Emerald Lakes

Why We Not Only Allow, but Encourage Pet Ownership

12 Aug, 2015

At Seachange Emerald Lakes, it is our mission to provide the very best in active adult lifestyle resorts. One of the cornerstones of this is to allow our homeowners the same rights they would have in their former homes. We feel that one of the best rights is pet ownership.

For the safety of our residents, we have a 10kg limit on pets and for the harmony of the community we do have a few breed restrictions. However, that doesn’t stop residents from having their favourite pet to keep them company. Over the years, there has been numerous research done on the benefits of pet ownership, especially later in life. Even though we are an active adult lifestyle resort at Emerald Lakes, we still know how great it is to come home to a dog or a cat who is ready to shower you with affection when you get home from a busy day.

Benefits of Pet Ownership

The research on pet ownership is extensive and well-documented: here are some of the highlights.

Pet owners are more likely to be happy than those who don’t own pets. Interacting with a dog or cat has been found to increase the “happy” neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. These make you happy and help you relax.

Pet owners have been found to have lower triglyceride levels, cholesterol levels and blood pressure than those who don’t own pets. In addition, heart patients with pets survive on an average of more than twice as long as those without pets.

More Benefits for Dog Owners

Especially in an active adult community, walking your dog helps you meet and interact with more people on a daily basis. We provide plenty of social opportunities here, but dog owners seem to feel a special kinship.

Walking a dog every day provides exercise. It is a great start to the day for those who are active and is a great way to guarantee twenty life-extending minutes of walking every day.

To learn more about why Seachange Emerald Lakes is one of the best active adult lifestyle resorts in Australia, call 1800 559 669 today.