Pets at Brookdale

We know that pets are an important part of the family, which is why our apartments are pet-friendly. We recognize that your cat or dog is more than just a fluffy companion — they’re also integral to your daily life and beneficial to your health. That’s right, pet ownership is linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, and your furry friends can provide much-needed social support. Before you move into your new home, be sure to check with your community to see if there are any weight or breed restrictions.

The Benefits of Owning a Pet

Improves Heart Health

Enhances Mental Wellness

Provides Social Support

Pet Resources
The Power of Pets

Pets offer companionship, but that’s not the only benefit they provide. It comes as no surprise that what you already knew is true — furry friends really are the best medicine.

Learn How Pets Can Improve The Health Of Senior Adults
Best Pets for Older Adults

Dr. Marty Becker, DVM, joined us on our In The Know Webinar for a conversation about dog breeds and types that best fit seniors, common pet health issues and more.

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Meet Our Pets


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all communities are pet-friendly. Our communities allow a variety of animals, such as dogs, cats, birds, rodents (including rabbits), fish and turtles. Any birds or rodents kept as pets will need to be properly caged. Be sure to check with your individual community for any other breed or weight restrictions.

Prior to moving into your new home, you must register your pet and make sure it has up-to-date vaccinations before receiving approval from your community. You will also pay a non-refundable pet fee.

You are responsible for the care of your pet, including feeding, walks, housebreaking needs and any medications required. We encourage you to take your pet on walks around the community and say "Hello" to all of your friends — just be sure to keep your pet on a leash at all times and stay in designated areas. You are also responsible for the proper disposal of your pet’s waste.


If you are unable to take care of a pet, you may be able to enjoy pet therapy or spend time with other pets in the community. There is also the option of Brookdale At Home for those wanting a bit more independence while also receiving help with daily tasks, such as pet care and dog-walking.

When walking your pet, be sure to avoid community food preparation and dining areas, as most health laws prohibit animals in such locations (except for bona fide service animals). If the pet is a dog or a cat, it will need to wear a collar with appropriate identification (including your phone number) at all times.


You are allowed one pet in your apartment.


*For complete rules, please ask your community's Executive Director.


Find a new home for you and your furry friend
Find a new home for you and your furry friend