Four-legged friends are more than welcome at dozens of locations throughout Pittsburgh. Home to a long-standing active chapter of the American Kennel Club, the city has many different pet-friendly restaurants, attractions, parks, and even senior living options. The city also boasts several speciality dog treat bakeries where you can find gourmet snacks for your furry family member.
Of the over 100 senior living, assisted living, and nursing home options throughout the city, many will welcome your pets when you move in. For example, all of the Sunrise Communities locations, like Sunrise Senior Living of McCandless believe that interaction with pets provides health benefits to their residents. So much so that they have a friendly, hand-selected resident cat and dog on the property that anyone is welcome to spend time with. In addition, anyone who has their own pet that they can comfortably care for is welcome to bring them to the property. Sunrise offers their residents a full continuum of care, allowing you to transition from independent living to assisted living, and even into nursing home or memory care services if needed as you age.
Just outside the city in Verona, Longwood at Oakmont has a number of attractive pet-friendly living options for seniors. As a continuing care retirement community they also offer an entire spectrum of care, but with some interesting and luxurious options. Residents can choose to live in one of the spacious and fully-furnished apartments, one of the country homes, or in the high-rise apartment building The Grandview. All of the living options at Longwood at Oakmont are pet-friendly, and the Longwood Residents Association even actively plans activities throughout the year that include pets. Residents have access to an entire spectrum of health care services and can choose to live independently, to take advantage of personal care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and memory care options.
If your daily walk has you thinking about what’s for lunch or dinner, you’re in luck. In and around Pittsburgh you’ll find dozens of dog-friendly restaurants and eateries that feature every cuisine imaginable. Whether you’re looking for a quite cafe, some delicious barbecue, or an Irish pub atmosphere, there’s an option in the city. Not sure where to start? Osteria on the strip welcomes dogs (and their humans) for a delicious Italian meal on the patio, and even offers an option to purchase a dog treat for just 50 cents.
Pet-lovers can find many events throughout the year in Pittsburgh. PNC Park will regularly host Pup Nights during baseball season where you can bring your dog to root on the Pirates for nine innings in one of the rooftop sections. The Susan G. Komen Foundation holds an annual Paws for the Cure dog walk event every fall where locals can come out for a 1-mile fun walk with their pooch and give back to a good cause in the community. The Steel City Pet Expo held at the Monroeville Convention Center is a must-do for any pet enthusiast. At the Expo, you can adopt a pet, have access to discounted vaccinations and grooming services, and also catch demonstrations and exhibitions on hot topics like pet obedience.
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