Four-legged friends can play a special role for many families, which is why Dirigo Pines is a pet-friendly facility. We are home to many animals at the Inn and in our cottages, offering residents the companionship, love and compassion that only a furry friend can give. For those who are not able to have a pet, we are lucky to have regular visits from a variety of therapy animals. Our therapy dogs are always greeted warmly by residents, particularly in our Memory Loss Neighborhood.
Science shows that pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase social interaction and physical activity. In addition, pets are great companions, helping to reduce loneliness and depression. Who knew Fluffy knew all those tricks?!