement home that allows pets?

A:Most modern mature-lifestyle villages allow two small dogs as well as caged birds, as we do at Renishaw Hills. The more traditional models often do not allow pets.

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– Phil Barker, managing director of Renishaw Hills

A:Many villages including The Somerset Lifestyle and Retirement Village allow pets – even in ground-floor apartments. These pets must be registered with management but are a wonderful part of life over 50.

– Rob Jones, retirement-living consultant to The Somerset Lifestyle and Retirement Village

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A:Pet policies are vitally important for retirees and being pet-friendly is a must in the retirement market. The companionship that pets offer is an important part of everyday life and is also a great way for residents to keep fit and active.

– Kevin Swart of Cenprop Real Estate – developers of Lazuli Coastal Retirement Estate

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