Man's Best Friend
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Residents at Brightview Tenafly in Tenafly, New Jersey are quick to find Rocco, an eight-month old pug. He loves to snuggle and give kisses.
“We adopted Rocco from Long Island to be our community pet,” explains Kate Meehan, Vibrant Living Director. “He was born in Ukraine, and has a passport to prove it. He comes to the community almost every day and everyone knows him by name.”
“Pets are proven to have incredible health benefits for people,” adds Toni Musto, Executive Director. “We allow pets at the community but many residents are physically unable to care for them. So, with Rocco, it’s like everyone has their own dog.”
“For our residents and associates, petting and talking to Rocco is an important part of the day.”