The warm sunny climate of Sarasota offers an abundance of senior living communities and lifestyle options for older adults to enjoy. Not only are many communities within the area pet-friendly, but there is also a wide variety of local attractions, parks, trails, and restaurants that cater to and welcome pets. You will be able to bring your furry companion with you while taking leisurely walks along the bay followed by a sumptuous meal at a local eatery where your dog can sit next to you on an outdoor patio.
The Sarasota region of Florida has more than 150 senior living lifestyle choices available to choose from, many of which are pet-friendly communities that allow residents to have dogs and cats. Heron East is an assisted living facility in Sarasota that provides all the comforts of home along with a full range of amenities and perks that include laundry and housekeeping plus a pet-friendly policy. Residents can enjoy day trips to nearby markets and theaters, and complimentary transportation is provided.
Brookdale Colonial Park offers assisted living and memory care services and features a wellness center, beauty and barbershop, courtyard and garden, and landscaped grounds where you can enjoy a daily walk with your dog. Autumn of Sarasota is another pet-friendly community that provides assisted living and memory care services in a comfortable setting. Seniors can choose from several floor plan options to meet their needs. The facility features beautifully landscaped grounds that provide ample space for residents to bring their pets on daily walks to get some exercise.
Active seniors on the go that want to bring their dogs with them on outdoor adventures can visit the Red Bug Slough Reserve in Sarasota, which has hiking trails, picnic shelters, a dock to fish from and a playground. The Bay Front Park offers shaded trails along the marina where pet owners can bring their leashed dogs with them for a leisurely walk.
If your dog prefers off-leash playtime, the Arlington Park Dog Park offers a secure fenced in area for pets to roam freely and enjoy. Other local off leash dog parks include 17th Street Paw Park where your dog will have access to shady spots to keep cool and drinking water. The Lakeview Paw Park provides tennis balls to play with, water bowls and doggie pools to cool off in, all within a safe fenced in area.
After spending part of your day enjoying the outdoors exploring nearby parks and trails with your furry companions, it is time to enjoy a delicious meal at one of the more than 60 local restaurants in Sarasota that are pet-friendly and welcome dogs. The Sun Garden Café gets top reviews from Sarasota locals in search of delectable meals where the outside garden area offers a cozy place for both patrons and their dogs. Tijuana Flats is the place to go if Mexican food is your style where your furry friend will be provided with a cool refreshing bowl of water while you enjoy your meal.
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