Hi. I’m Connie. As a serial “Grandmapreneur®”, I speak to retirees or soon-to-be retirees on the benefits of pursuing entrepreneurship in Retirement. This blog post will help you know more about the benefits of owning pets. 

Top 5 Benefits of Owning Pets 

Although relatives and friends play a huge role, a new bond is becoming popular: the tie between seniors and their animal friends. 

But how exactly can you benefit from having pets? Let’s find out.

Fighting Isolation

Owning Pets

Over time, seniors have to face the departure of dear ones, which causes sadness and isolation. Fortunately, pets stand as pillars of comfort. 

Their steady companionship lets you have a confidante close by. Be it the soothing sound of a cat’s purr, the eager welcome from a pup, or the serene motion of swimming fish, pets help you fight isolation.

Staying Active 

Owning Pets Staying Active

Getting older doesn’t mean slowing down, especially with a furry friend by your side. Think about it: walking a dog gets you out in the sunshine & fresh air and keeps you Moving. 

But dogs aren’t the only pet perk. Playing with a cat, feeding birds, or watching fish in a tank gets you doing something. It’s not just about Moving your body, though. These simple actions can give your brain a little workout, too, making you feel good from head to toe.

Finding Your Daily Groove

Finding Your Daily Groove

Retirement is awesome, but let’s face it, sometimes you have too much free time. That can get a bit boring. 

This is where pets come in. They have routines, including meal times and playdates, that can help fill your schedule. Plus, feeding, grooming, and taking care of them give you something to look forward to daily.

Boosting Your Mood

Boosting Your Mood

Did you know that just petting a dog or hearing a bird sing can do wonders for your mood? This is not just anecdotal, because it’s backed by science.

You see, interacting with your pets produces positive chemicals in your brain. These chemicals can enhance your mood. Hence, pets make tough times easier and the amazing times even better.

Making Friends

Making Friends

If you’re walking your dog, we bet you’ll run into someone who wants to talk about your dog, their dog, or just how cute dogs are in general. 

A funny cat story is also a great way to break the ice with new friends. Sharing pet stories and experiences helps flex your social muscles, too. 


Growing older with a pet by your side is a game-changer. They’re not just fluffy companions― they give you purpose, activity, and heaps of emotional goodness. Getting a pet in your golden years isn’t just about caring for another being― it’s like adding a sprinkle of magic to every day. If you’re lucky enough to spend your senior years with a pet, you’re in for a treat that goes way beyond fetch.

Disclaimer: The material and information contained in this article are for general information purposes only. You should check with a financial advisor before making any business, legal, or other decisions.

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As a serial “Grandmapreneur®”, Inukai speaks to retirees or soon-to-be retirees on the benefits of pursuing entrepreneurship in retirement.

Retired from teaching Technical Writing at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University for four decades, Connie Inukai became an award-winning inventor at the age of 68.

Author of "How I got My Product on QVC, The Today Show, The View, and More...In Retirement", she helps others generate free publicity for their products.

She is the creator of Write Your Selfie®, where she inspires people to write their life stories in a fun and easy-to-read format.

Featured in Entrepreneur magazine, “6 Reasons to Pursue Entrepreneurship in Retirement,” Connie encourages Baby Boomers to have an active retirement through business or social entrepreneurship.

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