How Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters Help Retirees and Empty Nesters

February 12, 2024
By: Adriana Valle
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Retirement is a big transition. Often, it is a time when previously hard-working individuals feel lost, isolated, and, in some cases, depressed because their changing roles negatively affect their identity and self-worth. Similarly, empty nest syndrome is a term used to describe the period when parents experience feelings of sadness, grief, and loneliness when their children grow up and leave home to attend college or live on their own. It’s very common for retirees and empty nesters to consider adopting a pet or two during these periods. Cats and dogs can brighten the lives of retirees and empty nesters, giving them a new hobby, redirecting their focus, and offering invaluable companionship. Today, we’re going to discuss how dog walkers and pet sitters help retirees and empty nesters because these groups need a village just as much as new moms and busy families do.

How Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters Help Retirees and Empty Nesters: Trusted In-Home Care

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Often, retirees and empty nesters adjust to their new roles after some time. Once adjusted, retirees and empty nesters commonly begin to get back into the social scene, get busy assisting family and aging parents, develop hobbies that take up their free time, and plan travel and adventures away from home. When this happens, their pet can often feel the change in routine and schedule. By hiring a trusted dog walker and pet sitter to be a part of a retiree and empty nester’s pet care team, these individuals can delegate some of their pet’s care to their pet care provider.

From midday dog walkers once or a few times a week to travel pet care in which a pet sitter comes over to care for your cat or dog multiple times a day, having an established relationship with a professional pet care provider makes life better and more seamless for all involved. Plus, in-home pet care is the most convenient for pet owners and the most comfortable for pets because the pet remains in the comfort of their home while services are provided.

How Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters Help Retirees and Empty Nesters: Exercising Dogs & Scooping Litter

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As we age, walking dogs and scooping litter can become a challenge. By having a trusted dog walker/pet sitter on their pet care team, retirees and empty nesters can be sure their pets’ needs are met even when they cannot meet them personally.

Whether you need daily litter scooping, sporadic litter box maintenance, or other cat-related assistance, we have services available to meet your and your cat’s needs. Similarly, our dog walking services allow for flexibility and customization so that we can simultaneously work with your dog’s exercise demands and budget.

How Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters Help Retirees and Empty Nesters: Peace of Mind

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As professional dog walkers and pet sitters, we support pet lovers in some of their most. Often, we provide services to pet lovers after surgery, while recovering from an injury, or during an illness. Whether you’re going through a challenging time or supporting someone else in your life, you can count on us to help you meet your pets’ needs so that you can focus on your and your loved ones’ healling.

Connecticut Shoreline Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

At Shoreline Happy Paws, we offer cat sitting, dog walking, and dog hiking services. Each service is customized and scheduled according to our clients’ needs and preferences. Our quality care services make life easier for people in all stages of life. We love working with young families, busy professionals, retirees, and empty nesters alike. If you are a pet lover in need of support, we’d love to hear from you.

Existing clients may book dog walking, dog hiking, or pet sitting services by logging in to your client profile. If you are new to Shoreline Happy Paws and would like to discuss your pet care needs, please create an account. We will be in touch to further discuss your needs and set you and your pet(s) up for success.

Shoreline Happy Paws serves the following areas of the Connecticut Shoreline:

  • Old Saybrook
  • Essex, Ivoryton & Centerbrook
  • Deep River
  • Chester
  • Westbrook
  • Clinton
  • Old Lyme
  • East Lyme
  • Niantic

Certain Parts and Certain Service Hours in:

  • Lyme and Madison
  • Waterford, New London, Groton
  • Uncasville, Gales Ferry, Mystic, Noank 

We wish you all the best in your parenting journey and look forward to being a part of your village!

By Adriana Valle

Adriana is the owner and Chief Pet-Loving Officer at Shoreline Happy Paws. She has been a Professional Pet Sitter for over 10 years.

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