Fresno offers seniors a temperature sunny climate with access to a wide variety of local attractions and restaurants as well as lifestyle options that are pet-friendly. The area has much to offer active older adults that want to have their dogs tag along with them as they get out and explore the community’s delectable eateries, parks, trails, and recreation areas.
Seniors in search of a place to call home in the Fresno area will find that many communities are pet-friendly and allow their residents to have dogs and cats. Fresno has more than 150 lifestyle options, choices of which include independent living residences and senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care services. Brookdale Fresno offers independent living as well as assisted living communities in a pet-friendly environment. Featured amenities include an on-site beauty and barber shop, fitness center, café and bistro, and walking paths where residents can exercise their dogs.
Oakmont of Fresno is an assisted living and memory care facility where residents can enjoy a wide range of activities and workshops. Amenities at this pet-friendly complex include a salon and day spa, gardens, fitness center, movie theater, a fruit tree orchard, and a pet park. Fig Garden in Fresno offers active seniors the freedom of an independent living community without the worry of home maintenance and upkeep. Pets are welcome at Fig Garden, which features chef-prepared meals, walking paths, fitness equipment, and an on-site beauty and barber salon.
Fresno is home to several dog parks and recreational trails that welcome pets. Seniors can bring Fido to the Roeding Dog Park, which provides one area for on-leash pets and another separate secure fenced-in area where off-leash pets can play freely. The Valley Animal Center Dog Park offers membership-based access to a wading pool that has water jets for more fun along with separate dog runs in a grassy tree-lined area. Woodward Dog Park maintains a fenced-in play area for small dogs and a separate section for large dogs to enjoy themselves off-leash.
Other places for you and your furry friend to explore include the Basin AH1 Dog Park and Pond, which has a wading pool for adventurous dogs to explore and enjoy. If walking down open pathways is more your style, the Fresno-Clovis Rail-Trail is the place for you and your pet to take a leisurely stroll. The Lewis S. Eaton Trail is another recreation area where you and your dog can grab some fresh air, get some exercise, and enjoy the outdoors.
Seniors that love eating out and enjoying the local fare served at Fresno restaurants will be happy to know that many of them are pet-friendly dining establishments that welcome well-behaved dogs at their outside patio areas. Places to check out include Peeve’s Public House, which offers “casual pub fare” and will even treat Fido to a bowl of water.
If fajitas and tacos are more your style, El Cinchona Contento is the place to go for tasty Mexican food. Other pet-friendly eateries in Fresno include the Meze House Mediterranean Grill. Delicious smoothies and fresh juice drinks along with yummy breads and tasty muffins are served at Jamba Juice, which has a “grassy knoll area” for your furry companion to enjoy while you dine.
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