Japan never fails to surprise me……be it their wacky yet most innovative gadgets (which makes me wonder “do we really need this?”) or their love for pets (that drives them into coming up with ingenious ideas). In the near future, Japan will get its first nursing home for dogs with round-the-clock monitoring by doctors and a team of puppies to help aging pooches feel younger. Concerned pet owners can pay 98,000 yen (US$800) a month to keep their dogs at the Soladi Care Home for pets, which will throw its doors open Friday, according to a joint release Wednesday by Soladi Co. and the Endo Veterinary clinic in Tochigi, eastern Japan.
Veterinarians at the home will offer round-the-clock monitoring, and residents will be fed specially fortified food. The home, which can accept 20 dogs at one time, will also employ puppies to play with the aging dogs to help them keep fit and feel younger. So cute and so thoughtful!