Raleigh has much to offer seniors with its variety of living communities that have pet-friendly policies. There are also local eateries that welcome patrons’ dogs to dine right alongside them on outdoor patios. The area is also home to several dog parks and trails that cater to both humans as well as dogs so everyone can enjoy themselves while getting some exercise and fresh air while exploring the outdoors.
Raleigh seniors in search of pet-friendly communities have many options from which to choose. The Raleigh area is home to more than 70 senior living communities that include independent living residences as well as assisting living facilities. Brookdale North Raleigh welcomes pets and offers a variety of services and a full range of amenities. Residents can take a stroll with their dog on the walking paths or sit outside in the courtyard and garden.
Bartlett Reserve, located northwest of Raleigh in the community of Durham is a pet-friendly independent living complex that offers all the comforts of home without the worry of home upkeep and maintenance. Nearby Northgate Dog Park in Durham offers Bartlett Reserve residents an alternative place to bring their pets for a daily walk and provides visitors’ with access to fresh drinking water for their dogs and sitting benches.
Whispering Pines in Raleigh allows their residents to have pets and features an on-site barber and beauty shop along with a theater, library, and exercise room. The spacious outdoor areas provide ample space for seniors to walk and exercise their pets. Other amenities include a craft and card room, fruit, coffee, and snack bars as well as three delicious, and healthy “chef prepared meals” each day.
Raleigh is home to numerous dog parks and trails where active seniors can bring their pets on outdoor adventures. The Millbrook Exchange Dog Park offers accommodations to meet the needs of different types of pets including large dogs and spunky pets as well as separate playing areas for puppies, older dogs, or small breeds. Carolina Pines Community Dog Park offers a secure fenced-in area along with cool shady spots and drinking water. State parks where you can walk and hike with your dog include Inspiration Trail and Sal’s Branch Trail.
Delectable dining that you can enjoy with your furry companions is available at more than 50 restaurants in the Raleigh area. Most Fido-friendly eateries have a policy that allows owners to have well-behaved pets sit alongside them while they dine at tables on outside patio areas. The State Farmer’s Market Restaurant is a favorite among locals that enjoy Southern-style cooking where they can have a meal in comfort with their pets in “climate-controlled outside dining areas.”
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream serves regular patrons along with their pets. As a dog-friendly establishment, Bruster’s offers free doggie style sundaes that come with crumbled dog bones for a tasty snack your furry companion can enjoy. Plates Neighborhood Kitchen uses fresh locally sourced ingredients when preparing their dishes that feature a “southern flair.” The Plates Neighborhood Kitchen restaurant is dog-friendly, and patrons’ pets are treated to a bowl of refreshing water. Seniors can check out the full listing of pet-friendly eateries in Raleigh on BringFido.com.
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