April 3, 2020
Cure Your Stay at Home Blues with Fur-Baby Love
Over the last few weeks, many of us have been mandated to stay home to help ease the spread of coronavirus. Family gatherings have become Facetime and Skype calls, work has shifted to a 100% remote environment, and social events have been either postponed or canceled. The inability to see family, friends and even coworkers during this time can result in feelings of isolation and loneliness. Finding moments of joy during challenging times is the best way to combat your quarantine blues – and adding a furry friend to your family can provide companionship and enhance those moments! There are several benefits to having a pet, including making us happier, and keeping us in better shape. Dogs have loyal, loving and lively personalities, offering playful spirits that make them great companions. Our feline friends make purrfect companions as well! Their comforting purrs and gentle cuddles melt the stresses of the day away, making them the ideal roommate. Who wouldn’t want a friend like that?
According to the Humane Society of the United States, now is a great time to adopt a pet to help reduce the potential strain on shelters. Due to the effects of COVID-19, there are increased opportunities to help individuals who are currently facing hardships and unable to care for their pet. According to the World Health Organization, there is no supporting evidence that companion animals, such as dogs or cats, can be infected with the coronavirus – making the decision to foster an animal that much easier. Fosters can serve as caretakers for animals who are in need of being nursed back to health or simply unable to adapt to shelter life. For those having to make the tough decision to give their pets up for adoption, animal shelters, such as The Humane Society, make sure those animals are placed in loving homes where they can receive the care they need.
If you’ve been thinking about adding another pet to your family, Venterra has your back! We offer pet-friendly apartments that allow up to three pets per apartment home. In hopes of helping you and your new furry friend transition into apartment living during the COVID-19 pandemic, Venterra is waiving all pet deposits and reducing the pet fee by 50%*! To start your search for your new companion, check with your local animal rescues and shelters or visit petfinder.com. Not ready to add a new pet to your home but still want to help? Check with your local shelter or rescue to learn more about how you can support.
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*Valid for new paws only