• Dogwood Village

Lifelike Companion Pets

Dogwood Village has received several lifelike companion pets designed for older adults and those with disabilities from Aging Together with funding assistance from Northern Piedmont Community Foundation.


The companion pet is a furry, lifelike animal that responds to touch. The mechanical pet can be held or cuddled promoting a response such as purring or movement and often brings comfort and can be instrumental in lowering stress in seniors. Pictured below is Dogwood Village resident Joyce Hobbs holding a cat named Cuddles.