By Anna Hazard
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Part 1 - Benefits & Drawbacks
Part 2 - Tips, Alternatives, & Helpful Programs
Part 3 - Best Dogs for Seniors
Part 4 - Best Cats for Seniors
Part 5 - Best Birds for Seniors
Part 6 - Best Rodents for Seniors
Part 7 - Aquariums & Aquarium Plants
Part 8 - Best Aquarium Fish for Seniors
Tips for Choosing the Right Pet for a Senior
Some further things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing the right pet for a senior include...
Senior Pet Programs
These programs are focused on finding appropriate pets for the elderly and often provide adoption discounts, basic supplies, or offer after-adoption care such as grooming or boarding during an owner's hospitalization or sick leave. Many local shelters also have a senior friendly adoption programs available.
Other Alternatives to Owning a Pet
Here are a selection of other alternatives for pet therapy & other animal interaction for those seniors whose circumstances don't allow them to own pets themselves.