PAWTUCKET, R.I. (July 29, 2020)—Ageless Innovation LLC, a global company devoted to reimagining how we positively live and age together through the power of play, announced it will expand upon its award-winning line of Joy for All Companion Pets with a second interactive Companion Pet Pup later this fall. Following the successful launches of Ageless Innovation’s current collection of Joy for All Companion Pets, including three Cats, a Golden Pup, and a Kitten, the Freckled Pup will join the family of animatronic pets at a time when social isolation and feelings of loneliness among older adults is at an all-time high.
Developed with extensive input from older adults, Joy for All Companion Pets look, sound and feel like real pets and can create a personally rich experience by delivering joyful moments to aging loved ones. Several clinical studies conducted by AARP, UnitedHealthcare and other clinicians, have proven that the Companion Pets can help to enhance the well-being and quality of life of lonely or isolated individuals and those living with dementia, and other forms of cognitive decline by providing a level of interaction and comfort from a lifelike companion. They have also proven to reduce the burden of care among recipient caregivers and family members—without medication—at a reasonable cost.
In line with the current collection, the Freckled Pup will come complete with a range of interactive features, including BARKBACK technology that allows the Pup to respond to voices and touch with realistic puppy-like sounds. This adorable new addition will have a freckled muzzle, thick, lifelike brown and white coat and lovable floppy ears.
“At Ageless Innovation, our mission is to deliver comfort, joy and meaningful connections to older adults around the world. We are proud that our Companion Pets have had a meaningful impact on hundreds of thousands of older adults and their families,” said Ted Fischer, co-founder and CEO of Ageless Innovation. “It is our hope that the Freckled Pup—along with the rest of the Joy for All Companion Pets—will continue to provide caregivers and their older loved ones with a sense of needed companionship and fun, particularly during these difficult times.”
The Joy for All Companion Pet Freckled Pup will be available for purchase on joyforall.com for $129.99 this October. It will also be available for the holidays at authorized Joy for All resellers across the United States and Canada. The pup will expand globally in Spring of 2021.
To help combat social isolation and depression among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Ageless Innovation partnered with states including New York, Florida, Michigan, Alabama and more to distribute Joy for All Companion Pets to those most at-risk for social isolation. For additional information, visit joyforall.com.