Jun 8 Care Mission

Uncover the Positive Power of Pets

The pet and human connection is strong. For this week’s care mission, we want you to find ways to bring pets into a senior’s life.
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According to reports, seniors who regularly interact with pets experience lower blood pressure, pain reduction, less loneliness and more happiness. But not everyone has a pet in their life to enjoy.

We challenge you to brighten a senior’s life with a pet. When you can’t do that in person, it gets a little trickier. These tips can help you share the joy of pets without being in close contact.

  1. Send photos of your pet.
  2. Have your pet make a guest appearance on your next video chat.
  3. Take your dog on walks so friends and neighbors can watch from a safe distance or inside their homes through the window.
  4. Film your dog doing tricks and send it to friends.
  5. Share a few good animal videos or happy pet stories.

If you know a senior with pets, check on them to see if they have enough food or need help walking their dog.

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Community Comments

  1. Elizabeth
    2 Missions Completed
  2. Us as caring people, when you get off duty, if u have time, call and check in – on the elderly people that you cared for.

    Antionette
    4 Missions Completed
  3. My small dog mad friends with the lady that gets the cans from my house.

    Jeanne
    3 Missions Completed
  4. Every day I walk my bichon around the same block and see mostly the same seniors. He is known by name and welcomed by most everyone!

    Linda
    2 Missions Completed
  5. I have a pet and she is my best friend keeps me on my toes please take me off your list

    LaDonna Jamison
    0 Missions Completed
  6. Or, you can just visit your senior loved one in person and give much needed physical hugs.

    Carrie Bogy
    3 Missions Completed
  7. We are so proud of our 3 yr old dog that we show him off and share pictures whenever we can! Social media and in person! He is very protective of us so not real social in person til he gets to know you! I agree that pets do help make life happier and are true companions! 🐶

    Nancy Cooksey
    50 Missions Completed
  8. I have four dogs, Lady, A.J, Frank, and Winnie.

    Heather
    12 Missions Completed
  9. Sheryll
    1 Mission Completed
  10. Kit
    26 Missions Completed
  11. It’s true. As I walk my furry boy around the block, there are many seniors who will comment about his little shirt or sweater, his antics and goofiness, the weather, that they didn’t see us the day before or whatever the case. It gives an easy thing to talk about and gives us a connection point. Some will mention the pet they used to have too. I like that! Little things do make a difference. — C

    Cindy
    3 Missions Completed
  12. Our cats are the welcome wagon for the neighborhood. They follow us next door when we visit our senior neighbor and love the attention they get from her. She looks forward to their visit as well, and always has a little treat for them.

    Sue
    22 Missions Completed
  13. I take Sasha(my poodle) to a couple of sick neighbors 2 or 3 times a week. She loves it as much as my neighbors

    Laura
    8 Missions Completed
  14. We adopted a dog in March and have been sharing photos and videos each week. Everyone loves a good pet photo. ❤️

    Kim
    13 Missions Completed
  15. My 19 year old shitzu died I need another dog have one leg and no car I need help to get a small dog again

    Marilyn
    0 Missions Completed
  16. To whom may concern,
    Am looking for a part time job where I can work,helping people, I
    Took care a man in a wheel chair for 15 years helping him till he died. Then took care his wife for a short time till she died too.

    Fred
    2 Missions Completed
  17. Sent a pic and dropped a note to Aunt Bettye, wishing her well. I hope it makes her smile!

    Haline
    2 Missions Completed
  18. I called a 90 year old friend who recently lostagood a tifriend,she makes you 🐻 for missions @ our church

    Marguerite
    0 Missions Completed
  19. Lauren
    2 Missions Completed
  20. I am allergic to dogs and cats so I send pictures of my sister’s pet birds. I give my sister bird food and treats and toys to play with. I love to watch them play and sing.

    Gloria
    110 Missions Completed

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