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Welcoming Your Pet to Your New Home at Brightview Senior Living

Pets at Brightview Senior Living

Moving to a new apartment can be an exciting yet challenging experience for anyone, especially for furry family members. Avoid the stress and follow our tips for a “paw-some” transition!  

Familiarize Your Pet with the New Space

Once you’ve settled into your new apartment, take some time to familiarize your pet with their new surroundings. Create a cozy and designated space for them, filled with their favorite toys, blankets, and familiar scents. Introduce them to their new sleeping area to provide them with a sense of security and comfort. Follow your pet’s lead as they explore their new apartment; give them the opportunity to adjust at their own pace.

Establish a Routine

Pets thrive on routine, and maintaining a consistent schedule is crucial in helping them adapt. Set specific meal times, walks, playtime, and other daily activities. Following a routine will give your pet a sense of stability and security, making the transition smoother for them.


Senior living communities often have other residents with pets. Take advantage of this opportunity to socialize your furry friend. Gradually introduce them to other well-behaved pets and their owners. Encourage positive interactions and provide rewards for good behavior. Socialization can help alleviate any loneliness or anxiety your pet may experience during the transition.

Smaller Space, Bigger Love

Moving to a smaller living space doesn’t mean your pet’s quality of life has to diminish. Ensure your pet receives regular exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction. Explore the community’s pet-friendly amenities, such as nearby parks or walking trails, to keep your pet active and engaged. Brightview’s comfortable and accessible gardens and courtyards provide calming green space for humans and animals alike.

Patience and Love

Most importantly, show your pet patience, understanding, and unconditional love throughout the transition. It may take some time for them to fully adjust to their new environment, and they may initially display signs of stress or anxiety. Provide reassurance, praise their progress, and seek professional advice if needed.

Brightview Senior Living excitedly welcomes pets to our communities! Our open pet policy permits one well-behaved, vaccinated pet 25 lbs. or less per apartment. Residents are responsible for taking care of and cleaning up after their pets. For more information, contact your Brightview community of interest.

Brightview Senior Living builds, owns, and operates award-winning vibrant senior living communities in eight states along the East Coast: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. We offer senior Independent LivingAssisted LivingEnhanced Care, and Wellspring Village, a specialized neighborhood for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Schedule a personal visit to experience our communities firsthand.

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