You can’t go walkin’ in Memphis without spotting more than one pet lover with their furry family member by their side. The American Kennel Club has an active chapter in the city, and pets are welcome at locations throughout Memphis. Restaurants with outside seating, local attractions, parks, and special events welcome pets, and there are a number of specialty shops and bakeries that cater to animals. Seniors have many pet-friendly living options that welcome pets and their humans into the community with open arms.
Memphis has senior living options that are designed to meet a variety of needs. Whether you’re looking to live independently in a community of like-minded people, or you need assistance with your daily medical needs in an assisted living setting, there are dozens of choices. The best part? Many of them allow pets within the communities.
For example, The Glenmary is an assisted living facility in Memphis that is staffed 24-hours a day with certified professionals who can help with personal care needs including grooming, housekeeping, medication management, and maintenance of the studio and one-bedroom units on the property. Pets are welcome in the community and are even part of some of the monthly activities in addition to group exercise classes, entertainment, and line dancing classes.
The Parkview, a Brookdale community, is a great option for seniors who want to age in place. They offer an entire continuum of care, beginning with independent living options in their beautiful apartments, with the option of upgrading to assisted living, skilled nursing, or memory care should you need it over time. The pet-friendly facility is chock full of amenities, including a beautiful courtyard, garden, and walking trails for walking your furry friend, a full-service concierge, a library, beauty shop, a private dining room, and billiards hall.
There are lots of pet-friendly establishments in the city, and Memphis is known for its tasty food options. No matter what type of cuisine you’re craving, there’s a good bet you’ll find a place that welcomes you and your dog. For a delicious Sunday brunch, check out the popular Celtic Crossing Irish Pub. They welcome pets on their spacious patio and offer live music alongside their extensive menu. Felicia Suzanne’s is known for their elegant take on down-home southern cooking with a casual atmosphere, and they provide dogs on the patio with a bowl of water while their humans are dining. There are no shortage of amazing barbecue joint’s in Memphis, and many welcome dogs in their outside seating areas. Elwood’s Shack has picnic table seating outdoors, giving you a unique experience while you’re digging into some of their famous smoked barbecue and ribs.
There are many events happening in and around Memphis throughout the year that are pet-friendly. One of the largest is the annual Memphis Pet Expo.
Pets and their owners can attend to take advantage of the deals and unique products available from the many vendors and enjoy live demonstrations, entertainment, and activities. There are also pets up for adoption at the expo, as well as lots of great information on local pet resources like grooming, obedience classes, and pet care.
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