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Pet-Friendly Senior Living in Fort Wayne

Pets are getting out and about it seems like more these days.  It’s not uncommon to see someone pushing their pet in a stroller and having lunch on the patio with their furry friend. Many businesses are catering to pet lovers and offer services such as dog hotels, spas, bakeries, and more.  When you are ready for a senior community, there are several that allow you to bring your pet.

Taking Your Pet to a Senior Community

Several senior communities allow you to take your pet with you when you move into the facility because they understand how important your furry friend is to you.  Make sure to check for any restrictions on size or if there are any other rules and fees.

If you want someone else to do all the chores, Arbor Glen is near shopping, dining, medical facilities, and other attractions.  Plans are all inclusive and include three chef meals, transportation, most utilities, housekeeping, linen service, transportation, and several engaging activities.  You can bring your pet and enjoy walks to the city.  Arbor Glen won SeniorAdvisor.com’s 2017 Best of Senior Living Award.

If you need more services in an assisted living facility, Coventry Meadows offers health care to meet your changing needs.  You can choose independent living, assisted living, or memory care support.  Coventry Meadows is pet-friendly, so bring your dog and take it for a walk in the nearby Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve.

Heritage Park also offers various senior housing options including Garden Homes, Rehabilitation, Assisted Living Apartments, Memory Care Center, Long-Term Care, and Skilled Nursing Services. Heritage Park is pet-friendly and also offers activities, religious services, podiatrist, dentist, beauty services, and complimentary transportation.  

Spend the Day with Your Dog

Take a nice leisurely stroll with your pup at Rivergreenway, which is a 24-mile linear park.  There are three main branches on the St. Marys, St. Joseph, and Maumee Rivers.  You can learn about conservation in a serene setting but then connect with the downtown business district of Fort Wayne.

Go to one of the other dog-friendly parks for some fresh air. Pawster Park and Fox Island County Park are great places to go with your pup.  After your dog is worn out, take him out for a treat or a new toy at Green DogGoods.

If you are hungry and want to grab a bite to eat with your pet, visit one of the area’s dog-friendly restaurants such as Mad Anthony Brewing Co., Tavern at Coventry or Sonic Drive-In. You can both enjoy a tasty treat at Firefly Coffee House as the owner also prepares dog-friendly treats along with baked goods for the owners.

Doggie Events

There are several pet days in Fort Wayne offering pet events, fundraising, and family fun. These events include Northern Indiana Pet Expo, Allen County SPCA Fundraisers, Fort Wayne’s Picture Your Pet, and more.  Take your dog out with you and enjoy your day.

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